IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending March 10, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • SiliconANGLE published a blog post from Yaron Haviv, co-founder and chief technology officer of Iguazio, stating that the recent AWS outage shows the cloud must be decentralized. GeekWire and Computerworld also reported on this news.
  • EnterpriseTech reported Hedvig, the software-defined storage startup, announced a $21.5 million Series C round of funding, bringing its total VC investment to $52 million.
  • NewsFactor reported Oracle launched its Oracle Exadata Cloud Machine, allowing enterprises to deploy it as a cloud service inside their own data centers, in the Oracle Cloud or in a traditional on-premises environment.
  • TechTarget reported that Veeam, which has supported snapshots for HPE, NetApp, Nimble Storage and Dell EMC’S VNXe, is working with Cisco Systems to provide snapshot capabilities for its HyperFlex HX Data Platform. ICT Community Portal also covered the news.
  • CRN discussed how vendors are frequently emerging to build the gateways, sensors and services needed for the Internet of Things, but that it is solution providers who will be pivotal in pulling these components together into a solution for customers.
  • TechTarget reported that VDI environments are in danger of ransomware attacks.
  • ZDNet covered Cisco’s announcement of feature updates and more integration with the company's software and data platforms for its HyperFlex systems. Network World, IT Business Edge and Channel Partners also covered the news.
  • The Register reported that IBM and Cisco are having another crack at converged infrastructure by releasing a few new configurations for their joint VersaStack rigs.
  • TechTarget posted a piece outlining ways for admins to use a VM snapshot, which offer admins the opportunity to roll back VM settings to those used before an outage or unintended change.
  • ComputerWeekly reported that Veritas has expanded its partnership with Google to protect data and workloads on the Google Cloud platform, underscoring aggressive efforts by backup suppliers in recent years to extend their offerings to the cloud.
  • Fortune reported that a large email marketing organization, River City Media, failed to safeguard backups of its database of 1.34 billion email accounts, resulting in user information being available for anyone to see. The Guardian and Forbes also covered the news.
  • Channelnomics discussed how last year brought "considerable change" in the storage space as overall market revenues continued to shrink, but smaller players and emerging technologies prospered, according to IDC's latest figures.
  • TechCrunch reported that Google announced a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company’s in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform. The Register and ZDNet covered the news.
  • ComputerWeekly covered that HPE has launched Pointnext, to give users the support needed to accelerate their digital transformation, starting from planning right through to deployment. Reseller News and Silicon UK also covered the news.
  • Channelnomics reported that Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready has claimed that an IPO is not a priority for his firm, as he questioned the sustainability of rival players such as Nimble Storage and Nutanix on the public market.
  • BetaNews discussed how IoT will impact the data center industry in 2017.
  • ZDNet reported that Cisco and IBM have extended their partnership and announced a series of new solutions for their converged infrastructure VersaStack product to include software-defined storage and hybrid cloud capabilities.
  • ZDNet reported that Cisco's partnership with Docker has produced two validated design guides for storage architecture.
  • SiliconANGLE reported that Facebook is revamping its data centers with new server hardware in order to cope with the masses of new data its users generate. ZDNet and VentureBeat also reported this news.
  • eWEEK reported that Google Cloud Platform has been certified to run the SAP HANA database and other SAP enterprise business applications. TechTarget, CIO Dive and Computer Business Review covered the news.
  • TopTechNews reported that a new collaboration between Microsoft and Qualcomm will bring ARM processors to data center servers running the Windows operating system.
  • ZDNet reported that IBM researchers have found a way to store one bit of data in a magnet consisting of just one atom, which creates new possibilities for developing smaller and denser storage devices. Mashable and The Register also reported this news.
  • CRN reported that Excelero unveiled its NVMesh Server SAN software designed to offer enterprise data centers the kind of block storage performance used by hyperscale cloud providers such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google in their public clouds.
  • TechTarget reported that Primary Data updated its DataSphere metadata engine to boost scalability and performance, support more hardware options, and connect to multiple Amazon S3-based cloud buckets.


Nimble Storage News


  • ICT Kommunikation covered the Nimble Cloud Volumes launch, noting it’s a multi-cloud storage service for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure applications based on predictive cloud infrastructure.
  • Informatik Aktuell reported that Nimble introduced Nimble Cloud Volumes, the first enterprise-class multi-cloud storage service to run applications in AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • IAVC World covered Nimble’s introduction of Nimble Cloud Volumes, which provides capabilities for relocating workloads with high storage requirements into the cloud.
  • ChannelPro Network published a roundup of upcoming news and mentioned Nimble will announce financial results this week, following its Nimble Cloud Volumes launch.
  • Nimble Storage announced that its Volume Plugin has been accepted into the Docker Certification Program, a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker Enterprise Edition commercial platform.
  • HPE announced that it has acquired Nimble Storage to extend its leadership in the flash storage market.
  • Nimble Storage announced financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017.
  • Network World included Nimble Cloud Volumes in the Product of the Week slideshow, calling it the first enterprise-grade multicloud storage service for AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • Data Center Knowledge published an article from Andre Franklin, senior product marketing manager at Nimble, on evaluating predictive analytics for flash arrays.
  • Storage Insider covered the launch of Nimble Cloud Volumes, saying that the release will help companies shift workloads with high storage requirements to the cloud.
  • Nimble published a blog post interviewing Nimble Storage leaders about their views on women in technology, in honor of International Women’s Day.
  • Nimble published a blog post around Rod Bagg’s keynote presentation on InfoSight as part of the Nimble vConference taking place March 15.
  • Nimble published a blog post by Suresh Vasudeven discussing HPE’s acquisition of Nimble, to accelerate the global adoption of Nimble Storage’s Innovative Predictive Analytics and leading next-generation flash storage platform.
  • TechTarget Germany published a contributed article by Thomas Becker of Nimble Storage on how snapshots can help companies with their disaster recovery strategy. 
  • Forbes covered the growth of storage resource management software and included Nimble Storage’s InfoSight as an example of a forward-looking storage vendor offering their device management software as a service delivered from the cloud.