by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Earnings & Announces Layoffs

I didn’t intend to be the bearer of bad news but covering the recent earnings in the tech industry has hung that title around my neck. Intel is the latest company to release its first quarter earnings that didn’t live up to the expectations, or at least in some cases. The earnings overall weren’t bad, in fact they were pretty good, but it was Intel restructuring announcement that really hit a sour note. Intel plans on cutting 11% of its workforce or 12,000 jobs by 2017. Its stock took a momentary hit before bouncing back.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Announces New Cloud Storage Options At NAB 2016

Today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, Oracle announced new cloud storage options that are designed to save organizations costs while they store, manage, and retrieve their media content. In order to achieve these savings Oracle is combining its content storage applications, Oracle DIVA, with its Storage Cloud Serve – Archive Storage. Oracle states that customers can leverage flexible and scalable cloud storage for as little as one-tenth of a penny per gigabyte per month or $12,000 per petabyte per year.

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Expands Its Server Memory Portfolio

Today Crucial announced the availability of two new offerings in its server memory product portfolio, 32GB DDR4 VLP RDIMMs and 64GB DDR4 LRDIMMs. To get the higher density out of the new memory modules, Crucial engineered a dual stack of 8Gb DDR4 DRAM die to engineer a single 16Gb component. The new modules have quoted speeds of 2400MT/s. The new DDR4 server memory modules will have increased performance, density, and bandwidth making them an ideal choice for data analytics and modeling and hyperscale environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Unveils World’s Largest Capacity Tape Library, TFinity ExaScale

Today at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Spectra Logic announced the world’s largest and most richly featured tape storage system Spectra, TFinity ExaScale Edition. The TFinity ExaScale Edition is designed for organizations that have exception data growth exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment and high performance computing.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter HDDs Announced

WD has announced the expansion of its HDD portfolio with with the addition of the new WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Placing itself nicely alongside the company’s existing lines like the Black and Red HDDs, the Gold drives are built to handle a variety of use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Diamanti Exits Stealth & Scores $12.5 Million In Funding

Today Diamanti (formally known as Datawise.io in stealth) came out of stealth to announce the beta availability of its first product, the industry’s first turnkey networking and storage appliance that brings guaranteed performance levels to Linux containers such as Docker. Guaranteed performance levels is a major requirement in containers’ progression from developer sandbox to production deployment. The company is also announcing the close of a $12.5 million Series A venture funding round from CRV, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality & Dell Partner To Bring RING Powered SD7000-S

Today Scailty has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Dell to bring a high-density, purpose built storage server for Scality RING file and object-based architecture. According to Scality, this new system, the Dell SD7000-S, will deliver a flexible, scale-out storage that is designed for modernized enterprises.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Announces Entry-Level FXT Edge Filer

Today Avere Systems introduced the latest in its FXT 5000 Edge Filer series product line, the FXT 5200. The FXT 5200 is an entry-level solution that will deliver all of the functionality support of the rest of the 5000 series at a lower price point. The FXT 5200 is aimed at customer with lower performance workloads. It also has a smaller footprint and 50% more storage than the preceding model taking up only 1U of space.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Enhances Black Pearl & Introduces Certification Program

Today at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Spectra Logic announced several feature enhancements to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway and a new Client Certification Program. BlackPearl provides a single interface to tape and disk using cloud protocols. Since its introduction in 2013 it has gained traction in several vertical markets such as genomics and healthcare, general IT management, high-performance computing, media and entertainment, research and education and video surveillance.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Updates To Its All-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation

HP has announced updates to their new all-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation, which boasts the performance normally found only in traditional tower workstations. Now equipped with a smaller, thinner and lighter build, the third generation HP Z1 Workstation is specifically designed for users in demanding applications. 

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