- March 05, 2020
Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise say their storage and server revenues declined sharply last quarter, while hyper-converged infrastructure sales keep growing.
- February 12, 2020
Nutanix aims Karbon at 'mere mortals' who want to run Kubernetes in on-premises data centers, but it faces plenty of competitors preparing for containers that need persistent storage.
- January 27, 2020
Retail chain Sheetz simplified its technology on the edge with StorMagic hyper-converged infrastructure software, reducing seven devices at each site to two servers running SvSAN.
- December 12, 2019
Pivot3 Acuity automates data protection for self-healing node rebuilds. New Scale Computing HE150 HCI systems combine M.2 NVMe SSD, Scale networking software and Intel mini-PCs.
- December 03, 2019
Dell goes against the grain by increasing storage sales, but much of its gains came from hyper-converged and data protection products rather than traditional primary storage arrays.
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- November 12, 2019
Dell EMC expands storage-as-a-service pricing, launches PowerOne converged stack for IT users looking for the "Holy Grail" of cloud pricing and on-premises management.
- November 04, 2019
As hyperconverged infrastructure use cases expand, Dell EMC adds analytics, flash and network management to VxRail platform built on PowerEdge servers.
- October 28, 2019
HPE brings technologies from two 2017 acquisitions -- predictive analytics and hyper-convergences -- together with InfoSight on SimpliVity in hopes of giving SimpliVity a sales jolt.
- October 15, 2019
Harrison Steel Castings outgrew its converged system and swapped it out for Scale Computing HC3 hyper-converged infrastructure, which uses open source KVM virtualization.
- September 04, 2019
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says vSAN is crushing Nutanix, while Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says VMware sells 'vaporware' -- but users say they like the integrated stack for HCI.
- August 28, 2019
Hyper-converged infrastructure has meant change to IT organizations, and VMware vSAN customers consider evolving their cloud plans in an age of hybrid and multi-cloud options.
- August 13, 2019
Scale Computing founder and CEO Jeff Ready claims demand for HC3 is pulling the vendor into more enterprise use cases as edge-created data prompts companies to consolidate IT.
- August 12, 2019
In composable architecture, IT components are broken apart and reassembled for specific applications. They can provide more flexibility than converged or hyper-converged systems.
- July 24, 2019
With breweries in Colorado and North Carolina, New Belgium Brewing Co. moved shared production apps from cloud to local cluster of Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure.
- July 17, 2019
Angel MedFlight runs a multi-cloud setup, using a customer-built app and hyper-converged infrastructure built on VMware vSAN software and HPE ProLiant servers.
- June 20, 2019
HPE exec says vendor's HCI strategy is 'SimpliVity, SimpliVity, SimpliVity' -- but don't forget HPE's competitive Nutanix and Nimble Storage dHCI products.
- June 18, 2019
Is disaggregated HCI a thing? Hewlett Packard Enterprise says yes, with its new Nimble Storage-ProLiant server combo that looks more like converged infrastructure than hyper-converged.
- June 17, 2019
Scale Computing 1U edge nodes allow easy deployment by retailers in multiple sites that lack on-site IT. The Scale Computing storage layer removes the need for RAID-based data protection in the box.
- June 03, 2019
HCI pioneer Nutanix's revenue slid last quarter, as it goes through a business transition and greater competition from Dell appliances and VMware HCI software.
- June 03, 2019
Toshiba takes aim at composable infrastructures, data centers and high-end workstations with new low-power, small-form-factor 2 TB M.2 SSD that uses dense 96-layer 3D NAND flash.
- May 31, 2019
Hive Fabric 7.3 has four main updates. New features enable admins to install GPUs, control acceleration, add multiple defined networks and manage server memory.
- May 13, 2019
Nutanix can benefit if Dell alienates VMware's other partners by abandoning its 'Switzerland of computing' strategy, according to the HCI vendor's CEO Dheeraj Pandey.
- May 09, 2019
In the battle for HCI supremacy, Nutanix has hyper-converged history and now AHV, while VMware has virtualization dominance and a boost from its parent Dell's server hardware.
- May 08, 2019
Nutanix prepares to launch its Mine converged secondary storage appliances as it expands beyond primary storage with an architecture that Cohesity and Rubrik have adopted.
- April 30, 2019
NEC partners with Scale Computing to launch its first hyper-converged infrastructure appliance tailored to SMBs and remote offices in the U.S. and Europe.
