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Comparing VMware Caching Techniques - Guest vs. Hypervisor

Caching has become the primary way way to integrate SSD into VMware Environments. Solutions have appeared that implement at the hypervisor layer and inside the VM at the guest OS layer but which caching technique is best? In this webinar, George Crump, Lead Analyst with Storage Switzerland and Andrew Flint Product Manager of Intel’s Cache Acceleration Software division, will discuss the pros and cons of each approach to help VMware planners decide which approach is best for them.

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August 22nd at 1PM ET, Noon CT, 11AM MT and 10am PT
Recorded Aug 22 2013 64 mins
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George Crump, Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland and Andrew Flint Product Manager of Intel’s Cache Acceleration Software
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