IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending March 3, 2017

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IT Industry News

 

  • Channelnomics reported that enterprise hybrid cloud storage company Panzura has rolled out its new Freedom Partner Program, aimed at enabling solution providers to capitalize on the shift of IT infrastructure to the cloud.
  • PCMag discussed how SAP announced a major expansion of its cloud infrastructure and platform services, ditching the longstanding SAP HANA name in favor of SAP Cloud Platform.
  • CRN released its list of 20 software-defined data center providers on this year's Data Center 100 list.
  • TechTarget published an interview with Ed Walsh, general manager of IBM storage, around how he plans to reignite the company’s storage sales. According to Walsh, customers that are challenged by disruption turn to flash storage to modernize IT.
  • Forbes discussed how in order for companies to embrace digital transformation, they must first approach an agile transformation, which entails moving away from traditional hierarchical organizational models to small, self-organizing teams.
  • SiliconANGLE reported that the SAP HANA Cloud Platform will now be called SAP Cloud Platform, to reflect the evolution of the HANA cloud platform product. 
  • StorageReview reported that Riverbed Technology announced the latest release of its branch converged infrastructure solution, SteelFusion 5.0, that adds support for NAS storage and NFS storage capabilities from the data center to the edge.
  • WhaTech covered a survey that revealed new details about the global data center server market through 2025.
  • Channelnomics reported that Lenovo announced they are prepping for the launch of the Lenovo Data Center Program this spring, which aims to better address the way in which channel partners sell servers.
  • VentureBeat reported that Incorta, a data analytics startup, launched today and announced a $10 million funding round. The startup’s software can be deployed on premise or in the cloud and considers data warehouse providers and vendors as competitors.
  • ZDNet reported that Microsoft is releasing Technical Preview 3 of its hybrid-computing Azure Stack platform and noted that Azure Stack systems from Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo will be available for order by mid-year. eWeek, VentureBeat and GeekWire covered the news.
  • TechTarget wrote an article about NetApp announcing an HCI solution, and why IBM is likely to stay on the hyperconverged infrastructure market sidelines for the foreseeable future.
  • CRN reported that Veeam, which has previously integrated its snapshot technology with Nimble, is working with Cisco Systems to provide the first native snapshot capability for Cisco’s HyperFlex hyper-converged infrastructure offering. ChannelBuzz also covered the news.
  • TechTarget reported SAP’s newly renamed SAP Cloud Platform includes new business services intended to make it easier to build business applications, extend and integrate existing SAP applications, and develop IoT and big data projects.
  • MarTech Advisor wrote that Arcadia Data has announced two new technology certification integrations with MapR Technologies, a converged data platform provider, and Apache Drill, an open source big data query engine.
  • TechTarget published an article discussing how HCI vendors can integrate network features with storage, compute and virtualization.
  • TechTarget discussed what enterprises should consider when determining if they should switch from Hyper-V replication to Storage Replica.
  • The Register reported that Dell Technologies is eliminating its DSSD D5 array and will include some of its technology into its storage and platforms groups.

 

 

Nimble Storage News

 

