Friday, June 6, 2014

Lager - the Lumenate Advanced Graphing Engine and Repository

There have been a number of charts on our blog over the years documenting different analyses that we've done.  Each chart was bespoke, meaning that we created it for a specific need and determined what to display on an as-needed basis.

Many of these charts are for HDS arrays with key performance indicators. Over the last year we've developed a tool that allows us to automatically create charts for these metrics, make them available in a central repository, and deliver this information in a usable fashion to our customers.

The tool is called Lager and I give a brief overview of it below.  If it's something that you are interested in, please reach out to your Lumenate representative.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reviewing SPC-1 Performance Results

If you're trying to keep up with developments in Information Technology then we live in a wonderful time.  Twitter, Wikibon, Vendor Blogs, Analyst Blogs - there's a wealth of information available.  The real challenge is separating the signal from the noise and making sure that you don't fall victim to groupthink.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A New Definition for Enterprise Storage

A key challenge as Lumenate has grown over the last three years is making sure that the entire organization understands what we sell, where it fits, and our internal technical assessment of each product.  That's a lot of information and requires that we engage in some simplifications.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Software-Defined Datacenter and the Mid-Market

No doubt you have heard this year’s technical buzzword: Software-Defined Datacenter. But if you’re a company that falls within the classic mid-market (or commercial) space as many of Lumenate’s customers do, you’re no doubt wondering  “What does this mean for me, my company and my IT staff?” For the answer to that question, let us first explore what Software-Defined means.