by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Mangstor NX6320 NVMe over Fabrics Review

The Mangstor NX-Series of all-flash arrays (AFA) are a family of appliances that are designed to bring the performance and low-latency benefits of NVMe to a shared storage environment. Shared storage of course isn't new, but being able to leverage the benefits of NVMe in a shared environment is. Conceptually, NVMe over Fabrics takes the power of the best of breed SSDs, that have been confined to in-server use, and shares them over a high-speed network (Ethernet or Infiniband). Specifically, the Mangstor NX6320 uses NVMe over Fabrics with RDMA network access in order to deliver performance benefits to latency sensitive applications. This scalable storage has several use cases including critical applications, database and HPC. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Scale Computing Adds Automated Flash Tiering To Its HC3

Earlier this week Scale Computing announced that it was adding flash-enabled automated storage tiering into its HC3 platform. This update adds hybrid storage including SSD and spinning disk with HyperCore Enhanced Automated Tiering (HEAT). The update will also allow users to tune performance on different workloads to make sure that they are getting the performance that they need or are not being overprovisioned hurting performance elsewhere.

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by Adam Armstrong

With The Help Of Ford & Microsoft, Pivotal Raises $253 Million In Funding

Pivotal announced today that its latest round of series C financing has landed the company $253 million in new cash. One of the major new investors this go round was Ford Motor Company in conjunction with Microsoft. Pivotal also raised money from its existing investors including GE, EMC, and VMware. This funding round is expected to close this month and is subject to customary conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approval.

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by Adam Armstrong

Metalogix Announces Essentials For Drives: File Shares To OneDrive Freemium

This week Metalogix announced the launch of its Essentials for Drives: File Shares to OneDrive Freemium. With this new program, users will be able to migrate up to 500 drives (or users) or 1TB of file share content (including files, folders, versions, metadata, and permissions from file systems, file shares or Network Attached Storage (NAS)) into Microsoft's OneDrive for Business.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear Announces New ProSAFE 10GbE Smart Managed Switches

Netgear has announced the addition of three new powerful switches to its portfolio of second-generation ProSAFE 10GbE Smart Managed Switches: the XS748T, which offers 44 copper 10GBASE-T ports and 4 additional dedicated 1GbE/10GbE SFP+ ports for 10G fiber links; the XS716T, which includes 16 copper ports of 10-Gigabit connectivity, 2 of which are shared/combination copper/SFP+ Fiber ports for 10G fiber links; and the XS708T, which comes equipped with 8 copper ports of 10-Gigabit connectivity, 2 of which are shared/combination copper/SFP+ Fiber ports for 10G fiber links. All three switches are designed for small- and medium-sized businesses and other growing organizations, and fit nicely beside the ProSAFE 12-port XS712T and the 28-port XS728T Smart Managed Switch models.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces New & Enhanced Open Source Contributions

Today at the last day of EMC World 2016, EMC Corporation announced new and enhanced projects under its EMC {code} umbrella. The new project is known as Polly, an open source framework that enables storage allocation in scheduling environments such as Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos. EMC is also announcing integrations and enhancements to its open source storage orchestration engine for containers, REX-Rey.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #14: EMC World 2016 - John Roese

John Roese is EMC's CTO, charged with leading the technical strategic vision for the company. John wears many hats at EMC including overseeing hardware development, managing specialized market segments like telco, and is involved in core aspects of the Dell integration - to name a few. In this podcast we talk about three core disruptions John sees coming in tech and John dispenses some excellent advice for those of us with school-aged children. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Makes A Data Lake With Several EMC Offerings

Today at EMC World Conference 2016, Primary Data announced its storage-agnostic DataSphere platform connects EMC systems including ScaleIO software-defined scale-out block storage solutions, Isilon scale-out NAS storage, and Amazon S3 cloud storage. Primary Data demonstrated this at their booth, 165, showing how data virtualization enables enterprises to integrate the capabilities of their diverse storage resources. Primary Data states that its DataSphere can unit EMC storage systems across file, block, and object access protocols, scaling the EMC Data Lake solutions across their different EMC storage platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Introduces New Power Xpert 9395 High Performance UPS

Eaton Corporation announced a new uninterruptible power system (UPS) for small- to mid-sized data centers, the Power Xpert 9395 high-performance model. The new high-performance models include 200-600 kilowatts (kW)/kilovolt-amperes (kVA) in North America. These latest models complete the Xpert 9395 portfolio. This portfolio can help reduce TCO and are scalable to meet the ever-increasing power requirements the industry faces.

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by Brian Beeler

John Roese, EMC

John Roese is EMC's CTO, charged with leading the technical strategic vision for the company. John wears many hats at EMC including overseeing hardware development, managing specialized market segments like telco, and is involved in core aspects of the Dell integration - to name a few. In this podcast we talk about three core disruptions John sees coming in tech and John dispenses some excellent advice for those of us with school-aged children.