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Phil Kalaf

Like Self-Driving Cars and Wireless Data? It’s Time to Thank the Humble FPGA.

Like Self-Driving Cars and Wireless Data? It’s Time to Thank the Humble FPGA.

By | Design & Architecture, FPGAs, Infrastructure, Processing, Programming | No Comments

Remember the old days of FPGAs (field programmable gate array)? Looking back, the original technology seems fairly clunky. Its versatility and uses certainly have come a long way from the days when its logical gates required long hours of programming. It may not get the press coverage that microprocessors get, but today’s FPGAs are more accepted in tech than ever before and are armed with capabilities such as memory blocks, network interfaces and Advance RISC Machine (ARM) core designs. Many people might be surprised at the numerous and varied places FPGAs are in use. This blog is an examination of why and where FPGAs are working in tech and where we can expect to see them next. Read More

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A Force Re-Awakens at Dell in Converged Infrastructure

By | Data Center, Infrastructure | No Comments

What’s Ahead for VCE and Your Data Center

As my recent blog post explained, one of the largest growth areas for data centers in 2015 was Converged Infrastructure (CI). All the major players have pushed to get a piece of the CI pie and VCE, with one billion-plus in business to date, has emerged as the industry leader. Newcomers like Nutanix and SimpliVity are making gains while businesses begin to look to Amazon and Azure for infrastructure solutions. Read More

Converged Infrastructure & Why or Why Not VCE?

Converged Infrastructure & Why or Why Not VCE?

By | Design & Architecture, Infrastructure | No Comments

Searching for the term converged infrastructure online yields thousands of results. Thousands of different opinions and approaches, with each vendor telling you why their solution is superior. As a CxO, VP of IT, or Director of Infrastructure, how do you decipher all of this data and pinpoint the best decision for your business? Should you hire a consultant to show you the right path? Should you have the top vendors parade in one by one and provide a proof of concept on their solution? I have my own opinion on the different solutions out there, but what kind of a critical thinker would I be if I limited myself to my own opinion? Read More

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