by Adam Armstrong

Ravello Moves VMware Data Center & ESXi Labs Into AWS & Google Cloud

Today Ravello Systems made two announcements around VMware environments running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and in Google Cloud Platform. Ravello is announcing the general availability of InceptionSX that grants the ability to run the ESXi hypervisor in AWS and Google Cloud. Ravello is also unveiling InfinityDC, which allows companies to spin up an isolated capsule of a VMware environment within AWS and Google Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Coho Integrates Docker Into Storage Systems

Today Coho Data announced that it is integrating with Docker containers and microservice orchestration support. This integration will allow third-party applications to run within Coho’s customers’ storage systems. Coho’s new container-converged storage system or Warpconvergence, bridges the gap between old and new datacenter infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Introduces New Hybrid Cloud Appliance with Unlimited Replication for Disaster Recovery

Today Rubrik introduced a new hybrid cloud appliance, the r348, along with the latest version of its Converged Data Management platform, version 2.0. The r348 is designed for larger environments and ones where data retention is required for longer times. The r348 has a logical capacity of over 300TB per 2U space and can scale to ten of thousands of nodes. Converged Data Management 2.0 gives unlimited replication for disaster recovery while eliminating the need for backup software.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases New vRealize Operations Management Pack For VSAN

Today VMware released a new vRealize Operations Management Pack that support VSAN 6.0, version 6.0.2. The latest management pack introduces a new set of dashboards that gives users a centralized location that provides global visibility into all aspects of VSAN 6.0.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces 5TB and 6TB Capacities For WD Red Pro and Black Lines

WD has announced the addition of 5TB and 6TB capacities to its WD Red Pro line of hard drives, which are designed for NAS systems equipped up to 16 drive bays and businesses with more expansive storage requirements than the standard WD Red drives. We previously reviewed the WD Red Pro 4TB model.

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by Brian Beeler

Samsung Enterprise SSDs

Samsung offers a wide variety of enterprise SSDs, ranging from low-cost entery-enterprise SATA SSDs to some of the best performing SAS enterprise SSDs rated for write intensive workloads. In our recent reviews of the Samsung SSD portfolio, both the SATA and SAS drives topped the charts repeatedly, showing clear benefits of a vertically integrated enterprise SSD solution. 

by Adam Armstrong

Scality And Dell Partner To Expand SDS Options

Today Scality announced that it working with Dell to create new Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions that run on Dell’s hardware using Scality’s RING software. This collaboration means that Dell will now offer its PowerEdge Server, storage, and networking solutions based on RING software. This partnership gives enterprises all the benefits of Scality’s RING software (100% reliable, high performance, infinitely scalable, and hardware agnostic) with all of the support and performance that customers have grown to expect from Dell hardware.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorTrends Awarded 3 Patents Aimed At All-Flash Storage

Today StorTrends, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) announced that is has been granted three patents that set a high standard of how companies can meet requirements of performance-intensive applications and do so at a cost-effective price. The three patents focus on data deduplication (8,954,339), data migration (8,812,811), and multi-protocol data transfers (8,711,851).

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by Adam Armstrong

SuperMicro SuperChassis 846BE1C-R1K28B Review

The SuperMicro SuperChassis 846BE1C-R1K28B is a 24-bay JBOD. The drive trays are hot-swappable and made for 3.5” HDDs (though an adaptor can be used to put in 2.5” HDDs or SSDs). If one were to use 8TB drives, such as HGST’s He8 drives, it would bring total maximum capacity up to 192TB. The SuperChassis can also be used as a Headunit and supports both Single and Dual Intel and AMD processors, and supports a variety of motherboards.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo and StorMagic Partner to Offer Hyperconverged Software-Defined-Storage Solutions

Lenovo and StorMagic have announced a collaborative effort to produce new low-cost, hyper-converged solutions for remote-office/branch office markets, which will be available through electronic components and enterprise computing provider, Arrow Electronics. These solutions are designed for small business and distributed enterprise customers and will offer highly available and customizable virtual infrastructure, as a simple and reliable bundled solution. Lenovo also recently announced a partnership with Pivot3 to launch a Global Hyper-Converged solution to their clients.

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