by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF Storage Software Launched (With Review Preview)

Today at Open Compute Project (OCP) 2018 in San Jose, California, Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced the release of its new NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) shared accelerated storage software, KumoScale. This new software will help companies to maximize their use of NVMe flash drives, and the performance benefits of directed-attached NVMe, over the data center network. The company is also collaborating with Portworx to bring the industry’s first Kubernetes integration with NVMe-oF target. We have also begun testing a KumoScale solution with the Newisys division of Sanmina and the results have been so stunning, we didn't want to wait for the review to complete to share some of what we're seeing. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) in San Jose, California, Seagate Technologies unveiled its new 14TB helium-based HDD, the Exos X14. This enterprise drive takes its high capacity and high performance to help hyperscale data centers cost-effectively manage data. The Exos X14 is being demoed at booth #14 at OCP.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Lineup of Data Center SSDs with BiCS FLASH 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba has added three new 3D flash memory-based families of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs to their storage portfolio, the CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC. Available in multiple form factors, these SSDs are built to give infrastructure managers the performance they need to excel under demanding data center workload profiles with their robust performance, reliability and excellent IO consistency. Moreover, it offers lower operating power for read-intensive applications including NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils New CloudCampus Solutions & Programmable Switches

Today at the Huawei Western Europe Partner Summit 2018, Huawei announced its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution and new programmable switches for enterprise campus networks. This new Intent-Drive Network (IDN) architecture is said to help build future-proof wired and wireless networks that feature uncompromised user experience, automated service provisioning and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and converged access. The company states the new new solution builds AI, Big Data, and Cloud into network architecture.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cloudian, Infinity Storage, CTERA, Kingston, INFINIDAT, Veeam, & 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. Cloudian announces intent to acquire Infinity Storage. CTERA Networks announced a record 2017. Kingston releases new Canvas Series of Flash Cards. INFINIDAT and Veeam announce new integrations. LTO Program announces record 2017 shipments. Dell EMC releases a new DLm. Instana releases Grafana plugin. Microsemi enhanced its Switchtec PCIe Fabric Switch. ObjectRocket delivers MongoDB-as-a-Service on Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces New NetBackup & RestAPI

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest version of its NetBackip, version 8.1.1. The company announced its NetBackup RestAPI, what it is calling the first extension of Veritas NetBackup with new APIs built for developers, partners and solution providers to natively integrate and customize data protection for business, and now highly-regulated public sector applications. Veritas also released a new study about the potential impacts of Cloud outage.

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Updates SRM & SAM Both To 6.6

Today, SolarWinds updated two of its monitoring solutions. The company updated Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) to version 6.6 adding support to even more all-flash arrays (AFA) including Dell EMC Unity, HPE Nimble, IBM and INFINIDAT. SolarWinds updated its Server & Application Monitor (SAM) to version 6.6 now allowing for deeper visibility into how severs, running mission-critical applications, interact with one another.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Compact Acuity X3 HCI Solutions For ROBO

Today Pivot3 announced a new version of its Acuity HCI Series, the Acuity X3 Series. This new series is designed to bring all of the benefits that enterprises enjoy to SMB, ROBO, and edge. According to the company, the new solution will allow organizations to confidently consolidate multiple, mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure to help lower cost and reduce datacenter footprint.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Expands Freedom Line With Private Secure Site Mode

Today Panzura announced that it was expanding it popular Freedom line with the addition of Private Secure Site Mode. This new function will install a private secure site (an installation with security restrictions that require absolutely no external communications) on Freedom to disable all public communications ensuring a new level of security. The private site will also help companies comply with strict regulatory requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Imanis, SonicWall, Kaminario, Commvault, MapR, Kubernetes, FUJIFILM, Sony, & 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. Imanis raises $13.5 million in funding. SonicWall releases its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. Kaminario and Commvault partner on automated operational backup and recovery. MapR extends data fabric for Kubernetes. Cloud Constellation Corporation and Wasabi announce cloud storage partnership. D-Link launches new line of multi-gigabit smart managed Ethernet switches. AHEAD announces new VMware Cloud on AWS offering. FUJIFILM wins another round in court against Sony.

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