HCI: A Cure For IT Complexity?
Feb08

HCI: A Cure For IT Complexity?

All-in-one computing, or IT in a box, is experiencing huge growth under the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) label, but while it has quickly moved from hype to mainstream, it still has a long way to go before the software-centric architecture – that integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system, typically x86 hardware – becomes the preferred way to build your IT infrastructure. HCI first showed up on...

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FalconStor Lassos A Piece of SDS’ 35% CAGR
Feb27

FalconStor Lassos A Piece of SDS’ 35% CAGR

If llamas can stage a prison break in Arizona, then why can’t the struggling  FalconStor Software try and find freedom by busting out to the hottest storage commodity? Software Defined Storage (SDS) is still in its infancy, said storage guru George Crump, Storage Switzerland. “FalconStor’s new FreeStor solution promises to mature the category in a hurry.” By ‘freedom’, FalconStor means an approximate 2X surge...

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HP’s New Free-Defined Software-Defined Storage

While the title of HP’s press release today may have just a smidgeon of hyperbole (“HP Makes Software-defined Storage Available to the World”), what it covers is indeed significant. Before I comment, the gist is this: Purchasers of Intel Xeon E5 v3 processor-based servers can now get a no-cost 1TB HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) license. That VSA is not an appliance per se, but it is software that...

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It’s Official: Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Comes of Age
Jun20

It’s Official: Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Comes of Age

Software-Defined Storage (SDS; sorry security) appears to be ready for prime time, having just been rewarded with its very own Dummies ebook, courtesy of IBM. Of course its Big Blue’s version of SDS, but based on the Storage Networking Industry Association’s laundry list of SDS attributes, there will be no shortage of vendors (and pundits) offering their take on just what SDS is. Speaking of laundry lists, SNIA’s SDS...

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