It’s official, Nirvanix is shutting down its business. The cloud storage company has scrapped its website, leaving a statement and how to get in touch with customer support.
The statement says customers need to actively participate in getting their data off the Nirvanix infrastructure.
At Boston HostingCon 2012 this week, watch for cloud storage and software companies to promote two paths for reseller success. Among the names to watch: Asigra, Intronis, Nirvanix and Vembu, among others.
Big Data is placing new storage demands on enterprises, and IBM is aiming to address their needs with a new software-defined storage platform for the cloud called SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC).
Tier 3 promises high scalability and availability with a new object-based enterprise cloud storage service powered by an open-source distributed storage platform. For VARs, Tier 3 also has a cloud channel partner program.
In a move to expand its enterprise cloud storage capabilities, Red Hat will spend $136 million to acquire Gluster, a storage company that builds management tools for data centers and cloud services. The companies announced the deal Tuesday, and the deal is expected to close by the end of the month.
The Xen Cloud Platform, a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing, is now at version 1.6. Xen Cloud Platform 1.6 also features the Xen Hypervisor, an API toolstack for cloud, storage and networking solutions.
It seems everyone’s got their head in the clouds these days — and for good reason. Cloud services can go along way in reducing onsite storage needs and driving down costs, but more than a few VARs are struggling to turn cloud technology into actionable solutions.