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Something “cloudy” this way comes…

by dave on March 26, 2010


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I love receiving suprise packages.  Way back in January, I got a briefing on a VERY cool server offering from Dell that was going to be part of their DCS (Dell Cloud Services) offering.  I, of course, requested one understanding it to be an almost perfect density compute node for my EMC Atmos Virtual Edition testing and design work.  Well, what do you think decided to show up on my doorstep today?

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Atmos Foundations: Hardware

by dave on November 11, 2008


Yesterday, I took a look at Atmos from a software standpoint.  While Atmos is truly a “software” solution, there is an element of hardware to examine as well.  Truth be told, it’s not as interesting as the core Atmos offerings but, there are some notables.  We’ll start with a quick look at 3 basic configurations for Atmos.

3 Sample Atmos configs

3 Sample Atmos configs

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In the previous Future Storage System articles, we’ve covered the basic hardware foundation for what I envision to be a powerful future-oriented storage solution for the commercial midrange.  However, as you’re probably aware, hardware is meaningless without software to provide the operational capabilities that are needed to mange information.  In this article, I will focus on a general design for an extensible software layer (an OS) that will provide future-oriented capability expansion as well as robust analytics, capabilities, and integration with business continuity principles.  As always, please reference the diagram below.

Future Storage System - Operating System - Conceptual

Future Storage System - Operating System - Conceptual

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