IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending April 7, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • ComputerWeekly covered the major differences that Hana technology introduces from the traditional SAP architecture, including that Hana appliances are more expensive than traditional servers.
  • Forbes shared an overview of recent cloud storage news, including Oracle’s announcement of its hybrid cloud, which combines high-performance on-premise ZFS storage with its Cloud Converged Storage.
  • eWEEK reported that Rackspace expanded its professional services menu to enable users to move workloads out of their data centers and onto the public and private cloud platforms of their choice.
  • ComputerWeekly reported that Cloudian has launched a capacity-heavy 4U format version of its Hyperstore object storage appliance, aimed at service providers, media and video surveillance use cases.
  • TechTarget reported that Red Hat's latest Gluster storage update improves performance, deepens container support and introduces a space-saving alternative to three-way replication to ensure data integrity.
  • CRN reported that scale-out storage technology developer Qumulo raised $30 million in new funding to help expand the company's geographic reach and its sales representation. GeekWire and SiliconANGLE also reported this news.
  • Bloomberg reported that Cohesity Inc. landed funding that valued the company at more than $500 million, bringing total investments in the company to more than $160 million. VentureBeat, TechCrunch, eWEEK and TechTarget also reported this news.
  • TechTarget reported that Cohesity expanded version 4.0 of the Cohesity DataPlatform and Cohesity DataProtect applications with a software upgrade that supports object storage, erasure coding and NAS backups across clustered appliances.
  • ComputerWeekly reported that Elastifile, a software-only startup, built a new parallel file system from the ground up that it says can form a single namespace across on-prem and cloud locations.
  • TechTarget reported that Seagate's storage array line, RealStor5, expanded this week with a set of all-flash and hybrid RealStor models.
  • CRN reported that Startup Elastifile launched the Elastifile Cloud File System, a software-only, flash-native storage offering that scales data across a global namespace spanning on-premises and cloud storage.
  • CloudTech discussed the current trends within the storage industry and a look at what the future holds for IaaS in 2017.
  • ZDNet reported that VMware is selling its infrastructure-as-a-service offering, vCloud Air, to global hyperscale cloud provider OVH.
  • insideHPC reported that E8 Storage has selected NVMe solid-state drives from HGST as it pushes the boundaries of performance for the enterprise and software-defined cloud.
  • The Register reported on startup Elastifile’s launch of a scale-out file storage system, built for flash and covering the on-premises and public cloud world. Enterprise Storage Forum also covered the news.
  • siliconANGLE featured perspectives from Alan Nance, executive vice president at Virtual Clarity, about what hybrid cloud can’t fix, who should own data in an organization and how digital transformation needs to realize that data is no longer stagnant.
  • Health Data Management shared insights from a new IDC whitepaper, Data Age 2025, which revealed data creation is expected to increase tenfold by 2025 and organizations will face critical decisions surrounding capacity.
  • Forbes shared a contributed article by Jeffrey Ton, executive vice president of product and service development at Bluelock, outlining five poor practices for IT disaster recovery and what organizations should do instead.
  • The Register reported that LINBIT, creators of the Distributed Replicated Block Device storage system for Linux, has announced its software has been downloaded 1 million times.
  • Computerworld shared the results of a new report from Morgan Stanley, which found that top spending priorities among CIOs include cloud computing, security software, and analytics tools, while most hardware categories rank near the bottom of the priority list as spending shifts to the cloud.
  • RTT News reported that Snowflake, a startup that makes a data warehouse built specifically for cloud computing, has received $100 million in new venture-capital funding.
  • CIO offered five reasons why developers love containers, noting many organizations are rethinking their virtualization strategies and looking to containers either in addition to, or instead of, virtual machines.

Nimble Storage News


  • Techseen published an interview with Mark Lazarus, Nimble’s director of technology, Asia Pacific & Japan, discussing the concerns that enterprises have regarding cloud transformation and transition.
  • SearchStorage wrote an article on the need for smart storage with analytics capabilities to keep pace with data-intensive business applications. The piece references Nimble, noting InfoSight prevents outages and downtime by automatically resolving certain support issues, and helps forecast future capacity and performance.
  • Nimble posted a blog by Stacey Gilmore, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, discussing validated third party solutions for enterprise IT introduced by the Docker Store.
  • Webwereld published an article featuring commentary from Unigarant, Systemec and Sentia around their use of Nimble Storage.
  • Blogit published an article by Frank Prujis of Nimble Storage discussing Nimble Cloud Volumes and the benefits of a multi-cloud solution.
  • ComputerWeekly reported that NHS IT has deployed Nimble hybrid arrays and Zerto replication and disaster recovery as part of a project to rebuild the IT infrastructure for the organisations it serves.
  • IT Zoom featured a Q&A with Nimble Storage sales director, Joachim Berger, on the launch of Nimble Cloud Volumes, Nimble’s involvement in the Openstack Alliance, and Nimble’s partnerships with Veeam and VMWare.