A nice shout out in ComputerWeekly.com about @scalableinfo #HPC #storage

See the article here. Surely though, widespread adoption is just a matter of time. With its PCIe connectivity, literally slotting in, NVMe offers the ability to push hyper-converged utility and scalability to wider sets of use cases than currently. There are some vendors that focus on their NVMe/hyper-converged products, such X-IO (Axellio), Scalable Informatics, and … Read moreA nice shout out in ComputerWeekly.com about @scalableinfo #HPC #storage

when you eliminate the impossible, what is left, no matter how improbable, is likely the answer

This is a fun one. A customer has quite a collection of all-flash Unison units. A while ago, they asked us to turn on LLDP support for the units. It has some value for a number of scenarios. Later, they asked us to turn it off. So we removed the daemon. Unison ceased generating/consuming LLDP … Read morewhen you eliminate the impossible, what is left, no matter how improbable, is likely the answer

Virtualized infrastructure, with VM storage on software RAID + a rebuild == occasional VM pauses

Not what I was hoping for. I may explain more of what I am doing later (less interesting than why I am doing it), but suffice it to say that I’ve got a machine I’ve turned into a VM/container box, so I can build something I need to build. This box has a large RAID6 … Read moreVirtualized infrastructure, with VM storage on software RAID + a rebuild == occasional VM pauses

Combine these things, and get a very difficult to understand customer service

In the process of disconnecting a service we don’t need anymore. So I call their number. Obviously reroutes to a remote call center. One where english is not the primary language. I’m ok with this, but the person has a very thick and hard to understand accent. Their usage and idiom were not American, or … Read moreCombine these things, and get a very difficult to understand customer service

Architecture matters, and yes Virginia, there are no silver bullets for performance

Time and time again, the day job had been asked to discuss how the solutions are differentiated. Time and time again, we showed benchmarks on real workloads that show significant performance deltas. Not 2 or 3 sigma measurements. More often than not, 2x -> 10x better. Yet … yet … we were asked, again and … Read moreArchitecture matters, and yes Virginia, there are no silver bullets for performance