The first Western Digital offering for this space is the Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Extension Drive, which augments physical DRAM with between 4x-8x in memory capacity. It will be available to all WD channel partners.
Certification on SAP HANA is exceedingly important for HCI vendors, because it validates that HCI will run in a demanding Tier One environment, and opens up a market where enormous pent-up demand exists, that has just been waiting for this validation.
Nutanix makes its first foray into acquiring other people’s technology with a pair of deals designed to enhance their storage-class memory systems and improve their cloud automation and management capabilities.
Futuresville 2 – Dell’s Chief Technology Office for Enterprise – discussed their work in identifying key trends and co-ordinating responses within Dell, and talked about some of those trends they deem vitally important going forward.