by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 To Acquire NexGen

Today Pivot3 announced that it would be acquiring the privately held NexGen Storage. Pivot3 is looking to combine NexGen’s dynamic all-flash arrays (AFA) and Quality of Service (QoS) abilities to its portfolio in what it clams to be the industry’s most complete set of dynamic hyper-converged solutions. This combined company will give businesses from mid-market up to enterprise the ability to apply the right infrastructure and priority to each workload, application or business service according to business value. Both Pivot3 and NexGen boards have unanimously approved the agreement and the deal is expected to close in February 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Announces First Server Powered Storage System, DVX

Today Datrium announced the general availability of its server powered storage system, the DVX. According to Datrium, the DVX is the 'first storage system to split server-powered speed from appliance-based durable capacity, dramatically simplifying storage performance management.” Datrium also claims that 32-host DVX can hit 1 million IOPS while using data-reduced commodity server flash capacity. They further claim that this can be done at a much lower price than array flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Plexistor Introduces Its Software-Defined Memory Platform

Today a new Startup company, Plexistor, is introducing its new platform that is based off of Software-Defined Memory (SDM), the Plexistor Solution. With SDM Plexistor can converge memory and storage technologies together to deliver what they are calling persistent high capacity storage at near-memory speed. This new solution supports both traditional and next-generation applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta Introduces Application-Defined Storage

Today Maxta announced that it was introducing a new facet to its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Application-Defined Storage. Maxta states that this will allow users to maximize the promise of hyper-convergence by allowing them to optimize their applications. Application-Defined Storage comes with the latest release of the Maxta Storage Platform (MxSP) and MaxDeploy appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Computing Announces HCI For ROBO & Micro Data Centers

Today Atlantis Computing announced that, along with the support of Dell, it is expanding its hyperconverged appliance product line into the remote offices, branch offices (ROBO) and micro data centers arena. The latest Atlantis HyperScale appliance is the CX-4 a two-node hyperconverged integrated system with compute, all-flash storage, networking and virtualization. All of Atlantis HyperScale models are now available on Dell’s PowerEdge FX2 server platform

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Strengthens Its Partnership With HPE

Building off of the October 2014 announcement of partnership between the companies, today Scality announced a strengthening between itself and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This enhanced partnership is aimed at accelerating the adoption of software-defined object and file storage with enterprises and service providers who are struggling to overcome the problems of data storage at massive scale. The strengthen partnership will integrate engineering strategies and deepen go-to-market collaboration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Files Paperwork For Purposed IPO

Yesterday Nutanix announced that it has filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the first step of going public. Nutanix will be traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “NTNX.” A specific time frame isn’t available yet but it seems that the IPO will be in the next few weeks.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces A 2-Node Hyper Converged 250 Appliance

Back in August, HPE (then branded HP) introduced its cost-effective Hyperconverged appliance the HPE HC-250 StoreVirtual. The initial release saw a 4-node followed quickly by the release of a 3-node configuration. HPE has now announced that they are releasing an even more cost-effective 2-node version of the HC-250 that is aimed at SMB and ROBO deployments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Supports VMware vSphere 6 With SteelFusion 4.2

Today Riverbed Technology announced that it would be updating its branch converged infrastructure solution, SteelFusion with version 4.2. The previous update consolidated all physical IT assets at the branch level into “zero branch IT.” This update will now support VMware vSphere 6.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces SDS Innovations Aimed At Security & Economics

Today IBM announced enhancements and innovations to its software-defined storage (SDS) line, IBM Spectrum Storage. These new innovations will improve storage management, data security and reduce data costs as they deploy new technology to support cognitive and other data-driven applications across hybrid cloud environments.

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