by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces 4.0 & Raises $90 Million In Series C Funding

Today Cohesity announced fourth-generation offerings with Cohesity DataPlatform 4.0 and Cohesity DataProtect 4.0. These latest versions bring more formats and infrastructures to Cohesity’s hyperconverged platform including object storage and network-attached storage (NAS). Cohesity is also announcing that it has raised an additional $90 million in series C funding.

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by Brian Beeler

Cisco Launches UCS Blade VMware vSAN Ready Nodes

Cisco has long been a VMware vSAN Ready Node partner with their more traditional rackmount servers available in all-flash configurations like the UCS C220 1U server and the UCS C240 2U server. Now Cisco has certified their popular UCS B200 blades in an all flash configuration for vSAN. Most vSAN deployments are heavier on drive count, hence the popularity of rackmount servers. The UCS B200 blades are targeting a very different use case, which is plain to see given the unbalanced CPU/Memory footprint to storage capacity. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces SimpliVity 380 With OmniStack

A few months ago, HPE announced its plan to acquire SimpliVity for $650 million. The acquisition was made in an effort to strengthen HPE’s role in the fragmented HCI market. HPE is announcing the first product resulting from the acquisition, the HPE SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack.

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by Brian Beeler

VMware vSAN First HCI To Support Intel Optane

Intel launched its first Optane-based product for the enterprise last week, the Optane SSD DC P4800X series. Summarizing of the technical details, the P4800X in its first incarnation is a 375GB SSD in an add-in-card form factor. Software defined solutions like VMware vSAN are uniquely qualified to take full advantage of this new technology, as they're already architected to leverage advancements in hardware. VMware has done just that, offering launch support in both ESXi 6.5 and vSAN 6.5. 

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #18: Boaz Palgi, Dell EMC

ScaleIO was one of the most exciting reviews we completed in 2016. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we instituted an Editor's Choice program on the site specifically because ScaleIO was such a standout. The blend of flexibility and performance was the highlight as tested in our lab, but ScaleIO has the ability to scale past 1,000 nodes without increasing complexity. In this podcast I talk with Boaz Palgi who was a founder of ScaleIO and runs the group today, nearly four years after EMC acquired them. Boaz discusses all the ways ScaleIO can be consumed, his vision for how data centers will look in the future, the impact of new hardware technologies on software defined solutions and we top it off with a little bit of a look forward at what to expect for ScaleIO later this year. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco HyperFlex Delivers 3x Performance Of Other HCIs & Adds 1,100 Customers

Today Cisco announced that its HyperFlex Systems was able to hit unmatched application performance for a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) in an ESG Lab validation report, against the three other HCIs it was tested against anyway. Cisco is announcing new capabilities for its HyperFlex Systems portfolio. And they are reporting that they have added 1,100 HyperFlex customers in less than a year.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM & Cisco Announce New Solutions For VersaStack

At CiscoLive in Melbourne, Cisco and IBM announced new solutions for their joint converged infrastructure, VersaStack. The new solutions incorporated in will extend hybrid cloud capabilities. These newly incorporated solutions will also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports Its 2Q17 Earnings

Today Nutanix reporting its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2017. This marks Nutanix second earnings report since going public in September of last year. While Nutanix is reporting “record revenue,” they only have one other public revenue to compare it with. Post announcement their stock dropped in after hours trading.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Announces SteelFusion 5.0

Today Riverbed Technology announced the latest release its branch converged infrastructure solution, SteelFusion 5.0. The latest version adds support for NAS storage giving users even more flexibility. Along with NAS storage support, SteelFusion 5.0 also adds hyper-converged and NFS storage capabilities from the data center to the edge.

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by Adam Armstrong

Diamanti Ships First Bare-Metal HCI Container Platform & Raises $18M

Today Diamanti made two announcements. First they are announcing the general availability of their new bare-metal hyper-converged infrastructure container platform, Diamanti D10. According to Diamanti, the D10 will allows companies to deploy Docker containers in seconds with guaranteed service levels at a fraction of the cost of traditional data center infrastructure. Diamanti is also announcing that it has raised an additional $18 million in series B funding.

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