by Adam Armstrong

AWS Launches Faster S3 Transfers & Bigger Snowballs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is all about moving more data onto to the cloud. AWS knows that in order to get more and more customers to move their data and workloads to the cloud they need to make it faster and easy for them. This week AWS made a couple announcements centered on just that, making Amazon S3 transfers faster (from 50-500% improvements) and a larger Amazon Snowball in some regions, up to 80TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Announces Its First NAS, The G-RACK 12

Earlier this week at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, G-Technology announced its first NAS solution, the G-RACK 12. As the name implies, the new NAS solution is both a rackmount and 12-bay device. With the G-RACK 12, G-Technology is expanding its portfolio, aiming upstream, as they are more known for their desktop and portable storage devices. During the NAB Show G-Technology also gave a sneak peck of some of its new technology as well as demonstrations of its current line.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Delivers In-Cloud NAS On Microsoft Azure

Today Panzura announced that its Panzura Cloud Controllers have been certified for Microsoft Azure. With its Cloud Controllers certified, users will have an end-to-end global file system Panzura controller’s on-premises and Panzura controllers running inside Azure, all using Azure Storage. This announcement follows other such announcements of Panzura working with OracleVMware, and AliCloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

CTERA Updates Its Cloud Storage Gateway Portfolio

Today CTERA Networks announced updates to its cloud storage gateway portfolio. These updates include a 4x capacity expansion and a virtualized cloud storage gateway. CTERA claims these upgrades will deliver new levels of deployment flexibility, storage capacity, and efficiency for remote office IT environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Earnings & Announces Layoffs

I didn’t intend to be the bearer of bad news but covering the recent earnings in the tech industry has hung that title around my neck. Intel is the latest company to release its first quarter earnings that didn’t live up to the expectations, or at least in some cases. The earnings overall weren’t bad, in fact they were pretty good, but it was Intel restructuring announcement that really hit a sour note. Intel plans on cutting 11% of its workforce or 12,000 jobs by 2017. Its stock took a momentary hit before bouncing back.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Announces New Cloud Storage Options At NAB 2016

Today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, Oracle announced new cloud storage options that are designed to save organizations costs while they store, manage, and retrieve their media content. In order to achieve these savings Oracle is combining its content storage applications, Oracle DIVA, with its Storage Cloud Serve – Archive Storage. Oracle states that customers can leverage flexible and scalable cloud storage for as little as one-tenth of a penny per gigabyte per month or $12,000 per petabyte per year.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Expands Its Server Memory Portfolio

Today Crucial announced the availability of two new offerings in its server memory product portfolio, 32GB DDR4 VLP RDIMMs and 64GB DDR4 LRDIMMs. To get the higher density out of the new memory modules, Crucial engineered a dual stack of 8Gb DDR4 DRAM die to engineer a single 16Gb component. The new modules have quoted speeds of 2400MT/s. The new DDR4 server memory modules will have increased performance, density, and bandwidth making them an ideal choice for data analytics and modeling and hyperscale environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Unveils World’s Largest Capacity Tape Library, TFinity ExaScale

Today at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Spectra Logic announced the world’s largest and most richly featured tape storage system Spectra, TFinity ExaScale Edition. The TFinity ExaScale Edition is designed for organizations that have exception data growth exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment and high performance computing.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter HDDs Announced

WD has announced the expansion of its HDD portfolio with with the addition of the new WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Placing itself nicely alongside the company’s existing lines like the Black and Red HDDs, the Gold drives are built to handle a variety of use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Diamanti Exits Stealth & Scores $12.5 Million In Funding

Today Diamanti (formally known as Datawise.io in stealth) came out of stealth to announce the beta availability of its first product, the industry’s first turnkey networking and storage appliance that brings guaranteed performance levels to Linux containers such as Docker. Guaranteed performance levels is a major requirement in containers’ progression from developer sandbox to production deployment. The company is also announcing the close of a $12.5 million Series A venture funding round from CRV, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

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