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HP vs. VCE Converged Infrastructure: A Comparative Assessment

Posted by Angela Restani

Nov 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The powers of virtualization and cloud computing have become central to IT's operating at an accelerated pace. These technologies have also created an age of unprecedented complexity. Converged infrastructure frees up resources for innovation, and have greatly reduced the administrative burden on IT managers by completely changing how systems are designed, deployed, maintained, supported, and upgraded.

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VM EVO: RAIL vs Nutanix vs vSan Converged Infrastructure

Posted by Angela Restani

Nov 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Nutanix, vSan, and VM EVO: RAIL are the three big competitors for the hyperconverged platform market. Which should you choose for your company? There is a wealth of information out there, so let’s look at some of the features under consideration to see how they stack up against one another.

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Infrastructure: Which one is Right for You?

Posted by Angela Restani

Nov 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Infrastructure refers to the  processes, procedures, and systems that make up your business or department. Choosing the right infrastructure has a huge effect on the future of your company and how it grows. Organizations with leading IT infrastructure practices are also more likely to deliver superior financial results and optimized business outcomes.

How much infrastructure do you need?

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The Biggest Data Center Trend: Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Posted by Angela Restani

Nov 11, 2014 5:00:00 AM

hyper-converged infrastructure

A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, network and server virtualization resources, sometimes from different companies, in a single box, which has the ability to serve as the basis of a scale-out system. What is so exciting about an integrated stack that it has become the next big thing in data storage?

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Topics: Hyper-converged Infrastructure

HP 3PAR 7200 All Flash Array Announcement

Posted by Angela Restani

Aug 22, 2014 3:40:15 PM

The recent 3PAR 7200 AFA is a clear attack on the All Flash Array market space. The 7200 AFA maintains 3PAR’s common hardware, OS and feature set across the 3PAR product portfolio enabling all the 3PAR differentiators. The primary difference from the 7200 AFA and it’s bigger brother, 3PAR 7450 is the number of controllers (2 vs. 4 respectively) purely in attempt to create a solution that completes head-to-head with the other AFA manufacturers.

HP Announcement 

The much awaited VVOL feature will change the game for managing storage for VMware environment. Every VM will have direct access to a virtual volume eliminating the need for data stores thus providing the best of traditional NFS (storage management at the VM level) and VMFS/block storage (VMware vStorage API for Array Integration - VAAI). The net result is a simpler yet more effect means to manage storage.

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Topics: HP, vmware, Storage


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