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3

Nov

2015

SMART Hyperconvergence, part 3: Simplify Infrastructure Management

In previous posts in this series, I introduced the SMART framework for hyperconvergence and discussed software-only solutions on servers of choice being the best foundation for hyperconvergence. Today we will continue our discussion on hyperconvergence focusing on Management Simplicity – […]

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27

Oct

2015

Springpath People – More Individuals behind our Software

Philip, Director of Sales, Central Philip loves an adrenaline rush. After landing his first tandem skydive, he immediately wanted to go up again—this time requesting a front flip out of the plane. “My instructor said, ‘It’s your jump and if […]

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20

Oct

2015

SMART Hyperconvergence, part 2: A Software-Only Solution

Welcome back! In my previous post I introduced the SMART framework for hyperconvergence, and discussed what hyperconvergence is and why so many people already plan to deploy this type of solution. This post will focus on the benefits of a […]

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8

Oct

2015

Are All Hyperconvergence Solutions Created Equal? Part 3

The answer is still no, and in this post I’ll talk about another key differentiator – scalability. Scalability is an important issue because one of the common criticisms of hyperconvergence systems in general relates to how they scale. With our […]

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6

Oct

2015

5 Key Ingredients for Hyperconvergence Solutions, Part 1

Hyperconvergence is getting a lot of interest and buzz. It is the biggest IT shift since the rise of server virtualization, and to some extent the next natural evolution of datacenter virtualization. However, as with any budding space there is […]

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29

Sep

2015

Are All Hyperconvergence Solutions Created Equal? Part 2

In the first post of this series, I discussed how the software-only vs. appliance-based nature of hyperconvergence clearly shows that the various solutions are not created equal. In this post, I want to talk about the underlying file systems used […]

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24

Sep

2015

50% Of VMworld Attendees Are Planning To Deploy Hyperconvergence!

Our first time at VMworld far exceeded our expectations. Our software-only approach to hyperconvergence resonated well with attendees. We often heard feedback validating that customers prefer to continue using servers from their preferred vendor, while gaining the benefits of hyperconvergence. […]

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16

Sep

2015

Are All Hyperconvergence Solutions Created Equal? Part 1

The short answer to the question “Are all hyperconvergence solutions created equal?” is no. But I’d like to use this post, the first in a series of three, to answer the question in a little more depth. Because the term […]

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10

Sep

2015

Hyperconvergence: The Talk of the Town During VMworld

4 exhibit days, 23 hours of exhibiting, 68 theater presentations completed, 5 different demos shown more times than we could count, and several tired, aching feet. This is how the Springpath team wrapped up VMworld 2015! This was the first […]

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25

Aug

2015

Springpath will be at VMworld this year!

It’s almost time for VMworld, the yearly conference that highlights the latest and greatest in virtualization and cloud technology, and Springpath will be there showcasing our SMART approach to hyperconvergence! This year’s conference will be held at the Moscone Center […]

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18

Aug

2015

Springpath’s Sales Kick-off 2015

Springpath has grown rapidly over the last several months and with a group of new sales and operations folks joining the team on August 3rd, Springpath SKO 2015 was born. Last week the entire sales team came to our Sunnyvale […]

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30

Jun

2015

Springpath ReadyClones and native snapshots

Since the inception of Springpath, one of our primary objectives has been to ensure we provide excellent data services while enabling IT admins to easily manage their infrastructure. Springpath’s data services enable IT admins to achieve new levels of storage […]

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23

Jun

2015

Deep Dive Into Springpath’s HALO File System – Part 2

In the first of this two-part series, we introduced Springpath’s Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO) File System (FS) and discussed effective utilization of SSDs and HDDs. In this post, we will explore how we achieve low latency and handle space […]

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16

Jun

2015

Deep Dive Into Springpath’s HALO File System

Several years ago we embarked on a journey to build a file system optimized for the deployment and scale of hyperconvergence software. In this two-part series, we’ll reveal technical aspects of the Springpath Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Objects (HALO) File System […]

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5

Jun

2015

The Importance of Independent Scaling of Compute, Caching and Capacity

Today’s hyperconvergence addresses utilization and management issues by bringing DAS (Direct Attached Storage) into compute servers, offering key advantages over traditional NAS or SAN. Distributed storage software runs on all converged nodes and manages DAS devices across the cluster to […]

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5

May

2015

SQLIO on the Springpath Data Platform

SQLIO is one of the tools provided by the Microsoft SQL team to test the I/O capacity of a storage system. 6TB of working set was configured with SQLIO on the vSphere 5.5 U2 cluster. The database simulation consisted of […]

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26

Mar

2015

Flexibility of a 100% Software Data Platform

Hyper-converged storage solutions are beginning to disrupt the traditional IT storage market. But why is it that many hyper-converged products can only be purchased as an appliance, where the hardware and storage software are bundled together?

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6

Mar

2015

The HALO core behind Springpath Data Platform

The focus of Springpath Data Platform is to leverage the underlying resources of the servers to ensure that the applications are served with the right combination of performance and capacity. In addition, doing this across a wide variety of compute […]

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6

Mar

2015

Springpath Data Platform Overview

In my last blog post I focused on our vision for the year 2020, and what are the core sets of challenges that IT is facing in 2015. The primary challenge is the proliferation of infrastructure silos of different hardware […]

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17

Feb

2015

2020 Vision

After 2.5 years in stealth mode, I am excited to announce the launch of Springpath and our groundbreaking software, Springpath Data Platform. This important milestone couldn’t have been reached without the incredible hard work and creativity of the Springpath team and […]

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