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Thoughts on Huawei, DataCore: A new hyper-converged infrastructure?
Jon Toigo explores the renewed interest in software-defined and hyper-converged storage, and an important partnership between Huawei and DataCore Software?
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/opinion/Huawei-DataCore-A-new-hyper-converged-infrastructure

“It's stunning how the server vendor landscape has shifted from HP and IBM over the last couple of years. Now Lenovo and Huawei have become the third and fourth largest providers of servers by volume, and relatively new players like Cisco UCS have made significant gains in market share.”

Like many storage aficionados, I have been watching the industry and trade press discussions of software-defined storage and more recently, hyper-converged infrastructure, with considerable interest. But, like most storage folks I know, I tend to greet most product announcements in this space with a cynical shrug.

It's not that the evangelism around both software-defined and hyper-converged hasn't resonated: at their core, in my opinion, the software-defined and hyper-converged advocates are advancing a long overdue question about the wisdom of deploying proprietary storage arrays with value-add storage software services embedded on their controllers.

Read the entire article here, Thoughts on Huawei, DataCore: A new hyper-converged infrastructure?

Published Friday, April 03, 2015 2:09 PM by David Marshall
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