IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending March 24, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • eWEEK reported that Microsoft added a new option to its catalog of Azure virtual machines, aimed at cloud workloads with demanding storage requirements.
  • CRN reported that hybrid flash and all-flash storage technology developer Reduxio Systems closed a $22.5 million funding round, bringing total funding to $65 million.
  • Forbes wrote that BASF is collaborating with HPE to develop one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research. Data Center Knowledge also covered the news.
  • ZDNet reported that IBM and Red Hat are working together to encourage the use of OpenStack and make it easier for companies to shift their Linux workloads into private clouds.
  • GeekWire reported that IBM unveiled a new cloud storage offering, IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex, that’s aimed at saving customers money and making it easier for them to dynamically move between “hot” cloud storage and “cool” storage. VentureBeat, Fortune and The Stack also reported on the news.
  • TechTarget reported on a survey from Deloitte that analyzes unstructured data and other data types that can deliver significant business value.
  • MSPowerUser covered new integrations between Azure Data Factory and SAP HANA.
  • TechTarget reported that IBM enhanced its cloud object storage based on Cleversafe technology with flexible pricing and the retention of archived data.
  • ITWorld reported that HPE has qualified SimpliVity’s hyper converged infrastructure appliance, OmniCube, on its ProLiant DL380 server and will sell it as HPE SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack.
  • TechTarget reported IBM has released two cloud management tools to provide access to data from various cloud services and applications, regardless of where the data resides, with simplified management and visibility across all cloud environments.
  • CRN reported that Cisco has finished the acquisition of AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, a move that they hope will deliver visibility across the network, data center, security and applications, and drive digital transformation to improve customer experience.
  • TechTarget reported that IBM released two new cloud management tools, Cloud Automation Manager and Cloud Product Insights, that aim to provide access to data from various cloud services and applications, regardless of where the data resides.
  • StorageReview reported that Red Hat announced the general availability of the latest version of its software-defined storage solution, Gluster 3.2.
  • CRN reported on a 17-hour intermittent Microsoft Office 365 outage that is driving home the need for cloud-focused business continuity services.
  • TechTarget discussed how by utilizing other SAP tools such as the Cloud Connector and Web IDE, and partnering with Cloud Foundry, SAP's enterprise PaaS (formerly SAP HANA Cloud Platform) helps businesses achieve digital transformation.
  • TechTarget covered IBM’s new storage pricing model intended to simplify the service and stand out from the public cloud pack.
  • TechTarget discussed the difference in benefits between hyperconverged infrastructure and the public cloud.
  • ITBusinessEdge reported Lenovo is now partnering with DataCore Software to create a software-defined storage appliance.


Nimble Storage News


  • Nimble published a blog post by Richard Jooss, director of product management, outlining three aspects of Nimble’s ongoing development work in synchronous replication.
  • DataCenter Insider reported that Nimble will showcase Nimble Cloud Volumes at CeBIT this year. Storage Insider also published the article.
  • ComputerPartner covered Nimble’s announcement of the inclusion of its Docker Volume plug-in in the Docker Certification Program.
  • Penguin Punk published a blog post covering Nimble’s presentation on NCV at Storage Field Day 12, discussing current issues with cloud block storage.
  • Network World published a guide to strategic partnerships and included HPE’s acquisition of Nimble as an example of a major technology merger and acquisition.
  • Tech Decisions reported on Nimble’s unveiling of Nimble Cloud Volumes, designed for use with AWS and Microsoft Azure public clouds.
  • Digitalisation World wrote that Leosphere has deployed a solution integrating Arcserve and Nimble technology to reduce backup times and improve system availability.
  • Dutch IT Channel covered Nimble Cloud Volumes, noting Nimble is combining the simplicity of a cloud service with storage functionality. The article includes commentary from Frank Pruijs, sales manager of Nimble in the Netherlands.
  • insideBIGDATA covered the launch of Nimble Cloud Volumes, stating the service is an enterprise-grade multicloud storage offering for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • Partly Cloudy published a blog post after attending Storage Field Day 12. The piece discusses Nimble Cloud Volumes and InfoSight. 
  • ComputerWeekly discussed how public cloud services have empowered Australian startups to scale up and go global. The article notes Nimble Storage will be targeting AWS cloud storage users with its Nimble Cloud Volumes service.