by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Adds Scale-Out File Services To DataSphere For VSAN

Today Primary Data announced that is has added scale-out file services with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) to its DataSphere software. This means that VSAN will be able to support its native block protocols as well as file protocols with DataSphere. Primary Data states that this new ability for VSAN to support more applications in the same physical footprint as well as being deployed as both a hyper-converged solution as well as a scale out NAS solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Unveils Edge Office For SMB & ROBO

Pivot3 announced its new hyperconverged solution for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices (ROBO), Edge Office. As with most hyperconverged solutions, Edge Office consolidates compute and storage components into a single, highly-efficient, flexible and scalable infrastructure, which would be ideal for the needs of SMB and ROBO.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC VxRack Node Powered By ScaleIO Review: Wrap-Up

Over many months, StorageReview has been testing and analyzing two Dell EMC VCE VxRack Node all flash PF100 clusters – which is the predecessor to the recently released Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node. One set of tests centered on the system configured in HCI, and the other in two-layer. If this sounds a bit strange, it is, as no storage is more flexible than ScaleIO. Hyperconverged is typically that; compute and storage combined into the same easy-to-manage platform. And just as it sounds two-layer is the separation of storage and compute as is typical in a traditional architecture. Dell EMC ScaleIO eschews the strict definition of both notions, allowing an enterprise to configure either way, or both ways. The Dell EMC ScaleIO solution meets the demands of organizations that want the best of each world, whenever they like.

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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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