- April 09, 2019
The Hewlett Packard Enterprise-Nutanix partnership sprang up on two fronts, bringing more layers of coopetition to the world of HCI. But where does this leave HPE SimpliVity?
- March 20, 2019
Ten years later, VCE is gone, EMC is part of Dell and Vblocks have become VxBlocks. But the early converged infrastructure stack is still going, with new products coming online.
- March 11, 2019
With Datrium Forward, the software-defined storage startup looks to deliver a 'cloudy feel' to pricing for its DVX storage that spans on premises and in Amazon Web Services.
- March 04, 2019
Nutanix CEO says HCI sales slowdown is temporary because its technology remains strong; in the meantime, Dell-VMware is pushing HCI deeper into the enterprise.
- February 05, 2019
Maxta tried to carve a niche in hyper-converged infrastructure with MxSP software for industry-standard x86 servers -- the business model HCI pioneer Nutanix shifted to in 2018.
- January 16, 2019
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and startup Datera combine on block-storage appliances and expect to compete against Dell EMC's ScaleIO-based VxRack Flex hyper-converged systems.
- January 03, 2019
The nonprofit Detroit Symphony Orchestra refreshed its data infrastructure with a three-node Scale Computing HC3 hyper-converged storage cluster to manage 10 TB of data.
- December 12, 2018
Hyper-convergence cut costs, streamlined operations and set up Amarillo to use the cloud for storage tiers, while shifting resources away from managing infrastructure.
- November 08, 2018
Dell EMC builds on VMware Cloud Foundation and plans to offer a new two-node VxRail entry point, with a flexible VMware vSAN license. Dell EMC also adds VMware integration to VxBlock.
- October 29, 2018
Late to HCI, NetApp tries to play catch up against Dell EMC, VMware and Nutanix by pushing its SolidFire flash-based product into hybrid cloud deployments.
- September 26, 2018
X-IO side steps VMware, enters hyper-competitive hyper-converged market with dense NVMe blades packed with Microsoft virtualization and storage software.
- September 26, 2018
Hitachi Vantara updates its products and prepares to lay out a strategy for using its storage for IoT and distributed data management amid the multi-cloud movement.
- September 25, 2018
Dell EMC hyper-converged appliances float the Mercy Ships IT team's boat. VxRail helps the medical charity consolidate IT technology in its floating hospitals and headquarters.
- September 06, 2018
Private beta for next vSAN version includes built-in snapshots, NFS file services and cloud-native storage, as well as improved cluster management for the HCI software.
- September 04, 2018
CEO Ron Nash said Pivot3 and NexGen Storage are integrated as a single code base. NexGen gives Pivot3 automated QoS and dynamic provisioning for multi-cloud enterprises.
- August 29, 2018
Users provide tips on going from three tiers to tears-free hyper-convergence using VMware vSAN software or other HCI architectures proliferating in the data center and beyond.
- August 27, 2018
Dell EMC promises to synchronize releases of VMware's vSAN on VxRail HCI appliances, although it may take 30 days to do it; fleshes out cloud support for storage, data protection.
- August 23, 2018
HiveIO says artificial intelligence makes its Hive Fabric's Message Bus management unique; now, the HCI startup must prove it's really AI and not just an AI-wash.
- August 21, 2018
Dell EMC composes its MX composable infrastructure story around SAS storage sleds that slide into in a single 14th generation 7U PowerEdge chassis, with OpenManage software.
- August 08, 2018
Western Digital delivers OpenFlex architecture, an ambitious attempt to foster open standards for composable compute, network and storage as an alternative to hyper-convergence.
- July 11, 2018
Datrium approaches HCI in a nontraditional way, but its DVX architecture combines compute and storage while pumping up its data protection capabilities.
- June 21, 2018
Cisco HyperFlex 3.5 software adds native DR and cloud-based Intersight Storage Analytics. The all-flash hyper-converged systems integrate Nvidia GPUs and Intel Optane NVMe SSDs.
- June 07, 2018
Hitachi updates Unified Compute Platform (UCP) portfolio with new NVMe-based Intel Optane caching option and technology from partners VMware and Cisco.
- May 24, 2018
Red Hat expands its hyper-converged infrastructure lineup with a cloud offering that combines OpenStack and Ceph. The new option joins Gluster-based HCI for Virtualization.
- May 10, 2018
Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey discusses why Xi Cloud Services are taking so long to deliver, blames Nutanix No. 1 HCI market share loss on 'funky accounting.'
