by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Releases New Generation Isilon Scale-Out NAS

Today Dell EMC unveiled the latest generation of its scale-out NAS platform, Isilon. The new Isilon is based off of the “Infinity” architecture and include All-Flash, hybrid and archive configurations. The new Isilon is designed for demanding file applications across a wide range of industries including media and entertainment, life sciences, and financial services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Enhances Its HCI & Announces Cloud-Like Consumption Model

Today Dell EMC announced enhancements and upgrades to its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio. This portfolio includes its Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, VxRack Systems and XC Series. Along with the enhancements and upgrades, the company intends to aid adoption with new flexible consumption models, similar to cloud consumption models.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC Unveils Integrated Data Protection Appliance and Additions to its Cloud Data Protection Portfolio

Dell EMC has announced new data backup and protection solutions designed to ensure that data is secure, backed up and protected in the event of a disaster and/or unplanned outages. This includes new Cloud data protection capabilities as well as the introduction of the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA).

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC Announces New Open Networking Products

Dell EMC has unveiled new capabilities for their Open Networking portfolio--switches designed offer an innovative disaggregated-hardware/software solution for data center networking. These new features and products were built to help customers transform their IT operations by lowering overall IT costs, attaining returns on investments more quickly, and delivering new digital capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

SUSE Unveils OpenStack Cloud Monitoring & Supports TrilioVault

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, MA, SUSE, aside from celebrating its 25th anniversary, announced its new open source software solution that makes it simple to monitor and manage the health and performance of enterprise OpenStack cloud environments and workloads, SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring. In other SUSE related news, Trilio Data, announced that its TrilioVault is Ready Certified for SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases Version 10.4 Of StorageGRID At OpenStack Summit

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2017 in Boston, MA, NetApp introduced the latest version of its Object Storage software, StorageGRID. The latest version is aimed at helping to simplify OpenStack storage deployments as well as supporting Docker container deployment on bare-metal servers. The new version of StorageGRID will be displayed at booth #D3 at the John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center in Boston.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu & Mirantis Partner On Delivering Private Managed OpenStack Cloud

Today at the OpenStack Summit in Boston, MA, Fujitsu Limited and Mirantis announced that the two companies have signed a global, strategic collaboration agreement on delivering a private cloud. This open cloud infrastructure is based on OpenStack and related open source technologies such as Kubernetes.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Enterprise Read Intensive SATA SSD Roundup Review

When it comes to enterprise SSD marketing currently, NVMe and high-capacity SAS drives garner most of the headlines. But behind their more showy cousins sit an entire stable of SATA SSDs that are taking the lion's share of overall SSD units shipped. Enterprise SATA SSDs are commonly segmented further into read intensive and write intensive categories. In a few outlier cases a vendor may also ship a mixed-use drive just to cover all the bases. In reality, these drives are all the same at the core, with the key difference simply being overprovisioning and firmware. Overprovisioning generally determines the usable capacity and endurance attributes of a drive. In this roundup we're taking a non-standard approach. Our SSD reviews are generally a deep dive into a single drive. In this case we've lined up five of the leading read intensive SSD offerings from Intel, Toshiba, Samsung, Micron and SanDisk to see how they stack up in this lucrative market segment. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Toshiba, NetApp, Druva, Cisco, Red Hat, Datrium, Datos IO, Unitrends, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NetApp All-Flash Arrays are now shipping with Toshiba HK4 SSDs. Druva expands its global cloud footprint. Cisco announces intent to acquire Viptela. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is now available on AWS. Datrium and Sphere 3D have partnered to release ready nodes. Datos IO announces RecoverX 2.0. Unitrends releases version 10 of its backup products. Commvault releases its fourth quarter 2017 earnings.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Its Cloud Platform For Microsoft Azure Stack

Today Dell EMC announced a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform, the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. Dell EMC states that this new platform will give customers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. For companies standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, the new platform can accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

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