by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 3Q17 Earnings

For the second time in a row, Nutanix has reported, “record revenue” in its quarterly financial report. This marks the third report since going public, again making it a bit easier to hit a record but is still impressive for the company to hit relative high revenue multiple times in a row. It is also worth noting that Nutanix was able to beat analysts’ expectations this quarter causing a spike in the after hours trading price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Enhances Its HCI & Announces Cloud-Like Consumption Model

Today Dell EMC announced enhancements and upgrades to its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio. This portfolio includes its Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series. Along with the enhancements and upgrades, the company intends to aid adoption with new flexible consumption models, similar to cloud consumption models.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Expands Hardware Support For Its Enterprise Cloud Platform

Today Nutanix announced that it has expanded its hardware support for the company’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software. The software will be available as a term-based license for deployment on Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-series blade servers (the Enterprise Cloud Platform software is already available on Cisco UCS C-series platfrom). Nutanix is also announcing its Nutanix Go program, an enterprise cloud infrastructure that would be consumed similar to public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Announces All NVMe Axellio Edge

Today X-IO Technologies announced the generally availability of its new computing platform, the Axellio Edge. Leveraging technology such as NVMe FabricXpress architecture, the Axellio is quoted as delivering real-time performance of 480 Gbps for complex analytics on high-volume, high-velocity, streaming data and over 12 million IOPS. X-IO states that the main use cases will be cybersecurity, financial market data, IoT, and defense and intelligence. Along these lines, X-IO is working jointly with several software makers to deliver Axellio with several big data analytics and cybersecurity solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Priority Aware HCI, Acuity

Today Pivot3 announcing what it is referring to as the industry’s first priority-aware hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform, Acuity. According to Pivot3, Acuity will allow companies to confidently consolidate multiple mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure. Acuity will also leverage NVMe PCIe flash to deliver ultra-high performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases vSAN 6.6

Today VMware Inc. announced the first update to vSAN so far this year with version 6.6. The latest release of vSAN is packed full of new advanced enterprise features. According to VMware, these newly announced features are aimed at improving performance, saving costs, and increasing security.

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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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