Cisco, Dell, HPE Named ‘Key Vendors’ in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Cisco | July 08, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure vendors like Cisco and Microsoft will prosper in the years ahead as the global market should exceed $33 billion by 2026. So says Allied Market Research, which projects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 31%. The market was worth less than $3.9 billion in 2018. Key hyperconverged infrastructure vendors include Cisco, Dell, HPE, Huawei, Microsoft, NetApp, Nutanix, Pivot3, Scale Computing, VMware and more.
A unified, software-defined system, HCI combines all traditional data centers. Those include storage, computation, networking and management. HCI combines this data center hardware using locally attached storage resources to create flexible building blocks that can replace legacy infrastructure.

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In just three recent years, the number of internet users increased by about 40% while 90% of the data on the internet has been created since 2016. Given even more data moving online with the Internet of Things, the amount of information on the Internet will expand exponentially. Welcome to the era of knowing when we continue to digitize every aspect of our lives and finally realize that our privacy has critical value in a robust information society. We all have information we want to keep to ourselves, and since most of our communications take place online, we should take measures in order to protect it from prying eyes.

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Scale Computing Named Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for Second Year

Scale Computing | June 08, 2022

Scale Computing, an industry leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyper-converged technologies, has been selected as a Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 2022. Customers' Choice is a Gartner Peer Insights distinction based on feedback and ratings from end-users who have purchased, implemented, and/or used Scale Computing technologies. "Being recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for the second consecutive year is highly gratifying because customer success continues to be Scale Computing's top priority. We engineer our IT infrastructure platform to be simple to manage while leveraging our patented self-healing technology to maintain maximum uptime for all applications. The award-winning Scale Computing IT infrastructure platform eliminates complexity, lowers costs, and frees up management time. Customers at organizations of all sizes, across every vertical, appreciate this innovation, and we're very proud of this recognition from our customers on Gartner Peer Insights." Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing The IT infrastructure platform from Scale Computing is easy to implement and administer, and it allows customers to scale up and down effortlessly as their business grows. Scale Computing HyperCore software keeps vital applications operating even when hardware components or entire appliances fail. "We've now had Scale Computing implemented with our SCADA environment, and couldn't be happier. It is working wonderfully, and the ease of administration is a blessing. Our live environment has been working for almost 2 years now and we've had no issues. Support has been great for answering questions regarding security and network segmentation. Scale Computing makes things so much easier than the old VM solutions. Thanks again!" -Infrastructure and Operations Administrator in the government sector "We have had a very positive experience with Scale Computing. We migrated from Hyper-V and didn't experience any real issues in the transition. We used their recommended method of migrating the VMs, Scale Computing Move, which uses Carbonite Migrate. This worked well on all our Windows-based VMs.… Our goal in switching to Scale Computing was to reduce management time and have excellent customer service if ever needed. Scale Computing has fulfilled both these goals." -IT Director, consumer goods industry. This Customers' Choice award is based on thorough input from 198 customer ratings across several hyper-converged infrastructure software vendors over the last 18 months. The average score for Scale Computing is 4.7 out of 5.

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Dell Technologies Edge Advancements Extend IT Beyond the Data Center

