reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things IT from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, Dell EMC expands midrange storage offerings and VMware acquires VeloCloud.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: TechTarget, eWeek, and more.

1.Fujitsu, NetApp to drop it like it's Vblock: Year 8 is not 2000-and-late

"EMC introduced its converged infrastructure Vblock concept, integrating Cisco servers and networking, and EMC storage, in a rack system, in November 2009. Now, eight years later, Fujitsu and NetApp are getting into the idea with NFLEX..."

From The Register

2.Three Reasons to Consider a Multi-Cloud Storage Strategy

"Storing data in multiple clouds is a fairly new strategy, but it's useful for companies that want to control cloud costs, protect privacy and ensure their data is..."

From Tech Target

3.Dell EMC Expands Midrange SC All-Flash Array Lineup

"Both storage appliances are aimed at midmarket customers but borrow features from their upmarket cousins. The 3U systems feature a dual active/active controller design, using eight-core Xeon processors from..."

From Enterprise Storage Forum

4.VMware Jumps into SD-WAN with VeloCloud Purchase

"VMware today announced plans to acquire VeloCloud, one of the leading companies in the fast-growing software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market. SD-WAN represents a new way..."

From NetworkWorld

5.IBM Cloud Object Storage Opens a Layer for Watson Analytics Data

"While many new software applications are aimed at line-of-business company employees who aren’t trained to write code, this news story is about something a bit more old-school: why expertise..."

From eWeek

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