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VMware Introduces vSAN ReadyCare HCI Support System

Alongside VMware’s recently announced vSphere and vSAN version 6.7 was the introduction of vSAN ReadyCare, which is designed to support its HCI environments. The new service helps customers quickly resolve issues (or avoid them altogether) while maintaining performance and availability. It does this through a combination of broad investments in innovative technology, efficient services and their VMware support teams.

OpenStack Summit 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Mirantis, Zuul, OpenStack Foundation, Kata Containers, Canonical, and Trilio

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF (Newisys NSS-1160G-2N) Review

At the Open Compute Project this year, Toshiba’s announced the release of its new software around NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), KumosSale. KumoScale is designed to maximize the performance benefits of directed-attached NVMe drives over the data center network. The software brings the already high-performing NVMe SSDs by allowing diskless compute nodes to access this flash storage over high-speed Fabrics network connectivity. This type of connection will bring the storage to near-peak performance. 

Nutanix Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Nutanix Inc. reported its earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year that ended April 30, 2018. Overall the company had good numbers and a fairly good quarter considering they are transitioning to software defined. Their stock, like most other tech stocks in the current market, took a beating. This may have more to do with the mood of the market and less to do with anything reported by Nutanix.

SolarWinds Updates Its Network Management Product Line

SolarWinds has announced a range of updates to its network management product line, including support networks up to four times larger than the previous generation. According to SolarWinds, this increase will make it much easier to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider. It will also provide IT professionals with a lot more flexibility when scaling up and supporting larger data center networks as their data grows or when they scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

NetApp Reports 4Q18 & Full Year Earnings

Today NetApp reported earnings for both its fiscal fourth quarter as well as its fiscal year that ended April 27, 2018. Overall the company saw some pretty good numbers for both. NetApp’s stock took a bit of a beating in after hours, most likely due to the timid outlook, but it is much improved over last year.

Zerto IT Resilience Platform Announced

Zerto has announced the IT Resilience Platform at its annual user conference, ZertoCON 2018, which will allow users to build resilient, always-on businesses with backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility converged in a single, simple, scalable platform. Also announced is Zerto 7, featuring an “Elastic Journal” and additional capabilities that support its vision of continuous journal-based protection.

Pure Storage Announces 1Q19 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its first quarter earning of its 2019 fiscal year that ended on April 30, 2018. Overall the company saw its numbers take a turn for the worse. This resulted in a nearly 6% drop in its stock wiping out most of the gains over the quarter.

QNAP Updates QM2 PCIe Expansion Card Line

QNAP has added to its QM2 PCIe expansion card line with several new models. These new cards support up to four M.2 SSDs slots on a single card and either M.2 SATA SSDs or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs, which allows for SSD caching and improved IOPS performance. They also allow users to create an auto-tiering volume. Moreover, the new additions to the QM2 line also maximize storage capacity and performance, as the M.2 SSDs do not populate any of the 3.5-inch drive bays. The new QM2 cards now support more QNAP NAS solutions.

GIGABYTE S451-3R0 Storage Server Now Available

GIGABYTE has released the new S451-3R0 storage server, featuring a dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors and configurations up to 36 x 3.5” + 2 x 2.5” SSDs/HDDs. As a result, the S451-3R0  provides businesses with performance, capacity and flexibility it needs to excel for block or object storage, streaming media, big data use cases, and when high performance during heavy workloads is required.