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.
The physical server market is already getting eaten by software, which is in turn being eaten away by the cloud. The market is racing from the metal to increasing layers of abstraction. But from what he’s seeing from HPE, admittedly far more agile since the spin off, is still far too invested in the diminishing server market. To be fair, as the worldwide leader in server revenues, they’d be foolish to turn away completely. But where is the strategy going forward?
Enrico Signoretti of Juku.it comments: When you talk with end users the first reason they give for choosing HCI is its simplicity (which also means lower TCO by the way). Generally speaking, HCI solutions are very good at serving “average” workloads but when the going gets tough, the tough get going… and hyperconvergence as we […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: Pure Storage is demonstrating to the world that this is not a startup any longer and is maturing very quickly. The product line up is growing as are the number of use cases Pure can now cover with its products. And it is still doing this with the speed and […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: B as in back-end of course! Even though I’m not an expert in containers, I really like them. My attraction to this technology started when it was first introduced on Sun Solaris and I had the opportunity to work with it. Now, of course, it is more appealing and portable than […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: In the last year I’ve had a lot of interesting conversations with end users and vendors concerning this topic. Having just covered the part about “fast object stores”, again I’d like to point out that by fast I mean faster and with better latency than traditional object stores, but not as […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: I have been thinking about this article for a while now. It’s about two startups that are working on two awesome products, which are not in direct competition (well, not today… or, at least, that’s what they say) but they have a lot in common and they share a similar long […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: Software-defined storage is something that end users love, and the industry is going precisely in that direction. The only problem I have with it is that, as happens with other buzzwords, the term is being over-abused and generalization leads to confusion. I know that I’m not the first to raise […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: IBM is planning to acquire CleverSafe, HGST bought Amplidata a while ago and RedHat did the same with Ceph 18 months ago. If you put this information alongside the fact that disk shipments are doing very well (even when compared to Flash), it’s no wonder Object storage is so hot […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: In one of my latest posts I wrote about private object storage not being for everyone… especially if you don’t have the size that makes it viable… But, on the other hand we are all piling up boatloads of data and users need to access it from many different locations, applications […]