It has been a while since I have done this. In the early days of the VMware VMTN Blog I would post a weekly update on which articles where my recommended reads for the week. I stopped doing that simply because I was just too busy with other things. But after the post of last week pointing to an old article and some new articles worth reading I figured I would pick up again where I left a couple of years ago. Note that this will not be a weekly thing, it may take 1 or 2 week or even longer before the new edition pops up. It just depends on how much happens and what I find interesting to share. This list is also pretty much in random order…
- Introduction 2016 NUMA Deep Dive Series by Frank Denneman. It is just the introduction, but I want to point you to it so you know what is coming and knowing Frank this is going to be a great read. So bookmark it if you are interested in NUMA!
- Infinio Accelerator 3.0 – now supercharged with VAIO by Eric Siebert. Great to see more vendors hopping on the VAIO bandwagon. Not a big fan of the name “VAIO” (vSphere APIs for IO Filtering), but basically it offers a framework that allows you to run certain dataservice (like caching and replication) inside the hypervisor, instead of as an appliance on top. Definitely a more efficient way of doing things. Welcome Infinio!
- The Birth of Faster Storage by Tom Fenton, where NVMe and NVMe Fabrics are being discussed, interesting technology and something to keep your eye on the upcoming years.
- Nutanix buying PernixData by Anthony Spiteri. Another report of “troubles” in startup land. The news broke out just before the weekend and all throughout the weekend it kept twitter and the blogosphere busy. I am not going to comment on it as it is just a rumour at the moment, nevertheless interesting to read, Enrico also has a good article on it.
- Atlantis retreats to core VDI software and appliance market by The Register. Interesting to see how one of the startups in the storage/caching/HCI space is changing strategy and primarily focussing on end user computing from now on. I guess it represents a change in Silicon Valley where more and more startups not only need to show growth, but also profits in order to get additional funding.