by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Introduces RSD 2.1 With Pooled NVMe Storage

Today Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced its latest Rack Scale Design (RSD), version 2.1, now with pooled all-flash NVMe composable storage support. This new pooling ability can bring Peta-scale NVMe storage that is shared by up to twelve hosts. This would be ideal for applications such as high throughput ingest, HPC, data analytics, video streaming, CDN, and software-defined storage (SDS) environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom Announces New NVMe & Automation For Brocade Switches

Today Broadcom Limited announced new capabilities for NVMe and automation in its Brocade Gen 6 switch and port blade, Brocade G630 switch and Brocade FC32-64 port blade for the Brocade X6 director. The new high-density switches are purpose-built for flash storage. The company states that the switches can accelerate business operations, respond to dynamic demands, and eliminate complexity all the while increasing scalability, drive storage innovation, and simplifying operations.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware vSAN Support For Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center Announced

VMware announces vSAN support for Klas Telecom’s Voyager Tactical Data Center (Voyager TDC) products, further extending the hyper-converged infrastructure market into harsh environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are needed. The main benefit of vSAN is how it simplifies storage and storage management while delivering more performance, so this would certainly be a welcomed addition to Klas Telecom's portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Converged Systems Revenue Report for 4Q17; Dell EMC & VMware Leaders

The International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Converged Systems Tracker recently and saw that worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.1% year over year to $3.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017. IDC reported that sales for the entire year was over $12.5 billion or a 9.4% increase over the $12 billion in 2016. This seems to suggest that there is a slow, but steady increase in converged infrastructure across enterprises.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

The Intel SSD DC P4500 Series is part of the company’s Intel 3D NAND SSD line and is designed to handle software-defined cloud infrastructures across the multi-cloud environment, specifically to reduce server footprint. With its availability in 2.5-inch PCIe, HHHL PCIe, and “ruler” form factors, the P4500 offers a ton of flexibility and will suit the needs of a range of different physical use cases. The Intel drive also features pair-to-CPU core mapping, which supports both high drive count and multiple SSDs scaling on Intel platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel SSD DC P4510 Review

Introduced earlier this year, the DC P4510 Series is Intel’s new data center NVMe SSD. Designed specifically for the Cloud (with the tagline “Cloud Inspired. Storage Optimized.”), the P4510 is Intel’s first enterprise 64-layer 3D NAND SSD. Leveraging this technology, the company was able to drive the capacity of the drive up to 8TB, all the while being able to fit it in a U.2, 15mm form factor.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Launches NexentaCloud

Today Nexenta launched its new product family of cloud native storage solutions, NexentaCloud. The new family is built to be an extension of Nexenta’s Open SDS solution, taking all of the benefits and bringing them to the cloud. The first product launched today is the NexentaCloud for AWS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Releases DVX 4.0

Datrium announced that it had made a major update to its software, DVX 4.0. The latest update extends capabilities of DVX Tier 1 and extended support for Oracle RAC, greater VM fault tolerance, and improved data and administrative security. Included with the new upgrade is Cloud DVX.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Launches Its SaaS Platform For Data Management, Polaris

Today Rubrik announced what it is calling the industry’s first SaaS platform for Data Management Applications, Rubrik Polaris. Polaris provides a global policy framework, workflow orchestration, and deep data intelligence as cloud-delivered applications that is particularly beneficial for backup/recovery, archival, and DR. The new SaaS platform will complement Rubrik’s existing Cloud Data Management products.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN XCubeSAN XS5226D Review

Last year we reviewed the QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Series that we found to have good performance, good capabilities, and a good price for the SMB and ROBO markets that were its target. For this review, we will be looking at the same appliance with the higher-end XS5226 controller in it. As design and build and management are identical (we are using the same chassis), readers can refer back to the previous review.

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