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How SimpliVity compares to EMC & IT convergence startups

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) has helped to define the concept of "IT convergence" by offering its hardware paired with components from Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and its VMware (NYSE: VMW) arm, in a bid to simplify data center infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Boston Business Journal
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA convergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Nutanix TBA Scale-Computing
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The hyper-converged infrastructure bandwagon picks up speed

Hyper-converged systems are quickly gaining attention -- and sales -- because they offer many advantages over traditional storage products.

  • Premiered: 02/12/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA TechTarget TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Data Center TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Deduplication TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO TBA Compression TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Data protection TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA VMWare TBA EVO:RAIL TBA Dell TBA HP TBA DataCore TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta
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Nimboxx broadens Atomic Unit platform to support HA

Nimboxx adds high availability features to its Atomic Unit to support migrating storage from physical to highly available virtual machines.

  • Premiered: 04/10/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nimboxx TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Storage TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA MeshOS TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Migration TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA Arun Taneja
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HP ConvergedSystem: Solution Positioning for HP ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged Products

Converged infrastructure systems – the integration of compute, networking, and storage - have rapidly become the preferred foundational building block adopted by businesses of all shapes and sizes. The success of these systems has been driven by an insatiable desire to make IT simpler, faster, and more efficient. IT can no longer afford the effort and time to custom build their infrastructure from best of breed D-I-Y components. Purpose built converged infrastructure systems have been optimized for the most common IT workloads like Private Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization, Database and Desktop Virtualization (VDI).

Traditionally these converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture; where compute, networking and storage, integrated at the rack level gave businesses the flexibility to cover the widest range of solution workload requirements while still using well-known infrastructure components. Emerging onto the scene recently has been a more modular approach to convergence using what we term Hyper-Convergence. With hyper-convergence, the three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system appliance that is purpose-built for virtualization with hypervisor, compute, and storage with advanced data services all integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block.

In this paper we will examine the ideal solution environments where Hyper-Converged products have flourished. We will then give practical guidance on solution positioning for HP’s latest ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged product offerings.

Publish date: 05/07/15
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Cohesity aims to converge all secondary storage

Cohesity rolls out early-access appliance that aims to remove the need for multiple storage products by converging secondary storage workflows.

  • Premiered: 06/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Storage TBA convergence TBA converged TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Nutanix TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Compute TBA network TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA Data Center TBA NFS TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA replication TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Snapshots TBA Arun Taneja
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Flat backup grows into viable tool for data protection

Flat backups reduce license fees and improve recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, making them useful for data protection.

  • Premiered: 07/08/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Recovery TBA Snapshots TBA flat backup TBA NetApp TBA HP TBA EMC TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce TBA VMAX TBA Data Domain TBA RPO TBA RTO TBA COW TBA ROW TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA WAN TBA Microsoft TBA Oracle TBA SAP TBA SnapProtect TBA RMC TBA Recovery Manager Central TBA ProtectPoint TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare
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Converged IT Infrastructure's Place in the Internet of Things

All of the trends leading towards the world-wide Internet of Things (IoT) – ubiquitous, embedded computing, mobile, organically distributed nodes, and far-flung networks tying them together - are also coming in full force into the IT data center. These solutions are taking the form of converged and hyperconverged modules of IT infrastructure. Organizations adopting such solutions gain from a simpler building-block way to architect and deploy IT, and forward-thinking vendors now have a unique opportunity to profit from subscription services that while delivering superior customer insight and support, also help build a trusted advisor relationship that promises an ongoing “win-win” scenario for both the client and the vendor.

There are many direct (e.g. revenue impacting) and indirect (e.g. customer satisfaction) benefits we mention in this report, but the key enabler to this opportunity is in establishing an IoT scale data analysis capability. Specifically, by approaching converged and hyperconverged solutions as an IoT “appliance”, and harvesting low-level component data on utilization, health, configuration, performance, availability, faults, and other end point metrics across the full worldwide customer base deployment of appliances, an IoT vendor can then analyze the resulting stream of data with great profit for both the vendor and each individual client. Top-notch analytics can feed support, drive product management, assure sales/account control, inform marketing, and even provide a revenue opportunity directly (e.g. offering a gold level of service to the end customer). 

An IoT data stream from a large pool of appliances is almost literally the definition of “big data” – non-stop machine data at large scale with tremendous variety (even within a single converged solution stack) – and operating and maintaining such a big data solution requires a significant amount of data wrangling, data science and ongoing maintenance to stay current. Unfortunately this means IT vendors looking to position IoT oriented solutions may have to invest a large amount of cash, staff and resources into building out and supporting such analytics. For many vendors, especially those with a varied or complex convergence solution portfolio or established as a channel partner building them from third-party reference architectures, these big data costs can be prohibitive. However, failing to provide these services may result in large friction selling and supporting converged solutions to clients now expecting to manage IT infrastructure as appliances.

In this report, we’ll look at the convergence and hyperconvergence appliance trend, and the increasing customer expectations for such solutions. In particular we’ll see how IT appliances in the market need to be treated as complete, commoditized products as ubiquitous and with the same end user expectations as emerging household IoT solutions. In this context, we’ll look at Glassbeam’s unique B2B SaaS SCALAR that converged and hyperconverged IT appliance vendors can immediately adopt to provide an IoT machine data analytic solution. We’ll see how Glassbeam can help differentiate amongst competing solutions, build a trusted client relationship, better manage and support clients, and even provide additional direct revenue opportunities.

