Hyperconverged Infrastructure has mature to the point where most organizations view it not as a primary selling point, but as an implementation detail. Yet, as any good architect knows, details matter. Matt Leib has designed for many customers and wants to ensure that he is paying attention to the details that matter regardless of the architecture being use, be it HCI or otherwise.
Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, Gestalt News, to stay up to date on the latest with the site. This week we have a new podcast on network analytics, the Gestalt IT Rundown covered all of Intel’s big announcements, plus pieces from Ken Nalbone, Tom Hollingsworth, and Alicia Blessing.
Rich Stroffolino and Ken Nalbone and talking about the big IT news of the week. Today they are looking at the implications of Cloudflare’s new VPN, Intel’s bevy of datacenter announcements, who’s making money in HCI, and more!
How does HCI cluster size impact storage efficiency? Howard Marks has been looking into how economies of scale benefit HCI deployments.
NetApp HCI was never “hyperconverged infrastructure” in the classic sense, but that never mattered. HCI customers would be well-served by the product, and the company is marketing and developing it in a way that is consistent with what customers are coming to expect. As customers move to converged and cloud solutions, NetApp wants to make sure they can keep them in the fold.
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.
In our First IT Origins Survey, we’re asking the community on of our standard interview questions: What are the best and worst trends in IT right now? We’re pulled together some early responses, but we’d love your feedback as well.
The recent Meltdown and Spectre attacks illustrate the problematic nature of modern computing systems. While the earlier Rowhammer attack could read or attack one process running in a virtual environment from another process running on the same processor, the Meltdown and Spectre attacks are of a completely different class, enabling a process to read large amounts of information from another process’ memory space. This is because inside each hosts, CPU makers have embraced a scale up approach. But what would happen with a more scale out approach to the architecture?
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.
On today’s show, each of our roundtable panelists chose what was the hot ticket item of 2017. Tune in to hear their arguments why 2017 was the year of SD-WAN, HCI, Net Neutrality, or Data Management!