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

Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 Overview: Flash Native Storage

Huawei launched their OcenStor Dorado V3 last fall during their HUAWEI CONNECT annual event in Shanghai, China. We were on hand for the launch and were able to learn first hand of Huawei’s vision for the next generation of SSD adoption in the enterprise. Huawei describes this as the fourth generation of flash storage, where all flash arrays are not only able to take full advantage of SSD media to deliver excellent latency; they’re also able to leverage data reduction technologies to ensure cost-effective capacity delivery targets are made in a relatively small rack footprint.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: HP, AIC, WekaIO, Kaminario, Cray, Toshiba, Cavium, & Twistlock

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. HP extends its zero client portfolio with t310. AIC supports Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. WekaIO comes out of stealth. Kaminario supports Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. Cray adds Intel Scalable CPUs to its supercomputers. Toshiba produces first 3D flash memory with TSV. Cavium releases FastLinQ 4100 for Dell EMC 14G servers. Twistlock releases Twistlock 2.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Introduces UCS M5

Today Cisco expanded on its popular Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) with the introduction of its M5 generation. M5 will extend Cisco’s total-system approach to computing. The newest generation of UCS will continue to build on the company’s vision to deliver pervasive simplicity, uncompromised application performance, and strategic, future-proof IT.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Primary Data, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, DataCore, WD, Toshiba, Excelero, & 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. Primary Data unveils DataSphere for SMB. Cisco and NetApp partner with a software-defined CI solution. Veritas announces Hyperscale for Containers. IBM Cloud Object Storage now available on Cisco UCS. DataCore’s Hybrid Cloud Replication now available in Azure. WD Launches new My Passport Ultra. Toshiba announced QLC 3D memory. Excelero adds persistent container storage for Kubernetes Pods. Red Hat releases the latest version of its Cloud Suite. Dell EMC Unity reaches $1B in cumulative bookings. Lenovo Demos ThinkAgile SX for Nutanix. WD announces 96-Layer 3D NAND technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Releases Its Latest IntelliFlash HD

Today Tegile Systems released the latest version of its flagship IntelliFlash HD multi-tiered flash storage platform. This new version enables customers to take advantage of NVMe technology without the risk or resources that are typically associated with it. According to Tegile, the new IntelliFlash HD contains the highest density flash available on the market, provides full encryption, and can store 30% more petabytes of data for any application use case and every workload, at a fraction of the normal cost.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Seagate, Synology, X-IO, Ascolta, Dell, DDN, Druva, Pivot3, Excelero, & Comtrade

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Seagate releases 8TB Game Drive Hub for Xbox and a 2TB Game Drive for PS4. Synology releases two new NAS, the DS1817 and the DS1517. Ascolta and X-IO partner to deliver HPC at the edge. Dell launches world’s first 4K laser projector. DDN named to $1 billion+ valuation Storage Unicorn list. Druva extends Data Protection and Governance capabilities to SharePoint Online. Pivot3 receives Common Criteria certification. Excelero wins first patent for SAN leveraging NVMe. Comtrade introduces data protection solution built for Nutanix.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Makes Several Announcements At Accelerate

At Pure Storage Accelerate 2017, the company made several announcements. These announcements include new software and hardware innovations to “redefine Tier 1 storage for the cloud era.” The company updated its FlashBlade blade system for higher performance and capacity. And Pure announced its artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Pure1 META.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New HPC & AI Solutions

Today at the ISC HPC conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, software and services aimed at accelerating scientific, engineering, and business innovation. These new systems will include the HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10, HPE SGI 8600 and HPE Apollo 10 Series. According to HPE, the new systems are workload-optimized to deliver faster, more efficient insights while reducing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and improving economic control.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Releases Alta

Today Rubrik released the 4.0 version of its Cloud Data Management platform, Alta. The latest version provides what Rubrik is calling instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Alta also features support for key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds.  And Alta can deliver support for physical or virtualized Oracle and SQL. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces Freedom 7 Family

Today Panzura announced the latest update to its Freedom family, Panzura Freedom 7 Family. The new family is designed to allow businesses to combine the economics of cloud storage with the performance of flash, lowering costs while increasing performance. Underpinning Freedom 7 is the company’s scale-out, distributed file system for object storage, the Panzura Cloud File System (PCFS).

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