by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Integrates Docker Containers & Backup To Amazon S3

Today Zadara Storage announced new features to its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) solution. The new features include the new Docker-based container services, Zadara Container Services (ZCS), backup to Amazon S3, and two new storage hardware options. According to Zadara, these new features will give users most advanced Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) capabilities available on the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces General Availability of EMC Elastic Cloud 2.0

Today at Dockercon, EMC announced it was releasing the latest version of its Web-scale cloud storage software, EMC Elastic Cloud (ECS) 2.0. The latest version of ECS aims to elevate Software-Defined Storage (SDS) to new levels while improving user experience. ECS will be available as a fully containerized download for test and development.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Updates Its Container Engine & Registry

Today Google announced that it is releasing a beta of its Container Engine, which includes new pricing and features. Google is also announcing the general availability of its Container Registry that allows user to store and access container images from a private repository.

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by Adam Armstrong

First Large Scale, In Field SSD Reliability Study Done At Facebook

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have released a study that focused on the in-field reliability of SSDs, the study is titled “A Large-Scale Study of Flash Memory Failures in the Field.” The study was conducted using Facebook’s datacenters over the course of four years and millions of operational hours. The study looks at how errors manifest and aim to help others develop novel flash reliability solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Adds Microsoft SQL Server & Citrix XenDesktop To FlashStack CI

Today Pure Storage announced that its FlashStack CI reference architecture is now combining Microsoft SQL Server and Citrix XenDesktop with its FlashArray 400 series. Pure Storage is also expanding its FlashStack CI to new global partners and reseller opportunities in what Pure hopes will accelerate the flash adoption in datacenters.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ is a high-end server that is comprised of the SC119UAC(2)-R750 1U server chassis featuring and X10DRU-i+ dual processor serverboard subsystems, the latter which is based on the Intel PCH C612 chipset. Like the previously reviewed SuperServer 1027R-WC1NRT, the 1028U provides enterprises with a ton of versatility for heavy application workloads with its equipped 10 hot-swappable 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays.

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by Adam Armstrong

Exablox Releases OneBlox 4312

Exablox announced that it is expanding its OneBlox family with the release of its new storage appliance, the OneBlox 4312. The 4312 delivers 10 times the performance of the OneBlox 3308. The 4312 comes with inline deduplication, continuous snapshots, and remote replication enabling users to address a wide range of use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware And Docker Deliver Greater Speeds Through The Right Controls

VMware and Docker are working together to tackle the problem of speed versus security. The collaboration intends to point out that there doesn’t need to be a tradeoff of one for another. And instead of focusing on controls that give organizations more speed, the focus is on the proper controls that give both speed and security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 2TB 2.5” HDD Review

The Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD v3 is a 2.5” drive is Seagate’s third generation of Enterprise Capacity drives, this time with the highest capacity currently available for 2.5” HDDs at 2TB (Toshiba has a 3TB 2.5” HDD but it is not currently available). The drive also comes in 1TB, 500GB and 250GB capacities. The drive is available in either 12Gb/s SAS or 6Gb/s SATA. And for users looking for an extra secure solution, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDDs come in Self Encrypting Models (SED) with Secure Erase technology and come in a government-grade SED FIPS 140-2 models. 

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by Adam Armstrong

ClusterHQ Partners With EMC For Flocker 1.0 Release

ClusterHQ released an update to its open source container data volume manager for Dockerized applications, Flocker 1.0. Flocker already supports any device that speaks the OpenStack Cinder AP as well as supporting Amazon EBS. Now, through a collaboration with EMC, customers can enable Dockerized applications on ScaleIO and XtremIO. The use of Flocker on ScaleIO and XtremIO will allow customers to architect and manage high-performance, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective persistent storage backends for Docker-based applications.

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