by Adam Armstrong

Facebook Announces GA Of Its Wedge 100 Network Switch

In March of this year, Facebook announced its Wedge 100 top of the rack (TOR) switch. At the time Facebook had opened up the design of the Wedge 100 to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Facebook is now announcing that the Wedge 100 specification has been accepted by the OCP and brings Facebook one step closer to its goal of 100G data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 1Q 2017 Earnings

This week Seagate Technologies reported on its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. While all tech stocks have been less than spectacular, with the exception of a few, this is the second quarter in a row where things are looking up for Seagate’s finances. On top of better financial performance, Seagate’s stock is also showing an overall upward trend, albeit slowly.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces ECS 3.0

Today at Dell EMC world 2016, Dell EMC announced the latest version of its object-storage platform, Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) 3.0. The updated ECS is geared toward further enabling rapid and wide-scale digital transformation across enterprises globally. The latest version supports the popular PowerEdge servers and, according to Dell EMC, can offer up to 60% lower TCO versus public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Better Data Protection For The Modern Data Center

Today at Dell EMC World 2016, Dell EMC announced that it would be enhancing data protection software and servers of both legacy companies that now make up the one new one by combining technologies. Along with further integration of the two companies to leverage each others technology benefits, Dell EMC is also announcing new cloud-enabled software updates to protect customers data (regardless of size of the customer or its data) in the modern data center. These data protection enhancements include the latest version of Data Domain Virtual Edition, version 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Extends User Experience To SC Series

Today at Dell EMC World 2016, Dell EMC announced that it is extending capabilities in its mid-market storage arrays, the SC Series formally Compellent. The SC Series will now be interoperable with storage management, mobility and data protection solutions formerly only available to EMC customers. One of the key advantages to the Dell EMC merger is flexibility for customers. Today’s announcement furthers this flexibility enabling customers to mix and match legacy Dell and EMC storage products and services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Isilon All-Flash

Continuing on their message of the year of all flash, Dell EMC today announced All-Flash Isilon Storage and Dell EMC World 2016. According to Dell EMC, this all-flash Isilon will "ignite the Isilon data lake" for storing and managing unstructured data in the core datacenter. Dell EMC states that the new Isilon All-Flash will have six times more IOPS, eight times more aggregate throughput, and 47% more capacity to accelerate demanding and business critical workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New SAN Extension Using FCIP

Today Cisco announced its new SAN extension using Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP). This new SAN extension will help companies that need to scale over geographically dispersed datacenters, especially in the case where optical networks are cost prohibitive. Cisco states that its new SAN extension will help bring simplified data protection and business continuance strategies to organizations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Showcases Its NX6325 & Earns IOVP Certification

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, Mangstor, Inc. showcased its NX6325 storage array with Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) over RDMA networks. We previously reviewed the NX6325 over fabrics here and found it to be fastest shared storage solutions we had tested. Mangstor also announced that its MX-Series NVMe-based SSDs earned certification on VMware vSphere 6.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Kubernetes as a Service On Photon Platform

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced built-in support for Kubernetes in VMware Photon Platform, this support will allow the ability to deliver Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS). On top of KaaS, Photon Platform will also be adding networking and storage services powered by VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN, making it an end-to-end enterprise cloud-native infrastructure platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VSAN 6.5 & Other Solutions

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced the several new releases of its compute, storage, and cloud management solutions. These updated solutions are designed to help IT efficiently run, manage, and secure their traditional and modern applications on- or off-premises and include VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and VMware vRealize Automation. All of the updated solutions will now have support for containers.

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