HPE announced plans to acquire Plexxi. Since then, we’ve learned they’ll roll the assets into the HCI and Composable Infrastructure solutions. It’s an interesting move and shows HPE isn’t content with their previous HCI acquisitions.
Rich Stroffolino is flying solo this week on the Rundown! Talking HPE’s acquisition of Cape Networks, Foxconn buying Belkin, the state of the African tech startup scene, and announcements from NVIDIA GTC.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if all storage should be scale-out at this point
– We talked to Russ White for our IT Origins Series
– The Gestalt IT Rundown reviews the news of the week
Plus our Holiday Gift Guide, including Cyber Monday deals!
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown:
– the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules shakeup effecting the enterprise
– the rise of browser-based cryptocurrency mining for monetization
– Broadcom finalized the Brocade deal, what exactly did they get?
– Meg Whitman’s legacy from her tenure with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The idea behind composable infrastructure is so cool, it seems like it has to be made up. The basic concept it to be able to dynamically use pooled resources to make servers that fit your current need, rather than make applications and use cases conform to fixed hardware. If I had to personify composable infrastructure, it would be a transformer that’s made up of grey goo nanobots.
Liqid’s composable infrastructure bridges the gap with this fantastic idea with PCIe Fabric and bare metal goodness. Sadly no nanobots.
What’s happening this week in Server News:
* Docker is the New Twitter
* The Anti-Gestalt of HPE’s The Machine
* Rolling Your Own Kubernetes
Plus the Gestalt IT Holiday Gift Guide!
Here’s your bi-weekly look at what’s happening in Networking:
* Ixia Works Out Its Network Trust Issues
* Enterprise Focused SD-WAN with Viptela
* HPE Discover Reactions
Still Matthew thinks the true value of The Machine isn’t necessarily in its success generating public interest, or as a great monolithic contraption that will redefine computing. Rather it is out of the multitude of solutions devised to make The Machine that HPE might be able to see some value. He’s particularly bullish on the Intelligent Edge appliance. He sees this as HPE’s convereged solution that should have big appeal for enterprises with Big Data and IoT needs.
Last week, I read a piece about HPE Discover by Enrico Signoretti. It did not paint a pretty picture for HPE’s future, relegating them to replying on a shrinking legacy server revenue stream, with an upcoming products already out of step with industry trends. I wrote a reaction hot take to it, asking if they […]
This week in Server News, the Gestalt IT team takes a look at EMC Isilon’s new Nitro all-flash array, considers the future of HPE and scale-out computing, and looks at Tim Miller’s post on DriveScale. We’re also reading Justin Warren’s post on automation and autonomy and considering Kubernetes and Mesos with Eric Wright.