Dell Technologies | October 14, 2021

Dell EMC VxRail satellite nodes extend automation and lifecycle management capabilities to smallest configuration to date for edge workloads Dell Technologies Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge with Litmus helps manufacturers make quick decisions to improve quality and reduce costs Dell EMC Edge Gateway connects multiple edge devices across operational technology and IT environments to deliver real-time data insights Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform optimizes GPUs to ingest streaming video and supports real-time analytics on Dell EMC VxRail and PowerEdge systems Dell Latitude Rugged laptops can withstand harsh edge environments while maintaining high levels of performance and connectivity Dell Technologies announces edge innovations across its infrastructure and PC portfolio to help organizations simplify deployments and capture more value from data generated and processed outside the traditional data center and public cloud—from rugged and remote locations to retail stores and factory floors. The edge is technology's next great frontier, and it's all around us, everywhere from retail to manufacturing, smart cities and hospitals,At Dell, we're innovating simple solutions, so organizations can analyze data closer to where it's created, make faster decisions, improve outcomes and drive progress. Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer, Dell Technologies Research firm IDC estimates that 50% of new IT infrastructure will be deployed at the edge by 2023.1 With 69% of the Fortune 100 already using Dell Technologies edge solutions2, the company supports data life cycle needs for what is becoming the next major technology frontier. New solutions and updates announced today include: Dell EMC VxRail satellite nodes bring VxRail's operational model and efficiencies to edge sites with a reduced infrastructure footprint. Now verticals like retail, manufacturing and remote branch offices can get started with VxRail for less. As the only HCI solution jointly engineered with VMware, VxRail satellite node single-node deployments automate day-to-day operations, health monitoring and lifecycle management from a centralized location without the need for local technical and specialized resources. Dell Technologies Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge with Litmus helps businesses connect, manage and orchestrate disparate industrial edge devices, data and applications—from the factory floor to the enterprise cloud—with no programming required. Manufacturers can make quick decisions to repair equipment before it fails, improve production quality and save costs with real-time data analytics and centralized device management provided by the enterprise-grade Litmus Industrial IoT edge platform. Built on Dell EMC VxRail or PowerEdge servers, with the option to use VMware Edge Compute Stack, this is the second solution from Dell Technologies to help businesses tackle manufacturing edge deployment complexity. Dell EMC Edge Gateway Dell EMC Edge Gateway helps companies securely connect multiple edge devices across OT and IT environments to provide valuable insights. This compact, 5G capable3, fanless Edge Gateway with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors is designed to work in industrial environments and withstand temperature ranges from minus 4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The gateway, available direct to customers and through OEM engagements, offers storage and compute capabilities that can run localized data processing and analytics applications, helping solve data collection and processing pain points. Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform (SDP) adds enhanced GPU optimization to ingest streaming video in a lower latency and frame rate environment and support real-time analytics on Dell EMC VxRail and PowerEdge servers. Organizations can run lightweight workloads on a single core using a new edge bundle, so they can start small and scale their infrastructure based on IT needs. Latitude 5430 Rugged and Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme laptops are designed to withstand harsh environments while maintaining the highest levels of performance and connectivity. The Latitude 5430 Rugged laptop is 5G capable3 and ready for work from anywhere as the industry's lightest4, most-powerful5 14" semi-rugged laptop. The Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme laptop is 5G-capable6 and ready to take on the most extreme environments as the industry's smallest 13" fully-rugged laptop.7 These innovations are the latest examples of how Dell is expanding its existing edge portfolio with capabilities to meet unique customer needs. Dell Technologies APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud, announced at VMworld, provides a Dell-managed secure and consistent platform for organizations to move workloads across multiple cloud and edge environments and scale resources quickly with predictable pricing and transparent costs. Additionally, new Dell EMC PowerEdge tower and rack servers help organizations manage everything from business-critical workloads to virtualization at the edge. "Technology leaders are facing the very tall order of finding the right infrastructure to manage data at the edge and the right solutions to capture value from that data to make real-time, data-driven decisions," said Matthew Eastwood, senior vice president, IDC. "The Dell Technologies edge portfolio spanning infrastructure, PC and services helps organizations of all sizes make sense of their data." Dell Technologies powers Topgolf's technology-driven sports experiences Topgolf Entertainment Group has brought over 23 million guests together annually, across its 72 venues in 5 countries, to connect at the intersection of technology and entertainment. Topgolf uses Dell EMC VxRail at its venues to provide the onsite computing needed to help deliver these experiences for customers. "Topgolf connects people in meaningful ways through technology-enabled sports experiences," said Andrew Macaulay, chief technology officer, Topgolf Entertainment Group. "Dell Technologies provides an invaluable component of our strategy, and powers critical technology including our Toptracer technology, which is key to the guest experience." Availability Dell EMC VxRail satellite nodes are globally available on November 30, 2021. New Dell Technologies Edge Gateway model will be globally available in early 2022. Dell Technologies Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge will be globally available on October 26, 2021. Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform updates will be globally available on October 30, 2021. Dell Latitude Rugged 5430 and 7730 laptops will be globally available for order on Dec. 9, 2021, shipping with Windows 11. About Dell Technologies Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

