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  • November 19, 2019 19 Nov'19

    HPE Container Platform combines AI pickups BlueData, MapR

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise showcases Container Platform for bare metal Kubernetes deployments, helping data centers make on-premises legacy apps extensible to the cloud.

  • February 11, 2019 11 Feb'19

    IBM Storage Solutions draw up blueprint for blockchain storage

    IBM offers up blueprints for blockchain storage, with NVMe arrays and software for scale-out.

  • December 18, 2018 18 Dec'18

    HYCU goes deeper into Nutanix protection

    HYCU, which sells data protection specifically designed for Nutanix hyper-converged systems, today enhanced features for backing up the platform it has hitched its wagon to. Comtrade Software ...

  • December 11, 2018 11 Dec'18

    VMware tracking stock is history, as Dell preps for public trading

    It’s official: Dell Technologies once again will become a public company, after gaining hard-won approval to buy back VMware tracking stock from shareholders in a transaction approaching $24 ...

  • November 28, 2018 28 Nov'18

    Nutanix Xi launches as long-term AWS challenger

    While Amazon holds court at re:Invent in Las Vegas this week, hyper-converged pioneer Nutanix launched services that it hopes can eventually challenge the public cloud giant. Nutanix used its ...

  • November 21, 2018 21 Nov'18

    Quobyte wins Points for Kubernetes storage

    Points International's storage revamp for Kubernetes includes Dell EMC servers running solid-state drives and a distributed file system from startup Quobyte.

  • November 06, 2018 06 Nov'18

    Maxta aims to bring AI to HCI with MxIQ

    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 ...

  • November 01, 2018 01 Nov'18

    Nutanix shines Beam into private cloud

    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 ...

  • October 31, 2018 31 Oct'18

    Pivot3 spins larger HCI deals

    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 ...

  • October 25, 2018 25 Oct'18

    Lenovo investment pushes Scale Computing closer to edge

    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 ...

  • September 26, 2018 26 Sep'18

    Dell EMC, Nutanix share HCI market leadership

    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 ...

  • September 13, 2018 13 Sep'18

    Nutanix customers trending larger, spending more on HCI

    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. ...

  • July 20, 2018 20 Jul'18

    Lenovo picks Cloudistics as ThinkAgile CP partner

    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 ...

  • July 10, 2018 10 Jul'18

    Proposed Tintri-DDN storage deal heads for bankruptcy court

    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 ...

  • June 27, 2018 27 Jun'18

    HCI market: rich get richer as Dell, Nutanix flourish

    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 ...

  • June 08, 2018 08 Jun'18

    Dell, VMware likely held HCI revenue share leads

    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 ...

  • May 29, 2018 29 May'18

    Nutanix revenue, losses grow as HCI market expands

    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 ...

  • May 15, 2018 15 May'18

    Nutanix .NEXT 2018: 'Sherlock' targets IoT data

    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 ...

  • April 26, 2018 26 Apr'18

    Pivot3 revenue growth stokes IPO talk

    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 ...

  • April 23, 2018 23 Apr'18

    Kaleao redesigns ARM-based HCI for enterprise

    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 ...

  • April 05, 2018 05 Apr'18

    IDC: Dell No. 1 in CI, HCI revenue

    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 ...

  • March 14, 2018 14 Mar'18

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

    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 ...

  • March 02, 2018 02 Mar'18

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

    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% ...

  • February 07, 2018 07 Feb'18

    Nutanix leads first hyper-converged Magic Quadrant

    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 ...

  • February 06, 2018 06 Feb'18

    How a Dell and VMware merger could affect EMC storage

    Enterprise storage stalwart EMC was majority owner of VMware and now may wind up a subsidiary if Dell merges with the virtualization giant. Dell said no decision has been reached.

  • December 28, 2017 28 Dec'17

    IDC: hyper-converged platforms outgrows converged infrastructures

    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% ...

  • December 19, 2017 19 Dec'17

    HyTrust rekindles DataGravity analytics for multicloud storage

    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 ...

