by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils Its Cloud Strategy

At Huawei Connect 2016 in Shanghai, China, Huawei laid out its full cloud strategy. For the event itself, Huawei was hosting over 20,000 attendees including partners, customers, ICT (Information, communication, and technology) specialists, and media, including StorageReview, from over 120 different countries over the world. Huawei has integrated its other events into this single event with the theme of “Shape The Cloud.” Along with laying out their path and vision for the cloud, Huawei is spending several days exploring current trends in the cloud and what will be capable with this technology moving forward.

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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

Nexenta Announces NexentaFusion 1.0 Community Edition and NexentaStor 5.0

Nexenta has announced the availability of the enterprise and community edition of NexentaFusion 1.0 and version 5.0 of NexentaStor, the company’s OpenSDS solution. Featuring an intuitive user-interface, efficient workflows, DevOps friendly self-documenting REST APIs and rich storage analytics, NexentaFusion 1.0 and NexentaStor 5.0 are designed to save on operational costs.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Flexible Converged Systems for Virtualization

Dell has made several announcements at VMworld, including the introduction of the Dell Validated System for Virtualization, touted by the company as the industry’s most flexible converged system, new client virtualization solutions with enhanced performance for demanding use cases, and that VMware has selected Dell Financial Services as its preferred financing partner.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Releases Panzura Inside

At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Panzura announced the release of its new program that combines Panzura’s hybrid cloud NAS software with leading flash arrays and hyperconverged systems, Panzura Inside. Inside will be able to deliver high performance storage for both block and file workloads. The Panzura Inside virtual controller is currently tested with Nimble, Nutanix, Tegile, and Simplivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Axcient Releases Fusion 1.5

At VMorld 2016 in Las Vegas, Axcient announced the latest version of its cloud-converged IT resilience platform, Fusion 1.5. The latest version features new cloud orchestration and workflow automation capabilities that are aimed at simplifying and automating continuity and availability for critical services. The Axcient Fusion IT resilience platform was first announced in June.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Thin Client Solutions

Today HP Inc. announced a few thin client solutions that designed to support companies as they transition their computing workloads to the cloud. HP is announcing a new Thin Client, the t630, an updated thin client operating system (OS), ThinPro 6, and the industry’s first zero client support for VMware Blast Extreme. HP claims that this trio of new Thin Client solutions will provide powerful and secure resources for end-users manipulating rich content in the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces New Capabilities For Its vSphere Integrated Containers

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced that it would be adding new capabilities to its VMware vSphere Integrated Containers. VMware states that these new capabilities will enable IT teams to provide a compatible Docker interface to their app teams, running on their existing vSphere infrastructure. The capabilities include a new container registry and management console.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces VMware Integrated OpenStack 3

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, VMware Inc. announced the latest release of its OpenStack distribution, based off of the OpenStack Mitaka Release, VMware Integrated OpenStack 3. Today VMware is introducing new features, including support with VMware Cloud Foundation, that are designed to make deploying OpenStack clouds simpler and more cost-effective as well as allowing customers to use existing VMware vSphere workloads in an API-driven OpenStack cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Partners With OVH For Large-Scale Cloud Storage

Today at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, Scality announced that it has partnered with the world’s third-largest hosting and Internet infrastructure provider, OVH, to deliver a joint solution designed for large-scale storage needs. Scality will now be able to run its software on OVH servers, which the two companies state is ideal for Hosted Private Clouds environments. OVH customers will now be able to run Scality RING and build Petabyte-scale storage pools, giving them both efficient hosting and efficient storage.

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