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Achronix and MoSys Partner to Target 5G Wireless and Broadband Networking Acceleration

Achronix | October 28, 2021

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance FPGAs and embedded FPGA IP, and MoSys, Inc., a provider of both semiconductor and IP solutions focused on accelerating data intelligence to enable fast, intelligent data access today announced a collaboration to deliver a new class of high-speed, programmable, FPGA-based infrastructure solutions tailored for the 5G wireless core and edge, data center, and broadband wired networks. The solution will combine Achronix Speedster7t FPGAs with the MoSys Stellar Packet Classification Platform IP to deliver key building blocks needed for high-speed routing, compute and security solutions. MoSys Stellar Packet Classification IP utilizes the Achronix Speedster7t FPGA's high-speed GDDR6 memory interfaces to add support for: 100's of millions of look-ups per second Millions of packet classification rules: both access control lists (ACL) and longest prefix match (LPM) Very complex, 10+ tuple look-ups at up to 480b TCAM-style rules The MoSys Blazar Acceleration Engine ICs can also be easily coupled to Speedster7t FPGAs to add: In-memory computing capabilities using 25G SerDes lanes Up to 1Gb of high-speed memory to complement and expand the on-board FPGA SRAM by up to five times. MoSys IP, together with Achronix FPGAs, can offload both high-end servers and multi-terabit switch designs to extend functionality and capacity as well as reduce latency for critical look-up functions, all at much lower power when compared to CPU-only based solutions. Combining Achronix Speedster7t FPGAs and MoSys Stellar Packet Classification IP will improve the performance of a wide range of applications and services for cloud data center operators, 5G mobile telecom service providers, government, and research organizations. With the first Speedster7t device now shipping, the 7t1500 provides: 692k look-up-tables (LUTs) 195 Mb of memory Four 400G Ethernet interfaces Two PCIe Gen5 interfaces Eight GDDR6 memory interfaces High-bandwidth 2D network on chip (2D NoC) The Speedster7t family are the only FPGAs with a 2D NoC which helps to support high-speed data transfers from external data interfaces to the FPGA's internal logic, delivering a total bandwidth of greater than 20 Tbps. Steve Mensor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at Achronix Semiconductor, said, "Achronix is excited to partner with MoSys, Inc. to provide high-performance routing and security solutions to our global customer base. MoSys's industry-leading packet classification solutions combined with our Speedster7t FPGAs create the ideal platform for the most demanding data acceleration applications." "Achronix Speedster7t FPGAs are ideally suited to hosting our very high-speed look-up IP. Now, 5G UPF core and edge routing solutions using LPM look-ups and security solutions, including network firewalls and anti-DDoS applications can use complex access control lists to process traffic at unprecedented performance levels,The Achronix architecture is truly optimized for on- and off-chip networking and, by combining their FPGAs with our Stellar Packet Classification IP and software, will bring a compelling solution to our shared customers in the networking and communications markets." Dan Lewis, CEO of MoSys, Inc. About MoSys, Inc. MoSys, Inc. is focused on accelerating data intelligence and provides both semiconductor and IP solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access and decision making for a wide range of markets, including cloud networking, security, 5G networks, SmartNIC, test and measurement, and video systems. MoSys's Quazar family of high-speed memories and the Blazar family of accelerator engines are memory integrated circuits with unmatched intelligence, performance and capacity that eliminate data access bottlenecks to deliver speed and intelligence in systems, including those scaling from 100G to multi-terabits per second. MoSys's Stellar family of virtual accelerator engines includes its packet classification platforms for LPM and ACL-based applications embedded in ASICs and FPGAs. This IP accelerates applications and is portable across a many hardware configurations with or without MoSys silicon chips. More information is available at: MoSys. About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-end FPGA-based data acceleration solutions, designed to address high-performance, compute-intensive and real-time processing applications. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance, high-density standalone FPGAs and licensed eFPGA IP solutions. Achronix Speedster®7t FPGA and Speedcore™eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use VectorPath™ accelerator cards targeting AI, machine learning, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are fully supported by the Achronix Tool Suite which enables customers to quickly develop their own custom applications.

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