Rajiv Ramaswami

Nutanix Q2 results beat expectations despite flat revenues

Nutanix Q2 earnings beat expectations as its move to subscriptions showed positive results. Incoming CEO Rajiv Ramaswami said the company "delivered a strong quarter across the board,...

VMware plugs into persistent container storage with Cloudian and MinIO

VMware has added persistent container storage in a VMware Cloud Foundation update, via vSAN Data Persistence platform plug-ins with Cloudian and MinIO. VMware Cloud...

Dell’s VxRail is an EPYC story in the works

Dell Technologies has spruced up the VxRail hyperconverged line-up with AMD EPYC processor options brought in to P Series performance-intensive configurations. The new all-flash...

Veritas’s NetBackup now comes in HCI deployments

Veritas has gone live with NetBackup 9.0, a major release of its flagship data protection software. Enhancements include scale-out and hyperconverged 'Flex Scale' nodes, simpler operations, and...

DataCore snaps up Caringo for object storage

Datacore has bought the object storage supplier Caringo for an undisclosed amount and will now offer software-defined block, file and object storage. Caringo...
Radar Antenna

Hyperconverged diverges into two paths – Enterprise and Edge, says GigaOm

According to GigaOm, there are two distinct hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) markets, namely Enterprise and Edge. Accordingly, the analyst firm has compiled two separate "radar screens", its...

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...
Rajiv Ramaswami

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...
Rajiv Ramaswami

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.