IDG Contributor Network: ZeroStack and Nimble get close to offering a converged infrastructure solution

Maybe I haven’t attended many legacy vendors’ conferences lately, but I haven’t seemed to have heard many converged infrastructure mentions recently.

Go back a year or two and every legacy vendor under the sun (and every younger vendor wanting to partner or be acquired by a legacy vendor) was dropping the converged infrastructure moniker all the time. Converged infrastructure (CI from now on) is a pretty simple concept, one which users of personal computing devices will see as normal. Essentially CI is all about offering storage, compute and the infrastructure to run it all within one unit. Instead of having a standalone storage device, some compute infrastructure elsewhere, and some software to tie it all together, CI packs it all up nicely with a bow on it.

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Dell EMC combines hyperconvergence and cloud in latest VxRail offering

Dell EMC is now offering a combination of its VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure and the Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) platform to make it easier for mid-size organizations to build private clouds.

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VxRail, which combines compute, network and virtual storage, is based largely on VMware management software, including the vRealize Suite, which allows for self-provisioning of virtual machines, and vSAN, which is VMware’s virtual storage array. Dell EMC introduced VxRail about a year ago and Thursday said that to date it has sold 8,000 nodes to 1,000 customers, reaching over 65 Petabytes of scale.

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Oracle is gunning for AWS with new infrastructure offering

Larry Ellison has a message for Amazon Web Services: Oracle is going to give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud market.

“Amazon’s lead is over,” he said during his keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. “Amazon’s going to have serious competition going forward.”

To that end, the company he co-founded is launching a set of new cloud data centers that are aimed at providing more powerful compute instances to help it compete against the likes of AWS, Azure and other cloud players. The generation 2 data centers will help bring a variety of performance improvements to customers who want to run high-performance workloads in the cloud.

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NexTec Group Expands Cloud ERP Offering

With a growing need for mid-market cloud ERP solutions, NexTec Group is proud to announce the addition of Acumatica Cloud ERP to their expanding portfolio of ERP products available to their clients.

“As an ERP provider, it’s our job to research and provide the best solutions for our clients,” said Eric Frank, President and co-founder of NexTec Group. “Adding cloud-based Acumatica ERP to our portfolio allows us to provide more freedom of choice and flexibility for our clients due to its strong financial, distribution, CRM, and project accounting modules.”

Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica, said: “We are excited to welcome NexTec Group into our Acumatica community. NexTec is a successful and well-regarded company with all the qualities we look for in a partner. We look forward to helping them grow their practice with our award-winning Cloud ERP product.”

NexTec Group is a leading provider of technology for business, delivering comprehensive ERP, CRM and BI solutions targeted to the unique needs of our clients. With more than 20 years of experience, NexTec Group works to address the industry challenges faced by food and beverage companies, manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, professional service agencies, government organizations, healthcare facilities, non-profits, financial service firms and oilfield services.

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-sized businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully-integrated applications, powered by a robust and flexible platform.