Tech Data has distributed Seagate’s components business products for years, but the Seagate systems business, which comes from two acquisitions in the last four years, had not previously been available through distribution in North America.
Several other significant intelligent storage announcements were also made, including a new Workload Planner utility for InfoSight, new Docker and Kubernetes support for HPE Cloud Volumes, the extension of Peer Persistence from HPE 3PAR to HPE Nimble – and the introduction of HPE Memory-Driven Flash, first for 3PAR, and for Nimble next year.
NetApp is touting the new Azure NetApp Files as a huge extension of their Microsoft relationship, which gives them a level of integration with their Azure cloud that Microsoft has not done before with anyone. Other announcements include the General Availability of NetApp Cloud Insights, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, and new ONTAP support for NetApp HCI.
Violin Systems, which is focused on the high end of the performance storage market, reaches down to acquire the SME-focused storage business of X-IO Storage. The long-term goal is to fully integrate both technologies to provide high-end systems with the price-performance advantages of the X-IO technology.