At an event that emphasized the ability of Hitachi Vantara’s new solution set to deliver end-to-end performance for the DataOps economy, the most exciting new product of the show was a box. But it’s a very special box.
Hitachi Vantara’s overall vision has been extremely consistent since they launched the company two years ago, but at their third NEXT conference on Wednesday they gave new emphasis to the concept of DataOps, and unveiled a host of products to help bring it to fruition
Hitachi Vantara also clarified how they plan to manage the integration in January with Hitachi Consulting to optimize the new internal assets’ collaboration with partners, and limit any channel conflict.
Pure is announcing both the doubling of FlashBlade to 150 blades, an expansion of AIRI with the AI Data Hub, aimed at end-to-end use cases beyond simply training AI, and AIRI-as-a-Service, which will be delivered by Pure partner Core Scientific.
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.
Pure also extends their CloudSnap cloud backup technology, introduced a year ago for the AWS platform, to Azure, and rebrands ES2 to Pure as-a-Service to reflect the move to offering all their products on an OPEX model.
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 NetApp EF600 is a replacement for the EF570, and is a price-performance play aimed at HPC and other markets, where pure performance rather than some of the software features of the AFF line are required.
Four initial partners were invited to the program, and were required to take additional certifications and commit to co-hosting free Kubernetes training classes. In return, they will engage in joint sales and marketing opportunities with Rancher.
The multi-tiered storage tiering system for the AWS cloud covers all layers of AWS storage, including S3, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive, with Druva moving the data either by its own policies or ones set by the customer.