Aruba & HP to join forces

2nd March, 2015; Infrasys partners Aruba Networks and HP have announced they have entered into an agreement under which HP will acquire Aruba for $3 billion.

Combining Aruba and HP will create a leader in enterprise mobility, positioning HP to accelerate the enterprise transition to a converged wired/wireless campus network leveraging the Aruba brand.

Full details of the official announcement are available here

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Nimble announce 16Gb fibre channel support

18th November 2014; Nimble Storage has today announced the availability of Fibre Channel protocol support for the CS-series arrays. Already with over 4,000 customers worldwide for its iSCSi products, Nimble’s support for FC marks a significant milestone, enabling Nimble to effectively address enterprise-wide storage requirements and quadruple the addressable market the company is now able to serve.

With today’s announcement, Nimble also introduced significant expansion of the scalability limits for its CS-series array clusters. Leveraging a combination of increased shelf count, denser Hard ...

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Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close Wednesday

29th September 2014; Reuters reports that the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business by Infrasys partner Lenovo will be confirmed this week

In an interview, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing said the IBM deal opened a new “growth engine” for his company. He said he expected the x86 unit to bring in $5 billion in its first year and deliver margins higher than the 4 percent of Lenovo’s PC business.

“In the large and medium enterprise ...

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Arista bulks up on 100G

26h March 2014; From Network World

Arista has announced details of  new modules offering more high-speed connectivity options for data center and cloud applications; The new modules support six and 12 ports of 100G Ethernet over CFP2 or QSFP-100 optics. They join Arista’s existing 12-port MXP line cards, which support a mix of 10/40/100G Ethernet.

Full article here

 

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