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Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

In 1862, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute inaugurated a course in something called “mechanical engineering.” Then things changed. Eric B.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

And it''s hard to have a meaningful point-of-view on SDS unless you also have a clear point-of-view on the hardware it will inevitably use.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. But what about hardware in this new world?  Chucks Blog. Archives. Profile.

Thinking About Intel Rack-Scale Architecture

Scott Lowe

You may have heard of Intel Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA), a new approach to designing data center hardware. Of course, IDF 2014 wasn’t the first time I’d heard of Intel RSA; it was also discussed last year. Establishing hardware-level APIs. The real key to Intel RSA, in my opinion, are the hardware-level APIs.

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Technology Short Take #59

Scott Lowe

Cumulus VX, if you aren’t aware, is a community-supported virtual appliance version of Cumulus Linux aimed at helping folks preview and test “full-blown” Cumulus Linux (which, of course, requires compatible hardware). Servers/Hardware. Welcome to Technology Short Take #59, the first Technology Short Take of 2016. Networking. [tech]: How to use your Home Server as an AirPrint.

Sean Daniel

have an iPad (v1), a Laptop, and of course my Windows Home Server. Then of course ran FingerPrint on the server. [tech]. [tech]: Using your Home Server for more than.

Sean Daniel

Of course I ran everything out of my house, why wouldn’t I? [tech]. Photo Blog | E-Mail Me. Tuesday, November 01, 2011.

Technology Short Take #41

Scott Lowe

Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch, recently published a reasonably in-depth look at “modern OpenFlow” implementations and how they can leverage multiple tables in hardware. Servers/Hardware. Networking Security Storage Virtualization Hardware HP NSX OpenFlow OpenStack OVS Puppet SSL VMotion VMware vSphere Networking.

Why You Should Consider VMware As A Serious (Future) Storage Vendor

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Yes, hardware costs can be cheaper, but I don''t think the appeal ends there. One inventory, one vendor, one support model for hardware

When Good Analysts Have A Bad Day

Chuck's Blog - EMC

TL;DR version: a "true" private cloud is presumably sold and supported by a single vendor: hardware, operating system and hypervisor.

VMware or Microsoft? Protect Private Clouds with Site-to-Site Failover using Hyper-V Replica and Windows Azure HRM

IT Pros Rock!

Many solutions still store their "recovery plans" in an on-premises location, which, of course, may not be accessible when real disasters strike.

Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Storage software is needed to make all of this work, of course.  At one time, almost all storage was directly attached to servers. 

Big Data & Brews from Strata NY 2015: Tony Baer on Spark in the Hadoop Ecosystem


Andrew:                 Databricks, of course, being the principals of that company are the creators of Spark. That’s what they tell me. Spark.

Converged, Hyper-Converged, Hypervisor-Converged

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 EMC offered up VPLEX which allowed more choice on server and network — but using an EMC array, of course. With Best Intentions.

HP 82 [tech]: Introducing a new line of Network Storage.

Sean Daniel

The WD Sentinel DX4000 looks pretty awesome from a hardware perspective as well. [tech]. Photo Blog | E-Mail Me. at 4:52 PM.

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IDF 2014: Architecting for SDI, a Microserver Perspective

Scott Lowe

traditional SRF architecture can be replicated with COTS hardware using multi-queue NICs and multi-core/multi-socket CPUs. Of course, there are issues with packet-level load balancing and flow-level load balancing, so tradeoffs must be made one way or another. Networking Hardware IDF2014 Intel microseconds, respectively.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  And, of course, no shortage of small, nimble startups that smell an opportunity. Where are the flags being planted? 

Crypto-currencies and their promise for enterprise technology professionals


This is of course an untenable situation. In addition, anyone can process transactions using the computing power of specialized hardware and earn a reward in bitcoins for this service. Bob Gourley. Bitcoin is hot right now. It is known as a crypto-currency, but has the potential to be applied to far more than exchanging value.

Why I Think VSAN Is So Disruptive

Chuck's Blog - EMC

 Of course, this approach causes all manner of friction and inefficiency. The hardware beneath VSAN is entirely up to you, within reason.


Chuck's Blog - EMC

Of course, IT infrastructure isn’t one-size-fits-all. The hardware is an EMC-specific design, and not a rebadge. The Lure Of Convergence.

