The key differentiating value in hyper-converged systems is the intelligent software to turn a commodity server
and storage into a highly available, redundant, high performance compute/storage system.
The Scality RING software runs on any commodity server
hardware and makes it scale to petabytes.
I am not sure that anyone other than Google can address the logic behind Google's pricing for a cloud service and for a commodity server
running a version of Google's information retrieval software.
On late-model commodity server
hardware with dual quadcore processors and multiple NICs that has been properly tuned, you can typically achieve up to 8Gbps of streaming performance per server.
Other benefits include improvements across bandwidth, commodity server
market, grid computing and database and network storage systems."
Put another way, a hybrid-core server provides commensurate performance (as an equivalent commodity server
) while using a lot less power, cooling and floor space.
According to the company, the updated NetBackup platform enables customers to mange commodity server
and storage hardware as one collective grid and to easily scale their data protection storage environment as their businesses develop.
That means the costs of the so-called commodity server
can look considerably higher over its lifespan than the ticket price suggests.
While Calxeda and AMD plan to incorporate proprietary networking and storage fabric to provide a highly integrated server chip, Samsung's approach will be more like Marvell, meaning it may offer a lower-cost commodity server
chip by not integrating the fabric, Brookwood said.
That's because Oracle needs to raise customer interest in the "engineered systems" notion, upon which it is staking the hardware business acquired through the purchase of Sun Microsystems, rather than compete in the commodity server
unveiled a new application called FileStore that's designed to help companies build internal highly scalable, high-performance file-based cloud storage systems using commodity server
hardware and the arrays of most storage vendors.<p>At the same time, Sean Derrington, director of storage management and high-availability services at Symantec, disclosed that the company also plans to launch an online object-based file storage service, code-named S4, over the next year.
Wal-Mart can also move to lower-cost commodity server
hardware while simultaneously improving the customer experience.