Enterprise disk, hybrid and all flash array (AFA) reviews that cater to midmarket enterprises and up.
by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 3Q18 Earnings

This afternoon Micron Technology Inc. reported its third quarter earnings for its fiscal year that ended on May 31, 2018. Overall the numbers look good with no real surprises to the good or bad. The company’s stock has recovered from the dip it took through this quarter and ended where it began but is still flirting with a ten year high.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches PCaaS & Kubernetes Private Cloud

Today at HPE Discover 2018 in Vegas, Rackspace made two pay-as-you-go announcements. The company has partnered with HPE to launch the industry’s first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware. This puts cloud services wherever they are needed. Rackspace also announced the industry’s first ever Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS). Working with HPE, this new KaaS offering allows Kubernetes to be used wherever needed as well. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Expands HEC Family with STaaS

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it expanded its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) family. This expansion includes managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings (that will have options for deploying cloud-native application environments). The company is also introducing Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) offerings aimed at on-premises. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

Today at HPE Discover in Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new consumption model for optimizing on- and off-premise clouds, HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. The new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud provides comprehensive cloud management services and help customers in areas such as performance optimization, cost controls, security and compliance, helping customers to focus on innovation and deliver the right resources to support workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Reveals Its Neptune Liquid Cooling For The Data Center

This week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, Lenovo announced a new holistic approach to liquid cooling for the data center it is calling Neptune. The company is making the bold claim that this new technology can allow data centers to run up to 50% more efficiently, without hindering performance or density. Lenovo will be demonstrating the technology at its booth (C1220).

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cohesity, Samsung, Seagate, Xbox, Western Digital, Dropbox, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cohesity raises $250 million in Series D funding. Samsung begins volume production on 16Gb, 64GB DDR4 RDIMM. Seagate releases 2TB SSD Game Drive for Xbox. Dropbox qualifies Western Digital Ultrastar Hs14 SMR HDDs. Commvault supports Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. HYCU announces new patent. Pivotal has strong first quarter. Rubrik announces Alta 4.2. Synology releases Active Backup Suite.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Is Running Out Of Cash & Possibly Out Of Time

The “VM-aware” storage company, Tintri Inc., it not doing as well as it hoped. It released its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results this morning and things are looking down. Form a liquidity standpoint; the company doesn’t seem to have enough cash to go beyond the end of the month.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: QNAP, Mellanox, Samsung, Maxta, Red Hat, HP, TYAN, AMD, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. QNAP unveils wireless adaptor that turn NAS into an access point. Mellanox announces hyper-scalable enterprise framework. Samsung releases 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs. Maxta now supports Red Hat OpenShift. HP releases new ProBook x360 440 G1. TYAN adds AMD EPYC-Based HPC servers. Intel introduces 380GB M.2 Optane SSD. Marvell launches new client NVMe SSD controller family. Riverbed releases latest version of SteelCentral. Netstor releases Thunderbolt 3 LTO archiving solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Colocation Services

Today Rackspace launched its new service that allows customers to deploy their hardware of choice in Rackspace data centers, Rackspace Colocation. This new service aims to support companies on their digital transformations while reducing TCO. At the same time, Rackspace claims that this service will also improve scalability, strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, reduce application latency, and help IT meet security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases RING 7.4 LTS

Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release. The latest release of Scality’s scale-out file and object storage has been streamlined to ease deployments and operations. Its also comes in a new three server configuration for HPE Apollo platforms that give smaller users a more affordable entry-point. 

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