Quick shout out to Rick Vanover at Veeam and his short and snappy 30-minute Veeam Community Podcasts.
Yesterday I recorded a quick podcast with Rick on Software Defined Stuff, including Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Data Centers….
I really enjoyed talking about this stuff, and you like your tech and are interested in some opinions and thoughts on the whole software defined madness that currently exists, then I recommend you head over and give the show a quick listen. Definitely worth thirty minutes of your time!
I got pretty excited about SCSI Express the other week when I was at HP Discover in Vienna.
Well…. while there I had a quick Twitter exchange with Scott Lowe and Amnon Izhar about fabrics. This is another topic that gets the old juices flowing.
**UPDATED with questions around what HP has to do to up its game. Questions in blue.
This week I’m in Vegas for HP’s premier showcase event.
Why have I bothered to travel half way around the world in coach class, messed up my body clock and had my luggage go missing……?
NOTE: Originally posted 19th August 2010 but temporarily removed. Obviously since I wrote this, HP have come along and trumped Dell in their bid for 3PAR…
Earlier this week Dell wrecked my day when they announced their intention to acquire 3PAR, the company that – in my personal opinion – has the best storage array architecture on the market.
Why did this wreck my day?
Does anybody really care if Data Center kit looks cool and sexy? Do things like blue neon lights make a difference to sales?
While eating out recently with a group of top industry techies* in Tokyo Japan, we had a short light-hearted discussed of the above. There was a definite difference of opinion; some of the people involved felt it made absolutely no difference at all, whereas others (including me)
I always thought I knew a thing or two about Data Centre technologies, in particular Hitachi/HDS (i’ve worked closely with them on and off over the past 6-7 years). So what was my surprise today when literally stumble across a boatload of Hitachi networking kit that I had absolutely no idea existed!
In this inaugural episode of the Technical Deep Dive Podcast I'm joined by Greg Ferro from Etherealmind.com and Camden Ford from Xsigo Systems. Cam talks to us about Xsigo Systems and the technologies and solutions they offer. Continue reading
Ever heard of a Rack Area Network?
The term, as well as the concept, of Rack Area Networking is one I’m hearing more and more often. As a result of this, as well as the fact that I’m convinced this is going to be one of the most interesting and important areas of Data Center computing over the next few years, I’ve decided to write a mini-series on the topic.
This post is instalment number 1 and is intended to introduce the concept and get the ball rolling. The whole thing is a bit of me thinking out-loud and attempting to generate some awareness and conversation around the topic, as . So please pitch in!
OK, if you don’t already know Xsigo Systems, and what they do, then you are seriously missing out!
The way that I see it, Xsigo (pronounced “see-go”) are of particular interest for two reasons -
Firstly, they are playing in the steaming hotbed that is the I/O consolidation and virtualisation space. This area of Data Center computing is probably experiencing its biggest period of change and upheaval since the birth of Local Area Networking. Also, the I/O subsystems of modern servers and blades are becoming increasingly important in modern data centers. Continue reading
While at SNW Europe I had the opportunity to visit the Arista Networks booth with my video camera in hand, and the guys on booth duty were good enough to allow me to shoot some footage while we talked about their products.
Enjoy the video and then feel free to comment on my thoughts below – Continue reading