Installing VMware vRO on a Scale Computing Cluster

Hopefully you’ve had time to read my blog on getting VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vRO) running on Ravello Systems cloud platform. Since I recently took delivery of a Scale Computing cluster (kindly gifted to me by the lovely people at Scale, thanks @bocanuts) and I’ve been playing with image installs … Read More

VFD4 Prep: Scale Computing

I first met Scale Computing at Storage Field Day 5, and I was impressed. Their gear is ideally suited for small- to mid-size companies, often without oodles of bandwidth to the Internet to use cloud based services, and with on-site systems that need to be controlled, like manufacturers. The HC3x … Read More

VFD4 Prep: SimpliVity

SimpliVity make a series of “hyper-convered” arrays. The devices are a mix of commodity CPU, RAM, and storage in a single OmniCube with a special bit of custom hardware: a PCIe card dubbed the OmniCube Accelerator. This custom hardware offloads the high-overhead calculations required for things like compression and de-duplication … Read More