Nov2017

Multi-Hypervisor Hyperconverged with Maxta

Product progression is always interesting to see. In particular, I like to see products that grew up around one platform developing into adjacent platforms. Early hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) products usually only supported one hypervisor—most commonly, vSphere, as VMware dominated data …
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Sep2013

The Software Defined Data Center

The Software Defined Data Center: That was pretty much the biggest takeaway from this year’s VMworld in San Francisco. VMware made announcements about the new vSan that will be coming out soon and will enhance the software defined storage aspect and also the announcement about the NSX platform that addresses one of the final hurdles, network virtualization, to pave the path to finally have a completely software defined datacenter.

Mar2013

VMware Fleshes Out SDN Strategy with NSX

VMware has added some significant meat to the bones of its Software Defined Data Center Strategy with the announcement of the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform. NSX represents the combination of the previous VMware network virtualization technology (VXLAN) with the technology that came from the acquisition of Nicira.