by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Goes Public

Back in December of last year, Nutanix filed its paperwork for a purposed initial public offering. Time went by and the market wasn’t exactly favorable to other tech companies that have gone public. Today Nutanix went public with an IPO of $16 per share, which is higher than what was anticipated, the company initial had the IPO aiming for between $11-$13 per share. Nutanix is trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol NTNX.

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by Lyle Smith

DataCore & Supermicro Partner To Create A New Enterprise-Class Hyper-Converged Solution

DataCore Software has entered into a partnership with Supermicro to build an enterprise-class Hyper-converged solution that offers both ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity. DataCore says that these systems will be priced as a cost-effective option for traditional Hyper-converged use cases and that they will boast the world’s fastest hyper-converged performance. Moreover, the new systems will be able to run demanding enterprise applications using a much smaller portion of the nodes compared to its competition. The new solutions offer hyper-consolidation and ‘zero-touch’ continuous availability to help keep businesses running without downtime.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces ScaleIO Ready Nodes

Today Dell EMC announced that its ScaleIO will now be available on a Ready Node, a software-defined, all-flash offering running on Dell EMC PowerEdge x86 servers. This is the second announcement since the two companies finished their merger last week. The previous announcement combined the powerful DSSD D5 NVMe storage with PowerEdge servers. The merger gives customers the best of both worlds, allowing ScaleIO software to run on the flexible configurations of the Dell PowerEdge servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Expands SteelFusion Deployment Options

Today at Riverbed Disrupt in New York City, Riverbed Technology announced that its software-defined edge solution, SteelFusion, will now be offered in more deployment options, both cloud and virtual, giving customers even more choice and flexibility. Riverbed is working with IBM and Avnet to deploy SteelFusion on IBM SoftLayer and Virtual SteelFusion Edge on Avnet through a fully integrated system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Introduces All-Flash, Converged OceanStor Dorado V3

At Huawei Connect in Shanghai, China, Huawei introduced its new third generation, all-flash, converged system, the OceanStor Dorado V3. This new all-flash OceanStor Dorado is designed around performance, stability, reliability, and convergent efficiency for companies’ overloaded key applications. Huawei claims that the new Dorado can improve database performance 20x while still ensuring sustained service.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung and VMware Partner for Software-defined Data Center Rack With NVMe SSD Caching

Samsung has partnered with VMware to develop the first fully-operational prototype of a VMware Cloud Foundation-based software-defined data center (SDDC) rack that uses NVMe SSDs. The new prototype will be demonstrated today at VMworld at the Samsung booth. The new VMware Cloud Foundation-based rack leverages six Dell R730XD servers, each configured with two Samsung PM1725 NVMe SSDs as the caching tier, and six Samsung PM863 SSDs as the capacity tier. Samsung indicates that this solution spans successful imaging and bring-up of the integrated system rack, creation of a workload domain, and deployment of applications within the workload-domain-hosted VMware vSphere cluster.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC XtremIO Now Has Several New App Integrations

Ahead of VMworld 2016 next week in Las Vegas, EMC corporation announced today that its XtremIO all-flash storage platform for VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments now has new application integrations and management features. According to EMC, these new integrations and features will enable application and infrastructure teams to take full advantage of simplified resource provisioning and management workflows, automation and orchestration in virtualized environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Solutions With VSAN & vRealize Automation

Today Cohesity introduced new solutions that are aimed at simplifying secondary storage in VMware environments. These new solutions work with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and VMware vRealize Automation and allow Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect customers to use VSAN and vRealize Automation to offer full policy-based automation on scale-out and hyperconverged infrastructure for both primary and secondary data. Cohesity claims that by using its new solutions, companies will be able to converge and simplify their data protection infrastructure with automation, instant recovery, and more efficient provisioning, all while lowering total cost of ownership.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

VMware VSAN 6.2 All-Flash Review

Last year we published a detailed series of reviews on VSAN 6.0 in a hybrid configuration. In February of this year, VMware launched VSAN 6.2, which brought data reduction via deduplication and compression, as well as a number of other features to the market. Data reduction is a major step forward for VSAN as it piggybacks on the massive surge in flash adoption, thanks in large part to falling prices and high-quality options. When VSAN is enabled in an all-flash configuration, users taking advantage of data reduction can effectively triple (or more) their capacity depending on workloads, which really brings the value of flash to everyone from ROBO to the enterprise. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Sees Record Growth In 2016

Today Pivot3 announced that as a company they are seeing record growth so far this year. Pivot3 is seeing record revenue (over twice so far this year compared to the last half of 2015) and they are seeing an expansion of both their customer and employee base, in part due to their acquisition of NexGen Storage earlier this year. Pivot3 is also announcing a new CFO appointment with Bill Stover.

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