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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Gotham, Pivot3, SanDisk, Tegile

March 05, 2016

Storage was a central theme of Transforming Network Infrastructure news this week.

As Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan reported, that news included Gotham Technology Group’s announcement of a new partnership with Pivot3. Gotham builds mobile infrastructure for Fortune 500 businesses, among others. Pivot3, which just last month announced plans to acquire NexGen Storage, sells what it calls hyper-converged solutions that promise to lower the costs and increase the simplicity of data centers.

Elsewhere on the data center and storage front, IBM and SanDisk Corp. are collaborating, as reported by Transforming Network Infrastructure contributing writer Rory Lidstone. The companies plan to release a new type of all-flash, software-defined storage solutions for use in data centers, he explained.

“Our initiative with IBM brings the best of both worlds to data centers: breakthrough economics compared to traditional all-flash array deployments, and dramatically higher performance, improved reliability and lower power consumption compared to hard disk drive-based arrays,” said Ravi Swaminathan, vice president and general manager of System and Software Solutions at SanDisk. “These offerings enable customers to economically deploy flash at petabyte-scale, which drive business growth through new services and offerings for their end customers.”

Tegile Systems also made news this week with the introduction of its IntelliFlash HD solution, as reported by contributing writer Steve Anderson. One of the biggest names in the flash-based storage array arena, Tegile with this solution addresses the requirements of Fortune 1000 businesses with a desire to consolidate data centers, he explained.

And Laura Stotler this week mentioned a recent Tegile Systems survey, indicating that more than 1,000 global IT professionals says virtualization is pretty widespread in the enterprise. More than 60 percent of the group, in fact, said most of their storage and network environments are already virtualized.

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