by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Has Been Selected By NBC To Archive The 2016 Olympic Games

Today Spectra Logic and NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced that Spectra will be providing video archive and disaster recovery services for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. This announcement was made by Spectra’s Chief Sales Officer, Brain Grainger, and NBC Sports Group’s Vice President, Post Operations & Digital Workflow, Darryl Jefferson.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality RING To Power LANL Supercomputer Trinity

Today Scality announced the production deployment of the Scality RING to power Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Trinity supercomputer. Scality is also announcing that it is working with Los Alamos on an open source software project that brings the power of object storage to all large-scale research computing environments, MarFS. This is yet another vendor to work with Los Alamos. We’ve seen Seagate leverage its ClusterStor A200 system for the Trinity supercomputer as well as providing storage with Cray’s Sonexion 2000 system.

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by Brian Beeler

EMC VxRack Node powered by ScaleIO: VMmark Performance Review (2-layer)

We've already taken a look at how well the VxRack Node All Flash PF100 does in two key areas relating to database applications. First we saw how well ScaleIO did scaling near-linearly to full capacity with MySQL, then we honed in on SQL Server performance, purely from a transactional latency perspective. Now we turn to a well understood benchmark that emphasizes system performance for virtualized workloads with a broad base of underlying applications. VMmark stresses the entire system as the workload, referred to as tiles, scales until the storage under test either loses its ability to keep improving performance, or the compute front-end runs of steam; the latter rarely happens first. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases VirtualWisdom 4.4

Today Virtual Instruments announced that they have released the latest update to its Infrastructure Performance Management software, VirutalWisdom 4.4. The latest update builds off of Virtual Instruments recent merger with Load DynamiX. The update features new analytics, a new platform appliance, as well as enhancements to reporting and notifications.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Partners With Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe & Asia

IBM will be extending its global partnership with Box to give enterprises the option to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. As such, IBM will be able to use Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments via their deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. Box Zones will also leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage Services, as it will enable clients from both companies to locally store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data through the cloud in a range of different regions located across Europe and Asia.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Unveils New Portfolio Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new portfolio of PCIe SSDs using NVMe. The new portfolio, including the Micron 9100 (partnering with Memblaze) and 7100 PCIe SSDs, has been created with the data center in mind, helping customers implement an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These new drives expand upon Micron’s existing SATA and SAS SSDs including the S600DC, which is now shipping in volume.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Accelerated Solutions Introduced

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced that it is now creating a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers, Micron Accelerated Solutions. When one thinks of Micron it generally centers around what they are known for: memory and storage. In order to bring these new solutions to market, Micron is close collaboration with hardware and software companies including VMware, Supermicro and Nexenta.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Announces Active Archive SA-1000

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) introduced a new model to its HGST Active Archive Object Storage System, the SA-1000. This latest model of Active Archive is targeted at media and entertainment digital data preservation, life sciences data pools, and cloud backup. WDC states that the SA-1000 will enable smaller object storage footprints with easy-to-manage building blocks to scale capacity as needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Enhances Its STaaS With ZIOS Intelligent Object Store

Today Zadara announced an addition to its award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud, the ZIOS Intelligent Object Store service. This new service is aimed at both enterprises and service providers. ZIOS is said to deliver a common storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform that can be deployed at any location, supporting any data type and connecting to any protocol. Zadara is also introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity and large flash cache options.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera Emerges From Stealth & Launches Datera Elastic Data Fabric

Today Datera emerged from stealth launching its first product, Datera Elastic Data Fabric. Datera Elastic Data Fabric is scale-out storage software that turns standard, commodity hardware into a RESTful API-driven, policy-based storage fabric for large-scale clouds. Datera states that their solution is the first storage solution for enterprise and service provider clouds that is designed with DevOps style operations in mind.

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