Tag Archives: Hyperconverged

HPE Acquiring SimpliVity for a Bargain Basement Price

Yesterday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that they had entered into an agreement to acquire hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity for $650 Million in cash. This number comes in significantly lower than the rumors that had been going around, valuing SimpliVity as … Continue reading

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Report on GeekFluent’s Predictions for 2016 — How’d I Do?

Last year I did my first “Predictions for Next Year” post. I see a lot of these kinds of posts near the end of the year. I wanted to take things a step further and look back to see how … Continue reading

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SimpliVity Announces OmniStack 3.5 and OmniView

Today, SimpliVity announced version 3.5 of their OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform and a new predictive analytics offering called OmniView. Introduction to SimpliVity Founded in 2009 with a mission to simplify IT infrastructure, SimpliVity is one of the “Names” in the hyperconverged … Continue reading

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Cisco Enters Hyperconverged Market with HyperFlex

Today Cisco announced their entry in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure marketplace, a solution called HyperFlex. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) can be thought of as “Virutalization in a Box”. An HCI solution is one that offers everything needed for server virtualization: compute, memory, network, … Continue reading

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GeekFluent’s Predictions for 2016

It’s that time of year when it seems like everybody is doing “Top Ten ${WHATEVER} in 2015” or “Predictions for ${INDUSTRY} in 2016” posts. I was feeling left out, hence my jumping on the bandwagon. Rather than restrict myself to … Continue reading

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Nutanix Files Intent to IPO

Yesterday, Nutanix announced that it had filed Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Form S-1 is what companies use to proposed creating an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of publicly-traded shares of stock. Nutanix intends to list … Continue reading

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SimpliVity Announces OmniStack 3.0, New OmniCube for ROBO, and a HyperGuarantee

Today, SimpliVity announced three new improvements to their hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution offering. The improvements can categorized as software, hardware, and programatic: Software: version 3.0 of their OmniStack software-defined HCI Hardware: a new, smaller OmniCube, the CN-1200, designed specifically as part of … Continue reading

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SimpliVity and Lenovo Announce Hyperconverged Partnership

Last week, SimpliVity, a leader in the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space, announced that their OmniStack HCI solution will be available on Lenovo hardware. Prior to this announcement, the SimpliVity HCI solution could be deployed in two ways: by using the … Continue reading

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SimpliVity Closes $175 Million D Round of Funding

Yesterday, hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity announced that they had raised $175 Million in series D funding. Waypoint Captial led the round, with previous investors Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), and Meritech Capital … Continue reading

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EMC Enters Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market with VSPEX Blue

Today EMC announced their entrance into the hyperconverged infrastructure space with a new product named VSPEX Blue. The product is based on the EVO:Rail configurations supported by VMware. The EVO:Rail specifications were announced at VMworld 2014. At that time, only … Continue reading

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