by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Launches Integrated Networking Solutions That Accelerate NVMe Over Fabrics

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced its family of end-to-end networking solutions and software will accelerate connecting solid-state storage to the fabric. The family of products include the Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapterConnectX-5 adapter and BlueField family of programmable processors. This family will support smart offloads that connect SSDs directly to the network in the most efficient way possible, thus simplifying system design, which will reduce both power and storage system costs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Announces TITAN NVMf Software For Storage Arrays

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mangstor Inc. announced that its TITAN NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) Target Software Storage Stack is now available. Mangstor claims that its TITAN software can deliver high-performance and ultra-low latencies through tight integration of NVMe SSDs with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Network Interface Cards (NICs) and efficient use of x86 server capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Releases Next Generation Hybrid Cloud Controllers

Today Panzura announced its new series of expandable enterprise hybrid cloud controllers, the Panzura 5000 series. This new series of controllers can scale from thousands of users at a single site to tens of thousands of users across global offices. Panzura claims that these new controllers, along with its patented hybrid cloud storage software, enable customers to accelerate time to market of multi-billion dollar projects and high value software products by months, reduce on-premise storage costs by millions of dollars, and deliver a future proof hybrid cloud storage architecture.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 60TB SAS SSD

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California Seagate Technology made two big announcements: they announced a 60TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state-drive (SSD) and a new 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD. The 60TB SSD is currently the largest SSD to be demonstrated. These latest announcements round out Seagate’s enterprise portfolio of drives with these new innovative options in SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Sees Record Growth In 2016

Today Pivot3 announced that as a company they are seeing record growth so far this year. Pivot3 is seeing record revenue (over twice so far this year compared to the last half of 2015) and they are seeing an expansion of both their customer and employee base, in part due to their acquisition of NexGen Storage earlier this year. Pivot3 is also announcing a new CFO appointment with Bill Stover.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Unveils Its Flashmatrix Technology

Today at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced its all-flash, big data analytic platform technology, Flashmatrix. This new technology is designed to address the growing need for real time/streaming analytics in distributed systems targeted at high data intensive applications in manufacturing, finance, medical and security. Toshiba will debut and showcase its Flashmatrix technology at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit, booth 407, in Santa Clara, California.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netlist Unveils Its New SCM Product, HybriDIMM

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California Netlist Inc. announced and intends to demonstrate its first Storage Class Memory (SCM) product, HybriDIMM. The HybriDIMM is a unified DRAM-NAND solution that will enable users to scale memory (up to the terabyte level) as well as accelerate storage into what Netlist is claiming to nanosecond memory speeds. Netlist’s HybriDIMM uses an industry standard DDR4 LRDIMM interface, meaning that it can operate in current Intel x86 servers without BIOS and hardware changes.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

EMC VxRack Node Powered By ScaleIO: Scaled Sysbench OLTP Performance Review (HCI)

Scaled Sysbench is the final performance test of the all-flash EMC ScaleIO VxRack Node configured in HCI. In two-layer, we pressed the system to 99.2% capacity and saw phenomenal throughput with the four Dell servers acting as load gens. This time, with the compute and storage together in the 2U chassis, we run the same testing to see what happens. We'd expect to see more weight on the CPUs as the limiting factor, as the system has more work to, but thus far in the HCI testing, ScaleIO has proven to be extremely efficient and lightweight from an overhead perspective; something that is generally the reverse in other HCI solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD

Today Seagate announced that it is continuing to expand its Nytro line and its flash footprint with the new Nytro XF1230 SATA SSD. Though Seagate seemed a little slow out of the gate when it came to flash, they seem to be making up for it here recently with announcements such as this one and their recent 2TB NVMe SSD in both M.2 and HHHL AIC form factors. We have wondered out loud in the past where Seagate plans to go with flash and it looks like they’ve responded.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Industry’s Smallest NVMe Form Factor SSD

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc announced that it intends to showcase new BG series solid state drive (SSD) family. The new BG SSD family leverages Toshiba’s BiCS FLAS with 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) technology and Toshiba’s new single-package ball grid array (BGA) NVMe PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 x2 SSD. Toshiba intends to showcase their new technology at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California next week, August 8-11.

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