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  • Nutanix enterprise cloud strategy envelopes HPE, Cisco blades

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 May 2017
  • Nutanix took two steps today to paint itself as more of an enterprise cloud player. First, it added Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers to its ...

  • Nutanix revenue still growing for now

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Mar 2017
  • In its early days, Nutanix's biggest challenge was convincing people that hyper-converged appliances were a better fit for their organizations than traditional server/storage systems. Now that ...

  • Cisco HyperFlex systems snap with Veeam

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Mar 2017
  • Virtual backup specialist Veeam Software is treating hyper-converged Cisco HyperFlex systems the same way it treats storage arrays when it comes to snapshots. Veeam's direct snapshots will work ...

  • IBM happy to stay out of hyper-converged infrastructure market

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Mar 2017
  • "You can be a purist and say what we do is converged, not hyper-converged, but it’s about the job you’re trying to do. The two worlds are blending together," Walsh said..

  • NetApp hyper-converged entry: Better late than early?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Feb 2017
  • NetApp is entering the hyper-convergence arena with the latecomer's cry: We may be last into the market, but we'll be the best. Emboldened by the recent strong revenue growth of its late-to-market ...

  • Dell EMC VxRail hitches ride on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Feb 2017
  • Dell EMC’s VxRail turned one today, and the vendor marked the anniversary by adding the hyper-converged platform to its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud package. Dell EMC claims over 1,000 customers for ...

  • Pivot3 vSTAC sales soaring, CEO says

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 07 Feb 2017
  • Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 said it more than tripled its revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016 from the previous year, and grew total revenue 84% in 2016 from 2015. Pivot3's growth came in part ...

  • Nutanix adds oodles of customers and red ink

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Nov 2016
  • In its first quarter as a public company, hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix recorded substantial revenue gains while continuing to suffer heavy losses. CEO Dheeraj Pandey said the increase in sales ...

  • NetApp’s hyper-convergence answer? All-flash and CI arrays

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Nov 2016
  • NetApp’s hyper-convergence strategy is to address that market through FlexPod and SolidFire. FlexPod is the NetApp-Cisco converged infrastructure program, and SolidFire is the all-flash array ...

  • FalconStor updates FreeStor, adopts new pricing model

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 21 Oct 2016
  • FalconStor Software took aim at hybrid cloud deployments with a new pricing model and product upgrade for its FreeStor storage virtualization and block-based data services. The Melville, NY-based ...

  • SNIA panel: Docker data center deployments inch to primary storage

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 11 Oct 2016
  • Enterprise storage containers aren’t about to supplant virtual machines, but the trend line for Docker data center adoption is going up.  Hurdles of persistent storage and enterprise data ...

  • Maxta makes MxSP HCI software version perpetually free

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 30 Sep 2016
  • Software-only hyper-converged startup Maxta today formally unveiled a free perpetual license option for its MxSP software, following a registration drive launched during VMworld 2016. MxSP is ...

  • EMC expects to pass Nutanix as HCI leader by mid-2017

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 01 Sep 2016
  • “We consider Nutanix No. 1 today," EMC's Jeremy Burton said. "Our goal is to get to No. 1 by the end of the year. We think it’s doable, although it would be a stretch. If it’s not by the end of ...

  • Nutanix lines up partners to sell on Cisco UCS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 18 Aug 2016
  • Nutanix, which has OEM deals with server vendors Dell and Lenovo, is now selling its software on Cisco UCS servers through channel partners. Nutanix today revealed it has independently validated ...

  • HCI vendor Pivot3 reports more customers using more apps

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Aug 2016
  • Pivot3 more than doubled its revenue in the first half of 2016 over 2015, which its CEO attributes to customers buying its hyper-converged appliances as a platform rather than for single ...

  • EMC container plugin supports any block storage

    Garry Kranz - Senior News Writer 04 Aug 2016
  • EMC has contributed an open source Apache Mesos container volume driver that supports any network-attached block storage system equipped with a Docker plugin, including storage of EMC competitors. ...

