Dell EMC has announced its thresholds and tiers for 2018, and while there are some changes from the previous system, the biggest, by far, is the emphasis on services for tier eligibility, not just for rebates.
The provision of new object storage, compute and marketplace services to developers is part of a continuing Nutanix strategy to elevate itself from providing HCI infrastructure to providing the whole stack.
While Canadian customers have a generally accurate reputation for being late technology adopters, Dell EMC execs at last week’s Toronto forum said that they are seeing movement towards newer Dell Technologies offerings.
Version 6 of Hitachi Data Instance Director massively increases scalability, and adds role-based access controls and a new interface. Exposing the system with REST API will, however, likely be the factor that makes it more attractive to Hitachi partners.