Dell EMC diverges HCI into networking and storage units

Dell EMC has shunted its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) products from the server business unit and divided them between the storage and networking units. Last...

Nutanix integrates with ServiceNow, dives into HPE’s GreenLake, wins HPE OEM deal

Nutanix opened its .NEXT conference in Copenhagen today, announcing an HPE GreenLake deal, its software pre-installed on HPE servers, and integration with ServiceNow for automated incident...

Your occasional storage digest, including Dell, IDC on HCI, Intel Optane, Nebulon and more

There are several news items about Intel Optane in this week’s roundup, as Intel’s Optane software ecosystem building efforts pick up. But Cloudera, first.

Dell strengthens HCI lead, Nutanix sees Cisco in side mirrors

Nutanix is a more distant number two to hyperconverged infrastructure leader Dell Technologies while Cisco has overtaken HPE to become the number three player. Cisco’s 46.8 per...

Boudreau replaces Clarke as head of Dell ISG, in the tale of two Jeffs

Jeff Clarke, Dell Technologies’s vice chairman and overall product and operations boss, has stepped away from day-to-day control of the server-to-storage-to-networking-to-protection ISG Group. He passes the baton...

Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting to merge

Hitachi is merging the Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting businesses under the Hitachi Vantara brand, with effect from January 2020. Hitachi Vantara supplies VSP...

Scale adds Acronis backup to HCI set-up

Scale Computing, the hyperconverged systems vendor, is OEMing Acronis Backup to add archiving and disaster recovery to its systems. Scale’s HC3 includes a data...

VMware’s Project Magna applies machine learning to automate the data centre

VMware is developing a cloud service to monitor software in customer deployments and tune it automatically to improve performance. This is Project Magna and its first target...

Dell earnings show it pulling away from the competition

Dell Technologies pulled in £23.4bn revenues in the second fiscal 2020 quarter, up 2 per cent, and eked a massive $4.5bn profit, thanks to an income tax...

Nutanix reduces cash burn – but when will it turn a profit?

Nutanix delivered poor topline results for its fourth fiscal 2019 quarter and full year, with quarterly revenue down and deeper losses. A good outlook, a smaller loss...

A bit of a storage rounder-upper

August is coming to a close. Here is a round-up of storage news for the past few days. AI-powered personal NAS

NetApp warns of big revenue miss as US-China woes bite

NetApp expects a big revenue miss in the first 2020 quarter due to large global accounts spending less in response to the US-China trade dispute and other...

Nutanix gets back to basics, stops ‘jamming its full-stack vision down customers’ throats’

William Blair analyst Jason Ader has detected early signs of a Nutanix business upswing, following feedback from reseller sources. In his customer newsletter this...

Your summer storage picnic

We have spread out a tasty array of storage summer dishes on our white linen cloth. Take a deck chair and feast your eyes on Attala's smart...

IBM puts on its Red Hat and bags some more storage software

IBM closed its massive $34bn Red Hat acquisition yesterday. The Red Hat portfolio includes five open source storage software products. Let's take a closer look.

DataCore goes launch crazy with HCI appliance, subs and analytics

DataCore, the SANsymphony supplier, has gone supersonic, launching a hyperconverged appliance, cloud-based predictive insights and a subscription licensing scheme. The company, founded in 1998,...

What’s up with HCI: The divergence of convergence

The world of hyperconverged (HCI) and converged infrastructure has become utterly confusing with marketing droids causing hyperactive uncontrolled growth of marketing terminology.

Dell-Nutanix duopoly cements grip on HCI market

Dell and Nutanix together account of nearly three quarters of hyperconverged (HCI) systems revenues. HCI revenues have surpassed converged systems and the integrated platform is in...