by Adam Armstrong

HGST Ultrastar SS200 (Read-Intensive Workloads) Review

At the very tail end of last year, HGST released a slew of new drives for its investor day. One of the drives announced was the Ultrastar SS200. The SS200 is an 2.5” SAS SSD aimed at enterprise. The drives are all about capacity (with the upper capacity being 7.68TB) and performance. HGST states that the drives are able to hit up to 250K IOPS read and 86K IOPS write (for the read intensive drive) for a random 70/30 4KiB test. There are two types of drives in the family, though they all have the same moniker, an endurance or write optimized and a capacity or mixed workloads optimized.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Insight Review

The NETGEAR Insight ecosystem was developed for organizations at the SMB/ROBO level to make discovering, configuring, monitoring and managing Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices much easier than before. This is a very important release from Netgear, as simple and efficient remote access to network devices is more important than ever. The new Insight solution certainly offers this type of functionality through its single-pane-of-glass view mobile app. With this simple yet intuitive interface, Insight users can connect to Netgear networking products for remote monitoring and management.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New InfoSight Leveraging AI

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced what it is referring to as the industry’s first artificial intelligence (AI) recommendation engine designed to eliminate the guesswork in managing infrastructure and improve application reliability. These new machine learning and AI capabilities will be in HPE’s latest version of InfoSight, which, according to HPE, can pave the way for an autonomous data center. HPE is also releasing a version of InfoSight for 3PAR bringing the reach of InfoSight across the company’s entire portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Mesosphere, Panzura, Docker, Cisco, DDN, TYAN, Enmotus, Micron, & 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. Mesosphere reports that it tripled revenue. Mesosphere reports that it tripled its revenue. Panzura integrate Docker into its Freedom line. Cisco invests $1 billion in smart cities. DDN announces new HPC solutions. TYAN accelerates adoption of NVDIMMS & GPUs for storage. Enmotus and Micron showcase NVDIMM tier of storage. Scality and HPE integrate for object storage. Excelero’s NVMesh gets deployed at Canada’s largest supercomputer. Panzura integrates with Frame.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SonicWall SonicWave Wireless Security Series Review

At the end of September, SonicWall released several new security products including the recently reviewed SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 firewall. As a complement to the core firewalls, SonicWall also updated its wireless access points. The new SonicWave family supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard, includes eight antennas, and features 4x4 MU-MIMO technology to deliver maximum Wi-Fi performance, range and reliability. When the SonicWave units are paired with a SonicWall firewall with 2.5Gb/s native ports, the combination creates an uncompromising solution that delivers fast connectivity that is fully secured from network-based threats.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 2Q18 Earnings

NetApp announced its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended October 27, 2017. Overall the company reported very strong numbers across the board. After the release of earnings the company saw a big uptick in their stock price going as high as 53.82.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 1Q18 Earnings

Today Cisco announced its first quarter earning for the fiscal year 2018 for the period ended October 28, 2017. The numbers are down a bit from this time last year but still looking fairly good in general. Cisco’s stock, which has been gradually climbing through this quarter, saw an uptick in after hour trading as soon as the earnings hit the wire.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Enhances Its Firewalls For the Cloud-Generation

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall would now have expanded public cloud functionality. Barracuda states that the updated cloud-generation firewalls will give customers an easier path of migration to public clouds by allowing for utility-based consumption and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows. Barracuda intends to demonstrate these newly updated firewall at booth # 1533 during AWS re:Invent, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New Apollo Systems For AI & HPC

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is expanding its Apollo line to include new high-density compute and storage solutions aimed at high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The company is also announcing a new LTO-8 tape. HPE will be featuring its HPC and AI portfolio at Supercomputing ‘17 conference, booth #925.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Introduces HPC & Storage Solutions Powered by Intel Scalable CPUs

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN showcased its new line of HPC, cloud computing, and storage server platforms leveraging Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. The products being showcased ran the gamut from single socket 1U platforms up to 4U dual socket platforms optimized for AI and Machine Learning. TYAN will be showcasing their new products at booth #1269 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

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