Nutanix goes to work with Google Anthos

Nutanix HCI now supports Anthos, the Google application management platform for customers who run Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on their own servers. Anthos...

Your occasional storage digest with Cisco Hyperflex, SoftIron, and more

2021 has started with a bang... but let's talk about data storage. In this week's news roundup we feature Cisco, Backup Assist and SoftIron. Also there are...

VMware sues new Nutanix CEO for contractual ‘misdeeds’

VMware is suing its former COO and now new Nutanix CEO Rajiv Ramaswami for contractual misdeeds. The company's complaint revolves around alleged secret talks...

IDC finds another way to count HCI revenues – and Nutanix comes out of...

IDC has devised yet another way to classify HCI revenues, this time by counting sales of the software running the heterogeneous storage controller that supplies block,...

VMware cements HCI lead – and maybe at Nutanix’s expense

Once again, VMware and Nutanix dominate the IDC quarterly revenue tracker for HCI systems by software owner. But their numbers diverge in the 2020 third quarter tallies,...

Gartner dishes out an HCI MQ Christmas surprise

Gartner has revised the criteria for the hyperconverged infrastructure Magic Quadrant to include HCI software players only. The changing goal posts has led to the ejection of...
Shannon Champion, Dell

Dell launches pay as you go Azure Stack HCI

Dell customers can now run on-premises HCI infrastructure via the Azure stack. The hybrid cloud system also allows for pay-as-you-go pricing and "optimise the operational experience of...

Nutanix poaches new CEO from arch-rival VMware

HCI darling Nutanix has completed its search for a CEO with the hiring of Rajiv Ramaswami, a senior exec at arch-rival VMware. “I...

All-flash arrays shine in anaemic quarter for HPE storage

HPE revenues have returned to pre-pandemic levels - more or less - but data storage lags behind the rest of the business, with revenues down three per...

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.
Cambridge University

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...
money pouring into black hole

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,...