Covid-19 dents Dell storage sales and midrange weakness persists

Dell Technologies has posted a strong quarter, with remote work driving up client systems and VMware revenues but servers and storage experienced declines. But it’s impatient for...

Nutanix growth slowdown is temporary – says analyst

The latest results from hyperconverged player Nutanix show that business growth is slowing down, with the move to subscriptions and Covid-19 lockdown effects having unhelpful effects. Analyst...

Storage suppliers go Kubernetes crazy in this week’s roundup

Multiple data storage vendors surfed on this week's Kubecon conference to push out Kubernetes announcements.   But first, let's kick off with a little acquisition.
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Cambridge University opts for NetApp HCI in cloud consolidation

The University of Cambridge has plumped for NetApp HCI in an IT infrastructure overhaul that underpins online teaching and learning. The Covid-19 ready solution...
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Cisco should junk UCS servers, says analyst. And HCI too?

Cisco's latest earnings (report) were dragged down by performance of the infrastructure platforms business. What gives? In yesterday's earnings call, Bank of America Merrill...

Nebulon: Here’s why we are better (and cheaper) than SANs and HCI

Analysis. Nebulon, a storage startup that came out of stealth in June, aims to compete with SAN arrays and HCI. It has built a product that fits...

Your occasional storage digest featuring Diamanti, HYCU, TrueNAS and more

Two Kubernetes-related news stories in this week's storage news round up. Diamanti has debuted a software-only offering and Robin.io has upgraded its core offering and introduced a...

Your occasional storage digest with MariaDB, Chief Data Officers and more

The digest this week is cloud-centric with MariaDB updating its SkySQL product and Nutanix refreshing its Era database management offering. But we’re also startled to learn that...

Dell bakes VMware support into VXRail, ObjectScale and PowerProtect systems

Dell Technologies has added a raft of VMware-support across its Cloud Platform, VxRail, ObjectScale and PowerProtect systems. The updates, announced today at VMworld 2020,...

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...