by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9

Today NetApp announced the release of its latest operating system, ONTAP 9. NetApp claims that the latest updated OS will be a major advancement in data management combining higher simplicity and flexibility with new capabilities. It has been a bit since the last major update of ONTAP, and NetApp states the latest software will allow integration of both traditional, current, and emerging technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Release 1Q Earnings & Its Stock Falls

Unlike the vast majority of financial stories we run, Pure Storage has been able to more or less report positive earnings since going public. Of course, it has only been publicly traded since October of last year. While this report was also positive, revenue and gross margin up, analysts don’t seem to regard Pure’s stock as they once did. Worse for Pure, they are now facing class action lawsuits from their shareholders over potential violations of federal securities law and focuses on whether misleading information about PSTG was provided to investors in connection with the company's October 2015 IPO. This is a similar problem that Nimble Storage is also struggling with.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Expands Its Market Lead In All-Flash

With IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, EMC was most likely pleased to see that they have topped the list once again in most categories. Going along with their announcement that 2016 is the year of all-flash, EMC believes that the IDC report as well as their own growth in market share of all-flash, reinforces the shift by the industry toward all-flash. EMC has also announced that they have landed several all-flash customers as well.

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by Chris Thomas

451 Research Finds The Cloud Isn't Actually A Commodity

Among the findings in this year’s Cloud Price Index, 451 Research disclosed that lowering the cost of cloud services hasn’t helped those looking to gain market share. In fact, the opposite is true: higher value services are the key to profitable growth.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Announces Cost-Effective VDI As Low As $125/Desktop

At Citrix Synergy in Las Vegas this year several companies are announcing new products and services. Earlier this week we covered Nutanix working with Citrix to release VDI aimed at the midmarket for as low as $415/desktop. Not to be outdone, Atlantis Computing is announcing VDI as low as $125 per desktop. To bring this to market Atlantis has entered into a strategic alliance with Citrix that will combine the Citrix Workspace Suite software stack running on Citrix XenServer with Atlantis HyperScale all-flash hyperconverged appliances and Atlantis USX software-defined storage solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

CSC To Merge With Enterprise Services Segment Of HPE

This week CSC announced that its board of directors unanimously approved a plan to merge the company with the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The combined company would make one of the world’s largest pure-play IT services companies. To put the size in some sort of perspective it would be expected to have annual revenues of $26 billion and more than 5,000 clients in 70 countries. The merger is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017, subject to shareholder and regulatory reviews and approvals.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Reports 1Q 2017 Earnings

Continuing on with our series of reporting bad financial news from the tech industry, Nimble Storage has reported its first quarter earnings for 2017 and all is not yet lost. In fact, considering they are fending off class-action lawsuits things could have been worse for them. Nimble is reporting higher revenue, however all other indicators are down but beating expectations.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces Unik Open Source Tool

At the Cloud Foundry Summit, EMC Corporation announced a new open source tool that enables developers to deploy applications to the cloud and IoT devices more securely and efficiently, by compiling application sources into unikernels, Unik (pronounced like unique). EMC is releasing Unik as an open source project with the hopes of helping bring customers closer to cloud native application platforms through the choice of running applications with containers or unikernels.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Launches New All-in-One Thin Client Displays

Samsung has announced the launch of two new all-in-one thin client cloud displays, the TC222L (21.5”) and TC242L (23.6”). Using IGEL’s thin client software, the new monitors aim to provide an interesting take on the Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI).

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung Doubles Capacity Of Its 750 EVO SSD

Today Samsung has announced that it is now offering a 500GB configuration of the 750 EVO SSD. Designed for system builders, OEMs, and consumers alike, the newest version of the Samsung 750 EVO is an affordable entry-level SSD option that was previously only available in 120GB, and 250GB varieties.

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