  • HDS storage 'freezing' really a focus on future

    Rodney Brown - TechTarget 10 Jun 2016
  • There has been some noise in the storage space lately, based on the English translation of a Japanese IT website that said Hitachi Data Systems was "freezing" investment in its high-end storage ...

  • Iguaz.io promises AWS-like storage in the data center

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 09 Jun 2016
  • Newcomer iguaz.io is the latest software startup that will try and deliver the Holy Grail of storage  -- the ability to provision and manage on-premise capacity the same way as in Amazon Web ...

  • Gridstore chairman takes CEO reins

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 May 2016
  • Gridstore chairman Nairman Teymourian took over as CEO today, with plans to install a utility services model for delivering hyper-convergence. Teymourian has been Gridstore’s chairman since ...

  • Gridstore to CEO: Great job, now get lost

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Apr 2016
  • Gridstore apparently grew so fast under CEO George Symons that its board decided to change CEOs to keep up with the rapid growth. Gridstore founder and CTO Kelly Murphy has moved back into the CEO ...

  • Dell keeps hyper-converged options open

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Apr 2016
  • Still months away from closing its $67 billion acquisition of EMC, Dell today said it would  immediately start reselling several EMC federation converged products and updated others it already ...

  • Pivot3 closes funding round to develop ‘new toys’

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Mar 2016
  • Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 closed a $55 million funding round this week to support expansion following a merger with flash array vendor NexGen Storage. Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash said the bulk of the ...

  • HPE's Whitman grows hyper for hyper-converged

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 04 Mar 2016
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is planning to go after Nutanix and other hyper-converged vendors with an appliance based on its ProLiant server line. HPE CEO Meg Whitman revealed the vendor’s ...

  • Hyper-converged vendor Gridstore picks up funding for expansion

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jan 2016
  • Gridstore closed a $19 million funding round today with plans to substantially expand engineering and sales of its all-flash hyper-converged systems built for Microsoft Hyper-V. The round brings ...

  • Pivot3 buys NexGen, combines hyper-converged with all-flash storage

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 Jan 2016
  • Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 today acquired hybrid flash vendor NexGen Storage, combining small private companies that play in two hot technology areas. NexGen CEO and founder John Spiers said the ...

  • Veeam kicks off 2016 with V9 GA

    Sonia Lelii - Senior News Writer 18 Jan 2016
  • Veeam Software has started off the year by making Veeam Availability Suite 9 generally available to customers. The software has more than 250 features, according to Veeam. While the data protection ...

  • SimpliVity cozies up to Microsoft, Hyper-V

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 05 Jan 2016
  • Hyper-converged pioneer SimpliVity has opened a research and development office in Seattle near to Microsoft, a sign that it is close to adding Hyper-V support. SimpliVity’s OmniCube appliances ...

  • Nutanix prepares for 2016 IPO

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Dec 2015
  • Hyper-converged vendor Nutanix set itself up to become the first storage vendor to go public in 2016. Nutanix filed an S-1 statement, which is the first step towards an initial public offering ...

  • HDS extends VSP virtualized storage, moves into hyper-convergence

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 28 Apr 2015
  • LAS VEGAS -- Hitachi Data Systems opened its HDS Connect conference today with smaller versions of its flagship Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) storage array and two hyper-converged systems. The ...

  • Defining storage virtualization

    Randy Kerns - Evaluator Group 04 Mar 2014
  • The term storage virtualization has been with us since 1999, and the concept continues with new product offerings that are variations of the original. The longevity of storage virtualization in a ...

  • HP dumps EVA Cluster, SVSP storage virtualization

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Jan 2011
  • Hewlett-Packard has scrapped the StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) that it sold through an OEM deal with LSI, as well as the EVA Cluster SAN system that used the SVSP to ...

  • Recovering data from a crashed drive using VMware

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 31 Jan 2008
  • I was talking with a friend the other day about the prospect of multi-terabyte hard drives and how painful it would be to lose that much data. My friend -- being my friend of course -- countered ...

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