HCI

Datrium and Pivot3 Challenge Leaders in SDS/HCI Market

 

WhatMatrix, the independent technology comparison and analysis site, today announced the publication of its second SDS/HCI Landscape analysis report. Over and above providing a snapshot of the current landscape of the burgeoning SDS/HCI market, the latest report includes new use case analysis highlighting the top performers dependent upon specific areas of expertise, such as Data Services, Storage and Server support and Management. The WhatMatrix landscape report provides a valuable alternative view of this technology segments with its unmatched technical focus and free participation for any vendor. 

The report, authored by category consultant Herman Rutten, highlights the SDS/HCI market has gained in maturity, with customer numbers rising across the board. The ‘best' solution is also very subjective. Although many SDS/HCI solutions appear similar at first glance, they have their own set of pros and cons that differ depending upon an organization's unique situation and requirements. The Landscape Report is designed to assist organizations in that process and to eliminate the unknowns.

"SDS and HCI solutions have now reached a maturity level that makes them a viable alternative to traditional 3-tier enterprise storage systems. Nutanix and VMware continue to lead the pack in terms of market share. However, on the technology side they are challenged by new entrants in the report - such as Datrium and Pivot3 - to keep their solutions simple and feature rich at the same time," explained Herman Rutten, category consultant at WhatMatrix. "Having thoroughly analyzed the 12 vendor solutions included in this report, it is abundantly clear that the consideration of use cases is critical to the selection process."

The report also identifies the latest key trends: 

  • Meshed architectures
  • NVMe in hybrid and all-flash compositions
  • Erasure Coding without compromise
  • Native end-to-end encryption

As with all information and analysis from WhatMatrix, the full report can be downloaded free of charge - with no registration required.

 

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Chooses Scale Computing's HC3 Platform

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Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, today announced that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has selected Scale Computing's HC3 platform to underpin its IT infrastructure. The HC3 cluster provides a cost effective and simple-to-manage solution that has helped modernize the organization and cater to future capacity demands.

The DSO is a community-supported orchestra that is celebrated as one of the nation's most forward-thinking. Based in historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO presents a variety of musical genres and performance types: classical, pops, jazz, and even yoga set to live music. The orchestra looks to be on the leading edge and wanted to utilize the latest technology in order to upgrade its previous SAN system.

Looking to simplify IT management while remaining cost effective, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra decided to pursue a hyperconverged platform and opted for Scale Computing's HC3 cluster. The appliance has no additional software to license and no training is needed. In addition, the HC3 solution is built in a scale-out architecture, where nodes can be added, allowing for future growth and capacity demands.

Scale Computing Launches New MSP Program

Written by David Marshall

Scale Computing launched a new MSP program, consisting of a new flexible pricing model that ultimately reduces CapEx through a price per-node, per-month, OpEx subscription.

"We are committed to working with the channel in a true partnership, and our updated program is a reflection of this as we strive to enable our partners to maintain a competitive advantage. The market is dynamic, and channel partners need to adapt to meet new challenges and customer requirements," commented Jeff Ready, CEO at Scale Computing.

This program was not only created to boost partner profitability but also to enable partners to sell additional vital services that will meet growing customer requirements around Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) and Remote Management as-a-Service (RMMaaS).

 

Pivot3 Announces Pivot3 Cloud Edition to Simplify Use of Public Clouds

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Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology and performance leader, today announced Pivot3 Cloud Edition on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which enables customers to simplify, optimize and automate their use of multi-cloud environments to better address business challenges. This extension of Pivot3's HCI software platform to the public cloud is part of the company's strategy to unify on-premises and public cloud infrastructures with its innovations in policy-based management and automated resource orchestration technologies. By extending these capabilities, Pivot3 is addressing the many challenges IT faces in reducing costs while improving agility from a hybrid and multi-cloud environment.

"Advancements in public cloud services brought the promise of reduced complexity and improved economics. However, to this point, IT has been held back by management and cost complexities along with lack of seamless, end-to-end control," said John Spiers, executive vice president of strategy, Pivot3. "Pivot3 Cloud Edition features our Intelligent Cloud Engine that brings unprecedented simplicity, intelligence and automation to multi-cloud environments. This intelligence engine features our market-leading policy-based management and resource orchestration capabilities that were designed to span on-premises infrastructure and public clouds as tiers of resources."