CDN is basically a distributed storage system used to deliver content over the Internet to end users. CDNs serve a large amount of the content on the Internet today. The main goal of a CDN is make access to a wide range of file types like text, graphics and videos as quick as possible.
Some will say hardware commoditization is here. The hardware I speak of, in general, is the computer components that make up compute, network and storage. I liked the tweet sent by John Troyer founder of TechReckoning a couple days ago. The tweet is shown below.
This post is comes in response to a blog post that was sparked from a twitter post. The blog post “My wish for 2015 – better tooling to pr..
Now that we have the high-level benefits or reasons to consider Hyper-V 2012 R2 and Nutanix lets get into some of the configuration detail..
My beginning like most started with VMware virtualization. Back then the enterprise was a baby and I was painfully trying the feed it..
Today software is king and hardware is a commodity. There are lots of innovative products and solutions, in the IT infrastructure space al..
VMware recently announced there EVO:RAIL Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCIA) offering. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is a combination o..
One of the big talks these days is around “Big Data” and the rising interest in the enterprise. This term “Big Data” is no different to the term “Cloud Computing” in the fact that it’s a general statement to simplify something that’s much more complex when you dig into the details. So in it’s simplest form “Big Data” is the practice of gathering, storing and analyzing lots of data. The first thing most will think about when the term “Big Data” is brought up is Hadoop. Simply put Hadoop, along with MapReduce and HDFS, is the framework or platform that makes consuming and analyzing “Big Data” possible in a scalable way.
So in the VMware Community podcast this week we got to talking a post that Massimo wrote about how he sees the storage path of the future. You should and can check it out here. I understand it’s a general interpretation of something that is not yet something we can implement as he lays it out but it shows that he is thinking outside the box. I really like where his head. While I read the post it got me to thinking as well but it was too much to comment on his post so I decided to do a post as well on pretty much the same topic but with my own spin on it.
I just wanted to show some simple testing results from using ioTurbine. The environment consists of a HP BL460G7 blades which has a 320GB IO Accelerator from FusionIO.