Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) first came to market about a decade ago, positioned as enterprise storage that is largely defined by software.Read More
Traditionally, datacentres have always been designed in a silo manner where each silo represent a specific technology - storage, computing and networking. Each aspect of these technologies require different hardware, skillsets and operations. Naturally, this translates to greater capital and operational expenditure, which will hamper companies in staying ahead of the curve.Read More
The world of tech is an interesting one. As a start up, you get the weird stares and nobody cares too much for you. Flourish and do well, competition takes notice and starts to throw FUDS (fear, uncertainties and doubts).Read More
Thanks to our friends at Dell EMC, we had 4 x VxRail P570F’s in the office recently. Just to set the stage, the P-series are classed under the Performance Range of boxes and its often time what is proposed for demanding workloads.Read More
Have been getting a lot of questions around slack space in recent times and how it affects sizing. Some competitors have taken advantage of the confusion and started classifying it as "overheads" to operate vSAN, and putting us down for it.Read More
What scares us storage admins most about hyper-converged infrastructure? Is it all unfounded?
I have always been a massive fan of PDAs and have used generations of Palm Pilots from the Palm iiiC to the Palm V and the Tungsten series. Even tried the Handspring platform that tried to disrupt the market then.Read More