Panzura’s family of three offerings offer progressively more functionality, and all are geared to let customers leverage cloud storage while still having all the performance and features of local storage.
The Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud has previously been available on VxBlock, but it will soon be available on VxRail appliances, broadening its presence down market and greatly increasing the channel opportunity.
The NetApp AFF A700s is aimed at customers looking to improve their data centre economics by significantly reducing physical footprint. NetApp also announced an updating and reworking of its storage capacity guarantee.
Pivot3’s hyper-converged Canadian business is much stronger today in the physical security space than in compute, and addressing that is one of ex-VMware Canadian country manager’s Aitken’s top priorities.
IBM announces all-flash versions of its full DS8880 portfolio, but for the channel, impact is likely to be slight because compared to other IBM storage families, this one has a more limited partner presence.
HPE has announced the first major series of enhancements to the SMB-focused StoreVirtual 3200, which bring it up to the same capabilities of StoreVirtual systems higher in the market, and will make it much more attractive to partners.