Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

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. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware. The post Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

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

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. Many might justifiably see SDDC as a linear extension of familiar server virtualization concepts, now being applied to things like storage and networks.  But what about hardware in this new world?  Virtual IT.

Cloud-Based Data Lakes: Healthcare Enterprise Architecture Zones

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is why cloud-based data lakes have replaced the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) as the core of a modern healthcare data architecture. However, it’s no longer the centerpiece of an enterprise’s data architecture strategy. By Steven Vacca, Technical Analyst, Perficient.

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. Some software that combines disaggregated hardware capacity over a rack-scale fabric to create “pooled systems” When you look at Intel RSA this way—and this is the way that it is typically positioned and described—it just doesn’t seem to make sense. Why should they buy this architecture instead of just buying servers?

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Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd’s and Ends

Storage IO Blog

Looking for tool to convert a Windows system to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) while it is running? The following are a collection of odd’s and end’s devices and tools for hardware and software defining your environment. Ever need to add another GbE port to a small server, workstation or perhaps Intel NUC, however no PCIe slots are available?

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Network Virtualization as I understand it

Virtualized Greek

For some reason, I had a difficult time with the basic concept of Network Virtualization. VMware equates network virtualization to Server Virtualization. You can easily manage OS images, clone virtual machines, create entire test environments with almost a push of a button.

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization. Take virtualization -- as applied to servers.   A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems. To see a comparison of database virtualization technologies check out.

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

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Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics.

Server Storage I/O Converged (CI) Hyper-converged (HCI) overview

Storage IO Blog

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On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? So, in a similar fashion to my post on network overlays vs. network virtualization , I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts. My purpose, as John put it when he invited me, was to “gently introduce” the community to the idea of network virtualization, which is where I now spend most of my time since joining VMware in early February. Or virtualized firewalls?

Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Network World

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers. The products, which include a Network Functions Virtualization branch office device and improved security network segmentation software, fall under Cisco’s overarching Digital Network Architecture plan.

IDF 2013: Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud

Scott Lowe

This is IDF 2013 session CLDS001, titled “Rack Scale Architecture for Cloud.” Kumar mentions that Krzanich mentions rack-scale architecture (RSA, not to be confused with a security company of the same name) as one of three pillars of accelerating the data center, and this session will be diving a bit deeper on rack-scale architecture. However, the current architectures aren’t sufficient. Reference architectures and orchestration software.

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StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Storage IO Blog

Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page?

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Storage IO Blog

Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O related Tradecraft Overview

Storage IO Blog

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March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 18, Issue 3 (March 2018) Hello and welcome to the March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter. If you are wondering where the January and February 2018 update newsletters are, they are rolled into this combined edition. In addition to the short email version (free […] The post March 2018 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Data Infrastructure Resource Links cloud data protection tradecraft trends

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructure Resource Links Server Storage I/O Network By Greg Schulz – www.storageioblog.com January 25, 2018 Various data infrastructure resource links. The following are a collection of server storageioblog data infrastructure resource links.

COMS002: Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization

Scott Lowe

This is session COMS002, titled “Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization.” Verplanke believes that DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) and virtualization are key to virtualizing workloads that move around lots and lots of packets, such as firewalls, routers, and other similar functions. Devices first started as tightly-coupled hardware and software solutions. The future, Verplanke believes, is fully virtualized network devices.

Non Disruptive Updates, Needs vs. Wants

Storage IO Blog

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EMC Refreshes Data Protection Portfolio » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

At a Backup to the Future event this week EMC announced a broad array of new hardware and software products that enable customers to deploy new Protection Storage Architectures. ” The three key tenets of the EMC Protection Storage Architecture are protection storage, data source integration and data management services. Virtualization. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Cloud Computing » Services » Storage.

EMC is now Dell EMC, part of Dell Technologies and other server storage Updates

Storage IO Blog

they sell Servers, Storage, I/O and Networking hardware, software and services). In case you missed it or did not hear, EMC is now Dell EMC and is future ready (one of their new tag lines). What this means is that EMC is no longer a publicly traded company instead now being privately held under the Dell Technologies umbrella.

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Docker for Smarties (e.g. non-dummies) from VMworld 2014

Storage IO Blog

Docker is a new way of abstracting applications and the data infrastructures (servers, storage, networking, hardware) they run on using containers. announcement big data Cloud Comment convergence Education IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics object storage perspective pod cast post programming server Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization containers coreos docker hypervisors vmware vmworld 2014

Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network Recommended Reading #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Data Infrastructure Recommended Reading List and Book Shelf Updated 10/30/17 The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection and related topics that includes books, blogs, podcast’s, events and industry links among other resources.

5 Facts about Datacenters Every Administrator Should Know

CTOvision

Although data centers themselves are getting greener , the newer datacenters utilize more powerful hardware which may outperform older hardware significantly while taking up more power resources. Architecture Big Data Cloud Computing Business Data center HVAC Ponemon Institute

VMware Cisco EMC VCE Zen and now server storage I/O convergence

Storage IO Blog

For those not familiar or who need a recap, VCE was created to create converged server, storage I/O networking hardware and software solutions combing technologies from its investors resulting in solutions called vBlocks. In case you have not heard, the joint initiative (JV) founded in the fall of 2009 between Intel VMware Cisco and EMC called VCE had a change of ownership today.

January 2017 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Storage IO Blog

There is a lot going on, in and around data infrastructure server, storage, and I/O networking connectivity from a hardware, software, and services perceptive. From consumer to small/medium business (SMB), enterprise to web-scale and cloud-managed service providers, physical to virtual, spanning structured database (aka “little data”) to unstructured big data and very big fast data, a lot is happening today.

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Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links K to O

Storage IO Blog

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (K to O) Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing.

March 2014 StorageIO Update Newsletter : Cisco Cloud, VMware VSAN and More

Storage IO Blog

more than simply selling servers and networking hardware). Another industry activity involving servers storage I/O networking hardware software and virtualization (aka software defined) was the general announcement (GA) by VMware of Virtual SAN (VSAN). Some recent industry activity has included Cisco announcing its Cloud intentions (e.g.

Netronome Network Cards Accelerate SDN and NFV Designs

Data Center Knowledge

Networking solutions provider Netronome has launched a new platform architecture to augment virtual switch implementations with hardware acceleration NICs in standard servers for software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) designs.

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links U to Z

Storage IO Blog

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (U to Z) Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing.

Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure and Related Links F to J

Storage IO Blog

IT Data Center and Data Infrastructure Industry Links Page (F to J) Following are some useful industry links to cloud, virtual and traditional IT data infrastructure related web sites. The data infrastructure environment (servers, storage, IO and networking, hardware, software, services, virtual, container and cloud) is rapidly changing.

EMCworld 2016 Getting Started on Dell EMC

Storage IO Blog

Today’s EMCworld theme is modernize the data center which means a mix of hardware, software and services announcements spanning physical, virtual, cloud among others (e.g. how do you want your servers, storage and data infrastructure wrapped). While the themes are still EMC as the Dell acquisition has yet to be completed, however there is a Dell presence, including Michael Dell here in person (more on Dell later).

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Convergence presents org-chart challenges

Virtualized Greek

Examples include Nutanix on the hardware side and VMware VSAN or EMC ScaleIO on the software side. These solutions compete with traditional compute and storage architectures in both capacity and performance. The challenge comes in trying to retrofit these platforms into existing architectures and their support structure. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization Convergence