Did You Want a Side of SLBS (Serverless BS) with Your Software or Hardware
A few years ago a popular industry buzzword term theme included server less
and hardware less.
It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and
while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC)
virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with
plenty of bandwagon riders. SLBS can span from IoT to mobile, VDI and
workspace clients (zero or similar), workstations, server, storage, networks.
To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk
What's the issue with SLBS?
Simple, on the one hand, there is no such thing as software that does not
need hardware somewhere in the stack. Second, many purveyors of SLBS are
solutions that in the past would have been called shrink-wrap. Thirdly ... (more)
HPE Continues Buying into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures
This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data
infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g., no stock)
acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over
$1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at.
As a refresh, or overview, Nimble is an all flash shared storage system
leverage NAND flash solid storage device (SSD) performance. Note that Nimble
also partners with Cisco and Lenovo platforms that compete with HPE servers
for c... (more)
In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged
infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is
the third of a five-part series pertaining to VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I
here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part IV
(scaling ROBO and data centers today) located here, as well as part V here
(VMware vSAN evolution, where to learn more and summary).
Image via VMware
For those who are not aware, vSAN is a VMware virtual Storage Area Network
(e.g. vSAN) that is software-defined, part of being a software-defined dat... (more)
Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel and NVMe SAN Updates
Cisco announced today next generation MDS storage area networking (SAN) Fibre
Channel (FC) switches with 32Gb, along with NVMe over FC support.
Cisco Fibre Channel (FC) Directors (Left) and Switches (Right)
Highlights of the Cisco announcement include: MDS 9700 48 port 32Gbps FC
switching module High density 768 port 32Gbps FC directors NVMe over FC for
attaching fast flash SSD devices (current MDS 9700, 9396S, 9250i and 9148S)
Integrated analytics engine for management insight awareness Multiple
concurrent protocols including ... (more)
Software Defined, Cloud, Bulk and Object Storage Fundamentals
Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage
fundamentals page part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection
of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to
support expanding and diverse application data demands. There are various
types of cloud, bulk and object storage including public services such as
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3), Google, Microsoft
Azure, IBM Softlayer, Rackspace among many others. There are also solutions
for ... (more)