IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending February 17, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • Network World discussed common enterprise storage mistakes – such as undervaluing the role of visibility, failing to recognize the need for scalability and others – and tips on how to avoid them.
  • TechTarget reported that Caringo Inc. launched the FileFly Secondary Storage Platform to archive unstructured data from Microsoft Windows Storage Servers, allowing Microsoft customers to offload infrequently used data from primary storage to an archiving tier.
  • ComputerWeekly discussed key requirements and components of private cloud as well as the impact of private cloud on storage in the datacenter.
  • Forbes reported that DigitalOcean, a New-York based startup, has become the second largest web hosting company in the world for its simplicity, features, performance and predictable pricing model. ComputerWorld also covered this story.
  • Network World reported that data management company Komprise announced a $12M Series B investment round, as well as general availability of its software solution which automates data management functions across on-premises and cloud storage silos.
  • The Register reported that cloud software company Cohesity added two more products to its Data Platform set, a software-only virtual edition and a hyper-converged node.
  • ZDNet reported that Google is announcing a public beta for the new Cloud Spanner database service that provides a globally distributed cloud-based transactional database with SQL support. TechCrunch also reported this news.
  • ZDNet reported that Deloitte is forming a new cloud practice dedicated to Amazon Web Services, which is closely aligned with SAP. ComputerWeekly and CIO Dive also covered the news.
  • Destination CRM reported that IBM and Hortonworks announced the availability of Hortonworks Data Platform for IBM's Elastic Storage Server and IBM Spectrum Scale. Computer Business Review also covered this news.
  • Storage Review reported that Veritas Technologies announced a technology alliance with Amazon Web Services to bring the capabilities of Veritas 360 Data Management to companies that are leveraging AWS.
  • Forbes reported Minio announced the general availability of its distributed object storage server software built for cloud applications and DevOps.
  • Network World listed ClearObject, CyberX, Kepler, Mist, Roambee and TrackNet as six IoT companies to watch, taking on a focus around logistics, security and satellite communications.
  • CRN published an interview with Schneider Electric VP of IoT Marketing Arthur Silva, discussing how data analytics in IoT could provide a windfall of profits for solution providers.
  • CRN discussed how a significant product replacement affecting some of Cisco's most popular routers, switches and firewalls may be impacting a limited number of HPE products. 
  • ZDNet reported Visa and IBM are forming a partnership that will connect the credit card company's token technology and the Watson IoT platform.
  • ZDNet reported Deloitte is forming a new AWS cloud practice to push SAP HANA. SiliconANGLE, ComputerWeekly and CIO Dive also covered the news.
  • IntelligentCIO reported SAP SE has introduced the latest advances to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and shared its innovation roadmap for the industry’s cloud ERP suite.
  • Fortune discussed findings from the 2017 State of the Cloud Report compiled by RightScale, showing Microsoft Azure adoption increased to 34 percent, from 20 percent last year. Likewise, 15 percent of respondents used Google Cloud this year, up from 10 percent a year ago. AWS remains the market leader, with usage holding steady at 57% year-over-year.
  • TechTarget discussed how companies should factor efficiency and user experience when deciding between implementing a full virtual desktop deployment or delivering individual virtual applications.
  • TechTarget reported Cohesity has upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices, in addition to adding a new hardware appliance.


Nimble Storage News


  • Nimble announced the appointment of Keegan Riley as vice president of Americas Sales.
  • TechTarget reported the Nimble received two 2016 Storage Product of the Year awards. Nimble received the gold award for the AF-Series All-Flash arrays in the All-Flash Storage category and a silver award for the CS-Series Adaptive Flash arrays in the Disk and Hybrid Systems category.
  • CRN reported that HPE introduced significant feature enhancements, including an all-inclusive licensing model to its all-flash 3Par storage array. The article mentioned that Nimble, Tegile, Tintri, Pure Storage and Compellent from Dell EMC already offer all-inclusive licensing. Computer Storage Review and The Register also covered the news.
  • IT Wire published a contributed article by Rochna Dhand, director of product management at Nimble, on the challenges that IT teams face and how a predictive approach can help organizations achieve a new standard of availability.
  • Channel Partners reported that Keegan Riley is the new vice president of Americas Sales at Nimble.
  • Nimble announced that it will showcase its Predictive Flash platform at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference next week.
  • Healthcare IT News reported that Evolve IP announced a partnership with Nimble that offers healthcare organizations a way to deploy on-premise Nimble Storage flash arrays supported by HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-audited hybrid cloud.
  • ITWeb posted a contributed article by a Nimble partner discussing how to address the app-data gap with predictive analytics. The article notes Nimble provides comprehensive analytical information and telemetry to provide customers with predictive information and deep analytics to guide them on their journey to reach their defined operational and strategic goals.