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  • Windows tip: Running virtual machines from a compressed host drive

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Is it a good idea -- or a bad one -- to compress the drive on a host system used for running virtual machines?
  • As HP snaps up LeftHand, DataCore extends its right

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 11:43 am

    Earlier this week, HP announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire LeftHand Networks, a provider of storage virtualization and iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions. This is a big deal, because LeftHand Networks has more than 11,000 installations across 3,000 different customers. Another iSCSI vendor, DataCore is looking to capitalize on uncertainty among resellers.
  • Use Automated Tiered Storage to Improve Your SAN

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 12:22 pm

    When we think of consolidation in terms of Green IT, our first thought is of consolidating servers. This is, to be sure, the star of Green IT. However there’s a supporting actor who has it in him to steal virtualization’s scenes. We’re talking about storage area networks (SANs).
  • Another Use for Diskpart Shrink

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 4:10 pm

    In last week's post we saw how to shrink a disk volume using the SHRINK subcommand of the DISKPART command. Today we'll look at another use for this command.
  • Shrinking a volume using diskpart

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 5:09 pm

    The Diskpart command in Vista lets you shrink a disk volume, but sometimes not very much. Here's a way you may be able to make your volume even smaller.
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