HPE acquires Simplivity & Nimble: what’s next?
Mar13

HPE acquires Simplivity & Nimble: what’s next?

Probably you all heard already about the recent acquisitions of Simplivity and Nimble by HPE. Many articles are already written about this topic (here, here and here) so I am not gonna repeat the old news. However, there is 1 big question that remains (and where HPE is not (yet) showing its long-term vision yet) is: what’s next? Is MSA dead? StoreVirtual maybe? Is Nimble replacing 3PAR? What about the software-defined storage stack in...

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Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!
Feb17

Want to start with StoreVirtual VSA? Begin with VSA Ready Nodes!

With all the spotlights on the big HPE 3PAR storage announcement some days ago, I notice that not everyone is aware of the release of a new storage whitepaper called HPE StoreVirtual VSA Ready Nodes. Which is IMHO also a big step forward for everyone busy with StoreVirtual VSA. So what is this all about and why is it important? This document is THE BIBLE for everyone that wants to start with StoreVirtual VSA. It contains a list of all...

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100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!
Dec13

100% uptime for 7 years with StoreVirtual VSA? Check!

I think I must have been the first one in Belgium being LeftHand Certified, just before HP acquired LeftHand Networks in 2008. As an instructor I was curious for this new technology of Network RAID and attended a TTT (TrainTheTrainer) session. At the end of the TTT there was an online exam and BAM! I was LeftHand Certified… Since then I have the virtual appliance based VSA’s running in my datacenter… In the beginning it was just...

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HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released
Nov24

HPE OneView for VMware vCenter 7.8 released

HPE (got to get used to this new Hewlett Packard Enterprise stuff…) released the latest version of it connector software between HP OneView and VMware vCenter. I was waiting for this one because, since I upgraded to the latest version of OneView 2.0, some information was not appearing anymore inside my vCenter client. Seems to be solved now with this version 7.8 which clearly states in the Release Notes that it officially...

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Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about
Oct21

Some great Demartek reports you should be aware about

Last year I discovered the Demartek reports. Demartek is a computer industry analyst organization with its own ISO 17025 accredited computer test lab. The majority of the work they do involves running hardware or software solutions in their test lab for the purpose of validation testing, performance testing, power efficiency or other types of testing. Below I highlight 2 reports that I often use as well in my training and consultancy...

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