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

HPE Announces The Machine User Group

Last year Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its memory-driven computing architecture, The Machine. Last week the company revealed its first prototype 160TB of memory spread across 40 nodes. This week at HPE Discover, the company announced The Machine User Group. This user group will enable technologists, developers, and industry experts training and the ability to offer feedback.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Updates Its Content Platform With The Promise Of Huge Storage Costs Savings

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced that it had made several updates to its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. The updates include a large increase in usable storage per cluster as well as updates to its cloud gateway, Hitachi Data Ingestor, and building off of recent updates to its file and sync, HCP Anywhere. When combined, the company states that the new updates, along with HCP abilities, can increase productivity and profitability while reducing costs and risks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Files For Purposed IPO

Last week, Tintri Inc. announced that it has filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the first step of going public. Tintri will be traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “TNTR.” A specific time frame isn’t available yet.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9.2

Roughly a year after releasing ONTAP 9.0, NetApp announced today the latest update ONTAP 9.2. This update is part of NetApp’s new hybrid cloud offerings announced today as well. The update includes new features added to ONTAP Select software-defined storage (SDS) and bringing new performance to NetApp’s All Flash FAS(AFF) arrays.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cohesity, AIC, Ballistix, GIGABYTE, TYAN, Panzura, Seagate, Tegile, & AMD

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cohesity partners with Lenovo. AIC announces new rack, NVMe series, and high-performance storage server solutions. Ballistix announces Tactical Tracer DDR4 RGB gaming memory modules. GIGABYTE expands its ARM server portfolio. TYAN showcases its new HPC and cloud computing server platforms. Panzura wins eight patents in sixty days. Seagate releases another Xbox drive for the game pass. Tegile expands its Lifetime Storage program to include controller refresh program. AMD announces two new GPUs, the Radeon Pro WX 2100 and WX 3100.

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by Adam Armstrong

EchoStreams Announces High-Density NVMe Platform, FlacheSAN2N

This year at Computex 2017 in Taipei, EchoStreams Innovative Solutions LLC. announced what it refers to as the “world’s fastest” 2U NVMe Platform, the FlacheSAN2N. In a 2U form factor, EchoStreams has figured out a way to get up to 24 NVMe SSDs and the performance that would bring. This ultra-high level of performance would be ideal for use cases ranging from artificial intelligence and edge computing to graphically intensive military deployments in harsh conditions and media-heavy entertainment implementations.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NVIDIA, Citrix, Microsoft, Login VSI, Cisco, Workspot, Cohesity, & 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. NVIDIA GRID has been expanded in Azure and integrated into Citrix. Login VSI announces Login PI 2.0. Cisco announces IoT Threat Defense. Workspot achieves Microsoft Gold Certification. Cohesity partners with HPE and releases DataPlatform Cloud Edition on Azure. Crucial Announces 128GB DDR4 LRDIMM Server Memory. DDN launches machine learning at scale.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Releases Its 1Q18 Earnings Report

Pure Storage has announced its first fiscal quarter of 2018 earnings report. The company is reporting lower revenue and a higher net loss from the previous quarter. However, same quarter year over year showed a 31% increase in revenue and better operating margins. Overall the stock fluctuated a bit throughout the quarter to end near where it started.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 4Q17 Earnings

NetApp Inc. announced its earning for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 as well as its fiscal year earnings. Overall NetApp put up some fairly good numbers. They have seen a bit of turbulence in their stock over the last quarter but it more or less where it started. NetApp also pointed to fact that it has shipped over an exabyte of flash in the fiscal year of 2017. According to CEO George Kurian, when comparing all-flash business to competitors: “we're up 140% year-over-year as compared to others who are in the 30% range.”

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Updates Its Flash Portfolio For A Broader Range Of Customers

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a major update to its flash portfolio adding new products and data protection solutions. These new solutions will aid customers as they transition to an all-flash data center. The new products and solutions include a midrange HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 all-flash array, primary and secondary all-flash Nimble arrays, fifth generation HPE MSA Storage, and high-speed, cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection.

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