by Adam Armstrong

HP Expands Converged Infrastructure Portfolio And Partners With Arista

Today at HP Discover, HP announced that it was expanding its converged infrastructure portfolio. These new offerings include enhancements to its HP OneView 2.0 management platform, a new partnership with Arista Networks, and a series of new workload optimized reference architectures. These new offerings will give customers the flexibility they need to transform to hybrid architecture and at the same time, protect their existing IT investments.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell PowerEdge FX2 (FD332 & FC830) Review

Dell recently announced that it has expanded FX2 architecture to include two new server blocks and a new storage block. At its launch, and in our initial review, the FX2 had FC630 and FM120x4 compute blocks. This time we will be taking a closer look at the new FD332 storage block and the FC830 server block. The FD332 gives users the ability to uniquely add storage density by pulling the sled out and adding drives to its side. The FC830 enables users to have up to 8 cores in a single 2U enclosure. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Hedvig Raises An Additional $18 Million In Funding

Today Hedvig announced that it has raised an additional $18 million is series B funding bringing the total amount it has raised thus far to $30.5 million, all within three months of the company coming out of stealth. Hedvig plans on using the funding to rapidly expand across the globe while addressing the demands of its customers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces A New Cloud-Based Storage Management And Support Platform

Today Pure Storage announced its new cloud-based storage management and support platform, Pure1. Pure1 is a cloud-based service that brings management and support process together making it easier for IT to manage storage from anywhere around the globe from mobile devices. Pure1 enables customers, partners, and Pure staff to collaborate with seamless coordination and ultra-proactive support while lowering costs by eliminating dedicated storage management servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Unveils New Flash Array And Upgrade Model

Today Pure Storage announced a new all-flash array, the FlashArray//m. The new array is completely integrated software and hardware solution, a first for an All-Flash Array (AFA). Pure Storage is also announcing a new model of storage procurement and upgrades, Evergreen Storage. These new innovations will deliver more performance while eliminating IT inefficiencies.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces A Series Of Innovations To Speed Flash Adoption In The Datacenter

Today HP made a series of announcements around its 3PAR StoreServ Storage family. These announcements include lowering the price of flash capacity, new highly scalable all-flash arrays, and flash-optimized data services. These new innovations are aimed at accelerating the adoption off all flash in datacenters.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces 2TB SATA SSD Optimized For Cloud Data Services

Today at Computex SanDisk Corporation announced a new, 2TB, purpose-built SSD for cloud service providers, the Cloudspeed Eco Gen. II SATA SSD. We reviewed the first Cloudspeed Eco and found that it performed well in our 8K and SQL server tests. The latest generation is based off of 15nm NAND flash and delivers greater density and 3 times the bandwidth of the HDDs it is designed as a drop-in replacement for. The new Cloudspeed Eco Gen. II SSDs will provide with a lower cost-per-square-foot for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming, and content repositories.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo S2200 and S3200 SAN Storage Arrays Announced

Lenovo has announced two new SAN storage arrays to add to its portfolio, the S2200 and the S3200, both of which offer SMBs with simplicity, speed, scalability and availability at an affordable entry-level price point. Lenovo also indicates that both storage SAN offerings are ideal for companies who want to transition to flash technology at a reasonable cost. Each new array is equipped with either a single or dual controller in a 2U form factor as well as the option of 12 and 24 drive bay configurations: the S2200 supports up to 96 drives whereas the 3200 supports 192. Additionally, while both are compatible with Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS, the S3200 has multi-protocol connectivity, enabling the simultaneous use of Fibre Channel and iSCSI.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware and VMUG's Virtual SAN Evaluation Program Begins

VMware and VMUG have announced that the Virtual SAN Evaluation program begins today. The Virtual SAN Evaluation program is a new product evaluation program designed for customers wanting to try out Virtual SAN, VMware’s hyper-converged offering. VMUG is comprised of 100,000 members worldwide and is the largest organization in the world for virtualization users all the while continuing to grow its network of customers and partners who strategically impact VMware products and services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Total Data Market To Nearly Double By 2019

451 Research announced that they see a significant increase in revenue growth for the Total Data Market. According to a new market sizing and forecasting service from 451 Research, the total data market (including platforms, management, and analytics) will nearly double in size and hit $115 billion by 2019.

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