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

IBM Advances Its All-Flash FlashSystem

Today IBM announced that it was making several changes to its all-flash storage solutions and software. These changes are aimed to both drive down costs and extend the solutions out to the cloud. Aside from support for cloud, IBM’s news advanced data center solutions also deliver support for containers and machine learning.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Today Seagate Technologies reported its earning for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. While the past few earnings had been a bit of a disappointment for the company this time they seemed to beat estimates. After reporting their earning the company saw its stock jump as high as 15%, or as high as $40.53 this morning, the highest it has been since June.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Virtuozzo, DataCore, LTO Program, Ubuntu, Cloudera, Cloudian, & 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 announced predictive services powered by AI. Virtuozzo announces its Storage for Kubernetes. DataCore announces a new version of its software-defined infrastructure products. LTO Program announces LTO-8 Cartridge specifications. Ubuntu releases version 17.10. Cloudera, Cloudian, Ingeous, and Datos IO partner. Dell EMC support Microsoft Azure Stack with its 14G PowerEdge line. Virtual Instruments partners with Gigamon on monitoring NAS deployments. Lenovo announces support for Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs for ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Morro Data Releases CacheDrive R1100

Today Morro Data announced its first rackmount cache file server, CacheDrive R1100. Advancing its CloudNAS Enterprise solution, the CacheDrive R1100 is stated to allow SMBs with hundreds of users to scale cloud capacity, manage files across multiple offices, and collaborate on large file formats without disrupting workflow. Combining the two technologies will offer a 3-in-1 global file services solution for “unlimited” file storage, multiple office sync, and disaster recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Launches HyperScale Appliance & Software

Today Commvault launched two new secondary storage offerings, Commvault HyperScale Appliance and Commvault HyperScale Software. According to the company, these new offerings provide simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data while fitting a wide range of customer needs and environments. The new solutions will be offered as either all-in-one appliance or a reference architecture, allowing customers to pick the best fit for their organization.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: IBM, Spinbackup, Nutanix, Cloudera, Zadara, Excelero, Boston Limited, & AC&NC

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. IBM announces two new features for Cloud Object Storage. Spinbackup leverages Blockchain technology for data protection. Nutanix certifies on Cloudera Enterprise. Zadara offers STaaS disaster relief for those hit by the recent hurricanes. Boston and Excelero announce NVMe-based Flash-IO Talyn server. AC&NC announces JetStor X RAID based on QSAN technology for American markets.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Releases 30TB LTO-8 Tape Drive

Today IBM announced the release of the Linear Tape Open Ultrium 8 Tape (LTO-8) drive. The LTO-8 doubles the capacity from the LTO-7 to 30TB (with compression) and IBM states that the new tape drive accelerate data access times while driving the price below half a cent per GB. Spectra Logic is also announcing a pre-purchase program for the LTO-8.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Unveils IoT Strategy, Division, & Solutions

Today at Dell Technologies' IQT Day in New York City, the company announced that it was tackling the Internet of Things (IoT) market by unveiling its vision and strategy that includes a new IoT division as well as new IoT specific products, labs, partner program and consumption models. Part of this strategy and vision includes a new “Distributed Core” computing model as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology working with existing IoT infrastructure. Dell Technologies is also announcing a billion dollar investment in IoT research and development over next three years.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: INFINIDAT, RAIDIX, Data Dynamics, Continuum, Nutanix, Nexsan, & 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. INFINIDAT raises additional $95 million in funding. RAIDIX releases version 4.5. Data Dynamics unveils StorageX 8.0. Continuum unveils new security solutions. Nutanix updates Acropolis. Nexsan introduces new E-Series systems. SoftNAS unveils Cloud Data Platform. QNAP introduces more Thunderbolt3 NAS devices. Aruba announces self-sustaining data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces Container-Native Storage 3.6

Today Red Hat Inc. announced its new solution supporting containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters, Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6. The latest version of Container-Native Storage comes right after the announcement of the companies enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6. Red Hat states that the new Container-Native Storage will see a three-fold increase in persistent storage volumes per cluster.

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