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.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Expands Its Cloud Services

Today VMware, Inc. announced that it has expanded its portfolio of cloud services to better serve all the needs of its customers. The company is also announcing that VMware Cloud on AWS is expanding to Europe. And VMware is expanding its partner programs for VMware cloud on AWS.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Reports 4Q18 & FY18 Earnings

VMware, Inc. reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018. Overall the company saw a good quarter and a good fiscal year. It’s stock did somewhat better throughout the quarter seeing spike and sell off but a general increase.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 2Q18 Earnings

Nutanix Inc. reported its earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year that ended January 31, 2018. The company saw a modest increase in its revenue from the previous quarter as well as a small increase in net loss. Overall the company’s stock improved slightly over the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils New Edge Computing Solutions To Tackle IoT

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, VMware Inc. announced it was extending its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy with new edge computing solutions. These new solutions are aimed around specific use cases at the edge including Asset Management and Smart Surveillance. The new solutions will feature VMware vSAN, VMware vSphere, and VMware Pulse IoT Center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its CI Line With VxBlock System 1000

Today Dell EMC announced that it was expanding its converged Infrastructure (CI) portfolio with the introduction of its next-generation Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000. The new system is a pre-integrated, turnkey system that is all about simplification and offers storage and data protection from Dell EMC as well as compute and networking from Cisco. The company claims that customers can see data center footprint reduction by as much as 60%.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Updates It HyperFlex Accelerating Multicloud Adoption

This morning Cisco announced new platform innovations and software updates for its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), HX 3.0. The newly updated software is said to deliver higher performance as well as greater simplicity for “any application, on any cloud, and at any scale.” This would make HyperFlex a platform that can enable deployment and development of both traditional and cloud native applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Today Nutanix reported its earnings for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year that ended on October 31, 2017. Overall the company saw a strong quarter and a big jump in revenue. Nutanix was also able to beat expectations by reporting a smaller loss per share that what was expected.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Adds PowerEdge 14G To Its HCI Line

Today Dell EMC announced that its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio will now be powered by its newly designed Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers. Adding PowerEdge 14G servers will bring better and more predictable performance and they are designed and optimized for HCI. This will be especially beneficial and add new features to users of software applications on Dell EMC VxRail and XC Series appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu & NetApp Launch NFLEX, Converged Infrastructure Solution

Today Fujitsu Limited and NetApp announced their new joint solution aimed at simplifying the implementation and operation of virtual environments, NFLEX Converged Infrastructure. NFLEX is the combination of 20 years of expertise, delivered ready to run, and includes modular sizing, preconfigured expansion packs, single-call support, and integrated management. Both companies state that the above features will be able to reduce operational expenses and accelerate positive business outcomes.

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