  • Nimble announced Nimble Cloud Volumes, the only enterprise-grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • ZDNet reported Nimble has rolled out Nimble Cloud Volumes, a service designed to run applications across Microsoft Azure and AWS with block storage and enterprise-level availability. The article notes Nimble Cloud Volumes aims to eliminate vendor lock-in for customers.
  • CRN published a feature on Nimble Cloud Volumes, a new storage-focused cloud service aimed at making it easy for customers to switch between multiple clouds. The feature includes commentary on the announcement from Nimble’s Gavin Cohen, Leonard Iventosch and Nimble partner Trace3.
  • Network World discussed the introduction of Nimble Cloud Volumes, a managed service whereby organizations feel like they're using a single cloud storage resource. The piece notes that behind the scenes, Nimble wrangles the connections between AWS and Microsoft Azure, and organizations only pay for any changed data – not for copied data.
  • SiliconANGLE covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, noting the service removes the need to relocate in-house data as part of the migration process and enables remote workloads to access records left behind on a company’s infrastructure as if they were stored locally.
  • ChannelBuzz reported on Nimble Cloud Volumes as an enterprise-class multi-cloud storage service that runs applications in AWS and Microsoft Azure. The article includes commentary from Gavin Cohen and Leonard Iventosch around the service’s features and capabilities.
  • IT Business Edge provided an overview of the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, describing it as a cloud service through which IT organizations can store data on a cloud managed by Nimble, which in turn can be connected over a private network to either AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud.
  • Channel Partners published a feature on Nimble Cloud Volumes, with commentary from Leonard Iventosch on the service’s capabilities and benefits for channel partners.
  • ChannelPro discussed Nimble’s introduction of Nimble Cloud Volumes, mentioning the new offering is targeted at midsize companies and above looking to migrate on-premise CRM systems, financial applications and other business solutions into the public cloud.
  • Computer Technology Review published a feature on Nimble Cloud Volumes, noting the service’s capabilities are necessary for moving the next wave of applications to the cloud — traditional transactional workloads — which place stringent requirements on storage.
  • TechRepublic covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, mentioning the data mobility built into Nimble Cloud Volumes means that users can quickly move between AWS and Microsoft Azure, but it also allows for the movement of data back to on-premise data centers, opening up new hybrid cloud options.
  • The Register discussed the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, noting the service comes with Nimble's predictive analytics to help customers identify and resolve performance issues, optimize storage costs and improve data placement.
  • ComputerWeekly provided an overview of Nimble Cloud Volumes, which allows customers to provisionblock storage volumes via a Nimble web portal that physically reside on Nimble-owned all-flash infrastructure.
  • Computer Business Review published a feature on Nimble Cloud Volumes, noting it is designed to combine the simplicity of a cloud service with the features and functionality enterprise applications need.
  • CloudPro covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, mentioning the service solves a host of problems for enterprises by letting them store data between two cloud providers, which is handy for redundancy as well as avoiding vendor lock-in.
  • iTWire covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, stating that because the service is based on Nimble's existing products, the advanced replication facilities make it easy to transfer data from an on-premise array into Nimble Cloud Volumes and back again, if necessary.
  • Le Monde Informatique, Channel News France and Manage IT also covered Nimble’s announcement of Nimble Cloud Volumes.
  • The Register published an interview with Nimble CEO Suresh Vasudevan around the hyperconverged market.
  • Nimble published a blog post by Suresh Vasudevan about Nimble Cloud Volumes and its impact on eliminating infrastructure constraints and accelerating applications that drive business transformation. 
  • Nimble published a blog post by Dave Kresse around the benefits of multicloud storage and its key capabilities.
  • Nimble published a blog post by Ajay Singh around Nimble Cloud Volumes and its benefits.
  • Digitalisation World reported that Nimble has launched Nimble Cloud Volumes, the only enterprise-grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • CIO Dive published a summary of the Nimble Cloud Volumes announcement, discussing how the solution allows companies to jump effortlessly between cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • IT Brief NZ covered Nimble Cloud Volumes and included commentary from Ajay Sing, vice president of product management at Nimble, who explains that enterprises are now able to migrate critical applications to the cloud with complete confidence.
  • Informatique News FR reported on the launch of Nimble Cloud Volumes, which includes predictive analytics capabilities that enable customers to view their data across multiple clouds.
  • Silicon FR reported that Nimble Storage is taking another step in the public cloud with Nimble Cloud Volumes, which provides enterprises with the ability to shift some of their critical applications to the public cloud.
  • Computable covered Nimble Cloud Volumes based on an interview with Frank Pruijs, sales manager at Nimble Storage, who discussed how this new multicloud storage service allows customers to bring critical systems to public cloud environments including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. 
  • Datacenter Dynamics reported on Nimble’s Cloud Volumes which offers flash storage and advanced data services for AWS and Azure.
  • Infostor covered Nimble Cloud Volumes, the first multicloud block storage service to provide data management and services capabilities that blur the line between on-premises and public cloud storage. 
  • The Register covered Nimble Cloud Volumes and included commentary from Nimble’s Dimitris Krekoukias’ blog on the news.
  • Storage Newsletter wrote about storage unicorns, highlighting that Datto and Actifio are the only two storage unicorns remaing since Pure Storage and Nimble Storage went public.
  • Computerworld Germany covered Nimble Cloud Volumes, which allows the relocation of workloads with high storage requirements to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.  
  • Das Storage- Magazin interviewed Klaus Kupfer, manager of systems engineering DACH at Nimble Storage, on Nimble Cloud Volumes.
  • NetzPalaver wrote that Nimble has introduced Nimble Cloud Volumes, and included commentary from Ajay Singh, vice president of product management at Nimble Storage, on the capabilities of the multicloud storage service.
  • LANLine covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes launch, noting that it creates the prerequisites for the relocation of additional workloads with high storage requirements into the cloud.
  • Com! Professional covered Nimble Cloud Volumes, highlighting that it allows applications to be moved between the local data center and different public cloud environments. 
  • Storage Consortium reported that Nimble Storage has launched its first enterprise-class multicloud storage service to run applications on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • Computer Technology Review reported that Docker introduced Docker Enterprise Edition to boost application deployments across hybrid clouds. Nimble Storage is listed as a Docker Certified Plugin.

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