Cloud Expo Round-Up

Posted on 20 March 2017

Boston recently attended Cloud Expo Europe, London to showcase disruptive cloud-based technologies.

Cloud Expo is an annual conference showcasing emerging disruptive cloud technologies. Boston’s space-themed stand featured a vast range of the fastest solutions from application specific cloud, elastic block storage, deep learning in the cloud, and all-flash storage solutions.

vScaler is a high-performance cloud platform that offers a hybrid approach towards cloud computing. This hybrid approach allows for private cloud adoption as well as access to a public resource when demand dictates. Powered by OpenStack, vScaler, can deploy your on-premise private cloud in minutes, add cloud-based services or applications, and scale to public or hybrid cloud environments on-demand - all under a single management portal. vScaler also provides additional capabilities to deploy HPC, Deep Learning and Big Data environments in a matter of minutes.

Boston were pleased to partner, for the first time, with Datera to introduce the Boston Igloo EBS (Elastic Block Storage). Powered by Datera Elastic Data Fabric software, the Boston Igloo EBS utilises next-generation “public-cloud”-like elastic block storage that is deployable within enterprises and service providers on Boston optimised hardware. The Boston Igloo EBS takes datacenter automation and efficiency to a whole new level, delivering cloud operations at transformational speed, agility and economics.

In partnership with AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, Boston brought to the market its Supermicro® based, all-flash appliance; the Igloo Plus Ice. The Boston Igloo Plus Ice is a high-availability, 2U rack-mount storage solution featuring 600K sustained IOPS of performance with 5.8TB usable storage capacity and high-speed, 10GbE connectivity. Utilising AccelStor's FlexiRemap® flash-management software technology, the compact, high-value 2U flash appliance saves rack space by packing two controllers into a single chassis, and provides outstanding I/O performance without costly proprietary hardware. The Igloo Plus's high-throughput node replication, allows the full performance of all-flash acceleration to be realised, even with high availability.

Boston’s vast range of Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) based solutions with Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) are further accelerating cloud technology. High-performance SSDs with NVMe, shrink your data center footprint and declutter your infrastructure, reducing costs and enabling efficiencies via software-defined infrastructure—all while tackling your most data-intensive workloads. Intel SSD’s with NVMe outperform SATA SSDs, and promise increased system utilization for greater responsiveness and faster time to market, Boston’s range of Solutions with Intel® Data Centre NVMe SSDs, are currently shipped with free Intel® Cache Acceleration Software. 

Intel were also sponsors of Day 1's competition where six lucky entrants won an Amazon Echo Dot.

Mellanox sponsored our stand competition on Day 2 where Steve Maddrell won a Phantom Drone. The showcased solution on the competition podium was the Mellanox SN2100 Ethernet Switch. The SN2100 switch provides a high density, ½ 19 inch side-by-side switching solution which supports speeds from 10GbE to 100GbE for the growing demands of today’s database, storage, and data center environments. The SN2100 is the ideal top of rack (ToR) solution, allowing maximum flexibility and enabling full rack connectivity to any server at any speed.

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