* Posts by Ken-in-Houston

15 posts • joined 11 Feb 2016

Hyperconverged leapfrog: Dell EMC borg overtakes Nutanix

Ken-in-Houston

Re: Sprained my eardrum!

Cisco is not hyperconverged - unless you are referring to their hyperflex story? Oh, yeah, that doesn't scale beyond 8 nodes! I appreciate you questioning me, but you need to get a better education. I know my business back and forth.

SimpliVity customers spurned by HPE welcomed into loving arms of Nutanix

Ken-in-Houston

Re: aaaaaaand it looks like Nutanix stock is tanking today

Well you can't blame employees for wanting to make some money. I may go buy some stock!

China gives America its underwater drone back – with a warning

Ken-in-Houston

Add TnT to it

In the future, these drones should have some kind of explosive added to them such that if they are illegally stolen again we can simply blow them up. Serves 'em right for stealing it in the first place!

Ditch your Macs, Dell tells EMC staff

Ken-in-Houston

Very decent

I've used one of the Dell gaming desktops - XPS.

It's actually VERY nice!

It's thin, light-weight, covered in brushed aluminum, and basically looks badass. Oh, and they have touch screens. I thought that was silly but, after using one, I wouldn't have a laptop without one.

EMC XtremIO has its quirks but rumours of its death are overblown

Ken-in-Houston

XtremeIO is EOL

If I had to guess, I'd say XtremeIO is out: No recent development and it's on the outside looking in with regard to product management and development. Also, it has a completely different management interface and model - this isn't unlike other EMC products to be sure, but it makes it much harder when you are already on the outside looking in.

Trust me, this product is EOL.

Ken-in-Houston

Re: All flash VxRail

Yup. And they missed the all-flash Dell XC array, too.

Put storage inside the individual hosts of a virtual cluster? You're CRAZY... Like a fox

Ken-in-Houston

Re: Storage in individual hosts is a software problem

Nutanix offers storage-only nodes.

Also, with regard to making things more complicated, HCI actually makes things LESS complicated.

In the absence of a SAN, there is no need to configure LUNs, no need to mask them, manage them, etc. Also, without LUNs, storage access is now much easier and no longer limited: In the past, if you wanted to add storage, you typically had to add an additional LUN. Or, if you were fortunate enough to be able to expand a LUN (not possible with several vendors), that would require downtime to perform.

Nutanix allows expansion of storage w/o downtime. Actually, expansion of storage is w/o configuration, too! It is literally a 2-click operation.

You should take a look at Nutanix first, and then form an opinion. It's obvious you do not understand the technology right now.

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

Ken-in-Houston

Mainframe and other legacy telnet apps have allowed sysadmins to have access to plain text password files. More modern apps (for the past 15 yrs) don't allow that.

Ken-in-Houston

Re: What, no free GCHQ sponsored password registry?

Love me some LassPass!

Ken-in-Houston

The Wrong 2FA Solution?

It just sounds to me like you were using the wrong 2 Factor Authentication solution.

There are many out there, but I use Lass Pass: There is an encrypted store on my laptop, and one in the cloud. So, I can access the cloud when not at my pc, and I can utilize the local datastore when I cannot get online.

For me, it works great and I would recommend it to everybody!

Ken-in-Houston

Use Password Manager S/W

This advice is ridiculous.

Any organization, even any individual, who is not using Password Management software is begging for problems. Use this software, auto-gen and rotate your passwords routinely and have them saved in this sort of app, and then use a single, complex password with multi-factor authentication to access your datastore. It doesn't get any better than this.

Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

Ken-in-Houston

Sprained my eardrum!

I think I sprained my eardrum trying to listen to that!

HPE targets Nutanix, squeezes into hyperconvergence suit

Ken-in-Houston

Re: VxRail is based on Dell Power edge servers

Maybe not yet, but it's coming. Trust me, it's coming.

Once VxRail releases, it'll use Dell servers. Why would it use anything else? After all, Dell owns EMC and EMC will do what it's told.

Ken-in-Houston

Yet more validation

It's nice to see that, after six (6) years, the industry has finally recognized that webscale technology is superior to SAN-based architecture.

VMware adds dedupe tool to VSAN penknife: You don't need no steenkin' array

Ken-in-Houston

Welcome to the party

Hey, VMware, welcome to the party. You are three years late.

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