Convergence

Aparna Systems Emerges from Stealth Mode to Announce the Industry's First Open Software "Cloud-in-a-Box" Solution

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Aparna Systems today announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer-the industry's first open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution to converge compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. In addition to offering industry-leading high density and scalability, with support for up to 10,000 cores per rack, the µCloud systems deliver the high performance and high availability needed in distributed, edge, aggregation and core environments. The system-level architecture provides an optimal configuration without the need for "rack and stack" engineering, while the use of merchant silicon and open software enables the Cloud-in-a-Box to be used in bare metal, containerized and virtualized applications. Aparna Systems will unveil and demonstrate the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer this week in Booth 41 at NFV World Congress May 3 - 5 at the San Jose Double Tree Hilton.

"Aparna's Cloud-in-a-Box has the potential to be a real game-changer in a variety of applications," according to Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor for Carrier Networks at IHS Markit. "This is particularly true at the edge of the network, including in central offices, where carriers have struggled to find a practical and affordable way to deploy adequate compute and storage resources. The system's high density and design innovations combine to also drastically improve scalability and energy efficiency compared to blade servers."

KALEAO Launches Revolutionary "True Converged" Infrastructure

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KALEAO, an intellectual property and server solutions company, announced today the availability of its groundbreaking, hyperconverged platform, KMAX. KMAX is capable of achieving results that mark a significant milestone in the simplification and reduction of the cost for IT infrastructure.

In today's era of digitally-powered innovation, service providers and IT organizations face the constant challenge of delivering ever increasing IT services seamlessly, with simplified operations and web scale applications retaining security and leveraging innovation, all while needing to control costs.
 

Internet of Things and Big Data Coverage at CES 2015

Grazed from SysCon Media.  Author: Jnan Dash.

I saw more discussion on big data at CES 2015 this week, compared to previous years. Everyone talked about data as the central core of everything. The IoT (Internet of Things), NFC (near Field Communication) and M2M (Machine to Machine) communication are enabling pieces for many industries  - security monitoring, asset and inventory tracking, healthcare, process control, building environment monitoring, vehicle tracking and telemetry, in-store customer engagement and digital signage. Big data is the big deal here.

The Big Data ecosystem includes - cloud computing, M2M/IoT, dumb terminal 2.0 (devices getting dumber - more cloud, better broadband, less about storage and more about broadband access and high quality display), and analysis. The big data business is slated to be a $200B business in 2015. Every company must insert the big data ecosystem into their future roadmap or get left out. The key here is not the technology, but its business value...

Benefits Of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) Based Mobile Platforms

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Salman Ul Haq.

Mobile based cloud computing has been getting a forward nudge in the market swiftly because of the increasing benefits related to data manageability and user experience. Probably the most alluring factor of mobile based cloud computing is introduction of Augmented reality(AR), a technology to virtualize the sensory perceptions of human beings into augmented computer generated form in order to give the look and feel of the real time environments.

Using and deploying remote resources for mobile based cloud architectures have become easy and more efficient amid the implementation of Cloud-Mobile Convergence (CMC) paradigms which argue the adaptation of remote resources for the allocation of resources pool for mobile based cloud models. CMC models have given rise to prodigious and state of the art AR based hardware equipped with optimized cloud computing capabilities, such as being offered by Google Glass. Google Glass uses the colossal AR based implementations to offer the enhanced user experience...

Microsoft's Cloud Computing Strategy and Roadmap Evident at Convergence 2013

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Louis Columbus.

Kirill Tatarinov’s keynote this morning at Microsoft’s Convergence 2013 marks a subtle, yet very significant shift in how this technology leader is marketing itself to partners and the outside world. They are humanizing their marketing, messaging and products.

Gone is the Spock-like precision of presentations packed with roadmaps, mind-numbing metrics and intricate feature analysis. The Nick Brophy Band made the keynote complete by delivering excellent sets. Microsoft is learning that telling a good story trumps terabytes of metrics...

Convergence Taking Over the Data Center

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthor Cole.

Enterprises may have embraced cloud computing as a means to handle increasing data loads, but closer to home the name of the game continues to be streamlined, converged infrastructure.

How far this movement will go and how radically it will remake the data center remains to be seen. Convergence can take place on many levels, ranging from simple network or server consolidation to integrated compute clusters or even prefabbed, containerized data centers. One thing is certain, the days of discrete islands of hardware are quickly coming to an end.

Dell is the latest to broach the converged infrastructure movement. Earlier this month the company unveiled a new compute cluster built around its PowerEdge server and Force10 40 Gbps switch, as well as a new version of the EqualLogic storage blade. The entire kit is housed in a single blade chassis and is controlled by a single management software stack, making it easy for enterprises to deploy and configure in accordance with the rapid scalability needs of virtual and cloud environments...

Cisco: 'World head over heels for convergence'

Grazed from The Register.  Author:  Timothy Prickett Morgan.

Cisco Systems didn't necessarily want to be in the server racket. But a few years back, when the networking giant realized that converging server and storage networks would cut into its revenue streams. Therefore, to remain relevant - by which I mean to make money - Cisco could create converged infrastructure, including servers and networking together and partner for storage and hypervisors.

Can Open Converged Infrastructure Compete?

Grazed form GigaOM.  Author: Derrick Harris.