The new offering adds an Opinionated AI stack and related services to Nutanix’s infrastructure and storage stacks, and the company believes it will find a good reception from the SMB to the enterprise.
The new MT2 International Business Exchange data centre will also have energy efficiency advantages that will let temperatures be maintained at 27 Celsius, instead of the much cooler temperatures of the past.
Pure says only the lack of a scale-out flash solution that is price compatible with disk has prevented the disruption of disk in the data centres, something the company says that they have now overcome with FlashBlade//E.
The new metal instances fferings are available now in both Canada and Latin America, but the French-headquartered company’s products are not yet available in the U.S, although they are ramping up their presence in Canada, and the U.S. as well as APAC are on the drawing board for future expansion.
The $US 84 million of new investment will go primarily to expand their data centres in Toronto, Calgary and Kamloops, although their other five Canadian data centres will also be eligible for funds for facility expansion.
The launch of HPE GreenLake in Canada in particular, because it coincided with Equinix’s physical expansion in the purchase of additional Canadian data centres, has been an important factor in Equinix’s growth in Canada.
Twelve new GreenLake services were introduced, eight of which are modular channel-friendly services from HPE Aruba, two of which are brand new GreenLake services, and the final two are upgrades of services announced last year.
HPE’s CEO discussed how the new announcements around HPE Lighthouse, Project Aurora, Silicon on-Demand and compute as-a-service drives HPE’s vision forward, and also commented on their just announced acquisition of DeterminedAI.
HPE kicked off its Discover event with a flurry of announcements around HPE GreenLake, including GreenLake Lighthouse, Project Aurora, Silicon-on-Demand, a new Compute Cloud Console – and eight new services.
Intel recently introduced new CEO Pat Gelsinger to partners at the Intel Partner Forum, together with his vision for bringing partner-centric prosperity to all. Intel also provided updates on channel issues, marketing, and core areas of the business.