- May 09, 2018
Nutanix uses small acquisitions to fuel further expansion of its core HCI into an enterprise cloud OS with Flow, Era and Beam, which were announced at the Nutanix .NEXT 2018.
- May 02, 2018
Dell EMC VxRail customers discuss their use of the HCI platform inside and outside the data center; platform moves to faster 14th gen PowerEdge servers powered by NVMe flash.
- April 18, 2018
Hungry for power, healthcare SaaS provider Medicity installed Dell EMC VxRack Flex rack-scale HCI for private cloud to store petabytes of data for its customer network.
- April 17, 2018
By giving the vSAN 6.7 release more of a vSphere look and common management, VMware hopes to lure more of its customers to use its hyper-converged storage software.
- April 12, 2018
An auto glass supplier chooses FlexPod to consolidate and retire aging storage from several vendors. NetApp AFF supports VMware, and SolidFire arrays support growing claims management.
- April 02, 2018
The Compton, Calif., school district reduces its data center server and storage footprint with Nutanix hyper-convergence and simplifies data backup with Nakivo software.
- March 21, 2018
The Charleston airport IT team expanded its Pivot3 implementation from video surveillance to its main infrastructure stack after deciding hyper-convergence was the way to go.
- March 14, 2018
Pivot3 expands its Acuity hyper-converged line with X3 Series. The NVMe flash appliances help smaller departments consolidate mixed application workloads on a common system.
- February 22, 2018
The Chicago Bears' Nutanix hyper-converged clusters provide cloud-like access to coaching staples, like playbooks, schedules and scouting reports across the NFL team's facilities.
- February 13, 2018
Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 lets customers mix and match VMAX, Unity, XtremIO and Isilon arrays in a block with Cisco servers and networking. Will that reverse market share decline?
- February 05, 2018
Software-defined storage, fueled by hyper-converged infrastructure and scale-out object/file storage, will grow in 2018, but terminology and product architectures may change.
- November 30, 2017
Startup Datrium is readying a new Cloud DVX option for Amazon Web Services to provide customers with an off-site option for backup and disaster recovery.
- November 06, 2017
Software-defined Datrium DVX storage is mostly used with standard servers. New Compute Nodes and Data Nodes with end-to-end flash expand on proprietary hardware launched in April.
- October 23, 2017
Maxta MxSP was deemed the most cost efficient hyper-converged product to help services provider Trusource Labs to add call centers amid rapid growth.
- October 11, 2017
Comtrade Software improves the performance of its HYCU backup application that protects virtual machines running on hyper-converged vendor Nutanix's AHV hypervisor.
- October 09, 2017
NetApp's SolidFire skeleton gains some flesh with Ontap 9.3 and Element 10 integration. Notable features include enhanced security and SnapMirror replication between OSes.
- October 04, 2017
NetApp rolls out HCI based on the SolidFire flash array, consisting of two VMware compute nodes and two SolidFire storage nodes, at abbreviated user conference.
- August 29, 2017
At VMworld 2017, Dell EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and Lenovo launched new and upgraded hyper-converged and hybrid cloud products based on VMware's vSAN and Cloud Foundation software.
- August 29, 2017
The growth of Dell EMC VxRail and other hyper-converged appliances is the result of a shift toward software-defined storage, according to the vendor's converged platforms boss.
- August 23, 2017
Higher-education IT budgets often pale in comparison to enterprises, so hyper-converged technology can stretch resources while meeting demands.
- July 25, 2017
IT leaders who have adopted a hyper-converged architecture say it streamlines costs and eliminates silos and finger-pointing, but also brings a fear of the unknown to their staffs.
- July 19, 2017
Scale Computing adds all-flash HC1150DF and high-end HC5150D hybrid arrays to HC3 family. The hyper-converged specialist adds deduplication in HyperCore upgrade.
- July 18, 2017
Datrium will expand its DVX system beyond VMware environments to offer storage options for Red Hat Virtualization, KVM on CentOS Linux and Docker containers on bare-metal servers.
- July 03, 2017
CEO Dheeraj Pandey on Nutanix HCI: large server vendors were late to hyper-converged, and now the focus has shifted to building hybrid clouds across data centers.
- June 29, 2017
Xi Cloud Services brings hyper-converged vendor Nutanix into the public cloud game as it seeks to tie on-premises data to the cloud with the help of Calm orchestration software.
