Building Future-Ready Micro-Datacenters at the Edge With StorMagic SvSAN

Edge sites of small and medium businesses are in need reinforcement. To make them adaptable to the emerging trends and growing demands, StorMagic presents SvSAN. A virtual SAN solution, SvSAN provides small outfits a specialized edge infrastructure that is resilient and powerful, yet low-cost. Watch HPE and StorMagic demo it live at the recent Edge Field Day event, or read about it at Gestalt IT.

ML Commons Unveils MLPerf Training V2.0 | Gestalt IT Rundown: June 29, 2022

On the latest Gestalt IT Rundown, Tom Hollingsworth is joined by Stephen Foskett where they dive into the newly released ML Commons MLPerf Training v2.0 results. This benchmark suite measures how fast systems can train models to a target quality metric. NVIDIA, Intel Habana, Google, and Graphcore all submitted at least partial results. How do we make sense of all this ML training hardware? Head to for shownotes.

Unifying Cloud Data Management and Protection With Zerto

This blog covers the Cloud Field Day appearance by Zerto, who recently were acquired by HPE. During their presentation, Zerto discussed their cloud data management solution. Read on for a full breakdown, and be sure to watch their presentation for even more technical goodness.

Intel Customers Share Their Optane Experience Stories at Storage Field Day

May’s Storage Field Day event served as a platform for Intel to showcase their customers’ experiences with their Optane Persistent Memory product. This post hones in on those experiences, taking into account customer use cases as well as feedback to paint a picture of the Optane product in action. Read on, or watch Intel’s Storage Field Day appearance, to learn more.

Cloud Field Day 8 Day 1 Highlights

Cloud Field Day offered a truly impressive number of presenting companies, and Lino Telera got to participate live, if virtually. In this post, he looks at the highlights from the first day of the event. This featured a presentation from Veeam, who recently got acquired by Insight Partners. They talked about their Cloud Native Backup solution, which can integrate with specific elements depending on a cloud provider. Then HPE’s Aruba Networks presented, show their Aruba Edge Services Platform and how it uses AIOps with ML models for telemetry and action purposes.

Nth Generation Symposium Keynote Live Blog

If you missed the Nth Generation Symposium Keynote, be sure to check out the Gestalt IT live blog to stay up to date on all the news and announcements.

HPE – InfoSight and Cloud Volumes

At Cloud Field Day last year, Mariusz Kaczorek heard from HPE about InfoSight and Cloud Volumes. Both show the integration of the company’s recent acquisition of Nimble Storage. For Mariusz, the advances he saw with InfoSight are a clear signal that the autonomous data center is well on its way.

Highlights from HPEDiscover 2017 Madrid

Lino Telera was at HPE Discover 2017 and share some of his thoughts. He saw their latest solutions around IoT, edge computing, and storage (from their recent Nimble Storage acquisition).

Cloud Field Day2: Hacking the Cloud with HPE Nimble Cloud Volumes

Lino Telera got a look at what HPE is doing post-acquisition with Nimble Storage at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. From this, Lino looks at HPE Nimble Cloud Volumes, which provides the ability to “share” storage resources across cloud providers. He saw this as an important piece for any organization looking to embrace a hybrid cloud deployment.

Why the hybrid IT control plane is destined for the public cloud

Cloud growth is exploding, but analysts have shown that compared to a traditional data center, it can be much more expensive in the long haul. That’s why Keith Townsend things a hybrid IT approach will allow organizations to leverage the agility of the cloud without the cost associated with a complete migration. Keith takes a look at some SaaS-based data center control planes from Platform9, Skyport Systems, and HPE to compare their strategies for hybrid IT management.

NVMe to enable truly composable infrastructure?

After seeing Kingston’s Tech Field Day Extra presentation from VMworld, Keith Townsend reconsiders composable infrastructure. Kingston presented that the reduced protocols required by NVMe vs SATA makes for a much more efficient model of this emerging computing infrastructure.

Heading to Cloud Field Days (2) next week

Ben Kepes is looking forward to a different kind of conference, Cloud Field Day! Here, he explains the event, goes over each presenter, and gives his opinion on what they have been up to in the cloud field.