Nimble Storage, looking to break into the enterprise, today launched its highest capacity hybrid flash array and a solid-state drive (SSD) shelf as part of what it calls its Adaptive Flash platform.
Nimble Storage says flash, currently all the rage in enterprises, is best used in moderation. But just to be safe, the company’s giving customers a way to use a lot more of it.
On Monday at its Discover conference in Las Vegas, HP announced updates to the all-flash HP 3Par StoreServ 7450 Storage array that can push its cost below $2 per usable gigabyte, according to the company.
Hewlett-Packard today said it will significantly lower the cost of its 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array with new higher capacity, low-cost commercial MLC drives and hardware-assisted inline deduplication.
A hyper-converged infrastructure tightly integrates storage, compute, networking and server virtualization resources in the same box, and now products are starting to offer more points of differentiation.
Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, surveyed the hyper-converged product landscape in this podcast interview. He explained the distinction between hyper-converged and converged systems, updated the list of products that meet his definition of hyper-convergence, discussed the latest choices users will find for hypervisors and hardware, and offered his predictions on the direction hyper-converged storage products could take.
IBM this week went public with its plans to stop rebranding NetApp FAS arrays as the IBM N Series, although it will continue to sell NetApp E Series storage.