you startups challenge my basic knowledge

DISCLAIMER: the companies named in this blogpost COHODATA: sponsor of Storage Field Day 4, where I was an attendee and my T&E was covered by the collectiveness of all sponsors. DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES: a very recent out-of-stealth technology with whom I have no affiliation (yet?) SCALECOMPUTING: I am currently working on a marketing project to help ScaleComputing with brand awareness. If you want to read this post as sponsored by them I will allow you to 🙂 Today I got inspired by J.Metz’s article The Napkin Dialogues: “Open”-ing up to SDN where he admits being caught in speed by new technologies. Sometimes

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Say nay to the naysayers – serverside storage for believers

DISCLAIMER: I am currently working on a Marketing project for ScaleComputing, one of the players in the HyperConverged platform market. The heat is on! That’s the least you can say about datacenter marketexture. There are two big trends going on in the datacenter design:  on the logical side we are drastically changing from a client-server age to cloud-computing age (or however we are going to call this era in 10 years time). on the physical side we are drastically changing from a silo-design to a node-based design. this goes hand in hand with the ‘software-defined’ trend Most of you know

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Who is ScaleComputing and why do they appear on my blog?

I think everyone knows by now that I am a huge fan of HyperConverged Infrastructure. The biggest reason for that is that I love per-node scalability. I still love the way that EqualLogic has taught me to design infrastructures for its current use and only scale later (read: Storage That Grows Cheaper). There are two reasons for postponing acquisition for future use: you don’t know today what your demands will be in 2 years from now  you don’t know today what the technology will be 2 years from now In the last two years we have seen a huge upcoming

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