by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces "No Restrictions" Download For ScaleIO And Future Enhancements

EMC has announced a free “no restrictions” download for non-production use of its ScaleIO software as well as its enhancements planned for the future. EMC ScaleIO is a software-only solution that changes existing server storage into shared block storage in order to help empower IT organizations with flexible and scalable performance and capacity on demand. In addition, it has been designed with enterprise-grade resiliency to power next-generation applications that require hyper-scale and lower operational cost. This scale-out server SAN architecture enables customers to grow from a few servers to thousands of servers with linear performance scalability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces New Solutions To Maximize Performance In Microsoft Business Environments

Today at Microsoft Unite, Dell Inc. introduced a series of new solutions that are aimed at increasing performance and productivity in Microsoft business environments. Dell is introducing Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace, a desktop virtualization appliance, Migration Manager for Enterprise Social, to centralizes social media user collaboration, and Dell is announcing that its PowerEdge R930 server is able to run Microsoft workloads with ease. These new solutions will help customers securely and effectively access Windows applications, easily access and manage virtual desktops, manage social networks, and improve productivity.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Project CoprHD, an Open Source Version of ViPR Controller

EMC announced the company’s plans to release an open source into the community named Project CoprHD. Based on the ViPR Controller, Project CoprHD is EMC’s first open-source project based on one of its commercial software products. The project will make the code for ViPR Controller (the storage automation and control functionality) open for community-driven development on GitHub sometime in June of this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Expands VSPEX Portfolio With VMAX 100K

Today at EMC world, EMC Corporation announced that it was expanding its VSPEX Portfolio With EMC VMAX 100K, which they claim is the industry’s leading enterprise data services platform. EMC had announced other updates to VMAX3 earlier this week.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivotal Makes Major Updates To Big Data Suite

Today Pivotal Software Inc. announced major updates to its Pivotal Big Data Suite. The new updates include upgrades to Pivotal HD Apache Hadoop distribution and Pivotal is claiming up to a 100 times performance improvement for its analytics solutions, including Pivotal Greenplum Database. The new upgrades are aimed at helping customers manage ballooning data sets driven by mobile, cloud, social, and the Internet of Things, and to tackle the most complex queries across these data sets at unprecedented speed, scale, and flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Launches All-Flash Hyper-Converged Appliance At 90% Lower Cost

Atlantis Computing announced today that it has launched the first turn-key hyper-converged appliance to deliver all-flash performance, Atlantis HyperScale. Atlantis also claims that its appliance will deliver this performance at 50-90% lower cost than other hyper-converged appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Release VNXe3200 Unified All-Flash Array For Under $25K

Today at EMC world 2015, EMC Corporation announced that they have broken the $25,000 price barrier for unified all-flash arrays with the VNXe3200. This is the first time customers can leverage EMC flash technology at such a low price.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Announces Availability of the Intel SSD Data Center S3510 Series

Intel has announced the availability of the Intel SSD Data Center S3510 Series, expanding on their storage offerings in the Intel SSD Data Center Family as well as to meet the demands for high-performance, high-capacity data stores in the data center. The Intel SSD DC S3510 Series is built to provide cost and power advantages over hard disk drives all the while delivering performance and reliability. As a result, this makes it ideal for read-intensive or virtualized applications in a cloud or data center environment, such as web servers, operational databases and analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Announces Ultrastar SAS SSDs Are Now Rated For 2.5 MTBF

HGST, a Western Digital company, has hit a few milestones recently with their enterprise drives. They ship the largest capacity non-SMR drive, the Ultrastar He8 8TB. Of their helium drives, they have deployed over a million so far. Recently their Ultrastar Helium HDDs achieved a field reliability of 2.5 million hours mean time between failures (MTBF), and on the heels of that news, HGST’s SAS SSDs have also achieved a MTBF of 2.5 million hours.

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by Adam Armstrong

SuperMicro Releases Ultra Dense 6U MicroBlade Solutions

Super Micro Computer Inc. released a new extreme-density sever platform, MicroBlade. These new solutions are aimed at hyper-scale data center, cloud, web hosting environments and video streaming, VDI, high performance video/graphics applications. SuperMicro’s MicroBlade also enables VLP DDR4 16/32GB RDIMM, at the cost of regular DIMM, to increase energy efficiency and cooling. SuperMicro claims that the MicroBlade is a converged computing platform that combines the density, ease of use, manageability, high availability, serviceability, efficiency of blade servers with the cost advantage of rack-mount servers.

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