IBM Spectrum Virtualize – A Common Data Management Layer for Hybrid Cloud Environments

The latest IBM Spectrum Virtualize release (8.1.1) extends IBM’s storage capabilities into the public cloud.

Nutanix is massively expanding its software-only ecosystem

Nutanix is expanding its presence as a software defined leader in the fast-growing enterprise private/hybrid cloud computing solution provider market.

Actual Hybrid of Enterprise Storage and Public Cloud? Oracle creates a Cloud Converged System

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.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Provides a Strong Data Foundation for Modern Healthcare

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.

HPE acquires Nimble for $1B

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.

To Avoid Cloud Lock-in, Ask the Right Questions Upfront

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.