The End of the Hypervisor As You Know It

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Stack Owners vs. Stack Dependents The software-defined data center (SDDC) and hyper-converged markets have been gaining significant steam of late, and last week’s VMworld event put an even brighter spotlight on the space. When considering hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, it’s important to note the distinction between "stack owners" and "stack dependents." Stack dependents are solutions that run in virtual machines and sit on top of another vendor's hypervisor. Stack owners are vendors who run on bare metal and build the entire stack themselves. Here's how these differences play out: Licenses: Stack owners leverage the same open source hypervisors (KVM or Xen) used by the major cloud providers, eliminating the need to pay for costly software licenses. Stack dependents typically offer support for multiple hypervisors, but have limited integrations with open s... (more)

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Cheat Sheet

Let's face it, there's quite a bit of confusion around what constitutes an SDDC, not to mention how you go about building one. NIMBOXX recently created an awesome all-in-one SDDC Cheat Sheet to help you navigate this fast growing infrastructure. Whether you're looking to boost your own knowledge or be the office expert that can educate your colleagues about the benefits of SDDCs, this easy-to-read reference guide is a perfect tool to keep at your fingertips. You can download this free SDDC cheat sheet today to learn: What is an SDDC, and what it is not SDDC components SDDC benefit... (more)

SMBs Reap the Rewards of SDDCs | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

SMBs Reap the Rewards of SDDCs The SMB market opportunity is huge. Currently, SMBs represent 44% of the total IT spend worldwide, a figure that Gartner predicts will cross the trillion dollar mark by 2015. That's some serious cash -- yet a market that  traditional storage and virtualization players have practically ignored. Just because these businesses don’t have 10,000 employees, doesn’t mean they don’t have sizable data center needs. In fact, the data centers in these organizations rival what many large enterprises had just a few years ago. That's where we come in. The NIMBOXX... (more)

Changing the worldwide footprint, Fulghum Industries. Inc.

There’s a lot of frothy talk about hyperconverged infrastructure these days, and lots of vendor marketing teams angling to position themselves as next “big thing”. While features and functionality may impress, what really matters is how they move the needle for customers who have to deploy and manage this stuff for the long term.  Just a few weeks out of the gate from launch, I’m proud to say we already have some impressive customer success stories. This stuff doesn’t come quickly or easily, but it’s a testament to the cutting-edge product we&... (more)

5 Questions You Know You’ve Wanted to Ask

A recent study by managed services vendor Adapt revealed that 61 percent of people attending the Cloud Computing Form claim to be familiar with the concept of SDDC but were unclear when explaining its benefits. That’s not surprising considering the conversations that we have daily with customers and prospects covering everything from SDDC to virtualization to storage. Knowing there’s quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace, we wanted to set the record straight on some key topics. With that, I present five of the most popular questions we get from our prospects and... (more)