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!
I’ve been keen on rack-scale composable infrastructure for years. Decades even. But it’s only recently that we’ve had the technology to make it happen. You can now create a system or a rack that can flexibly allocate storage and compute using a shared I/O channel. But what if you could add more elements and “decompose” the server further? That’s what Liqid is promising with their latest announcements.
Confused by what exactly “storage class memory” means now that Intel Optane is finally on the market? You might want to listen this episode of the CTO Advisor. Keith Townsend is talking to Intel Director of Data Center NVM Solutions Architecture, James Myer.
Usually when we hear about increasing SSD capacity, it’s a matter of increasing flash density on a given chip. Intel is certainly no slouch in this department of innovation, or at least they are able to keep pace with other players in the industry.
But for their push into petabyte flash capacity, Intel seems to have rethought the rules a bit. Instead of cramming more flash onto a traditional form factor, Intel has put flash into a form factor specifically designed for the data center.
In this edition of Gestalt Server News
– Intel Optane hits the streets, how does the first commercial 3D XPoint fare?
– Elastifile rethinks distributed file systems
– Impressions of FreeNAS Corral
Plus the agony and nonexistent ecstasy of sad MacBook Pro dongles!
After hearing about it for too long, Intel finally released its first product using 3D XPoint memory, the Optane P4800X. For a cool $1,520, you can buy the 375GB PCIe based SSD.