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Say HCI is an enhanced server. If you don't already sell 'em, it could be game over, man

Analysis If hyperconverged systems are basically enhanced servers then HCI vendors with no server hardware or channel partnerships for their software are doomed. And HCI vendors with low server sales will not be successful in the HCI market. Now let's look at Cisco, HPE and NetApp through this lens. Cisco UCS servers and HyperFlex …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2018
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Laggard Cisco stumbles over, puffing: 'HyperFlex now supports Hyper-V'

Cisco has pushed a new version of its HyperFlex hyperconverged software out the door and given Microsoft a big hug by adding support for Redmond's Hyper-V virtualization software. HyperFlex 3.0 has also scaled up: 64-node clusters are now possible and clusters can now stretch across data centres up to 100km apart. Support for …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jan 2018
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Security patches done, machines upgraded, the coffee's hot – just in time for storage roundup

Acquisition hints at Nutanix, go-to-market changes at Zerto, subscription pricing intro at Violin Systems, new SW release at Delphix – yep, it's another storage roundup. Grab a coffee and take five to check this out. Delphix Database virtualiser Delphix has added a new version of its Dynamic Data Platform providing added …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jan 2018
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Software is eating the world – and Nutanix's hardware revenues

Analysis Nutanix wants be seen as a sexy software business and not a hardware appliance biz stuck with crap commodity hardware margins. So it is changing its business mode to position itself as a software-focused company. Senior Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers said the hyper-converged firm "currently sells hardware and software …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2018

Who's king of the hyperconverged castle? Dell or Nutanix? It's not as clear-cut as it seems

Analysis When IDC published its third 2017 quarter converged and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) numbers, Dell was in the lead. It had a 30.6 per cent revenue share, at $306.8m. Nutanix was second at $207.4m. But IDC's public release didn't reveal how many XC systems Dell had shipped, and as these are OEM'd from Nutanix then the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jan 2018

Oh, Nutanix, if you carry on like this you might actually creep into profit

Nutanix has had a quarter to shout about with 46 per cent annual revenue growth and a reducing loss trend hinting at a profitable fourth quarter. Its first fiscal 2018 quarter had revenues of $275.6m; they were $188.6m a year ago* and $226.2m in the preceding quarter. The GAAP net loss was $61.5m, which sounds bad but better …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2017
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Someone has fixed the ESX 'VM stun' problem

Comtrade's latest HYCU Nutanix backup product version has a fix for the VM stun problem. An ESX virtual machine is quiesced (stunned) when a backup is taken. This can cause IO latency problems as IO requests come in to the "stunned" VM, are stored, and then consolidated into the stunned VM when the backup completes and …
Chris Mellor, 28 Nov 2017

Who'd a thunk it? IBM has a hyperconverged play – feel the POWER

.NEXT In the hyperconverged infrastructure appliance space, x86 rules. This might appear to exclude IBM, having sold its x86 servers to Lenovo, but you'd be surprised. Strolling around the exhibition at Nutanix's .NEXT event in Nice, you see some 30 partners and a lot of food and drink stands. There are several backup partners – …
Chris Mellor, 9 Nov 2017
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Nutanix builds doorway to multiple compute and object storage services

.NEXT Nutanix has a one click, one OS, any cloud concept with new services to virtualise compute and object storage across multiple clouds – both on-premises and public ones. This assumes that on-premises IT is running public cloud style, of course. The company's view is that almost everything is being digitised, and that should …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2017
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Comtrade's latest HYCU release tightens bear hug around Nutanix

+Comment Comtrade's HYCU product snuggled up to Nutanix as its most friendly data protection platform. The latest release sidles even closer with a great big Nutanix bearhug. The release features: ESX hypervisor support, with same interface and look and feel for Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) Deeper support for Microsoft Exchange with …
Chris Mellor, 7 Nov 2017
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Pivot3 reports bumper growth – but is it just hyperconverged hype?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) supplier Pivot3 saw better than 50 per cent sequential growth in its bookings from the second to third 2017 quarters. It said it had a record number of million-dollar orders in both the video surveillance and data centre areas. Any business experiencing 50 per cent-plus bookings growth from …
Chris Mellor, 7 Nov 2017
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Nutanix launches VMware-to-Acropolis migration tool

Nutanix has taken another shot at VMware, this time with a virtual machine migration tool that takes VMs from ESXi to its own Acropolis hypervisor. Changing a VM's format is not rocket science, because VMs are described by metadata. Nutanix reckons “Xtract for VMs” therefore goes beyond the basics, “by automatically injecting …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Oct 2017
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Quantum's rook-ey move, software pawns and is cheque in mail for tape?

Storage roundup At the end of this week we can lift the lid just a little on Quantum's mystery Castle storage project, say that the latest 12TB LTO tape format is coming nearer and add a few tidbits about GPDR, NAS in the cloud and Tintri array automation. Crossbar Crossbar showed its ReRAM technology at the 2017 SMIC Technology Symposium in …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2017

Amazon, Azure, Google will eat all the IT. Google, let us be your cake fork, pleads Nutanix

Analysis An IT trio of giants will soon dominate the market - and there appears to be one on-premises/hybrid stack partner opening, Nutanix told us. A conversation with Sudheesh Nair, Nutanix's president, revealed the firm's mindset: it envisages three great beasts in the IT jungle – Amazon, Azure and Google – each with their public …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2017

'Hyper' kids ate all the sales growth again, say converged systems beancounters

IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker shows a flight to the top vendors, away from HPE, Hitachi and the Others' category, with the hyperconverged sector being the only growth area. Worldwide converged systems vendor revenues increased 6.2 per cent year over year to $3.15bn, and those overall stats break …
Chris Mellor, 29 Sep 2017
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VMworld schwag heist CCTV didn't work and casino wouldn't share it

The alleged theft of marketing material uncomplimentary to hyperconverged heavyweight Nutanix appears to have become a cold case. As reported by The Register at VMworld 2017, hyperconverged contender Maxta printed badges bearing the motto “You can't have it your way with Nutanix” and stored them in private areas of its stand …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Sep 2017

Nutanix reports record revenues for first year since going public

Nutanix closed its first year as a public company with a beat-and-raise quarter, firing on all fronts and heading confidently to a billion-dollar run rate next quarter. It was a record FY17 final quarter for Nutanix with revenues reaching $226.1m, beating last quarter's guidance of $215m-$220m. GAAP net loss was $90.7m, down …
Chris Mellor, 1 Sep 2017
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VMworld security asked to probe theft of anti-Nutanix schwag

Scandal has struck VMworld 2017 this week: hyperconverged software vendor Maxta says someone stole marketing material in which it was less than kind to rival Nutanix. Maxta's chief marketing officer Barry Phillips told The Register that parties unknown entered the staff-only section of its VMworld stand and that after their …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Aug 2017

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