Category Archives: SimpliVity

Cisco To Buy Nutanix?

This is about as likely to happen as me becoming a vegetarian. Which is not to say that it’s not an outright impossibility, but the probability is very very low. Like many people, I’ve heard the rumors of Cisco looking to … Continue reading

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Doing “IT” The Hard Way, or Why You Should Be Hyper Converged

So to counter balance my other piece from this week on some of the challenges that the Hyper Converged Infrastructure space faces, I thought I would argue the flip side of the coin. If you are not looking to take … Continue reading

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With Hyper Converged: Don’t Believe the Hype???

It’s about time for a contrarian viewpoint around Hyper Convergence, and what better place to put it forth than from one of its prime cheerleaders (me). With EMC entering the Hyper Converged marketplace with VSPEX:Blue, and the impending releases of … Continue reading

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Hyper-Flash? Merging Hyperconvergence with All Flash

Today there was an article in the register by Chris Mellor about the Hyperconverged vendors looking to move to all flash inside their platforms. It’s obviously a logical next step to think that if you want ultra high performance in … Continue reading

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VMware joins the hyperconverged party

So the Mystic/Marvin cat is out of the bag and VMware has announced EVO:Rail as their entry in the Hyperconverged infrastructure space. There are several great blog posts about this announcement, and you can tell that VMware was very selective … Continue reading

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Dude you’re getting a Cisco?

First lets get the disclaimers out of the way. I am speaking on my own behalf and not that of my employer. So as you may have noticed, I’ve been a tad quiet as of late since changing jobs and … Continue reading

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Startup Life: A Years Worth Of Activity

So this marks my one year anniversary with the Hyperconverged Infrastructure company SimpliVity. Since the dotcom-bust, this is the first real “start-up” I’ve worked at, though I use the term start-up only in the sense that the company was bringing … Continue reading

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vExpert Weekly Digest – vExpert 2014 Submissions Edition

It’s that time again, the time for vExpert submissions. So far I count roughly 11 different blog posts associated with the release this week. It looks like there have a been a few changes so please go take a look … Continue reading

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OMG! Learn about vSAN and Hyper-Converged Offerings, win the Deathstar!

OMG indeed, if you didn’t see the tweet by David Davis or Scott Lowe (aka OtherScottLowe) they are doing a vendor neutral webinar on vSAN as well as Hyperconvergence and the Datacenter of the Future.  January 30th, 2014 – 2:00pm … Continue reading

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Backup Is Broken

Every night millions of terabytes of data are read and written. In my view, this is a wasted IO operation. This graph should look familiar, its what I’m speaking of when I say that backup is broken. That every time … Continue reading

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