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

Western Digital Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Western Digital reported its earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended March 30, 2018. Overall their numbers were good with great improvements over the same time last year in almost all cases. Western Digital stock was a bit bumpier than its earning reports but potentially making it a good buying opportunity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches 1U Ruler NVMe Server

Super Micro Computer, Inc. released both an NVMe 1U Superserver and NVMe 1U JBOF that support 32 hot-swap Intel “Ruler,” or EDSFF, form factor NVMe SSDs. The new server and JBOF are thermally-optimized to get the maximum density out of a 1U space. Leveraging up to 32 Intel SSD DC P4500 drives, customer can fit 256TB per 1U space in their data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Storbyte Comes Out of Stealth With ECO FLASH Array Technology

This week the new storage hardware and flash drive developer, Storbyte, came out of stealth with a new innovation on SSD technology. Storbyte’s new, patented ECO•FLASH comes with the promise of maximizing efficiency, normalizing and improving IOPS and performance, increasing rack density, and eliminating the wear-leveling and life expectancy conditions associated with conventional flash memory.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies & Microsoft Collaborate On IoT Solution

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies and Microsoft announced that they were working together to delver a joint Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The new solution will be a secure, intelligent edge-to-cloud solution that will utilize Dell Edge Gateways, VMware Pulse IoT Center, and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. This combination aims to simplify deployment of IoT form edge to the cloud.

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by Brian Beeler

Dell EMC XtremIO Replication Review

Today Dell EMC has announced the addition of native asynchronous replication in XIOS 6.1 for XtremIO all-flash storage arrays. Until now, replication for XtremIO has been handled by software tools like Dell EMC RecoverPoint for snapshot-based replication or Site Recovery Manager for VMware shops. There're also the options of pairing XtremIO and Dell EMC VPLEX for a variety of replication use cases. While these options solve the problem for many customers, they can also introduce increased complexity and cost, depending on the hardware in the environment. As such, a native metadata-aware replication solution for XtremIO has always been on the radar and is the number one feature XtremIO customers have been asking for. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces PowerMax, New VxBlock System, & Enhanced XtremIO

Today At Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell EMC made several new product announcements around improving the modern data center with new levels of performance and efficiency. The new products include what Dell EMC is calling the world's fastest storage array, the PowerMax, an end-to-end engineered NVMe array that is also ready for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). Dell EMC is launching a new VxBlock 1000 System with support for PowerMax and is updated XtremIO adding native replication. The new products are suited for today's needs as well as the needs of the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtustream Adds SaaS & Healthcare Cloud Enhancements

Today At Dell Technologies World 2018, Virtustream, a Dell Technologies company, announced its latest generation of Viewtrust, its risk management and continuous compliance monitoring solution. The latest generation brings in new SaaS capabilities to enhance scalability, performance and serviceability. The company is also announcing new disaster recovery capabilities and availability of the SAP Health solution on S/4 Hana to its popular healthcare cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Expands Partner Programs

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies announced it is investing in new programs, incentives and solutions designed to fast track its channel partners’ delivery of digital, IT, security and workforce transformations for their customers. With 5,000 partners in attendance, the company will be announcing new Advantage framework, a new Dell EMC Ready Stack program, and a new rewards program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Capital Announces Strong First Year

Coming out of stealth last year at Dell EMC World 2018, Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), the venture arm of Dell Technologies, is reporting a strong year of investment momentum. In this past year DTC has been able to complete 24 new and follow-on investments as part of its $100 million annual investment average run rate, several of which focused on AI and ML. Since its beginning in 2012, DTC has been able to make 81 investments focused on early-stage startups that span a broad range of technology areas.

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by Adam Armstrong

Portworx Announces PX-Enterprise 1.4

Today Portworx announced what it is calling he most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production, PX-Enterprise version 1.4. The new update contains many useful features such as the container industry’s first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications and a new GUI for cloud environments. The new capabilities and features address the need of storing and protecting containerized applications.

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