Oracle ZS5 Throws Down a Cloud Ready Gauntlet

Is anyone in storage really paying close enough attention to Oracle? I think too many mistakenly dismiss Oracle’s infrastructure solutions as expensive, custom and proprietarily Oracle database-only hardware. But, surprise, Oracle has been successfully evolving the well respected ZFS as a solid cloud-scale filer, today releasing the fifth version of the ZFS storage array - the Oracle ZS5.

The Nutanix acquisitions of PernixData and Calm.io should accelerate its Enterprise Cloud Vision

In an expected move, Nutanix this week announced the acquisition of PernixData.

Pivot3 Expands QoS for HyperConverged Infrastructure Environment

It was evident after Pivot3 acquired NexGen (in March of 2016) that the focus would be to use NexGen’s strong IP regarding Quality of Service (QoS) and leverage it for HCI environments.

HPE gives software-defined storage a new twist with the StoreVirtual 3200

The recent trend for software-defined storage vendors has been to create hyperconverged platforms in order to continue to add greater functionality to the same X86-based servers they rely on.