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YouTube Video: Smarter Storage as the Foundation of IT Agility - Scale Computing

 Smarter Storage as the Foundation of IT Agility

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zQMSFxdSDw

  • Premiered: 11/03/11 at OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Scale Computing
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Scale Computing Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Intelligent Storage
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Scale Computing Announces Launch of Mz Scale-Out Storage Nodes

New line of 10GbE storage nodes deliver increased performance for SMEs scale-out storage needs INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Scale Computing, a developer and manufacturer of intelligent, scale-out storage solutions tailored to the virtualization and archiving needs of the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), today announced the availability of Mz models of scale-out storage nodes. Designed for increased performance, the Mz models of scale-out storage nodes feature 10GbE network connectivity.

  • Premiered: 11/09/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA Scale Computing TBA Mz TBA scale-out TBA Storage
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Solving Storage Growth Challenges: Avoid Storage That Undercuts Consolidation

Join Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst with Taneja Group, and Jason Collier, CTO of Scale Computing, for a discussion on solving data growth challenges. In this presentation attendees will learn which storage architectures deliver on scalability and address both capacity and performance, and how to avoid those that undercut consolidation efforts due to an inability to scale simply and affordably.

During this online-only event, you will hear actual case studies where storage deployments lowered capital expenditures, and increased operational savings by using storage with simple management and simple scalability. Jason and Jeff will discuss these cases and the critical features that most small to medium-sized enterprises will need in a storage solution to accomplish consolidation, virtualization and availability goals.  

  • Premiered: 11/21/11 at OnDemand
  • Location: Online: Please Register
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Scale Computing & Ziff Davis Enterprise
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Scale Computing
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Scale-Out, DR and Data Protection for Small to Medium Virtualization Users

Together, Scale Computing and Veeam bring small to medium businesses a highly scalable and well protected virtual infrastructure storage solution.

  • Premiered: 03/14/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Virtualization Data protection DR Scale Computing Veeam
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Scale Computing HC3: Ending complexity with a hyper-converged, virtual infrastructure

Consolidation and enhanced management enabled by virtualization has revolutionized the practice of IT around the world over the past few years. By abstracting compute from the underlying hardware systems, and enabling oversubscription of physical systems by many virtual workloads, IT has been able to pack more systems into the data center than ever before. Moreover, for the first time in seemingly decades, IT has also taken a serious leap ahead in management as this same virtual infrastructure has wrapped the virtualized workload with better capabilities than ever before – tools like increased visibility, fast provisioning, enhanced cloning, and better data protection. The net result has been a serious increase in overall IT efficiency.

But not all is love and roses with the virtual infrastructure. In the face of serious benefits and consequent rampant adoption, virtualization continues to advance, and bring about more capability. All too often, an increase in capability has come at the cost of introducing considerable complexity. Virtualization now promises to do everything from serving up compute instances, to providing network infrastructure and network security, to enabling private clouds. Complex it can be.

For certain, much of this complexity exists between the individual physical infrastructures that IT must touch, and the simultaneous duplication that virtualization often brings into the picture. Virtual and physical networks must now be integrated, the relationship between virtual and physical servers must be tracked, and the administrator can barely answer with certainty whether key storage functions, like snapshots, should be managed on physical storage systems or in the virtual infrastructure.

With challenges surrounding increasing virtual complexity driving their vision of a better way to do IT, Scale Computing, long a provider of scale-out storage for the SMB, recently introduced a new line of technology – a product labeled HC3, or Hyper Convergence 3. HC3 is an integration of scale-out storage and scale-out virtualized compute within a single building block architecture that couples all of the elements of a virtual data center together inside one single system. The promised result is a system that is simple to use, and does away with the management and complexity overhead associated with virtualization in the data center. By virtualizing and intermingling all compute and storage inside a system that is already designed for scale-out, HC3 does away with the need to manage virtual networks, assemble complex clusters, provision and manage storage, and a bevy of day to day administrative tasks. Provisioning additional resources – any resource – becomes one-click-easy, and adding more physical resources as the business grows is reduced to a simple 2-minute exercise.

