The last edition was 2 weeks ago, in that article I pointed to the rumour of Pernix being acquired by Nutanix and since then it has gone silent. Well almost silent, Frank Denneman has announced he is no longer with Pernix (which was picked up by The Register) so I think it is safe to say there is a truth to the rumour. Sad moment as I really liked the company and really liked the technology, hope the product will live on. I guess time will tell and I am sure that by the time the next edition of recommended reads is published we will have seen an announcement.
- Springpath to focus on Cisco OEM Development
It is an interesting development if true. Springpath is one of the “newer” hyper-converged players and initially sold through various OEMs. Now they seem to solely focus on Cisco, which I guess makes sense as it will make it easier to work on deeper integration with Cisco tooling. Wouldn’t surprise me if Cisco picks these guys up at some point in time.
- Build a Xeon D-1500 (Open) Home Lab with me? by Joep Piscaer
I’ve had this Intel proc family and SuperMicro board on my list for the longest time for a homelab, never got around to ordering anything but I have to agree it is a great piece of kit with a lot of power combined with relative low power consumption and a great WAF (wife acceptance factor), read Joep’s post and his wiki entry on OpenHomeLab.org for more details
- On the topic of homelabs: Supermicro SuperServer SYS-E300-8D and SYS-E200-8D close-up pictures by Paul Braren (another one by Paul here on the same subject)
This is a nice piece of kit. It also holds the D-1500 CPU, is nice and small and has 10GbE on-board. Could be great for a VSAN lab, small but still packing a lot of power.
- Thoughts on Pokemon G0
Nothing to do directly with Infrastructure, but I had to list this as I think it is a brilliant concept. Especially the use of the camera is smart, and I bet it got many kids walking around the neighbourhood instead of sitting on the couch playing on their PS4. Another interesting aspect is that it seems to be bringing people together and have people talking whom normally probably wouldn’t be talking to each other. Plus of course create traffic chaos and dangerous situations as no one is paying attention anymore where they are walking / driving.
- Disrupt Your Data Center with Transformative CI & HCI Technologies by Jason Nash
Well not really a blog, but an awesome panel session with Jason Nash, Chad Sakac, Dheeraj Pandey, and Matt Smorto on the hyper-converged market today. Some great insights and good discussion. Always impressed with Chad, I just love the way he handles the discussion/situation during these types of conversations.
- Media Headlines by Chad Sakac. Setting the record straight when it comes to the Dell/EMC strategy and hyper-converged offerings. This was a response to an article in The Register, not to the video by the way.
- Samsung 850 EVO SSD 4Tb Review
Not the most exciting article, but more important here is 4TB SSD which is relatively affordable. Prices are still dropping, can I have that 16TB SSD now? Please?!
- How the queen of Silicon Valley is helping Google go after Amazon’s most profitable business
Some interesting bits and pieces in here, especially how the organization is being transformed by Diane within Google.
- NUMA Deep Dive Part 1: From UMA to NUMA by Frank Denneman
Last one on the list, so it has to be something good. You like deepdives? Well this is going to be your cup of tea then. Frank is diving in to it deep immediately and even followed up with Part 2 in the same week. And this week part 3 and 4 also dropped. Those diagrams by the way are insane… Considering Frank is looking for a new challenge, I wouldn’t be surprised if Intel made him an offer.