Volume 16, Issue IX
Hello and welcome to this September and October 2016 Server StorageIO update newsletter.
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Recent Industry Activates and Trends
EMC is now Dell EMC – What this means is that EMC is no longer a publicly traded company instead now being privately held under the Dell Technologies umbrella. In case you did not know or had forgotten, one of the principal owners of Dell Technologies is Michael Dell aka the founder of Dell Computers which itself went private a few years ago. Read more in this Server StoageIOblog update post.
While Michael Dell and Dell Technologies continues to expand by acquiring companies (granted also shedding some assets to support that growth), HP Enterprise (HPE) is taking a different approach. Similar to Dell, HPE has been offloading some of its divisions and assets since its split into two separate companies about a year ago.
More recently HPE has announced it is selling off some of its software assets to which follows other deals where HPE created a new partnership with CSC to offload or park some of its services assets. What’s not clear is HPE CEO Meg Whitman leveraging the trend that some Private Equity (PE) firms are interested in acquiring under performing companies or assets to prepare them as part of a pivot to profit scenario, or something else?
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) startup vendor Nutanix finally IPO (NTNX) after a not so consolidated IPO cycle. Prior to the IPO NTNX acquired other startup Pernix (VMware cache software solution) and calmio to beef up their product portfolio. Congratulations to NTNX and best wishes, hopefully the public markets will provide risk vs. reward, on the other hand, now being public, the spotlight will be on them.
Microsoft has extended its software defined storage (SDS) along with software defined data center (SDDC) as well as software defined networking (SDN) capabilities by formerly announcing Windows Server 2016. A month or so ago Microsoft announced the 20th birthday or anniversary of Windows Server as well as having previously released Tech Previews (TP).
See what’s new in Server 2016 here. For those not aware, With Windows Server 2016, you can configure it to be CI, HCI, legacy or various hybrid ways to meet your needs, along with your choice of hardware from your preferred vendor or solution provider. Read more about Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and related topics in this Server StorageIOblog post.
Needless to say there is a lot of other activity in the works including VMware enhancements with vSphere 6.5 as well as VMware vSphere (and related tools) being announced as hosted on bare metal (BM) dedicated private servers (DPS) via AWS among other updates.
Recent and popular Server StorageIOblog posts include:
View other recent as well as past StorageIOblog posts here
Recent Server StorageIO industry trends perspectives commentary in the news.
Via InfoStor Top Ten Data Storage Performance Tips: Improving Data Storage
View more Server, Storage and I/O hardware as well as software trends comments here
Recent and past Server StorageIO articles appearing in different venues include:
Via Iron Mountain Is Your Data Infrastructure Prepared for Storm Season?
Recent and upcoming event activities.
December 7, 2016 11AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
November 29-30, 2016 – Nijkerk Netherlands Workshop Seminar (Presenting)
November 28, 2016 – Nijkerk Netherlands Workshop Seminar (Presenting)
November 23, 2016 10AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar: BCDR and Cloud Backup
November 23, 2016 9AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar: Cloud Storage
November 22, 2016 10AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar: Cloud Infrastructure
November 15, 2016 11AM PT – Redmond Magazine and SolarWinds
November 3, 2016 11AM PT – Redmond Magazine and Dell Software
October 20, 2016 9AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar: Next-Gen Data Centers
September 20, 2016 8AM PT – BrightTalk Webinar
September 13, 2016 11AM PT – Redmond Magazine and Dell Software
See more webinars and other activities on the Server StorageIO Events page here.
Useful links and pages:
Ok, nuff said, for now…
Greg Schulz – Microsoft MVP Cloud and Data Center Management, vSAN and VMware vExpert. Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) and twitter @storageio
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