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Storage Virtualization News
January 25, 2018
Cisco HyperFlex gets an upgrade that the company said offers multi-cloud integration and a sales opportunity for channel partner companies.
October 27, 2017
HCI technology vendor Pivot3 has entered a partnership with Arrow Electronics that covers distribution, marketing, channel development and contract manufacturing; other news.
April 19, 2017
VSkyCube is Promise Technology's hyper-converged infrastructure for midsize businesses and cloud hosting providers. VSkyMotion moves storage between Promise hardware and AWS.
April 13, 2017
Portworx expands persistent storage features with PX-Enterprise upgrade. Virtuozzo Storage adds erasure coding to file and block, while StorageOS makes beta available.
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IT professionals have many hurdles to jump in traditional, virtualized storage environments. Luckily, hyper-converged infrastructure can eliminate some of those obstacles. Continue Reading
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