Storage vendor StorONE adds a new backup solution, which will be free to current customers, and while it is being touted for its ransomware protection, it has other benefits which significantly lower the cost of backup protection.
Hitachi announces new product for their VSP 5000 and VSP E-Series, along with non-disruptive upgrade capabilities for both, as well as an enhancement of their HCP platform to accommodate new use cases.
Pliops, which makes a differentiated hardware and software accelerator that is also a media enhancer, started selling direct to hyperscalers, but now is expanding into the enterprise, and looking to work with partners with established connections in this market.
Nebulon, which launched a year ago with server-embedded infrastructure software delivered as-a-service that competes against the big HCI players, has designed their program to make it easier for HPE, Lenovo and Supermicro partners to work with them.
The expansion of TruScale into a company-wide offering was part of a major series of announcements, that included the related Hitachi Brain AI service and the Project Unity wireless connectivity framework.
WDD is also emphasizing that OptiNAND is not another hybrid architecture, but a new type of technology that enhances the HDD with flash to improve the drive’s aerial density, performance and reliability.
Some major gaming announcements will have implications for resellers and integrators who work that market, as will a new embedded flash platform for Universal Flash Storage 3.1, while a partnership with Percona around their MySQL Server will be of interest in the enterprise.
The company’s Valence software is the first product of its Transcendent Abstracted Storage System architecture, and while it is formally launching today, it has been successfully selling for months through a 100% channel strategy.
NetApp will be making major changes to their channel program at the end of April 2022, and has announced what those changes will be, and the paths partners need to prepare to be ready for the new program.