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

NetApp Announces New NFS Hybrid Service On AWS

At AWS re:Invent this year, NetApp made a slew of announcements. The company is announcing a new cloud based data service for AWS based off of ONTAP software, NetApp NFS Hybrid Service for AWS. With ONTAP, NetApp is expanding the software’s services to VMware Cloud on AWS. They are also releasing a new Cloud Data Service Portal for no cost to NetApp customers. And NetApp has joined the AWS Channel Opportunity Registration Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Reports 4Q17 & Full Year Earnings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its fourth quarter earnings for its fiscal 2017 ending on October 31, 2017. This announcement came the same day as their CEO, Meg Whitman, announced that she is stepping down. The two announcements drove the stock price down over the weekend but it has crept back up a bit since. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Mesosphere, Panzura, Docker, Cisco, DDN, TYAN, Enmotus, Micron, & 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. Mesosphere reports that it tripled revenue. Mesosphere reports that it tripled its revenue. Panzura integrate Docker into its Freedom line. Cisco invests $1 billion in smart cities. DDN announces new HPC solutions. TYAN accelerates adoption of NVDIMMS & GPUs for storage. Enmotus and Micron showcase NVDIMM tier of storage. Scality and HPE integrate for object storage. Excelero’s NVMesh gets deployed at Canada’s largest supercomputer. Panzura integrates with Frame.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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