In addition to completing the full integration of the analytics capabilities HPE acquired last year with Nimble, HPE also expanded their tools and integrations to automate 3PAR in the cloud, DevOps, virtualization and container environments.
At their C3 partner event this week, NetApp exhorted partners to ramp up their efforts to sell NetApp’s new HCI offering based on Solidfire technology, while not letting up on their FlexPod CI activities.
Liquidware also thinks that the capability to save directly to the AWS, Microsoft and Google object storage clouds, which is a first in this space, will also appeal to customers with a hybrid desktop computing strategy, who are not yet ready for a full move to DaaS.
The need for reasonably priced storage to handle the large storage demand from 4K body cams being acquired by police departments is leading VARs who have not focused on these verticals to move into the space, and has also led StorageCraft to design a custom storage solution for it.
SwiftStack continues to broaden out from its object storage roots, with the addition of native file capability, which combined with their Cloud Sync feature, lets customers read and write to a single namespace, without a gateway, and to any cloud or on-prem location.
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.
Object storage vendor Cloudian has close strategic partnerships with several other vendors who touch different parts of the storage space, and their channel partners tend to be ones who work with those vendors.