by Adam Armstrong

HPE Completes Its Acquisition Of Nimble Storage

Last month, we reported that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was in the process of acquiring Nimble Storage for $1 billion and $200 million in unvested equity awards. Today, HPE announced that the acquisition is complete for the above mentions price and equity awards. This is HPE's second major acquisition this year, the first being SimpliVity in January.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces StorNext 6.0

Today Quantum Corp. announced a major update of its StorNext file system, version 6. The latest version of StorNext adds new advanced data management features aimed at increasing performance and easing management. Quantum has also added new features to improve collaboration. These new enhancements take StorNext past media and entertainment making it an attractive option for genomics, academic research, video surveillance, oil and gas, and government security.

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by Kevin OBrien

VMware Continues to Push the HCI Market with vSAN 6.6

VMware just launched version 6.6 of vSAN, bringing another round of new features and enhancements. With more than 7,000 customers, and growing rapidly, the sixth version of vSAN boosts performance of its all-flash configurations upwards of 50% in some situations. It also supports Intel's latest Optane flash technology at launch, further driving down latencies for demanding workloads. As vSAN hits version 6.6, I'm continuously reminded as to the fast pace development cycle brought by VMware, strengthening their leadership position in HCI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Launches DiskStation DS1517+, DS1817+, & Expansion Unit DX517

Today Synology Inc. launched two new DiskStation NAS, the DS1517+ and the DS1817+, along with the new expansion unit, DX517. The new NAS devices are the long-awaited 5- and 8-bay models. Synology states that the new models will offer high-performance, reliability, and versatility for tech enthusiasts and small/medium-sized businesses. As with all Synology NAS devices, the new models are powered by the powerful and award-winning operating system DiskStation Manager (DSM), currently in its 6.1 version.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Accelerates Its ITOM Through Containers

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it has launched containerized versions of its HPE IT Operations Management (ITOM) suites. HPE states that these new containerized ITOM suites will be able to accelerate and streamline the continuous operations of customers’ hybrid cloud and on-premise operational environments. The four suites include Hybrid Cloud Management, Data Center Automation, Operations Bridge, and IT Service Management Automation. The suites will be delivered using Docker containers and will feature native container lifecycle management functions to ease their introduction.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces FlashArray//X All-NVMe Flash Array

Today Pure Storage announced its first all-NVMe, enterprise-class all-flash array, the FlashArray//X. This new array is built on proven FlashArray architecture. According to Pure, the FlashArray//X enables true global flash management with new Purity DirectFlash software and NVMe DirectFlash Modules from Pure Storage, which eliminate performance bottlenecks associated with legacy technologies. This new technology will give customers a dramatic improvement in performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases vSAN 6.6

Today VMware Inc. announced the first update to vSAN so far this year with version 6.6. The latest release of vSAN is packed full of new advanced enterprise features. According to VMware, these newly announced features are aimed at improving performance, saving costs, and increasing security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Launches Several Next-Gen Storage Networking Innovations

Today Cisco announced the launch of several next-generation storage networking innovations. This announcement includes offering 32Gb Fibre Channel performance across Cisco MDS Storage Networking Director as well as across Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric, storage networking analytics, and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) over FC support for flash memory appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Raises An Additional $33 Million In Funding

Today Tegile Systems announced that it has been able to raise an additional $33 million in funding. This latest round of funding brings the total raised to $178 million for the company. This round of funding was led by Western Digital Corp and additional investors include Meritech Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, and Cross Creek Capital. The newly raises funds will be invested in technology development and product innovation, and to expand worldwide market reach.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NETGEAR, NAKIVO, Dell, Linux, ODPi, Cisco, Scality, iboss, Microsemi, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NETGEAR introduces new consumer WiFi system. NAKIVO releases version 7 with support for Hyper-V. Dell releases its lightest, smallest, and most power-efficient entry-level thin client. The Linux Foundation and ODPi launch a free intro to Apache Hadoop course. Scality RING is now validated by Cisco. iboss offers industry’s first distributed gateway platform offered as 100% SaaS subscription. Microsemi releases new storage I/O controllers. CTERRA’s Cloud Server Data Protection Platform is now available on-demand on AWS Marketplace. Quest Software unveils its virtualization management and data protection software, VROOM.

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