Sons of Sun DriveScale tempt cloud-lovers with composable infrastructure rig

Sons of Sun DriveScale tempt cloud-lovers with composable infrastructure rig

2018-01-05T10:55:39-08:00

 Analysis Composable infrastructure startup DriveScale believes composability is not primarily about hardware. Its CEO told us: “Hardware doesn’t drive software any more” and “SoCs are everywhere now”, so “use the network as your backplane” because “100Gbit Ethernet is faster than PCIe 4 lane”.

“It’s all about the software. The box is a necessary evil… Big system vendors don’t make anything anymore – they just sell things. It’s not a pleasant business to be in.”

We spoke to the startup at its Silicon Valley HQ in early December, where we heard a bit about its view on the rackscale IT situation.

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DriveScale instantly turns any data center into an elastic bare-metal cloud with on-demand instances of compute, GPU and storage, including NVMe over Fabrics, to deliver the exact resources a workload needs, and to expand, reduce or replace resources on the fly. With DriveScale, high-performance, Kubernetes clusters deploy in seconds for machine learning, advanced analytics and cloud-native applications at a fraction of the cost of the public cloud.

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