The Ripple Effect

Deploy a "Supercomputer" in Minutes, Pay by the Hour

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As the high-performance computing (HPC) community prepares to descend on Denver for SC17 next week, its members will arrive in the Mile-High City with more baggage than the usual rolling carry-on. They’ll also be packing some long-held expectations. One of these is that it’s more or less impossible to create a real HPC system—a massive single system image—in the cloud.  I fully anticipate they will leave Denver with the opposite expectation.

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The Magic of Hardware that Isn't

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“We didn’t believe it either. But the TidalScale team is not fooling around here.”

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4 Compelling DevOps Advantages of Software-Defined Servers

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Forrester recently called cloud computing "the most exciting and disruptive force in the tech market in the last decade." We would agree.

That's why we're exhibiting and presenting at CloudExpo, which runs through Nov. 2 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

Visit us in Booth #309

Come see us in Booth #309 (just behind the huge IBM booth in the entry of the exhibit area) to see how you can right-size your cloud server resources to fit any data set or workload. 

Software-Defined Servers are growing popular with large manufacturers, financial services firms and other innovators because of four key benefits to DevOps:

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Why Software-Defined Servers & Storage are a Match Made in Data Center Heaven

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I made a presentation at the recent Storage Visions conference which gave me an opportunity to think about how rapidly Software-Defined Servers are evolving and how perfectly they fit with software defined storage architectures.

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4 Ways to Right-Size a Server Right Now

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TidalScale Open APIs Improve Data Center Utilization by Orders of Magnitude

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How the WaveRunner API Enables Tomorrow’s SDDC Innovation, Today

Guest blog post by Chris Busse, CTO at APIvista

In my consulting work, I encourage enterprises of many sizes to use standardized APIs across their business areas. This means I’m often called upon to explain what an application programming interface is to non-technical stakeholders. 

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How to Harness the Disruptive Benefits of Containers

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Some developments challenge our accepted notions of what things are and how they’re created.  Uber and Airbnb, for instance, caused us to rethink what transportation and lodging mean in the new sharing economy.  Then there’s Amazon, one of the granddaddies of disruptors.

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How WaveRunner Puts You in Control of a Better SDDC

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TidalScale’s WaveRunner – the point-and-click control panel that makes creating a right-sized Software-Defined Server fast, flexible and easy – isn’t just about creating one or more virtual servers from multiple commodity systems. It also puts you in control of all the software-defined pieces in the data center. So in addition to cores and memory, WaveRunner allows you to monitor and manage storage and networks. You simply pick the software-defined resources you need and plug them together.

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Learn About Right-Sizing in 5 Easy Steps

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I’ll be the first to acknowledge that there’s a lot to the TidalScale story. Our Software-Defined Servers enable organizations to right-size servers on the fly to fit any data set. The process of creating one is fast, flexible and easy. With TidalScale, you can:

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5 Ways Data Centers are Grossly Inefficient

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Earlier this year, IDC surveyed 301 IT users from medium-sized and large enterprises, asking them questions that allowed the research firm to determine the relative efficiency of those data centers. (For reference, the average data center contained 386 blades and servers, while the largest third of those surveyed averaged 711 blades and servers.)

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Part 2: Composable Infrastructure for the Modern Data Center

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The Role of Software-Defined Resources

Last week, I explored some of the key issues and core benefits that are prompting enterprises to move to more flexible and cost-effective composable infrastructures.  As I pointed out in Part 1 of this blog, composable infrastructure technologies from vendors like TidalScale are designed to address many of the most pressing issues in today’s data centers, 

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Part 1: Composable Infrastructure for the Modern Data Center

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Part 1: The Need for Composable Infrastructure

New approaches to infrastructure design are required for businesses to keep up with the amount of data that is generated, and whose timely analysis is of paramount importance for the business to remain competitive in the digital economy. Newer approaches to infrastructure must focus on efficiency to

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Why More Data Centers Will Be Software Defined

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A new report projects that the global Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) market will grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate through 2021. The authors, an India-based outfit called Wise Guy Consultants, estimate that the total market size for SDDC goods and services will reach $81.4 billion in the same period.

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How to Get the Most from Your Cloud

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In case you missed the news the other day, the analysts at Gartner have just named TidalScale a Cool Vendor in its 2017 Cloud Computing Report[i].  This latest report from one of the world’s most respected research outfits affirms once more that the time is right for TidalScale’s Software-Defined Servers, which bring flexibility to modern data centers by enabling organizations to right-size servers on the fly.  (I say “affirms once more” because TidalScale was named an IDC Innovator just a few weeks ago.) 

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The Cloud as Rainmaker

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In case you missed the news the other day, the analysts at Gartner have just named TidalScale a Cool Vendor in its 2017 Cloud Computing Report[i].  This latest report from one of the world’s most respected research outfits affirms once more that the time is right for TidalScale’s Software-Defined Servers, which bring flexibility to modern data centers by enabling organizations to right-size servers on the fly.  (I say “affirms once more” because TidalScale was named an IDC Innovator just a few weeks ago.) 

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Why Wait for HPE’s The Machine?

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Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled a prototype of a massive server designed around memory – 160TB of it in fact. In announcing this concept system, which is the latest project in HPE’s research effort known as The Machine, HPE chief Meg Whitman reasoned, “We need a computer built for the Big Data era.”

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3 Secrets to Right-Sizing a Server

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I’ve grown accustomed to the stares of disbelief. It usually starts like the conversation I had the other day with some folks from a leading North American insurance company. They were planning to roll out an advanced new analytic model. Trouble was, they had no way to predict how much compute or memory capacity they’d need.

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Predicting Yesterday’s Weather

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While it’s true that we can never predict tomorrow’s weather with 100 percent reliability (at least not yet), at the same time it’s true that we can predict yesterday’s weather with 100 percent certainty.

What does this have to do with anything?

Well, it turns out that meteorologists aren’t the only people who use historical data in an attempt to predict reasonable futures. 

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Why Not Just Build a Bigger Box?

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Dr. Ike Nassi founded TidalScale on the premise of aggregating the resources available in one to many commodity servers so they can handle huge database, graph, simulation and analytics computations entirely in memory. 

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The Trouble with Hadoop

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Whenever IT folks talk about handling their big data problems by scaling out with Hadoop, I tend to think about the 1986 comedy, “Big Trouble in Little China.” It chronicles the mishaps that ensue when a trucker gets dragged into a mystical battle in Chinatown. It’s kind of awful, but with John Carpenter in the chair and Kurt Russell on the screen it still delivers some laughs.

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