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Hitachi Vantara packs Optane into HCI systems

Hitachi Vantara has updated its hyperconverged infrastructure systems with faster processors. Loosely speaking, the company's Unified Compute Platform (UCP) HC and RS lines are...

Your occasional storage digest with NetApp, VxRail and more

A mixed bag in this this week's roundup, with NetApp changing its logo - and trying to redefine HCI to suit itself, a new report on backup,...

VMware and Nutanix grab lion’s share of spoils, in ‘difficult quarter’ for HCI vendors

IDC’s converged systems tracker for Q2 2020 shows a decline in a "difficult quarter". But HCI sales did grow well in China and Japan, and HPE did...

VMware adds files, objects and more in vSAN two-step

VMware is extending Kubernetes capabilities by offering third party integration hooks to vSAN. The company today also announced the next vSAN update will add file services and...

Our storage digest takes to the skies with Acronis, Inspur, Nutanix and DataStax

We start our latest storage news roundup with electric VTOL racing aircraft whose data needs protecting. Step forward Acronis. Inspur severs firm the basis of its Nutanix...

Nutanix Blockstore nips through Stargate to speed AOS storage

Nutanix will be bypassing Linux kernel context switches to accelerate AOS storage processing in its latest release. That makes AOS faster, which is good news for its...

Lenovo fills HCI niches via software hookups

Lenovo  is using software partnerships to sell ThinkAgile hyperconverged hardware systems and ThinkSystem servers into niche markets. The company already works with with Pivot3...

Nutanix secures $750m investment, CEO retires

In an end-of-the-week news blizzard, Nutanix delivered Covid-19-defying revenue growth, said its co-founder and CEO plans to retire, and bagged a $750m investment from Bain Capital....

NetApp posts strong Q1, plots big re-organisation

NetApp has pulled off a strong first quarter, posting revenues up five per cent y/y to $1.3bn and net income of $77m. CEO George...

Nutanix Clusters takes on-premises Nutanix to AWS

Nutanix is ready to announce Nutanix Clusters. This brings the on-premises Nutanix experience to AWS and opens another front in the company's battle with VMware.