reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, HP Enterprise acquires Nimble Storage and Google Drive will now let users stream files directly from the cloud.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: CIO, Business Insider, The Register, and more.

1. What is Scale-Out NAS 2.0

Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are designed to address the shortcomings of scale-up solutions. Namely scale-up solutions require IT professionals to accurately predict the performance and storage...”

From StorageSwiss

2. Top 21 Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2016

A consultancy reports that Nutanix, Simplivity and VMware lead the SDS/HCI market, while Microsoft, Cisco and HPE lag behind. Interesting... now that HPE has bought SimpliVity it must be a top...”

From The Register

3. HP Enterprise is buying a flash-storage company for $1 billion

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying the flash-storage company Nimble Storage for $12.50 a share, or about $1 billion. HPE will also assume or pay out...”

From Business Insider

4. Google Drive Will let Users Stream Files from the Cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday. The Drive File Stream offering will...”

From CIO

5. Storage Industry Reacts to HPE-Nimble Deal

The data storage industry is undergoing a wave of consolidation in early 2017, due in part to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In January, HPE snapped up SimpliVity, a storage company from Westborough, Mass. that specializes in...

From InfoStor

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