by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Takes Aim At SMB With $25,000 Xpress

Today Nutanix announced that it was brining its enterprise cloud platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs) at an affordable price with its new Nutanix Xpress. Nutanix states that its new Xpress is simple enough for a single IT professional will be able to install and manage it. Nutanix goes on to state that IT’s time will be freed up allowing them to focus on initiatives that directly impact the top line.

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by Adam Armstrong

VCE VxRack 1000 Now Offers Turnkey Cloud-Native IaaS

Today at the second day of EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas, EMC Corporation announced that it has expanded its VCE VxRack System 1000 to provide a turnkey cloud-native IaaS experience through new ‘Neutrino’ nodes. These new nodes use built in automation to make complex deployments simple. The new VxRack system 1000 with Neutrino nodes is a foundation for multiple cloud-native services including OpenStack, VMware Photon Platform, and Apache Hadoop.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Aims To Deliver The Broadest Hyper-converged Infrastructure Portfolio In The Industry

Dell Inc. has announced that it is expanded its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio that it claims is the industry’s broadest. This newly expanded portfolio is aimed at helping customers accelerate and simplify IT deployment and management while also helping them to make their infrastructure future-ready. The new additions include VCE VxRail appliances, VxRack systems to flexible VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes, and next generation Dell XC Series hyper-converged appliances

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by Lyle Smith

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hyper Converged 380 Announced

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380), the company’s a new all-in-one compute, software-defined storage and intelligent virtualization appliance specifically designed to help mid-sized and remote office branch office enterprises deploy VMs within a matter of minutes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Another $54.6 Million In Funding

Today Pivot3 announced a $54.6 million equity and bank financing. Pivot3 intends to use the funding to accelerate its growth while enabling it to bring to market the most extensive suite of hyper-converged and all-flash storage solutions with predictable performance. The funding comes from Argonaut Private Equity and S3 Ventures, two continued investors in Pivot3.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity & Pure Collaborate To Bring High-Performance, Cost-Effective Secondary Storage

Through a joint customer, Credit Acceptance Corporation, Cohesity and Pure Storage have worked together to combine Pure Storage’s All-Flash array with Cohesity’s consolidated secondary storage platform. The combination of the two technologies gives customers the best of both worlds with an increase in performance through the all-flash array while being able to maximize the value of the secondary data.

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by Adam Armstrong

ZeroStack Announces GA of Industry’s 1st Zero-Touch Private Cloud

Today ZeroStack announced the general availability of ZeroStack Cloud Platform, what it is calling the industry’s first zero-touch private cloud. The ZeroStack Cloud Platform gives its customers the ability to deploy their own private cloud that is as easy to use as a public cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed SteelFusion Now Supports AWS & Azure

Today Riverbed Technology announced that its hyper-converged edge solution, Riverbed SteelFusion, now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) support through AWS Storage Gateway and Azure support through Microsoft StorSimple. Not only does this give customers more flexibility and choice for cloud-based data storage across remote locations, they can now leverage the cloud as a secondary storage tier. This gives SteelFusion users more capacity, backup, and tiering to add on to their private data center storage assets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Jumps Into The HCI Market With HyperfFlex

Cisco threw its hat in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ring today with its new HyperfFlex systems. Cisco claims the HyperfFlex systems is a complete hyperconvergence system and has everything first generation HCI lacked. HyperfFlex is based off of Cisco’s UCS and integrates next generation data platform with a proven converged network and compute platform. HyperfFlex is designed to address the limitations of first generation HCI and by highly adaptable for future requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Release New Licensing Guide For VSAN 6.2

Earlier this month VMware Inc. released the latest version of VSAN, version 6.2. This version was aimed at increasing performance of all flash while lowering the price as well as introducing deduplication and compression, erasure coding, and new QoS capabilities. Today VMware released its licensing guide for the new VSAN 6.2.

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