Hamburgers, french fries and hyperconvergence

During the first Open vStorage roadshow in the US, I noticed people have a lot of questions about convergence and hyperconvergence: Can you help me with the term “hyperconverged”? I believe it is a marketing buzzword, but it is something that my executives have glommed onto. While I was waiting to fly back home, I was eating a burger and french fries. Let's be honest, the US has the best places to eat burgers but while eating and staring at the planes, I suddenly had an epiphany on how to explain convergence, hyperconvergence…Read more …

Open vStorage by CloudFounders

In a recent conference call an attendee expressed the following: There is a real company behind Open vStorage? I thought this was a project done by 2 guys in their basement. There is a big misconception about open-source projects. Some of these projects are indeed started and maintained by 2 guys in their basement. But on the other hand you see more and more projects where a couple of hundred people contribute. Take as an example OpenStack. To this open-source project companies such as Red Hat, IBM, HP, Rackspace, SwiftStack, Mirantis, Intel and…Read more …

Open vStorage Roadshow: last chance to register

To start 2015 in style, the Open vStorage team is doing a small roadshow in the US and Canada. During these presentations we will discuss the upcoming features in Open vStorage and how we will commercially launch solutions based on Open vStorage. The Toronto and Boston Meetup will be a joint session together with Midokura. During the San Francisco session James Hughes, Principal Technologist at Seagate, will also join us and provide an update on the Kinetic Open Storage platform. Open vStorage Roadshow: Monday Jan. 12 - Toronto: register here Wednesday Jan. 14…Read more …