The theme at VeeamON 2017 last week was “availability for the always on enterprise”. While the subject of “availability” was very familiar to attendees, the parade of announcements that followed made it clear that a new day is dawning at Veeam – one that stretches far beyond their roots in virtual data protection.
HPE has publicly rolled out their “The Machine” prototype, carrying 160TB of fabric-attached memory, 1280 ARM cores and 100Gb/s fiber interconnects. Ok, so this is a whole lot of memory! But it’s not just about memory.
Nutanix is expanding its presence as a software defined leader in the fast-growing enterprise private/hybrid cloud computing solution provider market.
I’ve been immersed in “Open” for the last two weeks here in Boston, attending both Red Hat Summit 2017 and then OpenStack Summit. There are quite a few things worth paying attention to, especially if you are an enterprise IT shop still wondering how your inevitable cloud (and services) transformation is really going to play out, including accelerating application migration to containers and the rise of platform Management as a Service.
With the recent release of vSAN 6.6, the maturity of the product and customer momentum shined through.
What’s a Cloud Converged system? It is really what us naive people thought hybrid storage was all about all along. Yet until now no high performance enterprise class storage ever actually delivered it. But now, Oracle’s latest ZFS Storage Appliance, the ZS5, comes natively integrated with Oracle Cloud storage. What does that mean? On-premise ZS5 Storage Object pools now extend organically into Oracle Cloud storage (which is also made up of ZS storage) - no gateway or third party software required.
The healthcare industry is facing tremendous data challenges as the medical community evolves to support rapid growth in digital medical imaging, new government regulations and improvements in patient care.
Moving your data out of a public storage cloud can be expensive. Review and estimate provider costs upfront to avoid a nasty surprise down the road.
On March 8, HPE announced it will be acquiring Nimble for approximately $1B. This acquisition comes on the heels of the acquisition of SimpliVity for $650M that closed on February 17, 2017.
Moving apps and data to the public cloud can provide some real benefits, but you can’t afford to have your IT assets stuck in a provider’s cloud if it all goes wrong. Do your homework and demand answers to the right questions upfront, to avoid the headaches of potential lock-in down the road.