IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending April 14, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • ZDNet reported that Dropbox has changed its service plans, offering less data storage for more money.
  • ComputerWeekly discussed how Hillarys Blinds switched its SAP CRM from Oracle to the Hana platform to optimize business processes.
  • Health Data Management reported on a new survey from Gartner that predicts by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities, including both cloud and on-premises computing services.
  • TechTarget reported that Toshiba has started volume shipments of its MG Series 8 TB HDD — the largest capacity-optimized, 3.5-inch enterprise HDD the company has ever produced.
  • Computer Business Review reported that Cisco is introducing next-generation storage networking designed to help customers access, manage and automate data. Network World also reported this news.
  • ZDNet reported that VMware announced the latest version of vSAN, its software-defined storage platform. CRN also reported this news.
  • TechTarget discussed how object storage architecture can help reduce storage complexity by tackling traditional storage.
  • EnterpriseTech featured an article about how datacenter operators are struggling to remain secure, due to the rapid evolution of enterprise storage.
  • GeekWire reported that Microsoft announced several new Azure tools and features focused on migrating data to the cloud and helping businesses work securely with other companies and customers. ITWorld also reported this news.
  • ZDNet reported that VMware plans to acquire Wavefront, a cloud analytics company, to enhance its suite of cross-cloud management services. CRN, CMS Wire and Channelnomics also reported this news.
  • Computer Business Review reported that VMware announced the release of its new VMware vSAN to help customers accelerate their data center modernization efforts.
  • Forbes discussed a recent IDC study that found the world will create 163 zettabytes of data per year by 2025.
  • TechTarget shared a roundup of recent announcements from Portworx, Virtuozzo Storage and StorageOS, all aimed at container users struggling with persistent storage issues.
  • reported Promise Technology has introduced VSkyMotion, a new software bundle that runs on top of VSkyCube and provides workload migration, disaster recovery and hybrid cloud capabilities.
  • eWEEK reported VMware has optimized its wares for the hot hyperconverged, hyperscale and high-performance enterprise markets by introducing vSAN 6.6, which contains native HCI security that is the first of its type.
  • ZDNet reported that Microsoft is making three new hybrid migration tools available to customers, part of its continuing support of hybrid-computing environments as one of its main cloud differentiators.
  • Fortune reported Oracle CEO Mark Hurd plans to beat public cloud leaders such as AWS without as many data centers, believing Oracle’s data centers are more efficient because they run hardware and supercharged databases. Computer Business Review also covered the news.
  • Recode shared a contributed article by Bob O’Donnell, founder and chief analyst at Technalysis Research, exploring whether more and bigger data is really better and the challenges companies face in conducting analytics.
  • The Data Center Journal shared a contributed article by Alberto Farronato, senior director of product marketing at VMware, discussing how next-gen HCI unlocks the potential of hybrid cloud.

Nimble Storage News


  • covered the expansion of a partnership between ZeroStack and Nexenta, referencing the fact that the private cloud solution will be sold through the Nimble channel.
  • IT Pro Portal featured a byline from Rich Fenton, systems engineer manager at Nimble Storage, on enabling traditional workload application management in the cloud.
  • CRN featured Nimble Storage in a slideshow for the storage vendors that received a 5-star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide.
  • Information Age covered the growth of the storage market and mentioned Nimble’s research on the root cause of application delays.
  • BetaNews published an article by Rich Fenton of Nimble Storage discussing challenges with bringing core business applications to the public cloud.