Welcome to Container Wars

Back in the 1990’s the battle for hearts and minds in the “platform” (the hardware and operating system used to run your applications) was the processor architecture.  Sun had SPARC, IBM had Power (RISC-based) as well as z/Architecture, HP had...

More Money for the Hyper-Converged Market

This month, SimpliVity Corporation (www.simplivity.com) announced a Series D round of financing, raising an additional $175m for a total valuation of $1bn.  To date, the company has raised $276 million in four rounds (press release).  The money is to be used to fund...

EMC, ScaleIO and the VMKernel

There’s been a bit of conversation recently on the intention of EMC to put drivers for their ScaleIO platform into the VMware ESXi hypervisor kernel.  The discussion was triggered by an article published in LeMagIT on 25 November 2014 by Christophe Bardy and...