  • December 11, 2017 11 Dec'17

    VirtualWisdom brings visibility to the cloud

    Virtual Instrument integrates technology acquired from Xangati into its VirtualWisdom platform for automated application performance management to improve visibility into the cloud.

  • December 04, 2017 04 Dec'17

    Nutanix software-defines itself

    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 ...

  • November 13, 2017 13 Nov'17

    Nutanix backup choices expand

    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 ...

  • November 08, 2017 08 Nov'17

    Nutanix Acropolis services expand for cloud, developer needs

    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 ...

  • November 07, 2017 07 Nov'17

    Pivot3 Acuity jukes HCI sales, aims at cloud

    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 ...

  • October 03, 2017 03 Oct'17

    NetApp Insight, product launches proceed in Vegas

    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. ...

  • September 27, 2017 27 Sep'17

    Maxta hyper-converged SW flips off VMware for Red Hat

    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 ...

  • September 27, 2017 27 Sep'17

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

    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 ...

  • September 18, 2017 18 Sep'17

    New Pure Storage CEO Giancarlo faces scaling challenge

    Former Cisco exec Charles Giancarlo takes over as CEO of Pure Storage from Scott Dietzen with the all-flash pioneer set to become a billion-dollar baby. Will profits follow?

  • February 09, 2017 09 Feb'17

    VMware vSAN 6.2

    VMware's vSAN 6.2 upgrade -- featuring dedupe/compression, QoS and erasure coding -- wins 2016 Storage Products of the Year gold in the server-based storage category.

  • February 09, 2017 09 Feb'17

    Formation Data Systems FormationOne

    Formation Data Systems' FormationOne scores in value, innovation and functionality to take silver in server-based storage in the 2016 Products of the Year competition.

  • January 09, 2017 09 Jan'17

    Parallelism can improve workload performance in the storage multiverse

    If a dimensionally compressed storage medium was a reality, all data could be stored forever. Until then, how parallelism can improve workload performance remains elusive.

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    SIOS iQ learns new VMware storage analysis tricks

    SIOS upgraded its analytics software which now offers an enhanced capacity planning tool and root cause analysis capability that are viewed via a simple graphical interface.

  • November 11, 2015 11 Nov'15

    Virtual machine management: VVOLs 'complete picture'

    Virtual Volumes architect talks about their benefits and limitations, how they will help admins with virtual machine management and why they aren't yet commonly implemented.

  • November 11, 2015 11 Nov'15

    SIOS iQ software troubleshoots VMware shared storage

    SIOS iQ analytics software for VMware shared storage discovers interdependencies between applications, compute nodes, networking and storage.

  • August 12, 2015 12 Aug'15

    VirtualWisdom gets support for Hyper-V, vSphere

    Virtual Instruments has moved beyond its storage focus, enhancing VirtualWisdom to support Microsoft Hyper-V servers and VMware workloads.

  • June 08, 2015 08 Jun'15

    VMware gives EVO:RAIL hardware partners more options

    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 ...

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs...

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    Huawei, DataCore: A new hyper-converged infrastructure?

    Jon Toigo explores the renewed interest in software-defined and hyper-converged storage, and an important partnership between Huawei and DataCore Software.

  • October 23, 2013 23 Oct'13

    Microsoft's SMB 3.0 for virtualization

    With SMB 3.0 included in Windows Server 2012, using Windows file sharing for virtual environments is much faster, safer and easier.

  • December 04, 2012 04 Dec'12

    Silver Peak WAN acceleration software, VXOA, expands hypervisor support

    Silver Peak moves ahead with its strategy to make its WAN optimization software accessible to storage administrators.

  • March 03, 2009 03 Mar'09

    Storage best practices for virtual server environments

    Measuring and tuning storage performance has grown more challenging with the proliferation of virtual servers. Learn how RiskMetrics Group has adapted to its changing environment, and best practices for managing storage in virtual server ...

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    NetApp expert says pNFS not necessarily VMware solution

    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 ...

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