by Adam Armstrong

Secondary Storage Solution, Nutanix Mine, Announced at .NEXT

Today at Nutanix’ annual conference, Nutanix . NEXT, in Anaheim, California, the company announced its new open solution that integrates secondary storage operations with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, Nutanix Mine. The introduction of Mine brings both primary and secondary storage to the private cloud for Nutanix. Nutanix will also be working with backup vendors such as Veeam, HYCU, Commvault, Veritas, and Unitrends that help customer mange HCI environments and backup through native integration. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announces New VxFlex Nodes and VxFlex OS Update

Dell EMC is announcing several new services and products at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas. Included in those is the creation of the Dell EMC VxFlex family (previously ScaleIO and VxRack FLEX) of appliances and related products that target the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Releases vSphere Updates

On April 2nd, 2019 VMware released a slew of updates, including VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 2, vSphere ROBO Enterprise, and vSphere Platinum updates. The updates feature around delivering key value and innovations to VMware’s customers. 

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by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Cloud Management Updates for Next Year

Today VMware announced upgrades that they plan to release for a range of vRealize products next year. VMware is targeting the first quarter of their fiscal 2020 year for the of VMware vRealize Operations 7.5, VMware vRealize Automation 7.6, VMware vRealize Network Insight 4.1, and VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 2.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Expands Azure Stack With Edge & HCI Solutions

Today at Sync, Microsoft announced new solutions to its Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft is adding hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to Azure Stack both addressing a customer need. The company also released its Azure Data Box Edge, an appliance with edge compute and network capabilities. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Cloud Foundation Available On Dell EMC VxRail

Building off of the news from VMware this morning, Dell EMC announced the arrival of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail. The combination of these two technologies is said to give customers a quick and easy path to deploy and operate hybrid cloud through a fully integrated platform. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Updates VxBlock 1000 & Introduces Ready Stack

Today Dell EMC announced it was updating and expanding its converged infrastructure (CI) line. The company has enhanced its popular VxBlock 1000 including higher scalability, broader choice of components, and the flexibility to incorporate new technology. The company added in its new portfolio of validated designs for those who seek to build their own infrastructure solutions, Ready Stack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Rolls Out New Intelligent Edge Products

Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) announced new edge systems built for artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G workloads. These new solutions are designed to handle all the data volumes demanded by 5G using AI inferencing. Supermicro will be showcasing this technology at booth at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, February 25-28, Booth #5J70.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta & Cisco Partner On Enterprise Files Services For HCI

Nexenta announced that it is partnering with Cisco putting its software-based enterprise file services on Cisco’s HyperFlex solution. This new solution has been tested, validated, and is ready to deploy offering HyperFlex benefits such as independent scaling and flexible cluster scaling that in turn should accelerate adoption and expand to new use cases through Nexenta's software storage solution, NexentaStor Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA). The new use cases would include VDI, ROBO, and backup/DR.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta May Be Done

According to our good friend Chris Mellor at The Register, the HCI company Maxta looks as though it is going to shutter its doors. Mellor heard from four sources, one informed him that Maxta had given 65 employees their final paycheck and ended their healthcare benefits. Other sources reported to Mellor that the staff were told Monday of this week that Maxta was shutting down. 

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