Posts Tagged ‘ Dell ’

What Next for x86 Hardware Industry: The Death of the Blade Format?

April 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The rise of server-based flash caching and other technologies like local performant storage pools, whether virtual storage appliances like the HP StoreVirtual VSA or VMware’s VSAN, marks a possible return to the days of the pizza box server in data centers across the world.

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VSAN Pricing Comparison

March 19, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Last week, VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 1. You can find the release notes here, and the links to the download are here. Why is this such a milestone? It finally marks the release of VMware’s long-awaited entry into the world of software-defined storage, the VSAN (Virtual Storage Area Network). But before we move on…

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Dell and Red Hat Collaboration, Part 2

December 18, 2013
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It has been around a decade since Dell and Red Hat’s collaboration, when they helped launch Red Hat Linux into the mainstream. Now, they have gotten back together to collaborate on an enterprise-grade version of OpenStack, based on the Havana version. This announcement recently followed another announcement from Red Hat that they would be bundling…

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Utopian Disaster Recovery

December 16, 2013
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VirtualizationBackup

Recently at Dell World, I was part of a conversation about what would be utopian disaster recovery and where we are today in the state of the industry. But where we are today is transforming, with a new name that encompasses many technologies. We are now using the term “data protection” (DP) to mean much…

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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Dell Acquires Cloud Application Management Vendor Enstratius

May 7, 2013
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ITasaService

Entstratius helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid clouds, including automated application provisioning and scaling, application configuration management, usage governance, and cloud utilization monitoring.

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A Look at the Dell Active System 800

May 1, 2013
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Dell100x30a

Taking a good look at the merits and drawbacks of the Dell Active System 800, Dell's entry into the converged infrastructure market.

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OpenStack and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

April 19, 2013
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The future of OpenStack looks bright, and with the all the software-defined data center (SDDC) features contained in the recent release of "Grizzly" they are now ready to compete toe-to-toe with heavyweights like VMware, Nutanix, Dell, and HP. Whether they can start unseating VMware products in the enterprise remains to be seen, though. Despite the…

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VDI Stall: VDI Appliances solve the hardware problem so, what next?

January 23, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

We've discussed the fact that VDI appliance makers were making good progress simplifying adoption of a virtual desktop infrastructure. An appliance-based route to market can be seen as win-win: being designed both to reduce cost and complexity of implementation (for the customer) and shorten sales cycles (for the vendor). So goes the theory. To understand…

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