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

NetApp Reports 2Q18 Earnings

NetApp announced its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended October 27, 2017. Overall the company reported very strong numbers across the board. After the release of earnings the company saw a big uptick in their stock price going as high as 53.82.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 1Q18 Earnings

Today Cisco announced its first quarter earning for the fiscal year 2018 for the period ended October 28, 2017. The numbers are down a bit from this time last year but still looking fairly good in general. Cisco’s stock, which has been gradually climbing through this quarter, saw an uptick in after hour trading as soon as the earnings hit the wire.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New Apollo Systems For AI & HPC

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is expanding its Apollo line to include new high-density compute and storage solutions aimed at high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The company is also announcing a new LTO-8 tape. HPE will be featuring its HPC and AI portfolio at Supercomputing ‘17 conference, booth #925.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Introduces HPC & Storage Solutions Powered by Intel Scalable CPUs

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN showcased its new line of HPC, cloud computing, and storage server platforms leveraging Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. The products being showcased ran the gamut from single socket 1U platforms up to 4U dual socket platforms optimized for AI and Machine Learning. TYAN will be showcasing their new products at booth #1269 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

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by Adam Armstrong

INFINIDAT Announces InfiniBox Storage Software 4.0

Today INFINIDAT released the latest version of its InfiniBox core operating software, InfiniBox R4. The company claims that the new OS will reduce TCO and enhance functional richness, ease of use and reliability. Key enhancements include SAN Synchronous Replication, Advanced Policy-Based Quality of Service, NAS Asynchronous Replication, and NAS TreeQ.

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by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Announces All-Flash QF2 Instances

Today Qumulo made the bold statement that it will be providing the highest performance all-flash file storage system on modern industry-standard hardware by extending its Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) into on-premises all-flash instances. Several workloads need the highest performance possible, large-scale datasets for machine learning applications, genomic sequencing and analysis, high-resolution video editing and scientific computing and Qumulo's QF2 all-flash storage clusters are designed to serve them. The company claims that it can now hit performance speeds of 4GB/s per node, 16GB/s for a minimum four-node cluster, and up to 1.6TB/s of throughput on a 400-node QF2 system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Announces 32GB NVDIMM

Today at the SuperComputing 2017 conference in Denver, Colorado, Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new 32GB NVDIMM-N. This new NVDIMM offers twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs. Micron claims that this will be the first solution to deliver 2933 MT/s speeds, which can help OEMs by giving them new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent memory.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Comtrade, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Overland-Tandberg, Cavium, DDN, HPE, & 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. Comtrade Software provides deeper application and hypervisor support. Mesosphere DC/OS is now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Overland-Tandberg announced its LTO-8 media. Cavium contributes ThunderX2 motherboard specification to OCP. DDN and HPE partner on HPC platforms. Druva announces next-generation data protection for AWS. Arlo releases smart home security light. HPE introduces its Extreme Edge Research Initiative. Datical launches partner program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Expands NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays

Storage media has gone through several transformations with the rate of change picking up in recent years. From tape to spinning disks to flash, not only have the style of media changed, each new media type drastically improved upon performance. Flash itself has seen new innovation and performance. Through newly introduced interfaces users have seen performance increase rapidly from SATA to SAS to PCIe and now NVMe. The onus now is on storage array vendors to take advantage of these advances to deliver solutions the enterprise needs as application needs continue to grow.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces New SC All-Flash Arrays, Unity Software, & Loyalty Program

Today Dell EMC announced that it would be expanding its midrange storage portfolio with two new SC All-Flash data storage arrays. The company is also boosting efficiency while reducing costs for mixed block and file workloads through an update in its Unity software. And Dell EMC is introducing its Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program with benefits such as all-inclusive software, hardware investment protection, storage efficiency guarantees, worry-free data migrations and free Virtustream Storage Cloud.

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