I was recently invited down to Santa Clara by Citrix for an analyst briefing. I went with a limited agenda: to focus in on its infrastructure products, specifically its hypervisor (XenServer) and cloud (CloudPlatform) offerings; and to find out the general direction of the company.
Hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage provide similar storage management features, but the technologies are architected very differently.
- Premiered: 09/30/14
- Author: Arun Taneja
- Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Using a reference architecture with software-only hyper-converged systems can be a good way to make the software feel more like a complete system.
It’s time to knock down those silos, one by one. IT is transforming from a siloed set of reactive cost centers into a service provider with a focus on helping the business compete.
- Premiered: 09/16/14
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Having had the chance to spend some serious time with the latest StoreVirtual VSA (11.5) in Taneja Group’s validation lab, I thought I’d share five tips that made my life a little easier, and may make your experience with it more productive.
Every day we hear of budget-savvy IT folks attempting to leverage commodity servers and disks by layering on software-implemented storage services. But at the same time, and at some of the same datacenters, highly optimized flash-fueled acceleration technologies are racing in with competitive performance and compelling price comparisons.