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

Hedvig Announces Its Distributed Storage Platform 3.0

Today Hedvig announced the latest release of its software-defined storage (SDS) platform, Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform version 3.0. The latest update contains innovations including end-to-end integrations, advanced security capabilities, and enhancements to the platfrom’s comprehensive suite of caching technologies. According to Hevig, these new capabilities will enable customers to store and protect virtualized, containerized, and backup workloads from a single platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Announces GA Of Private Cloud Powered By VMware

Today Rackspace announced that its Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware in generally available. Aside from being generally available today, the company is also announcing that the solution will now be built on VMware Cloud Foundation. This new solution can aide customers as they move to the cloud by now enabling them to use the newest VMware capabilities. It will also enable full software defined data center capabilities such as compute, storage, and networking spanning private and public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Launches All-NVMe N-Series Of Storage

Today Tegile Systems announced that it had launched its new all-NVMe storage, the IntelliFlash N-Series. Tegile is calling its N-Series, the first unified All-NVMe array on the market that delivers full enterprise functionality, including robust data management capabilities. Leveraging the performance of NVMe, these new arrays should be able to exponentially accelerate enterprise applications by incorporating the latest generation of solid-state media with NVMe technology into Tegile’s portfolio of IntelliFlash storage systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: HPE, StarTech, ClearSky Data, Apposite, Panzura, Unitrends, Nutanix, Cisco, & VMware

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. HPE helps SpaceX launch a supercomputer into space. StarTech releases U.2 to PCIe adaptor. ClearSky Data partners with major cloud vendors. Apposite releases high-density 10Gbps emulator. Panzura releases mobile client for Freedom line. Unitrends and Nutanix announce product integrations. Zensar enters partnership with Cisco around CloudCenter. VMware releases vSAN 6.6.1 upgrade guide.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 4360X Review

The ReadyNAS 4360X is a 10 Gigabit (copper) 60-bay 4U Rackmount NAS designed for SMBs that have massive storage needs and uses cases such as backup, large capacity file servers, collaboration and virtualization environments. Powered by an Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor, the 4360X supports up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and comes equipped with two USB3.0 ports, four Gigabit LAN ports and dual internal 700W power supply units.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 1Q18 Earnings

NetApp Inc. announced its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of its 2018. The overall numbers were good though a bit lower than last quarter. The company’s stock slipped a bit the day following the earnings report and, though it had gone up in the quarter, is mainly where it begun at the beginning of the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces Its DMaaS Cloud Platform

Today Druva announced what it is calling the industry’s first Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) solution, the Druva Cloud Platform. The new platform will deliver a unified control plane for data management services across endpoint, server, and cloud application data. Druva states that its new platform is able to reduce both risks and costs (more than 60%) through centralizing the visibility and control of the data.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Excelero, Broadcom, E8, Intel, Microsemi, Attala, Mellanox, NodeSource, AppDynamics, & 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. Excelero’s NVMesh is validated on Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57414 NIC. E8’s X24 leverages Intel Optane SSDs. Attala and Microsemi partner on industry’s first NVMeF compliant with DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish. NodeSource integrates with AppDynamics. WekaIO and Intel demo native scale-out NVMe-oF at FMS. Longsys launches world’s smallest SSD at FMS. Cloudistics releases version 3.2. Marvell ships over 50 million 88SS1074 SATA SSD controllers in 18 months. Cavium supports FC-NVMe standard.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

NetApp AFF A200 Review

The NetApp AFF A200 is a 2U all-flash storage array that provides an attractive entry point to NetApp's enterprise flash storage portfolio. The AFF A200 features 24 front-mounted 2.5-inch drives managed by dual controllers, and powered by six-core Intel Broadwell-DE processors. The A200 can be accessed with either SAN or NAS workloads (or both). The AFF A200 supports SSDs up to 15TB in capacity, allowing a single array to be outfitted with up to 367TB of raw storage, with additional space available via the DS224C expansion shelf.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Attempts To Address Multi-PB Growth Of ADAS

Autonomous or self-driving cars have sparked quite a bit of interest and debate in the last year or so. There are the potential benefits, such as safety and productivity on the commute. And potential pitfalls such as a hacker attack weaponizing the cars or the massive amount of the workforce that could be displaced. With the tech-car company Tesla Motors making headlines with their “auto-pilot” mode on their Model S to more mainstream companies such as Toyota and Nissan looking to make self-driving cars, the momentum is there. However, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) generate massive amounts of data that needs to be collected and analyzed, creating a new Big Data challenge. 

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