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

Pure Storage Makes Several Announcements At Accelerate

At Pure Storage Accelerate 2017, the company made several announcements. These announcements include new software and hardware innovations to “redefine Tier 1 storage for the cloud era.” The company updated its FlashBlade blade system for higher performance and capacity. And Pure announced its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Pure1 META.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New HPC & AI Solutions

Today at the ISC HPC conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, software and services aimed at accelerating scientific, engineering, and business innovation. These new systems will include the HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10, HPE SGI 8600 and HPE Apollo 10 Series. According to HPE, the new systems are workload-optimized to deliver faster, more efficient insights while reducing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and improving economic control.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Releases Alta

Today Rubrik released the 4.0 version of its Cloud Data Management platform, Alta. The latest version provides what Rubrik is calling instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Alta also features support for key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds.  And Alta can deliver support for physical or virtualized Oracle and SQL. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces Freedom 7 Family

Today Panzura announced the latest update to its Freedom family, Panzura Freedom 7 Family. The new family is designed to allow businesses to combine the economics of cloud storage with the performance of flash, lowering costs while increasing performance. Underpinning Freedom 7 is the company’s scale-out, distributed file system for object storage, the Panzura Cloud File System (PCFS).

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Red Hat, Workspot, Druva, MapR, Cisco, Scality, Cloudistics, HPE, & Zerto

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Red Hat releases the latest version of its Ceph Storage. Workspot is now available in Azure Marketplace. Druva joins CSA. MapR creates Cloud-Scale Data Fabric. Cisco declares cash dividend. Scality releases RING7. Cloudistics announces new Cloud Computing Program. Zerto joins HPE Complete Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces The Machine User Group

Last year Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its memory-driven computing architecture, The Machine. Last week the company revealed its first prototype 160TB of memory spread across 40 nodes. This week at HPE Discover, the company announced The Machine User Group. This user group will enable technologists, developers, and industry experts training and the ability to offer feedback.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Updates Its Content Platform With The Promise Of Huge Storage Costs Savings

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced that it had made several updates to its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. The updates include a large increase in usable storage per cluster as well as updates to its cloud gateway, Hitachi Data Ingestor, and building off of recent updates to its file and sync, HCP Anywhere. When combined, the company states that the new updates, along with HCP abilities, can increase productivity and profitability while reducing costs and risks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Files For Purposed IPO

Last week, Tintri Inc. announced that it has filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the first step of going public. Tintri will be traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “TNTR.” A specific time frame isn’t available yet.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9.2

Roughly a year after releasing ONTAP 9.0, NetApp announced today the latest update ONTAP 9.2. This update is part of NetApp’s new hybrid cloud offerings announced today as well. The update includes new features added to ONTAP Select software-defined storage (SDS) and bringing new performance to NetApp’s All Flash FAS(AFF) arrays.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cohesity, AIC, Ballistix, GIGABYTE, TYAN, Panzura, Seagate, Tegile, & AMD

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cohesity partners with Lenovo. AIC announces new rack, NVMe series, and high-performance storage server solutions. Ballistix announces Tactical Tracer DDR4 RGB gaming memory modules. GIGABYTE expands its ARM server portfolio. TYAN showcases its new HPC and cloud computing server platforms. Panzura wins eight patents in sixty days. Seagate releases another Xbox drive for the game pass. Tegile expands its Lifetime Storage program to include controller refresh program. AMD announces two new GPUs, the Radeon Pro WX 2100 and WX 3100.

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