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  • Maxta aims to bring AI to HCI with MxIQ

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Nov 2018
  • Maxta is bringing predictive analytics into hyper-convergence. Maxta Hyperconvergence software runs on x86 hardware using VMware or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisors to create ...

  • Nutanix shines Beam into private cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Nov 2018
  • Nutanix is extending the Beam capability it launched six months ago for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure into private clouds running on Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure. Nutanix Beam ...

  • Pivot3 spins larger HCI deals

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 31 Oct 2018
  • If Pivot3 is a valid indicator, the hyper-converged market is not only adding customers rapidly, it’s also moving into far bigger deals. Pivot3 was among the first hyper-converged vendors, and the ...

  • Lenovo investment pushes Scale Computing closer to edge

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 25 Oct 2018
  • Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready said the hyper-converged vendor was on the edge of profitability before it decided to expand its edge computing sales. Scale today said it has secured $21.2 million ...

  • Dell EMC, Nutanix share HCI market leadership

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Sep 2018
  • Dell EMC extended its lead over Nutanix in hyper-converged systems sales in the second quarter, although Nutanix crept ahead of Dell-owned VMware into first when the market is measured by HCI ...

  • Nutanix customers trending larger, spending more on HCI

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Sep 2018
  • Besides proving there is plenty of growth still going on in the hyper-converged infrastructure market, Nutanix’s last earnings report showed HCI has moved well beyond VDI and niche applications. ...

  • Lenovo picks Cloudistics as ThinkAgile CP partner

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jul 2018
  • Like the other major server vendors, Lenovo proclaims it is “all in” on hyper-convergence and software-defined storage. It just goes about it in a different way. Unlike the Dell EMC VxRail, Cisco ...

  • Proposed Tintri-DDN storage deal heads for bankruptcy court

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 10 Jul 2018
  • Data Direct Networks Inc. (DDN) is seeking a bargain from Tintri's fire sale. The DDN storage portfolio is poised to add the storage assets of failing hybrid vendor Tintri, which filed for Chapter ...

  • HCI market: rich get richer as Dell, Nutanix flourish

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jun 2018
  • Dell, VMware and Nutanix continued to dominate the hyper-converged infrastructure market in the first quarter, combining for most of the fast-growing segment. According to IDC’s first quarter ...

  • Dell, VMware likely held HCI revenue share leads

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jun 2018
  • While IDC probably won’t release its hyper-converged market share numbers for the first quarter until late June, it appears Dell will stay No. 1 on the HCI revenue hardware and software charts. IDC ...

  • Nutanix revenue, losses grow as HCI market expands

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 29 May 2018
  • Hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix has a history of rapid revenue growth and wide losses.  For last quarter, both of those were larger than expected. Nutanix revenue grew 41% year-over-year to $289 ...

  • Nutanix .NEXT 2018: 'Sherlock' targets IoT data

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 May 2018
  • Nutanix .NEXT 2017 focused on the hyper-converged infrastructure pioneer’s move to the public cloud with Xi Cloud Services. Nutanix .NEXT 2018 last week was a showcase for Nutanix Beam, the ...

  • Pivot3 revenue growth stokes IPO talk

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 26 Apr 2018
  • Pivot3, one of the last small independent hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) vendors left, is on a growth path that its CEO said could lead it to going public within two years. The vendor report ...

  • Kaleao redesigns ARM-based HCI for enterprise

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Apr 2018
  • Kaleao hit an obstacle when trying to convince its ARM-based hyper-converged systems fit well with traditional enterprises. While its features and services might fit enterprises, the original ...

  • IDC: Dell No. 1 in CI, HCI revenue

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Apr 2018
  • Dell won the trifecta in the latest IDC Quarterly Converged Tracker report. Dell Technologies-owned technology led market share across the board in converged and hyper-converged systems, according ...

  • New Tintri CEO Tom Barton set to take the reins in April

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 14 Mar 2018
  • Tintri wasted little time finding a CEO to try and boost its sagging fortunes. On Tuesday, the hybrid flash vendor named IT veteran Thomas Barton as successor to Tintri CEO Ken Klein, who announced ...

  • Nutanix CEO: Next, we’ll hyper-converged clouds

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Mar 2018
  • Nutanix, recently recognized by Gartner as the hyper-convergence leader in the data center, wants to hyper-converge clouds over the next few years. Nutanix continued its strong growth with a 44% ...

  • Nutanix leads first hyper-converged Magic Quadrant

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Feb 2018
  • Gartner now gives hyper-convergence a Magic Quadrant of its own, and places Nutanix as the leader in the upper right-hand corner. Dell EMC, VMware and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise also sit in the ...

  • IDC: hyper-converged platforms outgrows converged infrastructures

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 28 Dec 2017
  • Recent IDC research shows hyper-converged platforms are quickly catching up to the converged systems market. For the third quarter of 2017, global revenue on converged systems increased nearly 11% ...

