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June 18, 2019
HPE's latest products support hybrid cloud strategies by allowing users to tie composable and hyper-converged infrastructure technologies more tightly together.
February 05, 2019
Maxta tried to carve a niche in hyper-converged infrastructure with MxSP software for industry-standard x86 servers -- the business model HCI pioneer Nutanix shifted to in 2018.
August 27, 2018
Dell EMC will use its HCI systems when it bundles software to encourage multi-cloud environments and push adoption of the company's own multi-cloud strategy.
August 21, 2018
Dell EMC composes its MX composable infrastructure story around SAS storage sleds that slide into in a single 14th generation 7U PowerEdge chassis, with OpenManage software.
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