Enterprise disk, hybrid and all flash array (AFA) reviews that cater to midmarket enterprises and up.
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HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Review

This summer HPE made several portfolio updates including the release of the fifth generation MSA platforms consisting of the MSA 2050 and MSA 2052 entry-level SAN arrays. Starting at under $10,000, the new MSA systems deliver a deep set of well-proven features (500,000 systems sold), along with reliability and ease of use that MSA has long been known for. The MSA 2050 family is no slouch, though, touting an impressive 200K IOPS of throughput. It is certainly able to compete outside its weight class. HPE offers a couple of options in the latest MSA line, both leveraging the same chassis. The MSA 2050 can leverage HDDs with SSD pools or SSD caching, while the MSA 2052 comes with the licenses and two included SSDs for performance tiering. In a cache scenario, customers would typically add two SSDs to the mix, where a tiering configuration would generally have four SSDs. For the emphasis of this review, we'll focus in on the MSA 2052 with four SSDs for tiering. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Vexata Comes Out Of Stealth & Launches Its Active Data Fabric

Today Vexata came out of stealth (or four years of semi-stealth in their words) and unveiled its Active Data Fabric. The company is calling its product a revolutionary software-defined all-solid-state data storage infrastructure enabling transformative performance at scale for Tier 1 applications in enterprise or cloud datacenters. Vexata is backed by $54 million in funding from VCs such as Mayfield, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, and Redline Capital.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Expands Its Managed Services

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Vantara announced that it has expanded Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) portfolio to now address DevOps and containers. HEC with VMware vRealize Automation expands on services it offers for DevOps and Container Support for hybrid cloud deployments inclusive of cloud-native architectures. Hitachi Vantara is also announcing a Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform that will provide hybrid cloud resources for DevOps that utilize microservices architecture with a turnkey, end-to-end container as a service environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Launches New Digital Company Hitachi Vantara

Today at Hitachi NEXT in Las Vegas, Hitachi, Ltd. launched a new digital company aimed at solving the toughest issues currently facing businesses, Hitachi Vantara. According to the parent company, Hitachi Vantara is a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. Vantara will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho capitalizing on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Introduces NVMe Over InfiniBand For Big Data Analytics

Today NetApp introduced new offerings, including both new solutions and software, to its Big Data analytics portfolio. Amongst these new offerings is the NetApp Converged Infrastructure Solution for Data Analytics, the first available NVMe-enabled solution in this particular market. The new offerings bring cost-effectiveness and ultrafast performance to Big Data analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Extends Enterprise-Class Features To The Midrange

Today Dell EMC announced that it was upgrading its popular and cost-effective midrange storage models, the SC models, with enterprise-class features that were previously only available on its higher end models. This newly refreshed series, the SCv3000 Series arrays, will bring advanced features to business of all sizes. This also marks the complete refresh of the entire SC portfolio, now offering better features, greater integration, and more shared capabilities with the larger SC Series products.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Introduces Its IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration

Taking a page out of Amazon's playbook, today IBM introduced its large-capacity portable storage device to aid in cloud migration, IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration. IBM's new device gives customers a quick and cost-effective way to move the data to the cloud, thus speeding their digital transformation. To top it all off, the IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration offers up to 20% more capacity compared to competing products.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mesosphere Launches Kubernetes Beta On DC/OS 1.10

Today Mesosphere launched a beta of Kubernetes on its DC/OS. This beta will provide customers with a platform for running both stateless and stateful services with a common set of security, maintenance, and management tools. The company is also releasing the latest version of DC/OS, version 1.10. This version adds capabilities making it more secure, resilient, and a high-performance platform to power containerized applications and data services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Debuts Its Enterprise Intelligence Solution

At Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai, Huawei unveiled its new solution for enterprise markets, the Enterprise Intelligence (EI) solution. EI will consists of three types of intelligent cloud services as well as a heterogeneous computing platform. The main thrust behind EI is moving past the digital transformation and begin gaining value from it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils Its Platform + Connection + Ecosystem Strategy At Connect

Today at Huawei Connect 2017 in Shanghai, the company unveiled its new Platform + Connection + Ecosystem strategy designed around promoting development of enterprise-level Internet of Things(IoT). Huawei and its Fortune Global 500 partners (of the 500, 197 are Huawei customers) will showcase jointly-developed information and communication technology (ICT) solutions. And Huawei and Microsoft announced strategic cooperation around releasing Microsoft Apps on the Huawei cloud.

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