Cisco & MapR set a Software Defined Storage World Record
Cisco and MapR have been setting records since we published the industry’s first Big Data benchmark in 2015. Now we use an HDFS-compatible platform to blow away all SPEC SFS benchmarks.
Is Facebook’s new storage platform performance hungry?
I promised a follow up in my recent blog about Facebook’s new Bryce Canyon storage platform. While the title of this blog may sound like it questions the new platform’s capabilities. It like the previous blog aims to help you understand why it is perfectly suited for Facebook’s unique needs. The first blog was focused […]
New Facebook storage platform looking more like Cisco UCS
A few weeks ago, this year’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California concluded. I personally love this event to see what all the big massive scale data center operators are doing. I have been following the program since it’s inception and unfortunately missed this year’s event but you can definitely be sure I was […]
Life in the Fast Lane – The New Cisco UCS C3260 Rack Server
co-written with Richard Jacobik Cisco recently started shipping the newest member to the UCS family – the storage-optimized UCS C3260 Rack Server. Data centers these days are bursting at the seams with unstructured data from new emerging applications and services. According to IDC, 80% of data is unstructured and continues to grow at a 16.2% […]