by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Huawei ES3600 v3 NVMe SSD Review (2.5”)

The Huawei ES3000 v3 is a series of NVMe SSDs (Non-Volatile Memory Express Solid State Drives) that marks the sixth generation of Huawei’s enterprise-level SSDs. The ES3000 v3 series is Huawei first NVMe drive however. The series comes in two form factors: 2.5” (15mm z-height) and Half-Height, Half-Length add-in card (HHHL AIC). The drive comes in a variety of capacities from 1.2TB to 3.2TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Announces SANConnect Fabric Bridge Technology

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mangstor Inc. announced a new technology that enables NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) storage arrays to connect to existing iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC) SANs as a fast storage caching layer, SANConnect. Mangstor claims this new technology can boost performance of existing SANs by layering an intelligent, higher performance non-volatile memory cache paired with the low latency, high performance characteristics of Mangstor NVMf storage software.

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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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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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