Thinking about the future of infrastructure, it’s natural to start out thinking about the past and the present. In this post, Michael Stump retraces our steps a bit and figurse out why we’re so enamored with all things automation lately. He then looks the elegant and simple approach that Cumulus Networks takes with automation for both Day 1 and Day 2 operations.
Change management is often seen as a necessary evil in IT. Automation is something that most people agree is where things are going, but is still in an awkward adolescence. What happens when automation runs head-first into change management? Are these two forces in conflict? Michael Stump looks at this through the lens of Cumulus Networks’ Zero Touch Provisioning.
What if instead of waiting for your network team to provision your uplinks, your network could auto-provision VLANs and MLAGs as soon as a new hypervisor node was connected to the network? Mike Stump looks at how Cumulus Networks and Nutanix aim to solve this problem with their partnership to bring automation via open networking to your AHV clusters.
This is post 8 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” The complex ecosystem of symbiotic, technologic, silicon-based organisms that is your datacenter: it’s the epicenter for your business, your mission, and your interactions with the world. Your applications, your data, your infrastructure, and a non-trivial amount of your capital, all end […]
This is post 5 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” It’s no coincidence that data is a four letter word. And it’s a word that holds different meaning depending on your place in the organizational chart. Managers interpret data to mean things like budgets, schedules, and white papers. To counsel, data […]
This is post 2 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” Thanks to a deluge of storage marketing in the last year or two, we have adopted the opinion that flash storage will push spinning disks out of the data center. We even picked up on the term “spinning rust” and “mechanical […]