The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage
Nov07

The good, the bad and the ugly about Software Defined Storage

You probably know that I am a big fan of Software Defined Storage. And I am not the only one apparently. I see more and more implementations in production in small, medium and even large-sized companies who adopt Software Defined Storage. All of the most important storage vendors have some kind of SDS (Software Defined Storage) solution and also other IT leaders like VMware and Nutanix integrate SDS functionality in their products as...

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HP releases the next generation Gen9 Proliant servers
Sep10

HP releases the next generation Gen9 Proliant servers

While everyone is looking at the new iPhone 6 with Apple Watch (don’t expect my comment, the internet is full of it already) you should know that there was at the same moment another important announcement – by HP. They released the new Gen9 Proliant server portfolio. At the same time they mentioned that HP Proliant exists already for 25 years… Happy birthday! When we look further than the typical marketing blablabla (3x compute...

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Performance boost on HP Moonshot platform with new 8-core Intel SoC’s
Sep20

Performance boost on HP Moonshot platform with new 8-core Intel SoC’s

Together with Intel’s announcement of their new Atom C2000 Avaton 8-core processors, HP announced the release of new server cartridges M300 for their Moonshot platform. The already existing server cartridge runs on Intel’s S1200 Centerton Atom SoC, now these new Intel C2000 chips are expected offer more as 7 times the performance and 6 times the power efficiency of the Centerton SoC, making them ideal for the ultra-low power Moonshot...

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Introduction to HP Moonshot
Jun19

Introduction to HP Moonshot

Ever since Meg Whitman announced at HP Discover in Las Vegas that the HP.com website was running on Moonshot, lots of people were surprised and curious of how this is possible… Those tiny little server cartridges? Besides the typical marketing stuff like “80% less space, 89% less energy and 77% less cost”, the following numbers make it even more impressive: the whole HP.com website runs on the energy equivalent to a dozen of 60W...

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Next Phase of Project Moonshot Lifts Off
Jul03

Next Phase of Project Moonshot Lifts Off

HP continues to innovate and lead with Project Moonshot, the extreme low-energy server initiative, and has selected Intel’s new Centerton (Atom) processor for the initial Gemini (codename) production system. Because Moonshot is processor-neutral, it will have swappable processor cartridges so that other processors may be used in the future. The Gemini server system is ideal for hyperscale workloads, where using many extreme low-energy...

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