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Calsoft Podcast – Use of Paramiko with Windows Clients

For automation to be conducted in a multi-client environment, one has to write separate code for connecting to different clients. With automation taking precedence in aspects other than regression in a build environment, it was imperative to find a middle ground between multiple clients. With Python being the most widely adopted language for automation, some modules are written for Linux clients and some are for windows clients. Paramiko (Python Module) works on SSHv2 protocol. It provides both client and server functionality and the module can be used if the SSH server is running on the target machine, that being be Linux or Windows.

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Calsoft Podcast – Storage Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking

The podcast sheds light on metrics and terminologies used in Performance testing or benchmarking. It also helps identify tools and methodologies for testing block, file and object storage pertaining to SAN and NAS storage solutions. There has been a special focus on understanding intricacies of working of OS internals, storage configurations and network configurations to arrive at the correct evaluation of the storage performance and analyzing it for reporting them in Marketing collaterals and technical white papers or submission to vendor neutral agencies for customer education.

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Calsoft Podcast – VDI – Era of Efficient Resource Management

Users today need to access applications and data from their home computers and mobile devices just as much as they need to from their office computers. The desktop has evolved into an end-user environment that needs to be accessible around the clock and from any place. The challenge for IT administrators lies in fulfilling these requirements without compromising control and security.

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Calsoft Podcast – Storage Automation Using vRealize Suite (vRA And vRO)

It is imperative to enhance your storage product to be integration ready to work with automation platforms. Be in a position to easily offer game changing capabilities like automated storage provisioning, storage as a service and self service capabilities to the IT admins. To this effect, integrate your storage array with vRealize Automation(vRA) and vRealize Orchestrator(vRO) products from VMware. This will empower the users to design and consume your storage offerings to best fulfill their business case. Listen to this podcast to discover the abundant opportunities to innovate, gain thought leadership and competitive advantage in the storage domain.

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Calsoft Podcast – The Business Case for Being VMware Ready

vStorage API for Array Integration or VAAI is the storage hardware certification for vSphere and it is a set of APIs that offload specific storage operations to compliant storage hardware for improved performance and efficiency. Virtual machines management operations and deployment can be performed faster, using less ESXi CPU, memory and bandwidth. VAAI provides cost-effective and high-performance storage solutions for meeting the needs of virtualization. VMware’s certification program ensures that customers can utilize these benefits when they’re using VMware-certified storage or be VMware Ready.

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Calsoft Podcast – DevOps Essentials: Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) is one of the important practices of DevOps. It helps organization to easily and responsibly manage infrastructures and make changes to it, with low risk. IaC removes risk associated with manual configurations, which help in decreasing downtime and increasing reliability. This podcast talks about IaC, tools that are used for it, mainly Ansible and Puppet, and how IaaC can help organization move towards implementing a culture of DevOps.

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Calsoft Podcast – Evolution of the Storage Ecosystem

Cloud Integrated Storage or CIS was one such innovation that helps manage data remotely with a full access control from the comfort of your workbench. But does the rapid use of CIS spell the death knell for traditional storage? And how are we to achieve “Green Storage“?

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Calsoft Podcast – Storage Hardware Certification for vSphere

For product companies to display the “VMware Ready” logo forms a major part of their strategy. Enterprises look to deploy storage products that are VMware certified into their ecosystem. storage API for Array Integration or VAAI is the storage hardware certification for vSphere. This podcast throws light on the in-depth process to plan and execute the certification to make the storage product ready for deployment in the VMware ecosystem.

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Calsoft Podcast – Proliferation of Cloud Integrated Storage

Cloud-integrated storage (CIS) is a traditional SAN, NAS or unified storage system that tiers and/or caches the most active data to local storage for faster access.

CIS plays an instrumental role for efficient backups, disaster recovery and reducing hardware investment by organizations. There has been an exponential growth in cloud integrated storage and the adoption is on the rise. The use of CIS has tangible benefits with regards to time, costs and even helps achieve a greener data center.

