There we go, part two of the VMware / ecosystem / industry news flash. I expected a lot of news around VMworld as traditionally is always the case. I hope the below is a good summary, these are the articles / announcements I read and found interesting. It is the Monday after VMworld and I figured I would get this out there as I will be out for most of this week to recover.
- Maginatics: A Virtual Filer for VMware’s Virtual SAN
Last week I mentioned the Nexenta solution for VSAN… this week Maginatics is up. They also announced it last week, but somehow it fell through the cracks so I figured I would list it this week. MSCP offers a distributed file system with global deduplication, multiple caching layers and Content Distribution Network logic build in.
- VMware EVO:RAIL was of course all over the news, with these being my fav posts Chris Wahl, Julian Wood, Dell, Chad Sakac)
Do I really need to comment on this one? I am hoping everyone read my blog… Also, make sure to watch the demo!
- Infinio announced version 2.0 of their acceleration platform
A whole bunch of announcements around the 2.0 version of Infinio Acellerator. Support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE is probably the biggest piece of functionality added. On top of that the extension of the monitoring / reporting section is very handy for those who want to tweak based on latency / IO information you will be able to do so. There are some more features announced, make sure to read the announcement for the full details.
- VMware joins Open Compute Project
I was surprised about this announcement, did not know it was coming… but I am very excited. The OCP solution is interesting as it is highly optimized around efficiency / power consumption / rack units etc. I have looked at some of the configurations for Virtual SAN but the problem I saw was hardware compatibility / support. Hopefully with this announcement these constraints will be lifted soon! Definitely one I will be following with a lot of interest!
- Nutanix announced a new round of funding: 140 million
What more can I say than: Congratulations! Hyper-converged infrastructure is hot, and Nutanix has a compelling solution for sure. 140 million (series e) is significant, and I guess they are on their way to an IPO (rumours have been floating around for months now).
That was it for now.