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

Kaminario Launches All-NVMe Version Of K2

Today Kaminario announced it would be launching two new products. The company is no stranger to all-flash with its popular K2 line; today they are taking the next logical step and announcing an all-NVMe version of K2, K2.N. Kaminario is also announcing a platform for managing and orchestrating composable storage infrastructure, Kaminario Flex.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces ESS For Hortonworks

Recently IBM had announced that it is combining all-flash and storage software and optimizing it for Hortonworks Elastic Storage Server (ESS) with Spectrum Scale. Certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), this new ESS solution is built for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The solution will give clients more choice in platforms for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark, while delivering a 60% improvement in data throughput and over 55% reduction in storage capacity required.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Sets New Capacity Record For Tape At 330TB In A Single Cartridge

IBM Research announced, with the help of Sony Storage Media Solutions, the have achieved a capacity breakthrough in tape storage. IBM was able to fit 201 Gb/in^2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape. This marks the fifth capacity record IBM has hit since 2006.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Red Hat, Cisco, Quantum, Pivot3, Intel, Attala, & Apposite

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 announces that it acquired Permabit. Cisco acquires Viptela. Quantum’s StorNext 6 is shipping. Pivot3 HCI is now certified on VMware Horizon Cloud. Intel will feature its FPGA storage technology at FMS. Apposite releases its Netropy WAN Emulator version 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Morro Data Announces CloudNAS

Today Morro Data introduced two new service offerings that aim to replace the need of having a local NAS, CloudNAS and CloudNAS Business. According to Morro Data, these new service offerings can deliver the benefits of cloud storage with the performance and reliability of local NAS, all in a cost-effective manner. Morro states that the solutions will save users productivity while operating costs by as much as 80%.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Reports 4Q17 & Year End Financial Results

Western Digital Corp (WDC) announced it financial results for its fourth quarter (ending on June 30, 2017) and for the year. Though the overall numbers look pretty good, the company was able to beat estimates by twelve cents, its stock price still took a bit of a fall today. The drop in stock price had more to do with the company’s projected outlook than its previous performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: CTERA, Cavium, Seagate, Toshiba, Lenovo, Cray, & 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. CTERA releases Enterprise File Services Platform 6.0. Cavium releases XPliant 10GbE/25GbE optimized programmable Ethernet switches. Seagate has begun shipping its Nytro 141 SSD. Toshiba and Lenovo announce partnership integrating NVMe SSDs into ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers. Cray partners with Seagate to expand its storage portfolio. VMware updates vSphere 6.5 and vSAN to 6.6.1

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Releases 4Q & Year End Financial Results

Today Seagate Technology reported its fourth quarter 2017 financial results (quarter ending on June 30, 2017) and its year-end financial results. While the results in and of themselves weren’t terrible their stock plunged more than 16% after their earnings were out as the company missed expectations. Further, long time CEO, Steve Luczo, will be transitioning out of his position.

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News Bits: Samsung, Cavium, HPE, Datrium, Red Hat, Scale Computing, SUSE, & Supermicro

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Samsung to increase production of its 8GB HBM2 DRAM. Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet 25/50GbE technology will power HPE Synergy. Datrium Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualization and Docker Containers. Scale Computing releases two new HCI appliances. SUSE and Supermicro are partnering to bring innovative new enterprise IT solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

SoftNAS Introduces New Cloud Editions

Today SoftNAS introduced new SoftNAS Cloud NAS products. The company claims that the new offerings will see improvements in read and write performance up to 400%. The new products include the Developer Edition, General Purpose Edition, High Performance Edition, and the Extreme Performance Edition.

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