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Hyperconverged Systems Don't Preclude the Need for Data Protection (Video)

Posted: September 08, 2017   /   By: Terri McClure   /   Tags: Data Protection, Jason Buffington, Converged Infrastructure, HCI, hyperconverged infrastructure, VMworld 2017

Terri_Jason_VMworld.jpgAs I said in my pre-VMworld blog - I have a love/hate relationship with the conference. It didn't disappoint - it was a wild and crazy few days and a veritable who's who of the tech industry. There were plenty of announcements from VMware (most notably its efforts with AWS and Google, as well as vSAN momentum), partners like Pivot3 (new partner programs and NVMe-based solutions), Dell EMC (new VxRack and Rail solutions), Lenovo (ThinkAgile VX Series and cloud reference architecture) - I think I could go on with this list for a very long time!

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HPE Acquires SimpliVity as the Market (Hyper)Converges

Posted: January 19, 2017   /   By: Terri McClure   /   Tags: Simplivity, Converged Infrastructure, HPE, HCI

acquisition.jpgAs you've probably heard by now, HPE announced this week that it intends to acquire hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity. This is a definitively good move for HPE. The deal certainly isn't as big as Dell EMC, but it does have far reaching portfolio implications for HPE and its customers and it puts HPE in a much stronger position to take on Dell EMC. HPE now brings more value to the discussion and this aligns with their higher level strategy of focusing on “stack” value.

For IT professionals this is a certainly a win.  HPE is going to bring this to market with force and that will result in more competition, better support and improved buyer leverage.

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Dell EMC World 2016: The Transformation is Just Beginning

Posted: October 24, 2016   /   By: Scott Sinclair   /   Tags: EMC, Michael Dell, IT, dell-emc, HCI, VXRail

speaker_at_event.jpg"Let the Transformation Begin" was the mantra of the first Dell EMC World and that theme rung true in a variety of ways. While Dell Technologies seeks to transform the IT industry, it must also embrace its own internal transformation. First, let’s discuss the show itself. While it was still in Austin (for the last time it appears), influences from the former EMC World were everywhere. Michael Dell, obviously, led the company's message, but the general sessions embraced the impressive production value that we have come to expect with Jeremy Burton, Dell Technologies’ newly appointed CMO. Attendance seemed to have shot up as well. While I don’t have the official numbers, after the first general session it was obvious Dell EMC World had simply outgrown the capacity of the Austin Convention Center, something that could not have been said of Dell Worlds in the past.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix goes on a buying spree

Posted: August 29, 2016   /   By: Terri McClure   /   Tags: cloud, Private Cloud Infrastructure, nutanix, hybrid cloud, Converged Infrastructure, hyperconverged, HCI

nutanix acquisitionsToday Nutanix announced it is acquiring Pernix Data and Calm.IO. Not a lot of details were announced, but these acquisitions provide a clear view into Nutanix’s broader strategy and future aspirations. Why? Because, as my colleague Mark Peters likes to say, over recent decades we have slowly moved from IT standing (as it was intended to) for “information technology” to it really being all about “infrastructure technology”.

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