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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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Native Integration With Pure Storage

Today Cohesity announced that it would be integrating with Pure Storage to bring faster data protection and recovery. Not only will this native integration speed up data protection performance, but users will also be able to leverage the public cloud aiding in long-term data retention and accelerating DevOps with, according to the companies, instantaneous copies of any production application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Will Be On VxRail Appliances

Today Dell EMC announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will soon be available on Dell EMC’s VxRail Appliances. Dell EMC EHC on VxRail addresses both the increasing move by companies to adopt both hybrid clouds and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads. EHC on VxRail will enable customers to start off small and grow as their need for the hybrid cloud grows.

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by Mark Kidd

Dell EMC VxRail Overview

VxRail is part of Dell EMC's hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. The VxRail family competes in a marketplace where other major vendors offer two paths to hyper-converged infrastructure: either vendor-specific systems or vSAN ready nodes. VxRail takes a third route, making it as straightforward as possible to deploy vSAN via dedicated appliance nodes with tight VMware integration, rigorous component testing and single-vendor support. Our aim in this portion of our vSAN coverage is to highlight the benefits of VxRail when it comes to deploying vSAN in an organization. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Release DataPlatform VE & C2100 HC Node

Today Cohesity released two new products for remote and branch offices (ROBO): Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition (VE) and Cohesity C2100 Hyperconverged Node. Combined with Cohesity DataProtect, the new DataPlatform VE an integrated software-only backup solution that, as the name implies, deploys on virtual machines (VMs). DataPlatform VE provides what Cohesity calls the first integrated data protection solution that deploys from the edge to the data center to the cloud with a common feature-set and management interface.

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