Nutanix Goes After Private Cloud with XCP

This week Nutanix held their .NEXT conference in sunny Miami, around plenty of anticipation for what was to be announced.  In the hyper-converged market-place there’s not a lot of love lost between the incumbents like VMware and the upstarts like Nutanix, as can be seen


Sponsor News: Week #23

This week’s sponsor news (week 23) StarWind Software Tap Room Meeting: Shared Storage for Hyper-V: No Hardware. No limits. Now! Date: 4 June, 11 am ET / 4 pm BST Host: Anatoly Vilchinsky, Head of Support Department, StarWind Software Inc. Spoiler alert! At the end of the


HP Expands 3PAR Range with New 20800 Arrays

  In what has become somewhat of a tradition at HP Discover, the HP 3PAR StoreServ platforms were extended this week with the announcements of new products and features, including the massively scalable 20800 series.  HP released two new models: 20800 “Converged Flash” – a


Sponsor News: Week #22

  As a thanks to sponsors of this blog, I’ll be publishing a weekly post, covering news and announcements for each sponsor. StarWind Software 1.  Live Webinar: StarWind Seeks Bounty Hunters, Interested in Protecting the Rights  Date: 3 June, 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm

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SFD7: Exablox – Scale-Out Object Storage for NAS

  Exablox is one of those companies I’ve followed for some time and it was great to see them presenting at Storage Field Day 7 earlier this year.  The company sells a scale-out NAS platform, supporting the CIFS, SMB and NFS protocols, making it a


Why VSAN and VVOLs are Not Software Defined

Every so often another attempt is made by the vendor community to put a definition to what we call “software defined storage” or SDS.  The current discussion is on VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and VVOLs, software features focused on storage within the vSphere hypervisor ecosystem. This