How VMware’s vSAN provides the storage component for a hyper-converged data center.

VMware’s vSAN (virtual SAN) architecture is designed to be a significant step into software-defined-computing, where the vSAN component is responsible for providing software-defined storage. Previously, systems architecture was one server containing its own compute, operating system, networking and storage. Virtualization Continue reading How VMware’s vSAN provides the storage component for a hyper-converged data center.

Tech predictions for 2018: Data center trends to watch for

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Another year gone by, which means another batch of predictions for the future. As is always the case, I own up to my misfires by leading off with the predictions I made Continue reading Tech predictions for 2018: Data center trends to watch for

How artificial intelligence will self-manage the data center

The reality of a self-managing data center is getting closer with HPE’s announcement last week of what it claims to be the first artificial intelligence (AI) predictive engine for trouble in the data center. HPE says next year it will Continue reading How artificial intelligence will self-manage the data center

Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

On Monday, Marvell Technology announced it intends to acquire embedded chip maker Cavium in a deal worth $6 billion. When it’s done, the combined company will have $3.4 billion in annual sales. That’s hardly Intel territory, but their chips will Continue reading Marvell extends its reach in the data center with Cavium purchase

How to better manage mixed data center environments

According to Gartner, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud over the next five years. Many research firms point to hybrid cloud as a fastest-growing segment, including MarketsandMarkets, which Continue reading How to better manage mixed data center environments

New IBM platform turns your data center into a cloud

What if you could flip a switch and turn your stodgy old data center full of legacy apps into a cloud-enabled one capable of migrating apps and data to the public cloud with ease by containerizing your legacy apps? IBM Continue reading New IBM platform turns your data center into a cloud

HostDime Announces Colombian Data Center Plans

HostDime has purchased a land parcel in Bogotá, Colombia where it intends to build a Tier IV data center to meet the booming demand of the local market, the company announced in a blog post on Friday. The land is located Continue reading HostDime Announces Colombian Data Center Plans

HostDime Announces Colombian Data Center Plans

HostDime has purchased a land parcel in Bogotá, Colombia where it intends to build a Tier IV data center to meet the booming demand of the local market, the company announced in a blog post on Friday. The land is located Continue reading HostDime Announces Colombian Data Center Plans

HPE gives up the battle for tier 1 data center customers

A few weeks back I told you how white box vendors, those Chinese-made, unbranded server vendors that compete with HP Enterprise and Dell EMC, were taking a sizable chunk of the business from the brand-name vendors. Well, now HPE has Continue reading HPE gives up the battle for tier 1 data center customers