IT Industry and Nimble News - Week Ending March 31, 2017

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IT Industry News


  • TechCrunch reported that data-analytics company Alteryx went public, pricing its IPO at $14 per share. Alteryx works with clients like Amazon, Ford and Coca-Cola to help them better assess what products are selling and where there are market inefficiencies. CNBC and Silicon Valley Business Journal also reported on the news.
  • TechRadar provided an overview of Intel’s new high-capacity Optane SSD, a specialized storage product that looks to give traditional hard drives a speed boost. PCWorld and Mashable also reported on the news.
  • siliconANGLE published an interview with IBM’s Eric Herzog and SparkCognition’s Mark Godard around the partnership between the two companies and their use of machine learning.
  • Network World published a contributed article by Mike Sheldon, president and CEO of Curvature, discussing the importance of an efficient network to support hyperconverged infrastructure. 
  • ZDNet reported Lenovo has hired Kim Stevenson, former Intel chief information officer, to serve as the senior vice president and general manager of its datacenter group.
  • StorageReview reported that ClearSky Data has expanded its data protection capabilities and now organizations only have to pay once for access to all of their data regardless of where it resides.
  • Network World discussed how in order for businesses to achieve digital transformation, new IT technologies, processes, applications, systems and protocols need to be adopted and updated on a regular basis.
  • TechNewsWorld reported Red Hat announced a new Application Platform Partner Initiative at its North America Partner Conference in Las Vegas. The goal is to provide a more robust ecosystem for companies engaging in digital transformation.
  • TechTarget reported that Oracle rolled out Oracle ZFS Cloud, to enable customers to extend their on-premises storage into the company's public cloud without an external cloud gateway. ZDNet also reported this news.
  • eWeek reported that Brocade introduced an entry-level hardwired storage switch specifically designed for 24/7 connectivity to an all-flash data center.
  • TechTarget discussed best use cases for flash arrays when using them as backup targets.
  • PC & Tech Authority reported that Intel has developed Intel Optane Memory, a technology that will boost older hard drives to the speeds of ultra-fast solid-state-drives to rejuvenate ageing hardware.
  • TechRepublic discussed Siemens $10 billion investment in digital transformation and its new cloud-based open IoT operating system called MindSphere.
  • Datamation provided an overview of Cisco’s hyperconverged platform and how it differentiates from its competitors.
  • TechTarget reported ClearSky Data is expanding its focus beyond primary storage with the addition of automated backup and disaster recovery capabilities, designed to help customers eliminate storage silos.
  • Forbes discussed how to move from reporting into serious data analytics that inform the business.
  • SearchSAP covered a presentation from SAP CEO Bill McDermott at SAP Ariba Live 2017, where he discussed his vision for the future of the intelligent enterprise.
  • eWEEK reported Oracle has directly linked its Storage Cloud with its ZFS Storage Appliance, meaning no gateways or licensing fees are required. SDxCentral and Cloud Pro also covered the news.
  • TechTarget wrote that while hyperconverged systems may seem budget-friendly on the outside, enterprises need to watch out for pricey feature options that can increase overall costs as they build.
  • The Next Platform shared an overview of startup Excelero and its NVM-Express product, which turns flash-infused servers into a storage cluster that supports block access protocols.
  • TechTarget interviewed Datacastle CEO Ron Faith about what businesses are doing wrong when it comes to handling data, and what they should do differently to track and back up endpoints.
  • CIO shared an article sponsored by Juniper Networks on managing networks for digital transformation, including how companies are increasingly turning to professional services to transform their networks.
  • TechTarget published a post from Dan Morris, BPM expert at Wendan Consulting, outlining how to expose data and functionality in legacy apps to a new environment as part of a digital transformation framework.

Nimble Storage News


  • ZeroStack announced a joint solution with Nimble Storage that integrates ZeroStack’s Intelligent Cloud Platform with Nimble systems to create a pre-tested, automated and fully supported converged private cloud solution.
  • Computerworld reported that ZeroStack and Nimble are partnering to offer a joint, automated solution that applies ZeroStack’s intelligent cloud platform to Nimble’s storage systems. Channelnomics, SDxCentral and Channel Partners also covered the news.
  • TechTarget reported that ZeroStack has partnered with Nimble Storage to sell ZeroStack Intelligent Cloud Platform software on Nimble arrays.
  • Digitalisation World reported that Core DataCloud is launching a new, high-performance cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery service based on Nimble Storage.
  • Eye On Annapolis included information about Nimble’s upcoming panel on self-driving infrastructure in an article on the Annapolis Film Festival.