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.
Vendors’ cloud announcements and offerings are at last evolving from hype to substance.
More than 600 end users and IT practitioners revealed their key private cloud IaaS requirements in recent Taneja Group research.
In an expected move, Nutanix this week announced the acquisition of PernixData.
As both a vendor product marketer and now an analyst, I’ve often been asked to help produce an “official” ROI (or the full TCO) calculator for some product.
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.
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.