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SimpliVity OmniStack 3.0 Illustrates Why Hyper-converged Infrastructures are Experiencing Hyper-Growth

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As the whole technology world (or at least those intimately involved with the enterprise data center space) takes a breath before diving head first into VMworld next week, a few vendors are jumping the gun and making product announcements in advance of it. One of those is SimpliVity which announced its latest hyper-converged offering, OmniStack 3.0, this past Wednesday. In so doing, it continues to put a spotlight on why hyper-converged infrastructures and the companies delivering them are experiencing hyper-growth even in a time of relative market and technology uncertainty.

DCIG 2015-16 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

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DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of its 2015-16 Hybrid Storage Array Buyer’s Guide that evaluates and ranks more than ninety (90) features of fifty-nine (59) hybrid storage arrays from eighteen (18) different providers.

HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Series Lays Foundation for Flash Lift-off

| Data Management, Data Protection, DCIG Sponsored Analysis, Flash Memory, HP Storage, Hybrid, iSCSI, Networked Storage, SSD, Storage Systems, Thin Provisioning | No Comments

Almost any hybrid or all-flash storage array will accelerate performance for the applications it hosts. Yet many organizations need a storage array that scales beyond just accelerating the performance of a few hosts. They want a solution that both solves their immediate performance challenges and serves as a launch pad to using flash more broadly in their environment.

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The DCIG 2015-16 Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Buyer’s Guide is scheduled to launch in Q3 2015.

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"The DCIG Interactive Buyer's Guide is a shortcut for anyone that is doing product research. I was able to quickly drill down into ratings for the specific features of both the vendors I was familiar with and vendors I didn't even know about. This provided me with a more complete picture of the market segment."

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DCIG Buyer’s Guides

DCIG Buyer’s Guides have become a go-to resource for end-users, resellers and technology providers alike when making technology buying decisions or recommendations. The success of these Buyer’s Guides stems from the process that DCIG uses to first gather and synthesize disparate product data; the comprehensive set of information presented in each Buyer’s Guide; and, the presentation of the Buyer’s Guide itself. All DCIG Buyer’s Guides are available for download at no charge to any end-user who registers for the DCIG Analysis Portal (resellers and vendors may test drive it up for up to 30 days).

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The DCIG Supplier Evaluation Software enables any organization to ask and answer the proper questions about any product in a particular technology sector and then objectively arrive at the most appropriate buying decision for its needs. The DCIG Supplier Evaluation Software includes common technology questions that should be asked and the answers to them. It also includes the flexibility to:

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The DCIG Analysis Portal includes the following:

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The DCIG Analysis Suite provides IT professionals with access to DCIG’s online, comprehensive research library that consists of the DCIG Supplier Evaluation Software and the DCIG Analysis Portal as well as access to DCIG’s analysts. The DCIG Analysis Suite provides access to the analysis and analyst recommendations that enterprises of all sizes need when making technology buying decisions. The DCIG Supplier Evaluation Software gives IT professionals the flexibility to create their own products questions and/or answers and then score the answers to these questions in a manner that are most relevant to their organization.  The DCIG Analysis Suite offers:

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