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Wish HCI could do more?Maybe it’s time for some disaggregation

Sponsored Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of organizations. Recent figures from IDC showed growth in the overall converged systems market was...

Your occasional storage digest with Intel Ice Lake, composable systems and HCI

The big enterprise hardware event this week centres on Intel's Ice Lake Xeon processors, with HPE saying its Synergy composable system will support Ice Lake compute nodes....

Your occasional storage digest with Lightbits Labs, Western Digital and Samsung

In this week's roundup Lightbits Labs strengthesm the enterprise credentials of its NVMe/TCP array; Western Digital says it needs fewer layers with its 3D NAND than others...

Dell extends HCI+hardware lead in Q4, and HPE is growing fast. But what about...

Dell extended its lead over Nutanix in branded hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) sales in the fourth 2020 quarter. Nutanix also fell back compared with VMware when measured by...

HPE sharpen’s SimpliVity edge backup

HPE has enabled updated its SimpliVity HCI operating system to protect data better and provision storage to containerised apps. SimpliVity 4.1.0 can backup...
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‘Leaner, better resourced’ HPE rides the post-pandemic waves

HPE CEO Antonio Neri yesterday hailed the company's "strong Q1 performance...Our revenue exceeded our outlook and we significantly expanded our gross and operating margins to drive strong...
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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...
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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...
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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...