Earlier this month when the Bexar release for OpenStack went live, a meet up was held in Santa Clara.  As a part of the event, a series of lightening talks were given by various OpenStack community members.  One of the speakers was Dell’s very own Rob Hirschfeld, a senior cloud solutions architect, who has been actively involved with the OpenStack project from the get-go.

Here is the short presentation that Rob gave where he talks about some of the key characteristics of a hyperscale environment and how it differs from a traditional enterprise data center.

Some of the topics Rob touches on:

  • “Nested centralized” vs “Flat Edges”
  • Fully redundant vs. cloud non-redundant
  • Fault zones across applications
  • Cloud-ready hardware

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