by Adam Armstrong

Univa Announces Navops Command For Kubernetes

Today at the Everything Open Source Conference (OSCON) in Austin, Texas, Univa Corporation announced that it is launching a new way to manage enterprise container workloads on Kubernetes distributions, Navops Command.  Navops Command is designed to allow enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes distributions by implementing sophisticated workload placement and advanced policy management.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Research Announces PCM Breakthrough

Today at the IEEE International Memory Workshop in Paris, IBM Research announced that its scientists have made a breakthrough in phase-change memory (PCM). This relatively new memory technology (in the sense of how it is being used) holds much promise. However, this was the first time scientists were able to store 3 bits of data per cell reliably using PCM. This memory breakthrough could potentially provide fast and easy storage that would be especially beneficial to mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Launches New CI For SAP HANA

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced that it was launching a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA environments. These latest UCPs are based on the new Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors and include the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. With these new and enhanced systems, customers will be able to run multiple applications on a single platform that could save on costs, data center footprint, and complexity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Releases Its New HDD Reliability Results

Today Backblaze released its latest hard drive reliability for the first quarter of 2016. This time around Backblaze evaluated over 60,000 drives (61,523 to be exact). All of the hard drives in Backblaze’s data center equaled to over one billion hours, nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years worth of spinning hard drives.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Expands Its Data Compression Guarantee

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced that is has expanded its data compression guarantee as well as introducing a new 2x data reduction guarantee. HDS isn’t the only game in town when it comes to guarantees but they claim that they are the only vendor to offer a 100% data availability (100% availability, 100% of the time). HDS goes on to state that their guarantee will eliminate risks, which is after all, one of the main goals of every IT architect.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Release Latest Version Of SharePlex

Dell Inc. announced the latest release of its database replication and near real-time data integration solution, SharePlex. Dell is continuing to expand on SharePlex’s replication capabilities we last reported on. The latest release allows replication of Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres. This release continues Dell’s message of spending less time on worrying about dealing with migration, and more time working on core business interests.

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by Adam Armstrong

ODPi Announces Its Gold Sponsorship Of Apache Software Foundation

Today at Apache Big Data North America 2016, the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) announced that it has become a gold sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). ODPi will join the ranks of the other gold sponsors such as Pivotal, IBM, WANDisco, and Hortonworks (it should be noted that all of the other sponsors are members of ODPi). The gold sponsors are working together to advance open source projects for the big data ecosystem.

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by Lyle Smith

Caringo Swarm Adds Hierarchical Data Protection Policies, Historical Metrics and Usage Metering

Caringo has added hierarchical data protection policies, historical metrics and usage metering to Caringo Swarm, the company’s software-defined object storage platform. This results in improved flexibility and ease of operation for users. Caringo continues to build on the platform, earlier this year Caringo made Swarm available for Microsoft Azure.

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by Kevin OBrien

In the Lab: Eaton BladeUPS Power System Upgrade

Its been roughly one year since StorageReview overhauled its main lab, outfitted with Eaton S-Series racks, Eaton metered and managed G3 PDUs as well as an Eaton BladeUPS Power System. The BladeUPS Power System is unique in the datacenter space, where future expansions can be approached in a modular fashion and installed without calling in an electrician. While the original design offered 12kW of capacity, growth in the StorageReview lab has grown our power demands as well. In this In the Lab article we cover the installation and upgrade process of an additional 12kW Eaton BladeUPS power module.

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by Lyle Smith

HP t310 Quad-Display Zero Client Announced

HP has announced the HP t310 with Quad-Display, the newest addition to their Zero Client portfolio. Featuring high-performance and effective protection against security breaches, the new book-sized HP t310 Quad-Display Zero Client is designed for multitasking across multiple monitors (upwards of four displays simultaneously) without adding additional components and supports. Back in November of last year, HP announced the t730, the world's first thin client with native Quad UHD/4K support.

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