My thoughts on Cisco’s “Top 10” list for HyperFlex

Cisco just uploaded a blog post listing the "Top 10 Customer Reasons Why HyperFlex grew 2X the HCI market in Q2". Though I am happy to see the HCI market growing, I think this post is pure marketing fluff. It is miss leading and lacks any real substance, so I have included my thoughts on their Top 10 list below. These are just my initial thoughts on this [...]

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VxRail vs vSAN Ready Nodes

Dell EMC does not take a one-size-fits-all approach. We recognize that customers will have different preferences based on their current infrastructure, IT staff, and [...]

Back to Basics: vSAN

I find myself having more and more conversations around SDS and HCI every day but it surprises me how many people don't understand the fundamentals of what vSAN is and how it [...]

HCI is bring sexy back to SATA SSDs

In just a few weeks, VxRail will be coming out with a new SATA based SSD options to go along with the new models built on Dell EMC’s new 14G PowerEdge servers. Now, some of [...]

VxRail 4.5 improvements with vSAN 6.6

VxRail 4.5 will see some drastic improvements with vSphere 6.5u1 and vSAN 6.6, when it goes GA this September 2017. This will bring a lot of features I have been looking [...]

Unity OE 4.2 (Merlin) Update

The July 2017 Unity OE 4.2 release is the second major update for the Unity product line. The release focuses on improving Unity flash efficiencies, the introduction of [...]

Dell EMC’s Azure Stack: Everything you need to know

Dell EMC has formally announced their Azure Stack Appliance this week. If you are not familiar with Azure Stack, it is an appliance developed by cooperative effort between [...]