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Scale Computing hauls in cash bundle from Lenovo and pals

Scale Computing has announced a $34.8m F-series round, in which new partner Lenovo is the biggest investor. New and existing financial investors also participated and total known funding stands at $104m. Man with YOLO tattooed on his knuckles prepares to punch the viewer (of the pic). Photo by Shutterstock Hypervisor kid Jeff …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2018
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If you like Nutanix and you think it's XC... Bit barn boxes or ROBO

Nutanix .NEXT attendees were this week furnished with details about a heavy duty server and skinny ROBO box – two new Nutanix-based hyperconverged systems from Dell. Dell's XC series consists of hyperconverged systems powered by Dell servers using OEM'd Nutanix software. Dan McConnell, Dell veep in the converged platforms and …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2018
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Slick HCI trick: VMware smooths off vSAN's rough edges

Alongside its update of vSphere, VMware has smoothed off a few of the rough edges from its HCI heavy, vSAN. vSAN already dominates the HCI software market, but the firm is looking to its own users for growth. Yanbing Li, SVP and general manager of VMware's Storage and Availability Business Unit, said millions of vSphere users …
Chris Mellor, 17 Apr 2018
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HPE shines in IDC Converged Systems tracker, Cisco does not

Cisco stumbled in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) section of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, for 2017's final quarter as HPE did a Falcon Heavy and took off. The worldwide converged systems market grew 9.1 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to $23.6bn in the fourth quarter of last year, and $12.5bn in …
Chris Mellor, 5 Apr 2018

Hyperconverger Nutanix gobbles Netsil

Nutanix is gobbling Netsil, a startup that develops tech for the discovery, mapping and management of microservices in distributed cloudy spaces. San Francisco-based Netsil was founded as Gencore Systems in 2012 by Cam Nguyen, CEO Harjot Gill, COO Shariq Rizvi (ex-Twitter), and chief architect Tanveer Gill. To date, it has …
Chris Mellor, 12 Mar 2018
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Nutanix shrugs off loss, rivals, buys another firm

Hyperconverged player Nutanix reported second fiscal 2018 quarter revenues of $286.7m, up 44 per cent on a year ago and 4 per cent on the prior quarter. Profits seem as far away as ever, with a net loss of $61.5m, better than the prior quarter's $90.7m loss and the year-ago quarter's $76.4m, but not by much considering the …
Chris Mellor, 2 Mar 2018
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HyperGrid lets you shop at 100 million clouds

Hyperconverged hopeful HyperGrid has pivoted again and now offers a service that assesses the properties of 100 million possible cloud configurations so you can send a workload to whichever one will suit it best. HyperGrid started life selling converged Hyper-V appliances, then jumped into a hyperconverged stack. Now the …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Feb 2018

Don't worry, Eugene Kaspersky. Acronis is just busting a security move...

Analysis Data protector Acronis is building hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit for release in 2019 and developing a security product slated for 2020 – markets in little danger of being under-served. A slide extract from one of its recent presentation decks illustrates the plan: Acronis will build a base using service providers and …
Chris Mellor, 22 Feb 2018

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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How do you win at HCI? It's SimpliVity ... or maybe not, right Dell?

Analysis What a difference a year makes: just 12 little months ago HPE was ruling the integrated systems roost, but fast forward and it has slipped behind as Nutanix and Dell EMC streak ahead - the latter with help from its VSAN gear. In the latest Gartner HCI Magic Quadrant (MQ), hyperconverger Nutanix is bossing the HCI market, with …
Chris Mellor, 12 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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The hounds of storage track converged and hyperconverged beasts

Comment Tech market researcher IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has found that worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 10.8 per cent year over year to $2.99bn during the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) – and that the market inhaled a massive 1.96 EB of new storage capacity during the quarter, up 30 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2017
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Right, HPE. You've eaten your hyperconverged Simplivity breakfast. Will it blend?

Interview How does Hewlett Packard Enterprise view hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) now that it has bought and is digesting SimpliVity? In particular, how do its hyperconverged products, with aggregated components, fit in with its Synergy composable infrastructure ideas? Synergy uses disaggregated components which are composed into …
Chris Mellor, 28 Nov 2017
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VMware refuses to support its wares running in Azure

VMware has responded to Microsoft's plan to run its stack in Azure, by saying customers who choose that option will have to forego support. “This offering has been developed independent of VMware, and is neither certified nor supported by VMware,” wrote Virtzilla's senior veep for product development and cloud services Ajay …
Simon Sharwood, 23 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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Hyperconverged infrastructure gets a Hyperbenchmark

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has released a benchmark for hyperconverged infrastructure. The new TPCx-HCI benchmark is a derivative of the TCP-V benchmark for database performance on virtual machines. The Council's cooked up the benchmark after deciding hyperconverged infrastructure has sufficient …
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Microsoft says something more hyper than Storage Spaces is coming 'very soon'

Microsoft's offered an explanation, of sorts, for the unexpected disappearance of Storage Spaces Direct from Windows Server version 1709. A new FAQ on Windows Server, version 1709 posted on Thursday offers the following verbiage: Storage Spaces Direct was introduced in Windows Server 2016 and remains the foundation for our …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Oct 2017
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Scale slaps hybrid cloud in hyperconverged kit

Scale Computing has replicated its HC3 hyperconverged platform in Google's cloud and provided app and data interchange between the on-premises and public cloud worlds in its very own data fabric. The company sells its HC3 clusters of hyperconverged systems. They host apps in KVM virtual machines running under the HyperCore OS …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2017

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