Based on Intel’s Gen 10 NUC, the small form factor HE150 has the same software stack as Scale’s HC3 appliance, but is aimed at even smaller sites without even a small server closet, as it takes up only the space as three stacked smartphones.
StorMagic extends its ecosystem of large server vendor partners with HPE, although this one, unlike others with Lenovo, Dell and Cisco, is a technology integration rather than a Go-to-Market mechanism.
Both the new StorSecure Encryption and Key Management capability, which removes the need for third party key management products, and the KVM support significantly lower the total cost of a StorMagic deployment, an important consideration considering most of their deployments are small ones.
Nutanix is emphasizing consistency in overall policy following senior personnel changes, but indicated that joint field interaction between partners and Nutanix personnel is being increased, with new channel resources also being added.
Third-party backup is still present in only a small number of Office 365 deployments, and Arcserve believes that their rounding out the core backup requirements with OneDrive will help them expand that.
The designs, one around HPE SimpliVity and the other a ProLiant/Nimble combination, run in the GKE environment, and will be available both through a standard reference architecture and through HPE’s GreenLake consumption-based as-a-service offering.
HPE adds Nutanix and its free AHV hypervisor to their HPE GreenLake consumption-based service, while Nutanix’s channel gets to sell an integrated appliance which combines HPE servers with Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software.