by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces PowerMax, New VxBlock System, & Enhanced XtremIO

Today At Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell EMC made several new product announcements around improving the modern data center with new levels of performance and efficiency. The new products include what Dell EMC is calling the world's fastest storage array, the PowerMax, an end-to-end engineered NVMe array that is also ready for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). Dell EMC is launching a new VxBlock 1000 System with support for PowerMax and is updated XtremIO adding native replication. The new products are suited for today's needs as well as the needs of the future.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Launches New VxRail & VxRack SDDC HCI Solutions

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell EMC announced that it would be expanding its HCI portfolio with the launch of new Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems. The more powerful systems, aimed at simplifying digital transformations, come on the heels of ESG and IDC reports showing that Dell EMC is the market leader in HCI system sales. The new systems will be based on the new PowerEdge serves and will help clear a path of adoption for VMware-based private, hybrid and multi-clouds.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates vSphere & vSAN To 6.7

Today VMware rolled out new updates to both VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN, bringing both up to version 6.7. vSphere and vSAN are the industry’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. These new sets of updates are stated as enhancing user experience, security, application support, and hybrid cloud management features.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

VMware vSAN Support For Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center Announced

VMware announces vSAN support for Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC) products, further extending the hyper-converged infrastructure market into harsh environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are needed. The main benefit of vSAN is how it simplifies storage and storage management while delivering more performance, so this would certainly be a welcomed addition to Klas Telecom's portfolio.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

IDC Converged Systems Revenue Report for 4Q17; Dell EMC & VMware Leaders

The International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Converged Systems Tracker recently and saw that worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.1% year over year to $3.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017. IDC reported that sales for the entire year was over $12.5 billion or a 9.4% increase over the $12 billion in 2016. This seems to suggest that there is a slow, but steady increase in converged infrastructure across enterprises.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Releases DVX 4.0

Datrium announced that it had made a major update to its software, DVX 4.0. The latest update extends capabilities of DVX Tier 1 and extended support for Oracle RAC, greater VM fault tolerance, and improved data and administrative security. Included with the new upgrade is Cloud DVX.

Read more
by Brian Beeler

VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Preview

We've tweeted about it and it's been featured in our newsletter, but to share the news with the rest of our audience, we have been working on prepping a four node vSAN cluster. In partnership with Supermicro, VMware and Intel, we have several reviews and content pieces forthcoming that highlight vSAN capabilities across a broad specturm of storage, interconnect, CPU and RAM configurations. Primarily we'll be working within what's dubbed Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN; but depending on timing and components, we may be able to expand into other areas including VMware tools like replication or VMware cloud options within AWS for instance. 

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Compact Acuity X3 HCI Solutions For ROBO

Today Pivot3 announced a new version of its Acuity HCI Series, the Acuity X3 Series. This new series is designed to bring all of the benefits that enterprises enjoy to SMB, ROBO, and edge. According to the company, the new solution will allow organizations to confidently consolidate multiple, mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure to help lower cost and reduce datacenter footprint.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New VX Series HCI Building Blocks

Lenovo has launched three new ThinkAgile VX Series products, all of which are powered by VMware vSAN. Lenovo’s new hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) “building blocks” are primarily aimed at addressing concerns users have as they look to deploy HCI in their data centers. The three new models are aimed at large enterprise, medium business, and smaller remote office users.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its HCI Portfolio With XC Core

Dell EMC announced that it was expanding its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio, specifically its XC line, with the introduction of the XC Core. Unlike the rest of the XC line, the XC Series and Xpress appliances, the XC Core leverages Dell EMC hardware and integration software but the core software is licensed and supported directly by Nutanix. The XC Core will still be supported by Dell EMC ProSupport.

Read more