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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

A storage giant wants to give you 46,763...

How many pages does it take to list Nutanix’s prices? One hundred? Maybe too few. One thousand – sounds about right. Ten thousand? Don’t be ridiculous. Forty-six thousand, seven-hundred and sixty-three? Well, actually … Yes, really – 46,763 pages are needed for Nutanix to list all its prices (or more precisely: 46,763 pages …
Chris Mellor, 14 Aug 2017
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Hypervisor kid Scale Computing ups hyperconverged smarts

Entry-level and mid-market KVM-hypervisor-based Scale Computing has upped its HCIA game with dual CPU systems and a tripled disk capacity product. Scale had three kinds of hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCIA): the entry-level HC1000, and mid-market HC2000 and HC4000 products. At the entry level it has added an …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 2017
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Azure Stack's debut ends the easy ride for AWS, VMware and hyperconverged boxen

Analysis Microsoft's formal announcement of Azure Stack changes the cloud market forever, by giving us three distinct types of cloud. Today we have pure-play public cloud from AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM or what I've heard described as “hybrid virtualization” – the ability to stretch an on-premises private cloud into the public cloud …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jul 2017
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Approaches to building the enterprise cloud

Sysadmin blog Data center technologies are constantly evolving, displacing their predecessors. Data center storage, and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) in particular, make for a good example. HCI has been around for almost a decade. We're well along the hype cycle. We've seen outlandish marketing claims, watched vendors IPO and be …
Trevor Pott, 4 Jul 2017

Hyperconverged infrastructure. It's all about the services

Sysadmin blog Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) isn't a product, it's a feature. The future lies in turnkey cloud solutions. This means that there are certain IT services HCI vendors need to bring to the table to remain relevant. At its most basic, HCI is virtualization + storage. You take hard drives, put them into servers and put a …
Trevor Pott, 30 Jun 2017

How HCI simplifies the data center

Sysadmin blog Organizations look at the cloud as an option because it was impossible to get their data centers to operate at the same efficiency. Now if you flip it over and get the data centers to behave the same way as the cloud, how would that change things? Companies are already on board with server consolidation and virtualization – …
Trevor Pott, 29 Jun 2017
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NetApp HCI: More converged than hyperconverged?

Analysis I have come to the conclusion that NetApp's new HCI system is more converged than hyperconverged: in essence the boxes just add compute nodes and networking to SolidFire (storage) nodes. HCI or CI? Let's row back a little and use IDC's definition of HCI as the starting point for our thinking. Hyper-converged infrastructure ( …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2017
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No-mere-hype hyper-converged systems clock hyper-growth

Analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker shows overall converged systems revenue for 2017's first quarter increased year over year but only because of bonkers growth in hyper-converged systems. The Tracker divides the converged systems market into four segments, and combines two of them in its published …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017
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Red Hat dons hyperconverged headware

Red Hat's having a crack at a hyperconverged software stack. The company's play has seen it bundle its very own Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, the Gluster network filesystem and Ansible automation tool into a package capable of running on lots of servers, or one. Red Hat is hanging this product on two ideas. The first is its …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jun 2017
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Cisco to reveal 'Starship' ride to cloudy server automation heaven

Cisco will next week reveal something called “Project Starship” that it promises will allow greater and easier automation of UCS servers and its HyperFlex hyperconverged appliances, no matter if they run in the data centre, remote office or a small business. Details are scarce at the time of writing, but next week's Cisco Live …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jun 2017
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Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue

Hybrid hyperconvergence is the new blue: first NetApp launched its hyperconverged appliances by emphasising hybrid credentials and now IBM and IBM and Cisco have given their shared hyperconverged VersaStacks the hybrid cloud treatment. Like NetApp, Big Blue is emphasising the ability to put data wherever it makes most sense …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2017
NetApp's new hyperconverged appliance

NetApp puts everything it's got into a hyperconverged box

NetApp has finally revealed its long-promised hyperconverged appliance. Named “NetApp HCI”, the product pours almost everything the company does into a 2U box, along with four unnamed servers, a cloud-style pay-as-you-go pricing plan and a vCenter plugin so you can manage it without having to learn new tools. The house of the …

Nutanix, IBM hug each other in Power pity party

Nutanix and IBM will announce on Tuesday a new relationship that will see Nutanix build hyperconverged systems out of IBM Power servers – its first non-Intel-powered boxes. Details of what will be delivered, and when, have not yet been revealed. But The Register understands Nutanix will bring its hyperconverged stack to Power …
Simon Sharwood, 15 May 2017
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Taste the Redmond: Fujitsu offers Storage Spaces-based hyper-converged boxes

Fujitsu has introduced a Microsoft software-flavoured hyper-converged infrastructure appliance product. PRIMEFLEX for Storage Spaces Direct uses Microsoft virtualised infrastructure software, including Storage Spaces, and comes in pre-configured and pre-tested systems based on Fujitsu's PRIMERGY x86 servers, all-flash storage, …
Chris Mellor, 8 May 2017
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Partners? With them? No way, says HPE of Nutanix

HPE has taken the very unusual step of pointing out it is not partners with Nutanix. The hyperconverged upstart last week announced that it is now possible to run its software stack on HPE servers. That announcement took HPE rather by surprise, because it turns out Nutanix hadn't asked in advance. HPE's clearly a bit miffed …

Nutanix consciously uncouples with move into software-only sales

Updated Nutanix has decided the time is right to sell more software, inking deals that will see its hyperconverged software-defined-everything stack sold with servers by HPE and Cisco. The company already has deals with Lenovo and Dell, but both involve selling ready-to-roll appliances. These new deals will see Nutanix sell just …

As senior bosses eject and shares crash... is it time to pray for Nutanix?

Analysis Should we be concerned about Nutanix? Two bosses have left, its share price is falling, and it's now worth just a little less than Pure Storage. The shares in the hyper-converged infrastructure appliance slinger ended May 1 at $14.46 apiece. They were hovering around $21 on March 7, and $31 on March 2 just before its latest …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2017

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