  • HyTrust rekindles DataGravity analytics for multicloud storage

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2017
  • HyTrust has revived DataGravity’s data-aware storage technology, six months after scooping up the startup’s assets. Cloud infrastructure specialist HyTrust today launched the CloudAdvisor automated ...

  • Nutanix software-defines itself

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Dec 2017
  • Nutanix is hard selling the value of its software. While the hyper-converged vendor stopped short of re-naming itself Nutanix Software, CEO Dheeraj Pandey used its earnings call last week to ...

  • Nutanix backup choices expand

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Nov 2017
  • Options for Nutanix backup are growing for customers using the hyper-converged vendor’s AHV hypervisor. At Nutanix’s European .NEXT user conference last week, backup software market leader Veritas ...

  • Nutanix Acropolis services expand for cloud, developer needs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Nov 2017
  • Like many storage and data center vendors, hyper-converged vendor Nutanix is taking the next steps to give its platform multi-cloud capabilities. Nutanix today laid out its plans to add services ...

  • Pivot3 Acuity jukes HCI sales, aims at cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Nov 2017
  • Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 said its Acuity appliance is significantly expanding its enterprise footprint, with one-third of its revenue coming from deals of $500,000 or more last quarter. The ...

  • NetApp Insight, product launches proceed in Vegas

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 03 Oct 2017
  • LAS VEGAS – NetApp welcomed more than 4,000 attendees to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this week to formally introduce its hyper-converged infrastructure based on SolidFire all-flash storage. ...

  • Maxta hyper-converged SW flips off VMware for Red Hat

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2017
  • Software-only hyper-converged vendor Maxta said it can enable customers to migrate virtual machines from VMware ESXi to Red Hat Virtualization, and run both hypervisors on Maxta hyper-converged ...

  • Dell EMC’s XC (Nutanix) HCI box protects MS Hyper-V VMs

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Sep 2017
  • Dell EMC today enhanced its Nutanix-powered XC hyper-converged platform by adding data protection features for Microsoft Windows Hyper-V. The news, made during Microsoft Ignite, shows Dell EMC is ...

  • VMware gives EVO:RAIL hardware partners more options

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Jun 2015
  • VMware is giving its hardware partners more options for building EVO:RAIL hyper-converged appliances. Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, and Supermicro are among the hardware vendors ...

  • Tintri embraces Hyper-V, prepares for the multi-hypervisor age

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 12 Dec 2014
  • Tintri, which has earned a good reputation for providing storage for VMware virtual machines, this week made its Microsoft Hyper-V support generally available on its VMstore systems. That paves the ...

  • Splunk's app for VMware deepens NetApp support

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 21 Apr 2014
  • Data analytics and security vendor Splunk made it easier to use its software with NetApp and VMware with the latest version of its Splunk App for VMware. The San Francisco-based Splunk’s software ...

  • IBM, VMware add options for cloud DR

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Apr 2014
  • The cloud has been a boon for disaster recovery, bringing the technology to smaller companies while allowing vendor newcomers such as Axcient, Zetta, Zerto and Quorum to make names for themselves. ...

  • VMware’s picking its storage friends more carefully

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Feb 2014
  • VMware historically has had a good relationship with storage vendors, especially those who focus on storing and protection for virtual machines. The annual VMworld conference draws more storage ...

  • Gridstore receives funding for Hyper-V storage system

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Dec 2013
  • Gridstore, which this year changed its strategy and product to focus on optimizing storage for Microsoft Hyper-V, today closed an $11 million funding round to bring its new system to market. ...

  • More storage notes from VMworld

    Rich Castagna - Vice President of Editorial 31 Aug 2012
  • While the VMworld conference might have been a little light on major storage product news, the sheer number of storage vendors showing off their wares meant there were still plenty of interesting ...

  • VMworld spawns storage announcements

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2012
  • There has been a noticeable increase in the number of storage product launches in the past few weeks and that will continue during VMworld 2012, which begins Sunday in San Francisco. VMworld has ...

  • VMware and the importance of storage

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 24 Aug 2011
  • With VMWorld approaching, vendors have already made announcements regarding storage and VMware with many to follow after the show begins next week. These announcements come mostly from storage ...

  • Quantum pockets Pancetera for virtual server backup

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 14 Jun 2011
  • Quantum acquired startup Pancetera Software today, giving it virtual server backup for its DXi data deduplication family right away. In the long run, Pancetera can also add intelligent storage ...

  • Looking ahead to the Consumerization of IT and virtualization in 2010

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 15 Jan 2010
  • After enjoying the last couple of hours of 2009 with my family, I thought how fitting it would be to end the year with a post! I've been incredibly busy this year and my lack of posts really shows ...

  • NetApp expert says pNFS not necessarily VMware solution

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Aug 2008
  • After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from ...

  • More server virtualization benchmark drama

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 02 Jul 2008
  • Last time on As the Benchmark Turns, we saw NetApp pull a fast one on EMC. This week's episode brings us into the torrid realm of server virtualization and Hyper-V. It began with a press release ...

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