With the rise of white box environments network equipment is being liberated from captive pre-installed network OSes. You can now choose your bare metal switch hardware and operating system separately and then change it trivially later. Surely this creates chaos and a compatibility nightmare I hear you say. Continue reading
Installing SaltStack can be a pain as there is some initial installation and configuration needed before Salt can actually be used. This post shows how you can install and operate Salt on a Cumulus Linux switch without ever needing to log into the switch directly. The operations shown below can easily be expanded to install many switches at once. Continue reading
Read our feature in The Stack about the impact the Open Compute Project is having on data centre innovation:
“Major players are coming together to innovate efficient data centres at a pace faster than ever seen before”
Aegis Data, a provider of highly resilient and optimised data centre environments and colocation services, will be linking forces with data centre hardware firm Hyperscale IT to demonstrate the huge potential of the Open Compute Project (OCP) at the DatacenterDynamics Zettastructure Summit on 1st – 2nd November 2016. Aegis Data will be showcasing the technology on stand 140. Continue reading
Aegis Data has entered into an agreement with data centre hardware firm Hyperscale IT, which is providing it with access to Open Compute hardware services. The partnership will allow Aegis Data’s customers to significantly benefit from greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership when it comes to fulfilling their compute needs. Continue reading
Hyperscale IT, who supply integrated server hardware, also pride ourselves on finding hard-to-source legacy parts. Now, when we say legacy parts, we’re largely referring to server hardware that has gone EOL and needs a memory upgrade, or has blown a power supply etc. But we recently reunited a 56-year-old teleprinter and tape reader with other EDSAC II parts at the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, UK.
Yesterday Hyperscale IT featured on the BBC news website, giving input around running legacy parts and systems:
Although legacy systems can still function well in certain circumstances, it’s easy to find yourself in the situation where parts become hard to find and upkeep can become expensive.
Read our guest post about Open Compute in Computer Weekly’s blog ‘Ahead in the clouds’:
Containerised datacentre – it’s available at all good datacentre trade shows and certainly made a splash pre-2010, but have you actually seen one in the wild? Continue reading
Open compute meets low CO2 plastics
At the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit last month we spoke to Simon Huang, general manager from JPSeco (Jean Parker & Sons Corp). JPSeco have been working on a Natural Fiber Reinforced Plastic (NFRP) which has very low CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastics that are used in servers today. Continue reading