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

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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by Adam Armstrong

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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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Comtrade, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Overland-Tandberg, Cavium, DDN, HPE, & 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. Comtrade Software provides deeper application and hypervisor support. Mesosphere DC/OS is now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Overland-Tandberg announced its LTO-8 media. Cavium contributes ThunderX2 motherboard specification to OCP. DDN and HPE partner on HPC platforms. Druva announces next-generation data protection for AWS. Arlo releases smart home security light. HPE introduces its Extreme Edge Research Initiative. Datical launches partner program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Expands NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays

Storage media has gone through several transformations with the rate of change picking up in recent years. From tape to spinning disks to flash, not only have the style of media changed, each new media type drastically improved upon performance. Flash itself has seen new innovation and performance. Through newly introduced interfaces users have seen performance increase rapidly from SATA to SAS to PCIe and now NVMe. The onus now is on storage array vendors to take advantage of these advances to deliver solutions the enterprise needs as application needs continue to grow.

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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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