NetApp asked its partners to place bets this year on the cloud, on HCI and on all-flash, with the first two acknowledged as being a significant ask for some partners. Almost two quarters in, the company said that results so far have been good.
Violin System introduces its first new product since it resurrected from bankruptcy, a NVMe fabric, ultra-low latency offering aimed at the extreme performance market, which is now the focus of Violin’s efforts.
Kevin Connolly, President of Commercial Sales at Dell EMC Canada gives his take on why the company had another strong quarter, what’s happening in the market, and where Dell EMC still has room for substantial growth in Canada.
The Qumulo P-series NVMe flash offering that was announced last fall now hits the market, initially targeted at the most demanding of use cases of workload-intensive sectors like media and entertainment.
NVMe technology priced for the mass market is very new, and Tegile thinks it has a differentiation by integrating this capability within its flagship array, rather than having it as a separate platform.
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.
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.