Introducing EMC ViPR: A Breathtaking Approach To Software.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  The ability to eventually use more commoditized hardware in the future.  Chucks Blog. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Reblog (0). |.

Using Defense Within the O-Line of Security


Hackers attempt to penetrate the code and either take it off course, tamper with it, inject malware, reverse engineer it, pirate it, or shut it down. Secondly, the protection can be easily applied to the existing lineup (code base) and formation (multiple platforms without the need for hardware, depending on the security app).

Innovation: 3 Key Elements for Success


Of course, simply listening to customers may not be enough.  Domain knowledge. Advances in technology. Innovation Key #2: Domain Knowledge.

VSAN 6.0 — The Second Chapter Begins

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In addition to a new hardware and software model, VSAN introduced a new management model: policy-based storage management.  The Big Idea.

How EMC Views The Evolving Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Data must be consistent, of course.  The relevant technology, of course, is flash storage in all its forms. Chucks Blog.

Software-Defined Storage And The Potential For Disruption.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The first trend is, of course, the software-defined data center , and all its software-defined subcategories: server, network, storage, etc. [tech]: Blast from the Past: The BackOffice Server.

Sean Daniel

Unfortunately I only worked on BackOffice 2000, the last edition of BackOffice Server (excluding Essential Business Server of course). Tweet.

Forget the FUD: VMware NSX and Cisco ACI SDN solutions

Virtualized Greek

Cisco for its part has held on strong to its lead on the enterprise network hardware front.  This places VMware and Cisco on a collision course

Convergence presents org-chart challenges

Virtualized Greek

Examples include Nutanix on the hardware side and VMware VSAN or EMC ScaleIO on the software side. Of course if you can get away with sneaking the solution in and not discussing it with anyone…. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization Convergence VMware’s VSAN solution scales up to 4.4PB of storage and two million IOPS.

Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

Another benefit of SDDC is that it allows companies to spend less on hardware for the data center.

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Isilon's OneFS -- The Definition Of A Modern File System? - Chuck's.

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  You could teach an advanced course in file system design and use OneFS as a perfect example. Chucks Blog. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.

The Yin and Yang of IT Consolidation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Of course -- we all get to see headcount costs, as that's a critical input to any business model. The Simple Ideas. The IT Vendor Angle.

Building A SDS Conceptual Model — Part 2

Chuck's Blog - EMC

And ideally do this regardless of the hardware being used :). Software-Based Vs. Hardware-Based. What Is A Data Service? Like this post? 

My Life As A Cloud Therapist

Chuck's Blog - EMC

And, of course, private clouds demanded a new operational model that created conflict with the rest of IT operations. It Didn't Start That Way.

When Cloud Grew Up

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As always, none of this has been reviewed or approved by my employer, and I of course will take personal responsibility for any factual errors herein.

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

Chuck's Blog - EMC

   As I’m doing this, I don’t have to think much about what flavor of hardware I’m using, or even its current configuration.

CIOs Need To Be On The Lookout For Proprietary Solutions Disguised As Standards

The Accidental Successful CIO

The answer is, of course, yes and no. Not all standards are what they appear to be Image Credit. Why Adopt Standards? Subscribe now: Click Here!

VSAN, VSAs and External Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

and are basically run like dedicated storage, except using off-the-shelf hardware.   How civil.   Or anyone else for that matter.

Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) vs. Private Cloud

Virtualized Greek

Software-defined dependency on the hardware layer. It gets even more complicated once you start to add storage from other vendors or decide to adopt a “bring your own disk” (BYOD) strategy where you build SAN on commodity x86 hardware.  This made me consider how is software-defined is different from private cloud. 

#AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – The Basics, Explained, With Links To Original Documents


Bob Gourley. This post provides an update on the ongoing battle between Apple and the  U.S. government regarding Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, recovered by police after the horrific massacre in San Bernadino on December 2, 2015. Apple concluded it could not help to the extend required to access the phone data. On Feb. General overview of the law.

Cloud Services Brokerage Lessons From Alex Rodriguez, Baseball's Trade Deadline

Cloud Musings

hardware) for cheaper, younger players. Whether or not either option is the best course for your team or. Yankees. Really. season''s end.

The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

In the cases of both PCs and smartphones, Apple implemented a walled garden approach to establish complete control of hardware, OS, and applications.