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

SUSE Unveils OpenStack Cloud Monitoring & Supports TrilioVault

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, MA, SUSE, aside from celebrating its 25th anniversary, announced its new open source software solution that makes it simple to monitor and manage the health and performance of enterprise OpenStack cloud environments and workloads, SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring. In other SUSE related news, Trilio Data, announced that its TrilioVault is Ready Certified for SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases Version 10.4 Of StorageGRID At OpenStack Summit

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, MA, NetApp introduced the latest version of its Object Storage software, StorageGRID. The latest version is aimed at helping to simplify OpenStack storage deployments as well as supporting Docker container deployment on bare-metal servers. The new version of StorageGRID will be displayed at booth #D3 at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu & Mirantis Partner On Delivering Private Managed OpenStack Cloud

Today at the OpenStack Summit in Boston, MA, Fujitsu Limited and Mirantis announced that the two companies have signed a global, strategic collaboration agreement on delivering a private cloud. This open cloud infrastructure is based on OpenStack and related open source technologies such as Kubernetes.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Toshiba, NetApp, Druva, Cisco, Red Hat, Datrium, Datos IO, Unitrends, & 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. NetApp All-Flash Arrays are now shipping with Toshiba HK4 SSDs. Druva expands its global cloud footprint. Cisco announces intent to acquire Viptela. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is now available on AWS. Datrium and Sphere 3D have partnered to release ready nodes. Datos IO announces RecoverX 2.0. Unitrends releases version 10 of its backup products. Commvault releases its fourth quarter 2017 earnings.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Its Cloud Platform For Microsoft Azure Stack

Today Dell EMC announced a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform, the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. Dell EMC states that this new platform will give customers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. For companies standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, the new platform can accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces SolidScale Architecture

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its new integrated platform to deliver low-latency and high performance access to compute and storage, the Micron SolidScale architecture. Micron states that its new architecture gives its customers agility to deploy next-generation, cloud-native applications while still giving them support for legacy applications they currently use. SolidScale also leverages NVMe technology making it a good choice for online transaction processing, virtual platforms and analytics, and machine learning.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: RAIDIX, IBM, Rubrik, Cisco, Hedvig, Arcserve, WD, Quantum, & Synology

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. RAIDIX expands its partner network in Asia and Latin America. IBM once again takes the #1 spot in SDS software market. Rubrik’s CDM platform now runs in AWS and Microsoft Azure. Cisco expands its Connected Factories portfolio. Hedvig announces its CloudScale Partner Program. Arcserve acquires FastArchiver. WD now shipping 12TB He12 HDDs. Quantum partners with Veritone on new AI platform. Synology releases its second all-flash NAS, FS2017.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Release 3Q17 Financial Results

Seagate Technology announced its third quarter 2017 financial results. Though in recent quarters Seagate has been on the rise, this earnings report was a bit flat if not down some from the previous results. Seagate’s stock has shown a fairly strong performance over the quarter with a high of 50.51 before a sharp sell off after this quarter’s results were released.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New SDS For IBM Spectrum Scale

Today at Lenovo's annual Accelerate Partner Forum, the company announced its new scalable software-defined storage (SDS) solution, Distributed Storage Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale (DSS-G). The Lenovo DSS-G is designed to support dense scalable file and object storage suitable for high-performance and data-intensive environments. This new solution is aimed at helping customers deal with the explosion in both structured and unstructured data and the need to store both. This announcement is the first step of executing Lenovo’s HPC and AI commitment of bringing the benefits of SDS to HPC clusters.

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by Adam Armstrong

DockerCon 2017 Roundup

2017’s DockerCon was held in Austin, Texas this past week. DockerCon is the annual conference centered on the container industry and community. Below is a round up of all the pressing news that was dropped at the event. We will be featuring news from StorageOS, TwistLock, Mesosphere, and Mirantas.

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