In the last half century, data storage has evolved from raw data blocks through structured files. Conventional file systems can only scale so far and even the best clustered file systems have size and performance limits. With the explosion of… Continue Reading →
Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) is a critical part of a healthy processing infrastructure that is designed to consistently maintain service levels. The evaluation of NPM tool set choices should focus on: Vendor Viability. Is the vendor capable of delivering, maintaining… Continue Reading →
Customer-driven marketplace has influenced technology vendor roadmaps as these vendors look towards maintaining and enhancing market share. The following are key business/IT drivers underlying roadmap changes: More Complex Application Stack. Emerging applications like OpenStack, big data, analytics, and hybrid cloud… Continue Reading →
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5 processor
Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
While there are significant potential benefits when an organization migrates to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical to the decision making process. In order to effectively establish a case for going to one platform vs. another, strong fact-based analytical methodologies and approaches are needed.
In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measureable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis.
A key challenge for enterprise IT is maintaining high performance, while meeting increasingly stringent requirements for security and reliability. In addition, budget constraints, and a seemingly endless sprawl of physical and virtual systems, increase delivery complexity. Enterprise IT managers continue to face difficult decisions on how to deliver enterprise performance, security, and reliability to users within their budgets.
Considering the value added by Big Data, Cloud, Database Farming, and blazing application speed on purpose-built platforms, business managers and IT executives considering solutions to run increasingly complex applications face a dizzying array of vendor platforms.
This technical/business white paper assesses new infrastructure choices from Oracle, and how they can help organizations meet their performance and security requirements without tradeoffs.
In a previous white paper, published in July 2014, Edison took a wide view of different metrics for judging the performance and agility of several workload management platforms. In this Tech Brief Update, Edison explores the evolution and enhancements of… Continue Reading →
Hitachi Data Systems commissioned Edison Group, Inc. to conduct a Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) economics study to evaluate the total cost of ownership (TCO) and total cost of acquisition (TCA) that could be realized from migrating self-build deployments, including… Continue Reading →
While cloud product/service adoption has accelerated, there is still a large “untapped” market that has yet to embrace the benefits of what service providers like Amazon, Azure, SalesForce, Rackspace, Dimension Data and others have to offer. As per a recent… Continue Reading →
Edison evaluates high performance computing in the financial services sector through analysis of the challenges and benefits of GPU-accelerated computing. The report additionally explores the business value Cray CS-Storm cluster supercomputers offering full integration of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs provides to… Continue Reading →