In addition to these new hyperconverged models produced with partners NVIDIA and Mellanox, Pure Storage announced FlashStack for AI, an AI-optimized version of their Cisco-focused converged offering.
This morning, at their Transform 2.0 event in New York City, Lenovo announced a series of new products, partnerships and solutions around the company’s ongoing Intelligent Transformation strategy. For the channel, the centrepiece was a multi-billion dollar global strategic partnership between the Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) and NetApp. With ten new storage products, it…
The model that Pure Storage outlined as their path forward is not a net-new, as it is built on technology like last year’s FlashBlade//X and Gartner’s Shared Accelerated Storage category. It is, however, a differentiated strategy within the industry, that Pure believes will drive it to great heights.
AIRI Mini is a joint engineering initiative between Pure and NVIDIA that provides an AI-focused solution with much less compute capability than AIRI, announced in March. It thus has a much lower entry point, and the companies think it will lead to strong interactions between infrastructure teams and data scientists.
Dell EMC has announced upgrades to its hyper-converged VxRail and VxRack offerings, with hardware improvement stemming both from Intel Broadwell processors and optimization with PowerEdge servers. Many more configurations will be available, including a 3 node VxRail offering that drops the entry price by a quarter.