HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0
Dec07

HPE announces HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0

One of the announcements at HPE Discover in London 2016 was the next step of HPE into the HyperConverged world with the launch of the HyperConverged Operating Environment 2.0 (HCOE). Before we dive into the details I want to share the latest Gartner quadrant on Integrated Systems. We see that, compared to the 2015 version, the 2 largest movers are SGI (now part of HPE) and HPE themselves. Looking good for the future. UPDATE...

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Getting started with HPE VM Explorer
Apr26

Getting started with HPE VM Explorer

Some time ago HPE announced that they would acquire Trilead, a small Swiss based company with 1 actual product being VM Explorer being a backup product for VMware and Hyper-V environments. In this article I will do a walk-through of the installation and initial configuration and use of the product.   Installation The software bits can be downloaded from their website https://www.trilead.com/download/. For my article I used Build...

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HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380
Mar18

HPE Hyperconverged portfolio boosts with the new HC380

This week HPE announced its 3rd offering in its Hyperconverged portfolio. After the HC250 for VMware vSphere and the HC250 for Microsoft Cloud Platform System (both based on Apollo’s 2U chassis with up to 4 server blades) now there is a DL380 based solution called the HC380. 2 remarks returned quite often when offering the CS250 solution: Storage options are limited: there are SAS only, SSD tiering and even all-flash offerings, but 6...

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More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250
Mar01

More flexibility with the new HPE Hyper Converged HC250

First there was the CS240/242-HC for VMware with the 15 minute deployment time, then the CS250-HC for Microsoft Cloud Platform System and VMware, and now there is the next step towards the hyper converged world. With the launch of the new HPE Hyper Converged 250 we see some interesting options appearing: Now it is possible to get started with a 2-node configuration instead of 3 and initially even 4 nodes which made the price rather...

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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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