* Posts by @hansdeleenheer

17 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Apr 2012

Can nothing stop the Veeam tank? We hate to save you a click but: No


Re: Not surprised here...

I've never found a car that supported all my requirements. I've been quite happy with all the cars I have ever bought.


Re: Needs some substance

Have you been living under a rock for the last 5 tot 10 years? Although Veeam is privately owned and they do not have to disclose their revenue, everyone in the market knows that their growth track has put them onto a $1bln revenue either this year or even last year already. What do you think 250.000 paying customers means? Do you know how many people work for Veeam? Did you know Veeam NEVER attracted external capital? Multiple respected analyst agencies have put Veeam as market leader in the virtualization protection, surpassing Symantec and HP in the last year(s). Yes, growth numbers say nothing without a baseline but in Veeam's case that is not the fact. Your comment is ignorant at least.

The gospel according to Blockchain, or is it the other way round?


Re: Can someone explain

I agree with you and share your concerns. We will go into details about the specifics of the technology at a certain stage and we do prefer rather sooner than later. That begin said we're not even public with our v1.0 yet. In general, DLT is an early stage technology and there's going to be lots of roadmap we'd like to get in there on day one that just won't be possible. I'll be the first to welcome you to show us the flaws of our designs!

If you are genuinely interested, you can always find me at hans.deleenheer@gospel.tech


Re: Does this mean though...

This is indeed one of the reasons a (shared?) permissioned distributed ledger may be a better solution going forward than an anonymous unpermissioned one. By choosing for HyperLedger we have the ability to not having to use cryptocurrency. It is our intent to make the Gospel platform as wide as possible from integration perspectives; on premises over multiple data centers, may or may not be in control of one company or a group of companies. Could run over multiple types of public cloud, ... We feel we should not be the ones dictating your (= Entprise company) infrastructure choices.


Re: Can someone explain

disclaimer; I do represent Gospel.

There are multiple ways to peel an orange as there will be multiple ways of securing data. We feel Distributed Ledger Technologies can help here for securely sharing corporate information. As these technologies (and it's implementations) are fairly new, we do understand that there is going to be a need for educating the market on its merits. Please do stick around and give it the benefit of the doubt for now ;-)

Hyperconverged upstart Scale slurps $18m from cash-happy VCs


Re: Bandwagon

Nutanix is not even in ScaleComputings market segment. It's not because you've built a car that you are competing with all car manufacturers. Although there may ben some overlap, if you have a Nutanix and a Scale sales rep in the same deal, someone probably has the wrong expectations.

Backup Exec worships VMware's spanking new ESXi appeal


You want to be a guinnea pig?

(disclaimer: former Veeam employee)

Backup Exec historically was one of the LAST Backup software solutions to support new platform releases. This time Symantec announced Day0 support at the vSphere RTM. This is RIDICULOUS! This literally means that they will just see what happens in your environment and will 'support' your cases if and when things go south. No company can give a Day0 support because they don't even have the code of the RTM release before it is RTM! There have always been changes especially on the backup APIs between RC and RTM.

Nutanix looking for a way to burst VMware's bubble


Re: Open HCI coming out of stealth

I'm not sure you ever heard a ScaleComputing pitch. Their 3-note cluster starts at $25.000 all-in. They are the perfect example of an SME (with focus on S).

disclaimer: ScaleComputing is a client of mine (but so are others in this market)

Don't you forget about VCE... Cisco gets cosy with Pure Storage


Re: the upper hand of the deal


Als reasons you are pointing out are practical implementations, not the intent why the deal is made in the first place. If you look at it from a practical point the NTX-DELL deal for example is a true OEM where the product is a DELL SKU, sold by their people and even supported by their staff.

This is about who is at the receiving end of the table from a market perspective. In that light it is every single time the startup that benefits from partnering with the A-brand.


the upper hand of the deal

this deal is a PureStorage deal, not a Cisco deal.

Similar to the NimbleStorage deal.

Similar to the SimpliVity deal.

Similar to Nutanix + DELL deal.

Similar to ... how many of these examples do you need?

Is Trevor Pott-y? Nope – he's bang on about VSAN performance


The Hypervisor Commodity is a Fairy Tale

I agree on most of the storage comments here. There is one thing I have to answer on: it won't really help running the same storage layer in different Hypervisors if the Hypervisor is not a commodity to the VM. Today there are at least 3 proprietary parts of the VM that make this impossible:

* the VM config file is proprietary to the hypervisor

* the VM disk format is proprietary to the hypervisor

* the VM guest drivers are proprietary to the hypervisor

So as long as the VM is not a standard, which it probably never will and the way people want to solve this is with even more layers on top, I'd rather use a VSA model for distributed storage over multiple hypervisors than having the storage vendors design their storage controller code for different kernels (Linux, ESX, Windows).

Disks with Ethernet ports? Throw in some flash and you've got yourself a HGST p-a-r-t-y


Re: An Interesting Future-SAN

you are missing the point of ethernet connected drives, the appliances that house masses of these drives would be basically switches. there is no need for a block or file header anymore as there is a straight IP connectivity to the drive. these drives are perfect for object based backends.

I dived deep into the VMware community. Here's what I found...


VMUG and vBeers

2 points to counter here:

VMUGs and vBeers are by their definition open events where EVERYONE is invited. Most VMUG leaders by the way are active as local VMware Consultants. VMUG as an organisation is independent from the vendors but not all leaders and members are end-users.

"giving away my skills" is really an old-school phrase. These days we call that knowledge sharing. I can assure you that sharing knowledge gets you a lot of free and valuable knowledge in return. If you have troubles finding the right blogs that are NOT there to get noticed but to share true knowledge, I am sure a local (or even global) vExpert will help you find them.

Storage rage: Like getting a nice steak and being told to only eat 80% of it


Re: It makes perfect sense...


"The all SSD 3Par is identical apart from a larger cache on the head"

Why would you say this? Are you deliberately saying wrong things or do you just don't follow these things? The operating system of 3PAR has been rewritten in many places just because of flash. Please do your research first before claiming these things.

Logos - the good, the bad, the ugly

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the good

I love the "P" from PureStorage

Which flash array vendor will be bought & by who?


Some fits

I sincerely hope PureStorage gets another year or two. They really are on a good roll to get where they need to be but their market fit is still too niche. And please, no NetApp for them :-)

What fits for me?

Kaminario/DELL: Kaminario builds their solutions now on DELL hardware but the biggest reason is that they own IP without proprietary hardware. This fits perfectly in the Fluid story DELL brings.

NimbusData/HP: Scaleout/ScaleUp high performance on low pricepoint. Bigger market. Fits more in strategy acquisitions like 3PAR. Ready for market, handle integration later.

Maybe SolidFire is a better match for NetApp? one-size-fits-all, easy scaleout.

Others: FusionIO missed the acquisition boat I think. They should have been acquired by HP last year and integraded in Gen8 servers. This would have changed the server/storage market. By now they are too much integraded through other server vendors and will be to expensive. Violin could still be an alternative ...

In July I'll do an update on my Vendor Acquisitions & Partnerships post :-) http://hansdeleenheer.blogspot.com/2011/07/vendor-acquisitions-partnerships-v2.html

Are SANS right for converged stacks


Re: Are SANS right for converged stacks

the only question I have (for now) is are we willing to use VSA's as production SAN? As I recall from a podcast the P4000 VSA has a xx% performance impact over a physical one wth the same hardware config. And do we have to scale with identical configurations as we have to in the physical clusters?

On the other hand a VSA gives us way more flexibility to tune the hardware (SSDs, FusionIO, SCSIe, ...)