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

Red Hat Announces Red Hat Ceph Storage 3

Today at OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia, Red Hat Inc. announced a bib upgrade to its massively scalable, software-defined object storage platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage 3. This latest version is based off of the community version of the open source Ceph Luminous project, to which Red Hat is a leading code contributor. Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 introduces support for block storage via iSCSI and file storage via CephFS, strengthening support for OpenStack and heterogeneous environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and manage risk.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Trilio, MariaDB, Alibaba, Pure Storage, SAP, Riverbed, & Zscaler

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Trilio announces $5 Million Series A Funding. MariaDB completes Series C Funding led by Alibaba. Pure Storage announces new Copy Automation Tool for SAP systems. Riverbed and Zscaler announce integration on cloud security platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Premio Announces Support For AMD EPYC CPUs

Today Premio announced that its next line of server and storage solutions would support AMD’s EPYC Series Processors, codenamed Naples. This support will offer Premio customers even more options for their storage solutions for big data applications and innovative IT trends such as artificial intelligence, high performance computing and software defined storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Commvault, Scale Computing, WinMagic, Kaminario, Seagate, & 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. Cisco enters into agreement to acquire Broadsoft. Commvault announces ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS. Scale Computing and WinMagic partner on HCI security. Kaminario enhances its Clarity platform. Seagate announces 4TB Game Drive for PS4. Paragon Software Group releases Hard Disk Manager Version 16. Spectra Logic announces certified LTO-8 Type M Media and LTO-8 Drives.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Advances Its All-Flash FlashSystem

Today IBM announced that it was making several changes to its all-flash storage solutions and software. These changes are aimed to both drive down costs and extend the solutions out to the cloud. Aside from support for cloud, IBM’s news advanced data center solutions also deliver support for containers and machine learning.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Today Seagate Technologies reported its earning for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. While the past few earnings had been a bit of a disappointment for the company this time they seemed to beat estimates. After reporting their earning the company saw its stock jump as high as 15%, or as high as $40.53 this morning, the highest it has been since June.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Virtuozzo, DataCore, LTO Program, Ubuntu, Cloudera, Cloudian, & 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. Cisco announced predictive services powered by AI. Virtuozzo announces its Storage for Kubernetes. DataCore announces a new version of its software-defined infrastructure products. LTO Program announces LTO-8 Cartridge specifications. Ubuntu releases version 17.10. Cloudera, Cloudian, Ingeous, and Datos IO partner. Dell EMC support Microsoft Azure Stack with its 14G PowerEdge line. Virtual Instruments partners with Gigamon on monitoring NAS deployments. Lenovo announces support for Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs for ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Morro Data Releases CacheDrive R1100

Today Morro Data announced its first rackmount cache file server, CacheDrive R1100. Advancing its CloudNAS Enterprise solution, the CacheDrive R1100 is stated to allow SMBs with hundreds of users to scale cloud capacity, manage files across multiple offices, and collaborate on large file formats without disrupting workflow. Combining the two technologies will offer a 3-in-1 global file services solution for “unlimited” file storage, multiple office sync, and disaster recovery.

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