by Adam Armstrong

IBM & Cisco Announce New Solutions For VersaStack

At CiscoLive in Melbourne, Cisco and IBM announced new solutions for their joint converged infrastructure, VersaStack. The new solutions incorporated in will extend hybrid cloud capabilities. These newly incorporated solutions will also take advantage of the latest software defined storage technologies to address cloud-scale applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Technical Preview 3

This week Microsoft announced the availability to download Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3). The new update contains new features to enable more modern application capabilities, running in locations without connections to Azure and new infrastructure and security enhancements. Azure Stack will be priced on a pay-as-you-use model.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports Its 2Q17 Earnings

Today Nutanix reporting its earnings for the second fiscal quarter of 2017. This marks Nutanix second earnings report since going public in September of last year. While Nutanix is reporting “record revenue,” they only have one other public revenue to compare it with. Post announcement their stock dropped in after hours trading.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Stops Production On DSSD

Today Dell EMC indicated that it would cease production and marketing of its all-NVMe flash storage array, the DSSD D5. With only a year since its announcement, that makes a quick rise and demise for the D5 as it could have been the highest performing array on the market. Dell EMC will hope to take the team behind the project and leverage them in other areas of the business.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Reports 4Q & Fiscal Year

Pure Storage has announced its fourth quarter earnings for 2017 as well as its year on year earnings. Some of the numbers, such as revenue and gross margin, are up from the last quarter and the previous year. However the company is still operating at a loss. And its stock took a sharp nosedive after yesterday’s announcement, speeding up a trend that has been going on for a while now of its stock price decline.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Introduces Blanket Encryption For Private Clouds

Datrium announced its new Datrium Blanket Encryption. The Blanket Encryption a software product that combines deduplication and compression technology with high-speed, end-to-end encryption. The encryption will be in use at the host, in flight, and at rest.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Adds Support For Dell EMC ECS

Today Avere Systems announced that it has added support for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). This support gives joint customers the best of both worlds: the object storage scalability provided from ECS and the ability to integrate existing file-based applications and maintain storage performance with Avere FXT Edge filers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Announces SteelFusion 5.0

Today Riverbed Technology announced the latest release its branch converged infrastructure solution, SteelFusion 5.0. The latest version adds support for NAS storage giving users even more flexibility. Along with NAS storage support, SteelFusion 5.0 also adds hyper-converged and NFS storage capabilities from the data center to the edge.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces Its HALO Cloud Monitor

Today Scality announced its turnkey, 24/7 monitoring solution for Scality RING object storage platform and its S3-focused products, Scality HALO Cloud Monitor. HALO can deliver transformative analytics of customers’ managed private cloud that helps both streamline business as well as provide continuous uptime. Scality is also announcing a new program, Scality’s Dedicated Care Service (DCS), that will the help of HALO, will guarantee 100% up time.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NComputing, Cisco, CTERA, Syncplicity, & Panzura

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NComputing launched a Raspberry Pi based Thin Client, the RX300. Cisco announced new virtualization and security technologies. CTERA introduced zero minute DR for ROBO file servers. Axway announced that it has acquired Syncplicity. Panzura has launched a Freedom Partner Program to compliment its new Freedom product line.

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