by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces All-Flash For As Little As 3¢/GB/Month

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today its new initiative around flexible storage consumption models and accelerating all-flash data center adoption with its HPE 3PAR Flash Now. HPE is also announcing an update to its StoreFabric 32Gb (Gen 6) Fibre Channel portfolio for faster networking. And they have entered a partnership with Spectra Logic for enhanced data protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Its First All-Flash NAS, The FlashStation FS3017

Synology has launched its first all-flash NAS, FlashStation FS3017. Synology has a ton of NAS devices and they have supported flash for some time (with a flash caching option as well). The FS3017 marks the first time the company has released a product specifically designed for flash as opposed to also supporting it. Synology states that the FS3017 is ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces Version 6.4 Of S3 Server For RING

Today at Amazon re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, Scality announced the latest version of its flagship object storage software, RING. The latest version, 6.4, includes extended security features that are becoming crucial in today’s evolving digital business environment. The company is also announcing that it was joined AWS marketplace and has released the Open Source S3 Server to the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Its Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Today Cohesity announced a new product that extends the benefits of its on-premises consolidated secondary storage solution to public cloud infrastructure, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE). Cohesity’s new DataPlatform CE allows organizations to reap the benefits of the cloud including scalability, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. The Cohesity DataPlatform CE will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Announces Its 3Q 2017 Earnings

Today Nimble Storage reported its third quarter 2017 earnings and once again saw an overall improvement. While Nimble’s stock has been a bit more stable than some of the other earnings we cover, it has seen a modest increase since its last earnings report. Nimble saw an increase in revenue and an decrease in net loss but it saw a decrease in gross margin.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Launches Its New Quad-Core, 16-Bay SMB NAS

Today QNAP Systems, Inc. released a new 16-bay NAS aimed at the SMB market, the TS-1635. This new NAS supports up to 12 3.5” drives and 4 2.5” SSDs. On top of this, the TS-1635 also comes with two 10Gbe ports and two Gigabit ports helping companies meet the demands of next-generation networks. QNAP states that all of this comes in a cost-effective NAS, though there doesn’t appear to be a price listed at the moment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Phoenix Now Available On AWS Marketplace

Today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, Druva announced that its Phoenix solution is now available via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The availability in AWS marketplace will make it easier for companies to access and deploy Phoenix for their disaster recovery needs. On top of speeding deployment and increasing ease of access, Druva states that the availability of Phoenix on AWS is also more cost-effective for companies wishing to take advantage of its unified backup, archival, and disaster recovery for server workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate IronWolf HDD 10TB Review

The new Seagate IronWolf HDD is designed for all types of NAS use cases, including those that leverage multi-RAID environments, with capacities spanning up to 10TB. Seagate has had a lot of success with their purpose-built drives in the past, such as the Seagate EnterpriseSeagate NAS, and Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance HDDs. And their new line is certainly specced to follow in their footsteps. Featuring multi-tier caching technology, this uniquely named drive is built to handle the constant vibration that is inherent in 24/7 NAS spindle drives and thrives under heavy user-workload rates in a high data-traffic network. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Veritas NetBackup 5240 Backup Appliance Review

Veritas merged with Symantec back in 2004 only to be spun back off last year as its own data management company. Symantec kept its security and Veritas gained NetBackup. NetBackup is an enterprise heterogeneous backup and recovery suite that that provides backup for several operating systems, physical systems, cloud, and virtualization such as VMware and Hyper-V. Veritas takes this one step farther and offers NetBackup on an appliance for what it calls an efficient, turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Currently the NetBackup appliances are offered in two solutions: the 5200 series (which we will be looking at in this review) that is designed to be cost-optimized, and the 5300 series that is more performance-optimized.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 6004 Review

We've long been fans of the Dot Hill arrays, looking at a few over the years including the AssuredSAN 4824 and the AssuredSAN Ultra48 in both HDD and hybrid configurations. In fact, the Ultra48 never made its way home; it's been in our lab serving as a primary capacity array for some time now. Dot Hill was good about continuing to add features to their controllers, making them some of the best in midrange storage. After the Seagate purchase of Dot Hill mid last year (podcast on the topic), the updates have continued flowing; at the end of last year Seagate pushed out a release that dramatically improved the performance of the 6004 series controllers, amongst several other material updates. This got us to thinking about how much more performance could be squeezed out of the Ultra48 with a relatively simple controller swap. Given Seagate's interest in delivering a fully vertically integrated storage array, the timing seemed right to give it a try. 

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