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Calsoft Podcast – Docker Networking 101

Calsoft’s latest podcast talks about Docker’s native networking capabilities and the technologies involved. With the added functionality of Docker v1.9, product companies would not be able to turn a blind eye to it. Listen in if you want to know more about the Docker bridge network, the Container Network Model (CNM) and the new multi-host connectivity support using overlay networks.

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Calsoft Podcast – Docker Based Framework for Scalability Testing

The cloud ecosystem is ruling the roost at the moment and it is only set to grow. Organizations are using a mix of cloud ecosystems and deployments are on the rise. And that’s changed a lot for cloud vendors; automated orchestration, networking at scale with overlays and storage provisioning to name a few.

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Calsoft Podcast – Product Development the Behavior Driven Way

Business leaders are in a tough spot to roll out products in a timely fashion with high quality or risk losing market share. Technology ever changing has simultaneously enforced a change in product development methods.

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Calsoft Podcast – Test Automation and Continuous Integration Using Jenkins

Calsoft’s latest podcast talks about automation techniques and when, where and how is automation used. With the brisk pace of product development, quality being imperative and go-to-market strategies become more cut throat, time saved is money earned in product development.

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Calsoft Podcast – Health of the System – QA Matrices

Calsoft’s latest podcast talks about the finer nuances of the Agile way of software development testing and the matrices that can be derived from it. Since the Agile method of software development has taken precedence over the more traditional, waterfall model, users are more interested in how to successfully deliver an end product through the scrum methodology. Creating the right team and generating the right kinds of reports is important on a day-to-day basis and also to the decision makers who judge the dexterity and the success of a project. This podcast throws light on:

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Calsoft Podcast – Automation Approach using Agile

The world moving away from the traditional waterfall model to the Agile model was more of a necessity than a want. ISV’s have had to evolve their development processes to match the breakneck speed of high quality products getting to the market.

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Calsoft Podcast – SAN Storage Roadmap

Calsoft’s latest podcast on the SAN Storage Roadmap talks about the technological advancements that storage vendors have made but the implementations by end customers that have been rather legacy based. Are you facing the same issues with RDMA implementation? The podcast speaks about that and much more:

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Calsoft Podcast – QA for Flash Based Arrays

Calsoft’s latest podcast gives a broad overview on the various testing aspects of flash based arrays and the right approach of testing/evaluating flash based arrays (All flash arrays & hybrid flash arrays) from a basic FTL up till Application layer/testing.

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Calsoft Podcast – Logistics of Change Block Tracking

Calsoft’s latest podcast gives a broad overview on Change Block Tracking (CBT) and its functionality in taking incremental snapshots with regards to the traditional way of backup applications using snapshot technologies.

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Webcasts

Calsoft Webinar – Logistics of Change Block Tracking

Change Block Tracking (CBT) is a great feature that really improves the efficiency and speed of virtual machines’ backup, restore and replication operations in vSphere. It is advantageous since it greatly improves incremental backup times and reduces the load on production systems during backup.

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Calsoft Webinar – Debunking QA myths for flash based arrays

The storage industry is moving towards the flash based array (AFA & HFA)) systems, and there is an increase in demand of evaluations/testing such solutions. Testing a traditional storage is tough enough but flash evaluations/testing are even more complicated. This webinar aims at various testing aspects of flash based arrays and the right approach of testing/evaluating AFAs from a basic FTL up till Application layer/testing.

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Calsoft Webinar – Aligning Storage for Virtualization

Forward thinking storage companies have been resorting to newer approaches in design and architecture while building data centers for businesses. Gone are the days when one could think of server, storage and networking in silos. This webinar aims at highlighting the importance of being virtualization aware for storage arrays and enable benefits for Enterprise-class Datacenters by simplifying provisioning, monitoring and management functions of storage.

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