VMware rules HCI market (true)

Our thanks to VMware VP Lee Caswell who has published some extracts of a recent 451 Research survey of hyperconverged system vendor installed system market share. Look...

While giants sleep. HYCU sneaks into Nutanix and Google Cloud Platform backup

Enterprise backup is a huge and overcrowded market. But HYCU, a new arrival on the block, thinks it has found a couple of lucrative backwaters that are...

Cisco joins HCI leaders in Gartner’s MQ

Cisco’s HyperFlex hyper-converged system has joined the leaders’ squad, getting promoted from from the challenger’s square and overtaking HPE - just, in the latest HCI Magic Quadrant...

StorPool speeds up and joins the Arm army

StorPool, the Virtual SAN software vendor, has added IBM POWER and Arm64 server support in a software update. New features in V18.02 include more...

Your occasional storage digest: Compuverde, Igneous, Quantum, Asigra – and more

Ok folks,  this week's round up of news from storageland that didn't make the front page.  Shall we begin. Compuverde This...

Regarding NetApp’s strong second quarter

Analysis NetApp turned in a good second fiscal quarter 2019, though its all-flash array revenue growth rate slowed. It spent a lot of earnings call...

Maxta beefs up storage systems management

Maxta this week added an analytics component to its core hyperconvergence software. The intent is to deliver better system management and operational improvements, including less downtime and...

Cohesity says Europe is going well. How well? Well…

Cohesity, the secondary storage converter, has 100 employees and 100 or more customers in EMEA. Not that the US company will talk hard numbers. But I have...

Nutanix tops WhatMatrix HCI league table

Nutanix has come out tops in a report by the enterprise tech comparison website WhatMatrix that compares 10 hyperconverged infrastructure vendors and 12 products.

In his own words: Scale CEO spells out his company’s differences

Last week Scale Computing scored a $34.8m F-series  funding round, with Lenovo as the biggest investor. The duo have teamed up to sell edge computing solutions to...

Lenovo gets edgy with Scale for hyperconverged retail love-in

Lenovo has teamed up with Scale Computing to jointly sell their edge computing wares to retailers. And they have already...

SAP slaps sticker on Lenovo HANA HCI box

SAP has given its seal of approval to a Lenovo hyperconverged appliance using Nutanix AHV virtualization software to run its HANA in-memory database. The ThinkAgile...

Your Occasional Storage Digest, featuring Cohesity, IBM, Maxta, Nutanix, Proscia, Rubrik, SwiftStack, Zadara

Here's a digest of recent storage news to help you keep up with what's going on. Cohesity

Two-horse HCI race with graphical clarity

Dell Technologies and Nutanix, the leaders of the hyperconverged infrastructure  (HCI) appliance market, are  increasing their dominance, while their competitors in  the following pack look to be...

A quick run through Axellio’s iWARP all-flash Hyper-V HCI box

Axellio has jumped onto the hyperconverged  train with the FabrixXpress edge-computing appliance, a software-defined "datacenter in a box" for enterprises and service providers...

How is Solidfire doing? Let’s find out

Analysis. Solidfire all-flash arrays had a $130.8m run rate in NetApp’s fiscal 2018  but the quarterly growth trend line is uneven. Wells Fargo senior...

Datrium raises $60m. Is it enough?

Datrium has gained $60m in D-round funding, as it looks to break out of the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) herd. Found in 2012, Datrium pioneered...

IDC storage tracker whacker: external storage holding steady vs server SAN

Server SANs are not eating into the external SAN market, judging by IDC storage tracker numbers. It's been predicted that server SANs, which aggregate...