StackVelocity Blog

Truly Enabling an Open Source Ecosystem

One of the major reasons for the accelerated commoditization of enterprise hardware can be associated with multiple efforts to create open source communities around hardware design. With a primary emphasis around removing the traditional proprietary techniques and by driving common interfaces and approaches, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has created the opportunity for the next wave of open hardware solutions. The near term success of OCP has been to drive significant commonality around power distribution, rack architecture, form factor and serviceability to drive efficiencies.

Read More

Topics: Open Compute Technology

Change The Way You Expand Datacenter Infrastructure

Posted by Kurt Womach, General Manager, StackVelocity on Sep 13, 2016 5:27:46 PM

 Achieve greater speed and precision with lower costs and risk

Today’s enterprises must constantly build out and update their datacenters and private/hybrid clouds to stay ahead of exponential growth in IP traffic and data volumes. A flood of online transactions, the emerging Internet of Things and billions of additional mobile devices are some of the trends behind the urgent need for expanded infrastructure with higher performance and efficiency – whether it’s used to deliver cloud-hosted services to external customers or to run the business.

Read More

Topics: Technology Insights

StackVelocity Partner Guest Blog: HGST Whitepaper on Enterprise SSDs

Posted by Walter Hinton, Sr. Global Director for Marketing, HGST on Apr 21, 2016 12:28:49 PM
Among the various features to consider when evaluating the right storage device for your workload-optimized hardware solutions, what are the top essential characteristics to verify? 
 
One of our storage partners, HGST, has written a new whitepaper that will provide you with a few pointers on the top considerations for Enterprise SSDs. Read their guest blog to get a great summary of what you can expect from this whitepaper.

—by Adam Tarnowski, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

Read More

Our “Power to the People” Campaign Continues at OpenPOWER Summit

Posted by Jeff DiCorpo, Director of Strategic Initiatives on Mar 29, 2016 10:07:48 AM

Our next “Power to the People” campaign stop is the OpenPOWER Summit, April 5-7, in San Jose, California. StackVelocity, an OpenPower consortium member since mid-2015, will be exhibiting in Booth 1217.

Read More

Topics: OpenPOWER Summit

Making Open Compute Technology Work for You

Posted by Kevin Schlichter, Platform and Solutions Architect on Mar 28, 2016 10:12:33 AM

As an OCP-certified solutions provider and manufacturer, StackVelocity is dedicated to creating cost-effective pathways to help our customers transition from an 19” EIA standard into the 21” OCP standard.

Making that transition is no small challenge. Many have found that transitioning to OCP requires you to make big trade-offs in your datacenter. You either don’t have enough power in the rack to fully populate the rack, or you have a lot of empty space in the rack, which is an inefficient use of space. It’s the classic “Catch 22”: You can add more power to the rack, but that means less space for compute; you can add more compute, but then you don’t have enough power. Ultimately, either situation means you have to put more racks in your datacenter in order to get the same configuration you’ve been running in 19”.  That defeats the whole point of OCP—efficiency!

Read More

Topics: Open Compute Technology

The Future Beckons — StackVelocity Answers With Significant New Cloud Storage Solution at OCP U.S. Summit

Among the big news surrounding the 2016 Open Compute Project U.S. Summit is that StackVelocity announced production of its much anticipated Open Compute Project (OCP) HatTrick Storage solution, and availability through OCP Solution Provider Penguin Computing. This important step ensures broad availability of the HatTrick Storage solution through dedicated OCP Solution Providers.  

Read More

Topics: HatTrick

StackVelocity OCP HatTrick Storage Solution Now in Penguin Computing Portfolio

Here at the Open Compute Project US Summit, news of innovations abound, but one announcement is particularly exciting to me because it packs a powerful one-two punch.

One:     StackVelocity announced today the production of our much anticipated Open Compute Project (OCP) HatTrick Storage solution, featuring Seagate drives. The HatTrick Storage solution provides unmatched drive density for OCP customers by delivering (45) 3.5” drives in 2 OU.

Read More

Topics: HatTrick

Power to the People! It’s Going to be a Great OCP Summit

No, despite what you might think, “Power to the People!” is not an election-year political rallying cry; rather, it’s a popularized version of the theme song we’ll be singing at the upcoming OCP U.S. Summit: "Unlocking the Power of OCP for Everyone.”

StackVelocity is looking forward to returning to the OCP Summit on March 9 & 10 to showcase our much anticipated new HatTrick Compute prototype and other OCP-inspired solutions designed to make OCP technology accessible to every data center.

Read More

StackVelocity Partner Guest Blog: Seagate

As we mentioned in earlier blogs, StackVelocity will be featuring guest blogs from some of our most impressive partners. And, as we are less than a month away from showcasing our solutions at the OCP Summit in March, we thought it would be fitting to have our co-partner at the OCP Summit, Seagate, to highlight both our partnership and why our joint solutions are especially compelling for the OCP community. Enjoy!

—by Adam Tarnowski, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing


OCP Summit - Get Ready to Innovate!

With a goal to improve every user’s/customer’s experience while managing the costs of growth, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has evolved from its origins, when Facebook disclosed the designs and specs for its data centers, to become the widely supported open source initiative we know today. As a result, the OCP is a great option for achieving the benefits of hyperscale data center efficiency through well-laid-out and open-sourced specs and designs. If your cloud and data center deployments demand the most efficient hardware designs, with power usage effectiveness as well as performance, you likely have already deployed an Open Compute design in your data center; if not, the OCP should be on your radar.

Read More

StackVelocity Partner Guest Blog: HGST

HGST.jpgAs StackVelocity looks to the year ahead, one of the most exciting aspects of what the future holds is the inevitable synergies we will achieve with our partners. We are fortunate to have a robust network of partners who are pioneering advancements in the industry. As 2016 unfolds, we’ll be featuring guest blogs from this impressive group of allies, and we’re happy to kick it off with one of our storage partners, HGST. StackVelocity offers optimized storage solutions that leverage several of HGST’s storage products, including the top-of-the-line He10 described here. We think you’ll enjoy reading about HGST’s impressive helium-drive technology, and we invite you to visit our blog in the year ahead as we feature other exceptional partners and their products.

—by Adam Tarnowski, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing


Meet He10. The World’s first 10TB PMR HDD.

The He10 is the world’s first 10TB helium-filled PMR hard disk drive (HDD). It stores more, in less space, using lower power and offers a lower total cost of ownership than virtually any other alternative. It’s the latest in our mission to store the future, with the future of storage.

Read More