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...

Nutanix Clusters takes on-premises Nutanix to AWS

Nutanix is ready to announce Nutanix Clusters. This brings the on-premises Nutanix experience to AWS and opens another front in the company's battle with VMware.

This week in storage, featuring a mucky International Space Station NAS system

This week the International Space Station's NAS gives vent, Nebulon pumps out a survey, Pliops talks about its storage processor, we see how Pivot3's video HCI is...

Who are the top HCI vendors (and why do tech analysts disagree)?

HCI is a fairly mature market and we think it should be simple enough for tech analysts to agree on what vendors to classify as HCI vendors....

How does HPE Storage see the world? Let’s find out

We asked HPE to summarise its data storage product positioning to help us prep a recent interview with HPE Storage boss Tom Black. In...

HPE lays off engineers in SimpliVity and Nimble HCI R&D merger

Tom Black, HPE's new storage boss, is unifying the SimpliVity and Nimble dHCI engineering R&D and laying off an undisclosed number of engineering staff.

Omdia identifies HCI leaders. But where is Nutanix?

Omdia, a tech analyst firm, forecasts the global hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market will grow from $11bn in 2019 to more than $60bn in 2023.

Liqid and Broadcom deliver PCIe 4.0 CI developer kit

Composable infrastructure firm Liqid has produce a reference design kit with Broadcom for solutions that use PCIe 4.0 fabric for connectivity. Liqid’s composable infrastructure...

Software-defined storage: It’s a Thing

The global software-defined storage market is expected to grow by $42.79 billion over the next four years, according to Technavio. The UK market...

VMware fleshes out DRaaS with Datrium acquisition

VMware is buying Datrium, an HCI startup that pivoted to disaster recovery in the cloud, for an undisclosed amount. But the fact that the...