* Posts by dandre83

2 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Sep 2015

Software-defined traditional arrays could be left stranded by HCI


It can be, many HCI vendors are sold as appliances which are difficult or impossible to scale unless you purchase more appliances.

Maxta sells a software-only hyper converged solution that allows you to run hyper convergence on your choice of X86 hardware and hypervisor (VMware-centric but supports others as well). With a software-only model you can scale within a node or within the cluster, you are limited only by the capacity of the servers themselves.

Full disclosure I am a Maxta employee.

Tape thrives at the margin as shipped capacity breaks record


Re: AAANNNDDD it's gone...

Oh yes they do. Good luck with that strategy. Tape doesn't make sense in your situation naturally, you just need more diversity in your backup or copy strategy.