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 converged systems.
Earlier this year (keep in mind its only mid-March) HPE also announced
acquisition of server storage Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor
Simplivity (about $650M USD cash). In another investment this year HPE joined
other investors as part of scale out and software de... (more)
Six (or More) Data Center and Software Defined Management Dashboards
Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing
Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who
the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of
dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastructures.
Turns out the piece was nothing more than a list of six items featured as
part of the vendors (Sunbird) piece about what to look for in a dashboard
(e.g. their product). Sure there were some of the usual key performance
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)
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 purveyor... (more)
In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti
(@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters
in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!).
For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center,
data infrastructure, server and storage (as well as data protection) industry
for many years (ok decades) as a customer and vendor in various roles. Not
surprising our data infrastructure discussion involves server, software,
storage, big data, backup, data protection, big data protection, CMG
(Computer Mea... (more)