- May 04, 2016
The Scale flash base configuration includes 1.2 TB of raw SLC NAND per cluster for tiering hot data blocks to solid-state drives. SMB customers tune flash workloads from zero to 11.
- April 26, 2016
Hyper-convergence was a bit of a leap of faith for Neil Medical Group, but SimpliVity OmniCubes brought the organization better backup and simpler management.
- April 22, 2016
Promise VSkyCube customers can start with one node and scale to 36 appliances per cluster. Small to medium-sized enterprises are the target audience.
- April 21, 2016
Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash said integrating NexGen Storage's QoS features will increase the number of applications that can run effectively on hyper-converged storage.
- April 13, 2016
The FreeStor Analytics upgrade integrates code licensed from Cumulus Logic to aid in capacity planning, service-level management and storage health monitoring.
Sponsored by SimpliVity - Databases like SQL Server and Oracle are very dependent on disk storage, and database performance is tightly coupled to storage performance. There is often blanket guidance about storage array features to enable or disable. For example, most database tuning guides recommend disabling deduplication on the database storage. See More
Sponsored by Pure Storage - Database administrators (DBAs) are under intense pressure to improve the performance of their Oracle databases. Businesses are processing more data, more transactions and larger data sets, yet they also demand faster database performance with no latency. At the same time, many organizations are embracing database consolidation to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, while still expecting improved database performance. It’s a constant theme that is unlikely to change any time soon. In fact, with the growth of big data analytics and the Internet of Things, the pressure on DBAs will become even greater. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
- April 11, 2016
Cisco's HyperFlex hyper-converged strategy depends largely on startup Springpath's file system performing better than those from Nutanix, VMware and other competitors.
- April 05, 2016
SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniStack platform now supports Hyper-V, intelligent workload optimization and multinode stretch clustering.
- March 31, 2016
Nearly 2,500 customers participated in Rancher Labs' beta for its container management software that is now generally available. The application includes storage services.
- March 30, 2016
Customers praise the data protection capabilities of SimpliVity's OmniCube and OmniStack hyper-converged systems that allow them to ditch third-party backup tools.
- March 16, 2016
SIOS upgraded its analytics software which now offers an enhanced capacity planning tool and root cause analysis capability that are viewed via a simple graphical interface.
- March 16, 2016
The HPE Hyper Converged 380 platform is intended for midsize enterprises and remote branch offices, and takes aim at market leader Nutanix.
- March 07, 2016
Gridstore's all-flash HCA cluster suffered an outage during testing with no performance drop, giving the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe fault tolerance and high availability.
- March 04, 2016
The DataON CiB-9112 V12 hyper-converged appliance is aimed at branch offices and small businesses with small virtual machine farms that consume shared local storage.
- February 26, 2016
Hyper-converged vendor Scale Computing said Mellanox SX1012 switch architecture enables customers to scale network bandwidth and manage HC3 clusters like a private cloud.
- February 17, 2016
Nutanix Acropolis 4.6 includes Prism Pro analytics for predictive storage modeling. The new release supports VM failover across Nutanix nodes with different hypervisors.