IoT/edge computing represents a significant area of growth, with profound impact for those who deliver these solutions and the customers who will use the insights gleaned to propel their businesses forward.Read More
New technologies such as IoT and cloud architectures are driving computing to the edge. Companies must embrace this trend in order to survive.Read More
HCI's easy implementation and management help admins solve some of the challenges of edge computing, such as distributed endpoint management and a trend toward data silos.Read More
Everyday devices are becoming more powerful, reducing data center loads and complementing—or in some cases leapfrogging—cloud capabilities to drive exciting new IoT applications.Read More
Last week, Maggie Jones published an article on SearchConvergedInfrastructure.com titled “Hyper-converged infrastructure market isn’t right for every shop”. I agree with the assertion in the title and the points she raises, with the clarification that they are based on assumptions that apply to vendors who only sell an integrated HCI appliance – a predefined, proprietary bundle of hardware and software - and not to software-defined HCI products.
The trend toward cloud computing might dominate all the headlines in the tech media, but on-premises workloads are still all the rage among enterprises, according to a new survey by the Uptime Institute.Read More
What is the future of the cloud computing market? A long future, growing but with lots of time needed before IT becomes mostly cloud based.
Let’s start with the IT market. It is roughly (depending on who measures) $3.5T (with a T, as in trillion).Read More
NodeWeaver takes advantage of an extremely sophisticated and flexible storage layer, based largely on the LizardFS distributed filesystem, and capable of performing reliably and in an extremely efficient way even for small number of nodes and disk drives. There are several important differences between our approach to storage and the most common choices taken in other hyper-converged infrastructures, or even in dedicated storage systems; this post will try to outline some of them.Read More
NodeWeaver has been designed, from scratch, as a single optimized entity – using the idea (first taught me at my university by my electrical communication professor, during a discussion on Trellis coding) that when you look at optimizing only a single step you are not doing larger, potentially much important optimization of the whole system. It’s a common problem, and in some cases it comes down to the issue of economics: when you pool resources together you may be able to get more performance or higher utilization, since many times you need a resource to be available, but you don’t need them to be available all at once.Read More