In what can best be described as an example of customer-led innovation, where an important customer wanted a joint solution to suit their needs, Vertica and Pure Storage have developed a solution that will facilitate a hybrid database strategy.
Dell becomes the first storage vendor to ship the Intel Optane SCM drives, and their synergies with the newly-enabled NVMe-over-Fabric up performance by 50 per cent and let the company tout it as the fastest storage array in the world.
The companies announce the availability – with some minor enhancements – of the VMWare VeloCloud-based solution announced at Dell Technologies World, as well as a new SmartFabric Director to simplify joint physical-virtual management.
The first generation of AMD’s EPYC server processors re-established the company in that market, but was mainly a hyperscaler play. The market for the next-generation will be much broader, and a significant opportunity for Lenovo’s channel.
Dell Technologies business units like Pivotal and Boomi are not used much by partners in Canada today, but Andre Valiquette believes customer problems around digital transformation they can solve will drive strong demand and bring partners into their fold.
The joint offering with Dell Technologies, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, is the realization of Project Dimension from last year’s VMworld, and is slated for limited availability in the second half of the year.
The new hybrid cloud combines VMware’s forthcoming VMware Cloud on Dell EMC with Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms, and is designed to be a building block for a complete digital transformation strategy.