While this sounds compelling on the surface, Taneja Group recently turned our Technology Validation service – our hands-on lab service – to the task of evaluating whether Scale Computing’s HC3 could deliver on these promises in the real world. For this task, we put several HC3 clusters through the paces to see how they deployed, how they held up under use, and what specialized features they delivered that might go beyond the features found in traditional integrations of separate compute and storage systems.

 

Publish date: 08/30/12
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Scale Computing weighs in with converged storage, compute, VM cluster

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scale Computing today unveiled the HC3, a scale-out converged storage system combining compute, server virtualization and capacity in one box.

  • Premiered: 08/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Scale Computing TBA VM TBA cluster TBA converged storage TBA Scale
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Scale Computing Launches HC3: Servers, Storage and Virtualization Seamlessly Integrated Into...

Scale Computing Launches HC3: Servers, Storage and Virtualization Seamlessly Integrated Into a Single Cluster for Applications Scale Computing, the leading provider of seamlessly integrated IT infrastructure for small to medium-sized organizations, today announced at VMworld 2012 the availability of HC3 - the easiest, most affordable virtualization system for midsize companies. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 lowers out of pocket costs by as much as 75 percent and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running. HC3 makes the deployment and management of a highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server.

  • Premiered: 08/30/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Scale Computing
Topic(s): TBA Scale Computing TBA Virtualization TBA Servers TBA HC3
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HyperConvergence: Next Generation Virtualization

Over the past decade the data center has been transformed by the emergence and mainstream adoption of virtualization. Today, the data center is a far different creature than any architect would have imagined prior to the year 2000.

  • Premiered: 10/18/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: InfoStor.com
Topic(s): TBA hyperconvergence TBA Virtualization TBA Next Generation TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA convergence
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Scale Computing Closes $12 Million in Funding; Reports Record Q3 Results

Scale Computing, the leading provider of seamlessly integrated IT infrastructure for small to medium-sized organizations, today announced it has closed $12 million in Series D funding, led by Heron Capital Venture Fund. Reservoir Venture Partners also contributed to this round as a new investor to Scale, joining existing investors who also contributed to Series D, including: Allos Ventures, CID Equity Capital, Spring Mill Venture Fund, Northgate Capital, Benchmark Capital Partners and Scale Venture Partners. Funding will be used to further accelerate the growth of HC3 (Scale’s new ‘datacenter-in-a-box’ product), continued product development and the launch of a new partner program later this year.

  • Premiered: 10/23/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Scale Computing Press
Topic(s): TBA Scale Computing TBA Jeff Boles
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iSCSI storage system innovation coming from SMB products

A lot of the innovation in iSCSI storage systems is coming from midrange iSCSI vendors. We list some key points to help you determine if iSCSI is a fit for your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA iSCSI TBA SMB TBA Storage TBA Jeff Boles TBA EqualLogic TBA LeftHand TBA AMI TBA NexGen TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing
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Converged Infrastructure, or 'Where Did All the Silos Go?'

Once upon a time as IT shops grew and matured, infrastructure subgroups would form to focus on complex domain-specific technologies. Servers, storage and networking all required deep subject matter expertise and a single-minded focus to keep up with the varying intricacies of implementation, operations and management.

  • Premiered: 03/20/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA EqualLogic TBA SAN TBA Virtualization TBA hyper-converge TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA hyperconvergence TBA convergence
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VM-aware, hyper-converged storage to make room for more hypervisors

So far the "VM" in VM-aware storage stands more for VMware than for virtual machine. Most vendors in this market develop their systems for VMware vSphere, the dominant hypervisor on the market.

