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Must Composable Infrastructure Be Software Agnostic?

Posted on
April 4, 2019

Revisiting WIKIPEDIA's definition of Composability: "...highly composable system provides components that can be selected and assembled in various combinations to SATISFY SPECIFIC USER requirements."The key qualifier in this definition is of course the "USER"...said in another way "NOT the OEM".

Competitive OEM solutions require the user to adopt the OEM's Software and the OEM's hardware. LIQID does not believe in "Vendor Lock".  One of the biggest benefits of LIQID is that it is truly software agnostic. All of their software lives on the LIQID PCIe fabric switch. They don't force the user to put any drivers, any agents, or any software modules on the compute nodes themselves. They're bare metal compute nodes, run whatever software you want.

If you want to run a bare metal OS, run a bare metal OS. If you want to run a virtualization layer or a hyper-visor, run a virtualization or hyper-visor, if it works on a static server today, it's going to work even better on a LIQID CDI platform. This is one of the big benefits that LIQID brings to the customers...a completely transparent solution for the USER's environment - especially the USER's software environment. No modifications or changes required.

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Posted on
April 4, 2019
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