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Reading Time: 4 minutes Tintri Inc. has announced a new scale-out storage platform to enable enterprises and cloud service providers (CSPs) to build their own Amazon-like cloud infrastructure for diverse virtualized workloads. The new platform forms the foundation for the industry’s largest all-flash scale-out, with support for up to 160,000 VMs, 10 petabytes of capacity, and 6.4 million IOPS, for less than $1/GB.

Reading Time: 3 minutes SwiftStack is a storage company, founded on 2011 and based in San Francisco, CA, build with the idea to create a large scale object storage infrastructure in customer’s own data center (so specific for private cloud). Is still a small company with 50 employess and more than 60 customers (half in past 3 quarters), but with interesting names and new deployments in life sciences (Counsyl, OMRF) and media & entertainment (Rockstar Games, Tata Communications).

Reading Time: 4 minutes DDN Storage is a company that, in more  than 15 years (was founded in 1998), has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. It’s one the the leader in the HPC market (2/3 of the top 500 supercomputers run on DDN), the largest private storage company in world, with double digit growth, still profitable and self funded. During the last A3 Communications Technology Live […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tarmin is Data Defined Storage company delivering key advanced technologies in big data and information management, leveraging the promise of cloud computing to create a new storage paradigm. They are focusing on providing active archive, Content Addressable Storage (CAS), Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and intelligent storage software optimized for secondary storage environment. I’ve met this company for the first time at the Powering the cloud 2013 event and recently during the last A3 Communications Technology Live!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Scale Computing is an international company, with the HQ at Indianapolis and several offices worldwide (Silicon Valley, London, Paris, Toronto, Dubai). Their HC3® platform is an hyperconverged solution that can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage. I’ve wrote about their solution one year ago (see the post Scale Computing make virtualization simple (and different)), and was interesting met them during the last A3 Communications Technology Live!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Altaro (a company with an interesting backup solution both for VMware and Hyper-V) has recently published a short interview with 9 vExpert on their views on VMware VSAN and Hyper-Convergence solutions. Hyper-Convergence is the concept of putting storage and compute within the same chassis, with the idea that scale-out storage and computing will be much simpler. There are many companies that are starting to delve into this space, such as VMware with VSAN, Nutanix (one of the pioneer of this kind of approach), and now also Microsoft with Storage Spaces Direct.

Reading Time: < 1 minute DataCore has announced an Universal VVols Support and complete, with latest VMware technologies, the DataCore SANsymphony-V integration with VMware vSphere. As you probably know DataCore has a product to virtualize the storage (thery call “a storage hypervisor”) working with existing storage or simple disk pools (also DAS) and building a storage with rich features. Bring Virtual Volumes support to their product, mean that each storage can become a VVols storage using DataCore as an abstraction layer.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Primary Data emerged from stealth November 19, 2014 and I was lucky enough to met them one year ago (see #ITPT 14 Report – Primary Data) and learn about their interesting vision of storage virtualization. Primary Data’s product has been officially announced during VMworld US 2015. Its headquarter is in Los Altos, CA with offices around the world and currently employs about 80 staff worldwide and with over $60 million in venture capital raised to date. Their vision is quite simple: transforming datacenter economics with Data Mobility through Data Virtualization.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cohesity is a new storage company, headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley (at Santa Clara), with a clear focus on the secondary storage (used for backup, archiving, shares, …) and a vision of a data platform that consolidates the data across all existing silos with it’s own web-scale storage architecture. In a previous post, I’ve wrote about the Cohesity Data Platform, a product designed to consolidate all secondary storage use cases on a unified environment that helps organizations control growing data demands.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tegile is a storage company with interesting products declared to be “one flash (hybrid or all flash) for any workload”. For sure they are a strong company, with more than 1800 systems deployed with Tegileproducts, including interesting names including Ferrari, McLaren, Tesla, … More than 1100 customers, doesn’t sound bad, at all! And around 360 employees worldwide and good investors (one, for example, is HGST!).

Reading Time: 5 minutes Rozo Systems announced the v2.0 of their its RozoFS scale‐out NAS software, a solution scalable to hundreds of Petabytes, with a single global namespaces, multihead, with multiple access protocols using NFS, CIFS and also Objects. This French company (based in Nantes and San Francisco) has started the idea in late 2005 from a lab testing research in University of Nantes and formally the company has born in 2010 as a spin-off of this research group. Version 1.0 of their product was released on 2013. Actually they have more than 10 employees and more than 10 […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tintri, a well know storage vendor focused on VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualisation and cloud environments, announced the release of the Tintri VMstore T5040, a new entry-level all-flash storage array. The T5040 joins the existing VMstore T5000 All-Flash series and T800 Hybrid-Flash series to further expand customers’ choice of storage platforms that share a common operating system and real-time analytics. Also announce the new Tintri OS 4.1 and a preview of Tintri Analytics with VM and application level predictive analytics capabilities.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mastering VMware vSphere Storage book is intented for users who already have some experience with the VMware vSphere platform and want to learn and design VMware vSphere storage solutions and how to troubleshoot vSphere storage issues. The main purpose of this book is monitor and optimize the storage capabilities of your vSphere environment.

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