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