Publish date: 08/18/15
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SimpliVity OmniCube sets sights on remote office storage

SimpliVity OmniCube hyper-converged family gets a little brother for remote offices and file restores for more granular backups.

  • Premiered: 08/26/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Remote Office TBA Storage TBA ROBO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Backup TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA CPU TBA Capacity TBA VMWare TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA SSD TBA SQL
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Hyper-converged vendors focus on data protection

Hyper-convergence has impacted primary storage, but Arun Taneja says hyper-converged vendors are bringing the concept to data protection.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA Primary Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA Data protection TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA synthetic backup TBA Backup TBA copy data management TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA WAN TBA replication TBA flat backup TBA secondary storage TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Nutanix TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity
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Can your cluster management tools pass muster?

The right designs and cluster management tools ensure your clusters don't become a cluster, er, failure.

  • Premiered: 11/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA cluster TBA Cluster Management TBA Cluster Server TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtual Infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Big Data TBA scale-up TBA CAPEX TBA IT infrastructure TBA OPEX TBA Hypervisor TBA Migration TBA QoS TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA cloud infrastructure TBA OpenStack
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Will container virtualization be the biggest data center trend of 2016?

With the rapid maturation of container virtualization, IT administrators should be prepared to adopt and manage containers earlier than they expected.

  • Premiered: 01/27/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Server Virtualization
Topic(s): TBA container TBA container management TBA Virtualization TBA container virtualization TBA Data Center TBA Big Data TBA hyper-convergence TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Cloud TBA scalability TBA Cloud TBA Server Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Private Cloud TBA Hypervisor TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Docker TBA Flocker TBA Software-Defined Networking TBA SDN TBA scale-out TBA hyper-converged architectures TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS
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SimpliVity OmniStack hyper-convergence moves beyond VMware

SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniStack platform now supports Hyper-V, intelligent workload optimization and multinode stretch clustering.

  • Premiered: 04/05/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA SimpliVity TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Hyper-V TBA Optimization TBA cluster TBA Clustering TBA OmniStack TBA Microsoft TBA DRS TBA VMware vSphere TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Hypervisor TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA API TBA OmniView
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Object-file system combo rapidly expands

Object-based storage adoption took longer than expected, so object vendors have added file systems to their products to make them look more familiar to users.

  • Premiered: 04/27/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA object TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA Caringo TBA Caringo Swarm TBA FileFly TBA Windows TBA NTFS TBA Network File System TBA NFS TBA scale-out TBA scale-out storage TBA Scality TBA all-flash TBA SSD TBA AFA TBA Pure Storage TBA SAN TBA elasticity TBA Data reduction TBA Encryption TBA erasure coding TBA Metadata TBA metadata engine TBA Exablox TBA OneBlox TBA latency TBA Arun Taneja TBA Amplidata TBA Cleversafe
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Scale Computing HC3 hyper-convergence dips below $25,000

Hyper-converged SMB specialist Scale Computing adds a new low-end hybrid flash appliance at $24,500 for a three-node cluster. Can it hold off Nutanix?

  • Premiered: 06/15/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converged TBA SMB TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Scale Computing TBA Nutanix TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid flash TBA cluster TBA HC3 TBA Storage TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Virtualization TBA SAN TBA KVM TBA SimpliVity TBA Springpath TBA Performance TBA Arun Taneja
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Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM
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Disaggregation marks an evolution in hyper-convergence

Hyper-convergence vendors are pushing forward with products that will offer disaggregation, the latest entry into the data center paradigm.

  • Premiered: 08/03/16
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA disaggregated storage TBA Storage TBA disaggregation TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Moore's Law TBA Hypervisor TBA software-defined TBA DataCore TBA EMC TBA ScaleIO TBA HPE TBA StoreVirtual TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA SAN TBA Virtualization TBA cluster TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA VxRack
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SimpliVity launches all-flash appliance models for hyper-convergence

Far from the first to do so, SimpliVity adds all-flash hyper-converged appliances, but waited until price levels dropped to avoid investing 'too early into the buzz.'

  • Premiered: 08/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-convergence TBA AFA TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Backup TBA OmniStack TBA Cisco TBA Unified Computing System TBA UCS TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Lenovo TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Nutanix TBA VxRack TBA VxRail TBA Pivot3 TBA vSTAC TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HyperGrid
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Outside the box: Users find another way for hyper-convergence

IT pros have found a way to save money and use existing hardware with software-only hyper-convergence, the lesser-known alternative to appliance-based HCI choices.

  • Premiered: 09/16/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA HCI TBA VxRail TBA VMWare TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA HPE TBA Dell EMC TBA Dell TBA EMC TBA 4U appliance TBA Super Micro Computer TBA Stratoscale TBA Maxta TBA Virtualization
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Hyper-convergence boosts data protection systems

Though hyper-convergence originally dealt only with primary storage, these days, hyper-converged systems are an essential part of your data protection toolkit.

  • Premiered: 11/04/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Data protection TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Backup TBA Virtualization TBA SATA TBA SATA drives TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Cloud TBA flat backup TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Compute TBA Unitrends TBA Veeam TBA Recovery TBA SimpliVity TBA Cohesity TBA OmniCube TBA scale-out TBA Primary Storage TBA NAS TBA flexibility
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Hyper-convergence meets private cloud platform requirements

Infrastructure choice and integration are fundamental to capitalizing on all that a private cloud environment has to offer your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/05/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA HCS TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Availability TBA Security TBA Cloud Security TBA ROI TBA Open Source TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA SDS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA VMWare TBA VMware Cloud Foundation TBA virtualized TBA Virtualization TBA OpenStack TBA IaaS TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon