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Tintri wheels out T1000 ROBO flash array to terminate disk ones

Skynet's T-1000 is an advanced cyborg assassin prototype with a liquid molecular brain inside a mimetic poly-alloy body. Tintri's T1000 is a storage array for small and medium-sized businesses. Ho hum. Let's talk about the latter. Low-end flash arrays are busting out all over the place, witness X-IO's ISE 900. The T1000 is …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2017
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Small fry Scale offers single-node HCI boxen for the ROBO crowd

Scale Computing is set to announce a single-node configuration of its HC3 hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA). Scale says it provides replication and remote management for disaster recovery (DR) and distributed enterprise deployments – remote and branch offices (ROBO). It is less costly than normal HCIA deployments …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2016

Pivot3 produces ROBO Edge Office

Hyper-converged appliance and all-flash system vendor Pivot3 has produced Edge Office, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) for remote and branch offices and small/medium businesses. ROBO systems traditionally try to converge compute, storage, and networking into a single system that can be managed either remotely …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2016
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Time to quadruple our cloud gateway capacity, CTERA etc etc

CTERA has upped the capacity of its storage appliance fourfold, stripped off the hardware to provide a bare-bones virtual edition, and re-engineered its central software to be more cloud-centric. CTERA launched its cloud storage gateway and NAS (network attached server) product in 2009, with the cloud part being back-end …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2016

SimpliVity invites Cisco over, hosts OSCURS storage party

SimpliVity has an updated hyper-converged OmniStack system, using Cisco UCS servers, for remote sites. Typically, we’re told, remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs) need less IT gear than a data centre, prefer it to be admin-free and communicating with the head office’s data centre mothership. The ROBO OmniStack, more …
Chris Mellor, 22 Feb 2016
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EMC Isilon extends its software out to ROBO edge and cloud

EMC has announced Gen 8 of its Isilon operating system, providing it in software-only form for small offices, and adding the ability to send less active data to the cloud with the Cloud Pool construct. Isilon is EMC’s scale-out filer offering and it runs the OneFS software. It’s an unstructured data storage system support file …
Chris Mellor, 11 Nov 2015

VMware VSAN … and the great missed opportunity

Comment One of the most interesting announcements at VMworld was VSAN 6.1. The product is quickly maturing and new features are being added version after version (so here's what’s new). Even though some of the features could easily be disputable – like the 2-node cluster for ROBO, with its workarounds to make it work – VSAN is …
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Gone in 60 seconds – SimpliVity's new promise to the admins

Converged infrastructure "visionary" SimpliVity today released the third version of its modestly-named OmniStack Data Virtualisation Platform, the code that turns its collections of servers and disks into combined storage and compute rigs. This time around the emphasis is on ROBO. No, silly, not anthropogenic automata, but …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Aug 2015
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Blade runner: Cisco ups its UCS server game

Cisco has refreshed its UCS server line, updating existing blade and rack products and adding in modular servers for scale-out servers and mini-servers for enterprise-edge situations like remote and branch offices. It quotes a May 2014 Server Tracker report by IDC, which declared Cisco the leading provider of X86 blade servers …
Chris Mellor, 4 Sep 2014
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MoD proposes Salisbury Plain spy-plane droid playground

The UK Ministry of Defence wants to expand the airspace it uses for training flying-robot surveillance operators from the British Army. Drone aircraft formerly flew mainly above traditional army exercise areas on Salisbury Plain, but next-gen kit will need to be higher up and further away from the ground action if training is to …
Lewis Page, 17 Jun 2008
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Robo Developer Conference in pictures II

Robo Developer show floor Welcome to our second look at the Robo Developer conference in sunny San Jose. We've got even more mechanical freaks to share this round. Our first booth today is Willow Garage, which is a privately-funded research lab selling their gear as a "standardized robotics platform" for domestic robots …
Austin Modine, 27 Oct 2007

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