Hyper Converged Vendors and Products
- June 23, 2020
Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure expands E Series models with AMD EPYC processors. New VxRail D Series is built to withstand extreme temperature and shock.
- May 28, 2020
When COVID-19 put stress on healthcare organizations, IT teams needed to respond quickly to enable telehealth remote access. Learn how HCI helped two organizations cope.
- May 13, 2020
Nutanix builds in disaster recovery capabilities to its HCI operating system to complement its Xi Leap DRaas and coming Nutanix Clusters running in public clouds.
- May 08, 2020
HPE HCI product upgrades incorporate high-performance AMD Epyc Rome microprocessors to help companies provide dense, scalable virtual desktop infrastructure for work-at-home staff.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.'
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- August 23, 2016
Far from the first to do so, SimpliVity adds all-flash hyper-converged appliances, but waited until price levels dropped to avoid investing 'too early into the buzz.'
- July 28, 2016
Langs Building Supplies IT manager said he didn't want to take Nutanix's word for it, so he gave its hyper-converged cluster a thorough working over before buying it.
- July 08, 2016
StorMagic's hyper-converged, software-defined storage gets upgraded with SSD and memory-based read cache. The software also has new auto-tiering capabilities.
- July 07, 2016
Nutanix is trying to pivot from a hyper-converged infrastructure leader to an enterprise cloud vendor, with VMware and Amazon Web Services as its role models.
- July 06, 2016
Storage vendors are leveraging existing technologies to build products to help hyper-converged systems tackle secondary storage.
- June 22, 2016
Hitachi Data Systems expanded its Unified Compute Platform with a new hyper-converged system and an updated converged model to address midmarket, departmental and ROBO environments.
- June 22, 2016
Nutanix customers like the idea of the Acropolis Hypervisor, but only 15% have switched. Some are waiting for broader support from third-party products.
- June 17, 2016
Stratoscale Symphony pools physical and virtual capacity and exposes it as shared block storage. Symphony recognizes existing networked storage and adds it to the pool.
- June 17, 2016
Pivot 3's hyper-converged platform expanded with the vStac SLX targeted at VMware environments. The new system incorporates NexGen Storage PCIe flash and quality of service.
- May 23, 2016
Bergen County, N.J., Sheriff's Office deployed Pivot3 vSTAC hyper-converged appliances to store petabytes of data from thousands of video surveillance cameras.
- May 04, 2016
The Scale flash base configuration includes 1.2 TB of raw SLC NAND per cluster for tiering hot data blocks to solid-state drives. SMB customers tune flash workloads from zero to 11.
- May 02, 2016
IBM mainframe shows path hyper-converged market is taking toward more manageable and cost-efficient hyper-consolidated IT infrastructure.
- April 26, 2016
Hyper-convergence was a bit of a leap of faith for Neil Medical Group, but SimpliVity OmniCubes brought the organization better backup and simpler management.
- April 22, 2016
Promise VSkyCube customers can start with one node and scale to 36 appliances per cluster. Small to medium-sized enterprises are the target audience.
- April 21, 2016
Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash said integrating NexGen Storage's QoS features will increase the number of applications that can run effectively on hyper-converged storage.
- April 11, 2016
Cisco's HyperFlex hyper-converged strategy depends largely on startup Springpath's file system performing better than those from Nutanix, VMware and other competitors.
- April 05, 2016
SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniStack platform now supports Hyper-V, intelligent workload optimization and multinode stretch clustering.
- March 30, 2016
Customers praise the data protection capabilities of SimpliVity's OmniCube and OmniStack hyper-converged systems that allow them to ditch third-party backup tools.
- March 16, 2016
The HPE Hyper Converged 380 platform is intended for midsize enterprises and remote branch offices, and takes aim at market leader Nutanix.
- March 07, 2016
Gridstore's all-flash HCA cluster suffered an outage during testing with no performance drop, giving the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe fault tolerance and high availability.
- March 04, 2016
The DataON CiB-9112 V12 hyper-converged appliance is aimed at branch offices and small businesses with small virtual machine farms that consume shared local storage.
- February 26, 2016
Hyper-converged vendor Scale Computing said Mellanox SX1012 switch architecture enables customers to scale network bandwidth and manage HC3 clusters like a private cloud.
- February 17, 2016
Nutanix Acropolis 4.6 includes Prism Pro analytics for predictive storage modeling. The new release supports VM failover across Nutanix nodes with different hypervisors.
- February 16, 2016
EMC replaces Vspex Blue with VxRail, integrating the new version of VMware's Virtual SAN software on four-node hyper-converged appliances.
- February 12, 2016
The hyper-converged appliance market has exploded thanks to their fast deployment and easy management that overcome their limitations.
- January 28, 2016
Hydradyne's purchase of Scale Computing's hyper-convergence appliance resulted in a 50% cost savings through simplified management and no licensing software fees.
- January 18, 2016
VCE's converged systems cater to a wide array of users, but will still differ from Dell's converged products after the purchase of VCE's parent company, EMC, according to COO Todd Pavone.
- January 13, 2016
Atlantis Computing's latest HyperScale appliances integrate 10-Gigabit Ethernet networking, factory-configured IP addresses and VMware vSphere or Citrix XenServer hypervisors.
- January 08, 2016
A global bank struggled with performance and scalability for its virtual desktop infrastructure until replacing a SAN with a Nutanix hyper-converged platform.
- December 29, 2015
The hyper-convergence market expanded to include bigger storage vendors in 2015, while also moving the market along through the development of new partnerships.
- December 15, 2015
VMware OEM partners that signed on to sell EVO:RAIL appliances, pioneers and large vendors new to the hyper-convergence market jockeyed for storage customers in 2015.
- November 25, 2015
Startup Rancher Labs builds out its offerings for Docker data containers with new persistent storage services and a hyper-converged platform for application developers.
- November 05, 2015
Nutanix and Lenovo partner to jointly develop, market and sell a new line of appliances combining Nutanix hyper-converged software, Lenovo hardware and choice of hypervisors.
- November 04, 2015
Concrete building supply company Prosoco went with Maxta MxSP software-based hyper-convergence product after bottlenecks popped up with its Nexsan SAN running Hyper-V.
- October 30, 2015
Hallmark Cards' business-to-business group brought in Nutanix hyper-converged storage for a business intelligence project and expanded it to primary storage and a DR initiative.
- August 26, 2015
SimpliVity OmniCube hyper-converged family gets a little brother for remote offices and file restores for more granular backups.
- August 17, 2015
Hyper-convergence is spreading to new markets through partnerships, such as systems running StorMagic SvSAN software on Lenovo ThinkServers.
- August 07, 2015
HP launches new ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual appliances, as hyper-convergence strategy shifts to one product.
- July 23, 2015
DataCore Chairman Ziya Aral shares opinions on the state of the storage industry and trends with flash, hyper-converged and software-defined storage.
- June 09, 2015
Nutanix adds Acropolis, a native hypervisor that can work alongside of or replace VMware and Microsoft hypervisors in a hyper-converged box.
- May 27, 2015
The Idealstor hyper-converged box is the latest two-node, low-cost system to enter the storage market for SMBs