- June 22, 2017
Red Hat launches open source-based hyper-converged product combining Gluster file system, KVM hypervisor, enterprise Linux, Ansible deployment tool and CloudForms management.
- June 05, 2017
NetApp's HCI incorporates flash hardware and quality of service from SolidFire, which NetApp acquired in 2016. Traditional NetApp software also runs on the HCI appliance.
- May 23, 2017
TBConsulting picked Nutanix hyper-convergence to tame virtual desktop problems, then quickly expanded its use for enterprise cloud storage in place of its three-tier architecture.
- May 10, 2017
Dell EMC sticks with both VxRail and XC hyper-converged appliances, putting them on 14G PowerEdge servers, with cloud-style pricing and $25,000 entry-level models.
- April 25, 2017
Pivot3's new Acuity brings together quality of service and NVMe flash from NexGen Storage, as well as data services from Pivot3 into a hyper-converged infrastructure platform.
- April 19, 2017
VSkyCube is Promise Technology's hyper-converged infrastructure for midsize businesses and cloud hosting providers. VSkyMotion moves storage between Promise hardware and AWS.
- April 10, 2017
As hyper-convergence matures, VMware bulks up vSAN 6.6 release with native encryption, analytics and improved availability, performance and management.
- March 30, 2017
A long search for the right hyper-converged system leads College of the Ozarks to Dell EMC VxRail due to its flash and data deduplication support.
- February 09, 2017
DataCore's Hyper-converged Virtual SAN update wins bronze award for server-based storage in 2016 Storage Products of the Year competition.
- January 18, 2017
The long-awaited HPE-SimpliVity deal cost HPE $650 million for the hyper-converged pioneer. The buy gives HPE an installed base, as well as data reduction and protection features.
- December 21, 2016
The top HCI 2016 news included Nutanix becoming a public company, while the newly combined Dell EMC decided whether to treat Nutanix as friend or foe.
- December 12, 2016
Stratoscale's latest Symphony hyper-converged upgrade adds AWS S3 object storage, Kubernetes-as-a-Service and an Application Catalog to help developers building cloud-native apps.
- December 01, 2016
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center put its server-storage architecture out to pasture when it added Pivot3 vSTAC hyper-convergence to power its computers on wheels, or COWs.
- November 09, 2016
Nutanix adds 'one-click networks' to its hyper-convergence as part of its plans to become an on-premises version of Amazon Web Services as a foundation for building private clouds.
- November 07, 2016
The hyper-convergence vendor landscape is no longer dominated by startups, which leaves the likes of SimpliVity, Pivot3 and Scale Computing to battle Nutanix and the server and storage giants.
- October 20, 2016
Dell EMC reinforced its commitment to sell Cisco products in Vblocks and Nutanix-based XC Series hyper-convergence, even if those vendors compete with Dell and EMC products.
- October 18, 2016
Version 6.5 of VMware's VSAN hyper-converged platform aims to simplify VSAN deployment in remote offices and all-flash nodes, but the update lacks groundbreaking features.
- October 18, 2016
Hitachi converged UCP 2000 clusters now scale to 128 nodes; UCP HC V240 VSAN Ready Node adds a one-node option. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud was rolled out for hybrid VMware cloud storage.
- October 17, 2016
Lenovo introduces the ThinkAgile brand name for preintegrated infrastructure. The company is also partnering with Nimble Storage on a new CX Series converged infrastructure option.
- October 11, 2016
Edge Office is the new Pivot3 storage for hyper-convergence at midsize companies and distributed enterprises. Modular configurations range from 1.6 TB to 6.4 TB per node.
- October 03, 2016
Kaleao gambles that customers will buy its KMAX hyper-convergence; it favors 64-bit ARM processors and microvisors, rather than x86 hardware and traditional hypervisors.
- September 30, 2016
Nutanix IPO has been in limbo since December, but the hyper-converged pioneer is now a public company amid rosy forecasts for the technology it helped push into the foreground.
- September 23, 2016
Switching to a Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform-based SAN allows Excelitas Technologies to adopt 'AWS-like' private cloud for databases, Microsoft Windows environment.
- September 08, 2016
Hyper-converged appliances reduce the use of management silos, but storage admins have to give up control of primary storage and adjust to a world without LUNs.
- August 31, 2016
When buzzwords collide: Flash storage is making its mark on hyper-convergence, and VMware VSAN customers are giving all-flash VSAN clusters a try.