  • Premiered: 03/29/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA hypervisors TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA hyperconvergence TBA Tintri TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Scale Computing TBA Jeff Byrne
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Goodbye LUN technology, you served us well

The era of LUNs and volumes, as we have known them for decades in the data storage industry, is quietly coming to an end. And if you ask me, it's for all the right reasons, even if storage administrators may feel threatened by the change.

  • Premiered: 10/25/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA LUN TBA Storage TBA Volumes TBA server TBA replication TBA Compression TBA VM TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare TBA Hyper-V TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA Tintri TBA HP TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA Virsto TBA QoS
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A Sneak Attack on Big Data Center Makers

Nutanix is among a small group of companies, including SimpliVity and Scale Computing, that in the past two years have lured smaller businesses away from traditional data centers with promises of big savings.

  • Premiered: 12/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Bloomberg Businessweek
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA processing TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Compute TBA Data Center TBA Nutanix TBA HP TBA EMC TBA EBay TBA Facebook TBA Arun Taneja
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Nutanix completes phase two of dedupe plan for hyper-converged storage

Nutanix Inc. rolled out version 4.0 of its hyper-converged storage operating system today, adding data deduplication for data on hard disk drives and centralized management of multiple clusters and snapshots.

  • Premiered: 04/15/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nutanix TBA hyperconvergence TBA Storage TBA converged storage TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Virtualization TBA SimpliVity TBA Maxta TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA VMWare TBA VSAN
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Hyperconvergence tackles storage and server strain

The simplicity of all-in-one data center offerings makes hyperconvergence popular with smaller businesses. After spending more than a decade selling IT shops on the benefits of separate server and storage environments, IT infrastructure vendors are starting to take a different tack, bundling servers and storage -- and in some cases, networking -- into Lego-like modules. The big plus is, they scale for capacity and performance, and they're managed as a single system.

  • Premiered: 05/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA hyper convergence TBA Storage TBA Data Center TBA scalability TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA vCenter TBA VCE TBA vBlock TBA NetApp TBA FlexPod TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA SAN TBA VMWare TBA OmniCube
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Hyper-converged infrastructure starts to offer greater choice

A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, networking and server virtualization resources in the same box, and now products are starting to offer more points of differentiation. Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, surveyed the hyper-converged product landscape in this podcast interview. He explained the distinction between hyper-converged and converged systems, updated the list of products that meet his definition of hyper-convergence, discussed the latest choices users will find for hypervisors and hardware, and offered his predictions on the direction hyper-converged storage products could take.

  • Premiered: 06/02/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyper convergence TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA WAN Optimization TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA VMWare TBA VSAN TBA LUN
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Hyper-converged infrastructure starts to offer greater choice

A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, networking and server virtualization resources in the same box, and now products are starting to offer more points of differentiation.

Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, surveyed the hyper-converged product landscape in this podcast interview. He explained the distinction between hyper-converged and converged systems, updated the list of products that meet his definition of hyper-convergence, discussed the latest choices users will find for hypervisors and hardware, and offered his predictions on the direction hyper-converged storage products could take.

  • Premiered: 06/02/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Arun Taneja Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyper convergence Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Converged Infrastructure Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Compute Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): network Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Server Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WAN Optimization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WANO Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SimpliVity Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Nutanix Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Scale Computing Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VMWare Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VSAN Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): LUN
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In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization
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Ready or not, converged infrastructure systems are here

Converged infrastructures assemble components from multiple IT domains into one integrated system by combining virtualization, storage, networking and compute. A management framework is also included that allows orchestration of the entire infrastructure so that each constituent technology doesn't have to be managed separately. But from that set of basic parameters, the individual flavors vary significantly, and those different flavors are well worth a closer look.

  • Premiered: 07/08/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Boles TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA Networking TBA Compute TBA Virtualization TBA VCE TBA VMWare TBA Cisco TBA EMC TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Data Center TBA Cloud TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA convergence TBA Nutanix TBA hyper convergence