Felix Xavier

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Hyper Converged Infrastructure, a Future Death Trap In late 1990s, storage and networking came out of compute for a reason. Both networking and storage need  some specialized processing and it doesn't make sense for all the general purpose servers doing this job. It is better handled by the specialized group of dedicated devices. The critical element in the complete data center infrastructure is data. It may be better to keep this data in the special devices with the required level of redundancy than spreading across the entire data centers. However, hyper convergence emerged for a noble cause of ease deployment for a very small scale branch office scenarios since it  is always complex to setup and operate traditional SAN. The real problem starts when we attempt to replicate this layout into large scale environment with the transactional workload. Three  predominant ... (more)

Object Storage , Not a One Size Fit for All

The single most factor contributed to the success of Google, facebook and other early successful ecommerce companies like Amazon, eBay, etc, is their core infrastructure, especially innovative storage infrastructure. Many companies including AWS S3 commercialized this storage infrastructure in the form of object storage. It is no doubt that object storage brought huge benefits for the unstructured data like documents, archival, backup, images, etc.  In fact, it changed the way organizations doing business, new applications emerging everyday leveraging the benefits of the object s... (more)