Hyperconvergence

Virtuozzo Expands Storage for Containers Offerings with Availability of New Kubernetes Solution

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Virtuozzo, a hyperconverged infrastructure software provider, today announced the availability of Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes. The new solution solves persistent storage selection problems for cloud native environments and applications for Kubernetes (K8s) production deployments. A purely software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity hardware, Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes provides easy-to-use, container-friendly storage with native integration and simplfied deployment and management. Virtuozzo's latest application containter storage solution for K8s adds to to its existing solution for Docker containers, which received Docker EE certification in June, providing persistent storage support for today's most popular containerization platforms.  

Both solutions will be featured demos in Booth S17 at this week's DockerCon EU '17 event, taking place in Copenhagen, where Virtuozzo is participating as a Silver Sponsor.

Virtuozzo Storage for Kubernetes is built on top of the Virtuozzo software-defined storage solution and runs seamlessly in K8s ennvironments, enabled by three key integrations:

Scale Computing Collaborates with Google Cloud to Remove Barriers to Cloud Computing with Hybrid Cloud Mobility

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Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, announced that it is working with Google to develop a hybrid cloud solution that makes it easy for organizations, including channel partners and MSPS, to move application workloads freely in the cloud or on-premises.

The new offering, called HC3 Cloud Unity allows an organization's apps to use resources in the cloud and on-prem at the same time, and enables apps solely created for on-prem to now run on Google Cloud Platform.

HC3 Cloud Unity combines the private cloud capabilities of Scale's HC3 hyperconverged platform, SCRIBE software-defined-storage, and new SD-WAN capabilities with Google Compute Engine, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering for Google Cloud Platform. HC3 also leverages Google's recently released nested virtualization support.

Zenoss Announces Nutanix Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Integration

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Zenoss Inc., the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations, today announced the launch of its Nutanix ZenPack, a comprehensive monitoring integration that gives Zenoss customers the ability to view their entire Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) deployments as a single holistic unit, encompassing the Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF), server compute capacity and virtual network components.

Linked with Zenoss Service Impact, the Nutanix ZenPack gives users the ability to see when and where performance issues occur and pinpoint the services that rely on Nutanix infrastructure, greatly accelerating the ability of IT Operations professionals to perform root-cause analysis (RCA) and accelerate the mean time to resolution (MTTR) of issues or outages.

Scale Computing Collaborates with Google Cloud on HC3 Cloud Unity

Scale Computing announced that it is working with Google to develop HC3 Cloud Unity, a hybrid cloud solution that makes it easy for organizations, including channel partners and MSPS, to move application workloads freely in the cloud or on-premises. 

HC3 Cloud Unity allows an organization's apps to use resources in the cloud and on-prem at the same time, and enables apps solely created for on-prem to now run on Google Cloud Platform. 

"One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption for IT organizations is the inability to move applications to and from the cloud," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "With HC3 Cloud Unity, Google and Scale have laid a massive two-way speedway across the HC3 clusters on-premises and HC3 on Google Cloud Platform. This network means organizations no longer have to use or create different apps for the cloud, they can utilize their apps created for on-prem to run in the Google Cloud, which will be a game changer of end users, channel partners and MSPs globally." 

Scale Computing Announces Two New Hyperconverged Appliances Maximizing Speed and Capacity

Scale Computing today announced the availability of two new hyperconverged appliances, HC1150DF and HC5150D. The new appliances are designed for storage hungry data centers and for organizations of all sizes looking to maximize storage speed and capacity. By combining storage, virtualization and servers capabilities, the two new hyperconverged appliances offer the performance and capacity needed by large enterprise environments for a simple and agile IT infrastructure allowing them to focus on the business. 

The HC1150DF provides all-flash storage, while the HC5150D provides raw hybrid flash storage per cluster that retains the simplicity and ease of use that are now synonymous with the HC3 family.

Cloud Computing: Getting Hyperconverged On Power Systems

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A few weeks ago, when pondering the possibilities of how Big Blue might reimagine and reinvigorate the IBM i platform, we outlined how this might be done – and how it might apply to a much broader customer base after it was done – in an article called The Cognitive Systems/500 2018 Edition. We forgot one of the possible components of a modern, integrated system and, amusingly, IBM has just announced support for it.

The bit of the software stack we forgot to mention was what is called hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI for short, and this server-storage halfblood has become the underpinning of virtualized infrastructure at private datacenters for a number of key workloads and by thousands of organizations worldwide...

Pivot3 Named to JMP Securities Super 60 List of the Hottest Privately Held Companies

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Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the software-defined datacenter, today announced it has been named to the Super 60 list of the hottest privately held companies in internet security, networking and storage by JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank. This marks the second consecutive year for Pivot3 to receive this recognition.

The JMP Securities Super 60 report (previously known as the Fast 50) recognizes private companies that are disrupting technology titans with strong operational foundations as well as sustainable technological differentiation.

Red Hat Unveils Industry's First Production-Ready Open Source Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry's first production-ready fully open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. By combining innovative virtualization and storage technologies with a stable, proven operating platform, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is designed to help enterprises to bring datacenter capabilities into locations with limited space, such as branch offices and other remote facilities.

Organizations with distributed operations, such as those in the banking, energy or retail industries, need to be able to offer the same infrastructure services in remote and branch offices as they run in their datacenter. However, remote and branch offices can have unique challenges: less space and power/cooling, and fewer (or no) technical staff onsite. Organizations in this situation need powerful services, integrated on a single server that can scale out.

Cohesity Unveils Native Integration With Pure Storage for Fast, Simple and Cost-Effective Data Protection and Recovery

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Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced a new integration with Pure Storage, the market's leading independent solid-state array vendor, to deliver faster, more efficient data protection and recovery. The native integration with Pure Storage FlashArray//M also empowers customers to leverage public cloud storage for long-term data retention and accelerate DevOps with instantaneous copies of any production application.

By combining Cohesity's hyperconverged secondary storage platform with Pure's all-flash arrays for mission-critical applications, customers now have access to highly efficient and scalable infrastructure that extends across the data center. The integration allows companies to automatically consolidate a wide array of secondary storage tasks on Cohesity DataPlatform within the Pure operating environment, rather than wrangle a handful of fragmented and expensive point solutions for data protection, backup, file services, DevOps and analytics.

Cloudistics Launches Its Next Major Release of its On-Prem Cloud Platform on the Back of Another Record Quarter

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Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, announced today the availability of Cloudistics Ignite 3.0 software, offering additional features, functionality and performance enhancements for simpler, faster deployment and management of applications. Over the past quarter, Cloudistics saw record growth in revenue and has made great strides in growing its customer and partner base, scaling customer deployments, adding strategic headcount, and expanding internationally.

The Ignite software powers and controls the Cloudistics on-premises cloud platform, delivering mid-market and enterprise customers the same experience and functionality of the public cloud in a simple, plug-and-play and high performance on-premises appliance.

“We love the flexibility, scalability, and the ease-of-use of the public cloud but we can’t store sensitive data outside our datacenter,” said Jon Halseth, manager, Information Technology for the Atlanta Hawks. “Cloudistics provided us with a simple-to-use and secure platform that gave us the best of public cloud with control over our data.”