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

INFINIDAT Launches Several New Products Including A Public Cloud

Today INFINIDAT announced several new products that seek to lower costs while accelerating organizations digital transformations. The company is announcing a new hardened data bunker appliance, a data protection appliance, the latest InfiniBox model, and its public cloud storage service. These announcements come at the end of 18 quarters of revenue growth for INFINIDAT.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageCraft Announces StorageCraft For Law Enforcement

Today StorageCraft announced its new storage solution, StorageCraft for Law Enforcement. As the name implies, the solution is aimed specifically at law enforcement and more specifically it gives them a simple and scalable storage solution for body-worn cameras (or body cams). The new solution not only makes storage simple and scalable, it can help law enforcement keep costs down associated with data storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: StorMagic, Nimbus, Carbonite, Mozy, Mellanox, Microsoft, Microsemi, & 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. StorMagic sees 400% adoption growth. Nimbus launches 100TB SSD. Carbonite finishes acquiring Mozy. Mellanox and Microsoft announces hybrid cloud solution. Microsemi announces new HBAs and RAID adaptors. Condusiv releases three new software products. Morpheus Data expands features of its Unified Multi-cloud Orchestration Platform. Seagate’s new technology gives impressive results.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Reduxio HX550 Review

The Reduxio HX550 is a dual controller hybrid storage array within a 2U chassis. The system frontends sixteen 7.2k 2TB hard drives with eight 800GB SSDs to create a 38.4TB raw data pool in each system. Stopping there makes the HX550 sound just about like any other midrange hybrid offering that's trying to appeal to the needs of the SMB and enterprise markets. However, Reduxio is much more, in that it offers several unique twists that are uncommon or even entirely novel in this class of storage. Primary amongst these is Reduxio's "raison d'être," which is that data should be protected at all times. Reduxio executes on this mission by offering BackDating, which offers one second RTO and RPO, effectively letting an organization roll back at second granularity at any time. Reduxio customers have found this methodology to be effective at dealing with all sorts of data loss or access issues, especially in the face of the burgeoning issue of ransomware. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 2Q18 Earnings

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced its second quarter earnings for its fiscal year that ended on March 1, 2018. Overall the company had a very good quarter reporting good numbers across the board. Their stock got dinged a bit getting wrapped up in the overall sink that hit the market this afternoon, however, it has trended upward throughout the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Rolls Out New Cloud Object Storage Services At Think 2018

At IBM Think 2018 this year in Las Vegas, the company announced new Cloud Object Storage services. These new services address issues around migrating to the cloud and moving large files on the cloud within a reasonable timeframe. The three main services announced today center around high-speed transfers, data analytics, and archive capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cloudian, Infinity Storage, CTERA, Kingston, INFINIDAT, Veeam, & 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. Cloudian announces intent to acquire Infinity Storage. CTERA Networks announced a record 2017. Kingston releases new Canvas Series of Flash Cards. INFINIDAT and Veeam announce new integrations. LTO Program announces record 2017 shipments. Dell EMC releases a new DLm. Instana releases Grafana plugin. Microsemi enhanced its Switchtec PCIe Fabric Switch. ObjectRocket delivers MongoDB-as-a-Service on Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Expands Freedom Line With Private Secure Site Mode

Today Panzura announced that it was expanding it popular Freedom line with the addition of Private Secure Site Mode. This new function will install a private secure site (an installation with security restrictions that require absolutely no external communications) on Freedom to disable all public communications ensuring a new level of security. The private site will also help companies comply with strict regulatory requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Imanis, SonicWall, Kaminario, Commvault, MapR, Kubernetes, FUJIFILM, Sony, & 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. Imanis raises $13.5 million in funding. SonicWall releases its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. Kaminario and Commvault partner on automated operational backup and recovery. MapR extends data fabric for Kubernetes. Cloud Constellation Corporation and Wasabi announce cloud storage partnership. D-Link launches new line of multi-gigabit smart managed Ethernet switches. AHEAD announces new VMware Cloud on AWS offering. FUJIFILM wins another round in court against Sony.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Bare Metal Instances Review

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure includes a wide variety of service offerings including compute, storage, networking, database, and load balancing--in effect, all the infrastructure necessary to construct a cloud-based data center. In the context of this review, we're interested in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute category, with a very specific focus on their bare metal instances. Like most cloud providers, Oracle offers virtualized compute instances, but unlike most other virtual offerings, Oracle can back these with shapes that contain up to ~25TB of NVMe storage for applications that need low latency. As great as those are, Oracle has further upped the ante for cloud compute performance by offering the industry's first high-performance bare metal instances, ideal for mission-critical applications where latency is paramount. Instances come with up to 52 OCPUs, 768GB RAM, dual 25GbE NICs and up to 51TB of locally attached NVMe storage. For those that desire more, up to 512TB of network-attached NVMe block storage is available as well as GPU options. All the different Oracle compute offerings run on a highly-optimized software-defined network tuned to minimize contention and maximize performance.

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