Friday, October 17, 2014

Taneja Group Field Report: Massively Scalable, Intrinsically Simple: Tintri’s Low TCO For The Virtualized Data Center

Taneja Group Field Report Tintri Virtualized Data Center Fast-growing virtualized environments present a thorny storage challenge to IT. Whether mission-critical applications with demanding SLAs, VDI rollouts with boot storms, or deploying a private cloud for large dev & test environments: delivering virtualized environments and cloud deployments using traditional storage can stall or break a virtualization project.

Flash technology is certainly part of the solution to performance challenges posed by virtualized workloads, but can be prohibitively expensive to broadly implement across the environment. Although flash can be deployed in a number of targeted ways and placed in the infrastructure, the more it is tied down to specific hosts and workloads, the less benefit it provides to the overall production environment. This in turn causes more management overhead.

Taneja Group ran Tintri VMstore storage through their hands-on validation lab and documented significant large factors of improvement over traditional storage. Those factors accrue through Tintri’s cost-effective acquisition, simplicity and ease of deployment and data migration, effective high performance and availability and smooth expansion over time. This Field Report validates their impressive lab findings: Tintri’s approach provides significantly lower TCO than traditional storage solutions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Glass Apps Switchable Glass and Film

Glass Apps is the leading provider of Switchable Glass and Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand. For more than a decade, Glass Apps switchable glass technology has been utilized for commercial, data center, transportation, healthcare, government, and residential applications.

Glass Apps Smart Glass is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers. This PDLC film is what allows you to change the visual appearance of the glass from opaque (translucent) to clear (transparent).

Glass Apps switchable glass and film
Before Glass Apps Effect (Clear)
Glass Apps switchable glass and film
After Glass Apps Effect (Opaque)