by Adam Armstrong

Syncplicity Releases A New App For iPhones

Syncplicity has released a new version of their app for iPhones, version 3.2.0. Syncplicity is EMC’S cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. The app gives users secure, full access to all of their files on their mobile devices.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Huawei OceanStor Dorado2100 G2 All Flash Array Review

The Huawei OceanStor Dorado2100 G2 is an all-flash SAN with a dual-controller active-active architecture and configurable with either MLC or SLC SSDs. The platform is designed in house, leveraging Huawei components top to bottom, from the chassis to the SSDs and SSD controllers. This level of integration allows Huawei to push as much performance as possible from the array and is unique in the all-flash array (AFA) market. According to manufacturer benchmarks, the Dorado2100 G2 can reach 600,000 IOPS with latency down to 500μs and they also point to their public SPC-1 IOPS score of over 400k. The overall performance numbers post a gain of 3X over their first generation Dorado AFA. This level of performance makes the array ideal for high-performance database needs, VDI and other mission-critial workloads that are latency sensitive.

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by Josh Linden

PMC NVMe Controllers and Flashtec Non-Volatile DRAM Drives Announced

PMC today announced its new Flashtec NVRAM drive, built from DRAM paired with a flash-based backup unit that provides persistence during power failures. The Flashtec NVRAM uses a PCIe 3.0 interface and can be mapped directly by its host as persistent memory, a configuration which PMC benchmarked at ten million IOPS with small random access transactions. The drive can also be configured as an NVMe block device for DMA transactions, which reached one million random read IOPS in manufacturer 4K benchmarks.

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by Josh Linden

Memblaze FlashRAID Controllers Announced

Memblaze has announced the addition of a new FlashRAID controller family to its portfolio of storage solutions that leverage the company’s proprietary portfolio of flash storage technologies. FlashRAID is a PCIe 3.0 controller solution capable of consolidating up to 12 NVMe SSDs into a single pool. SSD storage that is being managed by a FlashRAID controller can take advantage of Memblaze’s proprietary global wear-leveling technology for improved flash storage reliability and longevity.

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by Lyle Smith

BiTMICRO MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs Now Available

BiTMICRO Networks has announced the MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs, which are powered by BiTMICRO’s patented Talino ASIC Architecture. The new MAXio E-Series SSDs are designed deliver the capacity, performance, and reliability companies require in order to support high volume application workloads. The MAXio E-Series SSD is an ideal solution for enterprise applications with heavy load demands including video-on-demand, video streaming, online transaction processing, non-linear editing, gaming, file servers, web applications and cloud services.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage Review (F3J70A)

The HP StoreVirtual 4335 Hybrid Storage array is the latest storage system designed to give small and midsized businesses highly virtualized application performance while cutting costs by dynamically by moving data between solid state and traditional hard disk drives. The 4335 is a 1U system based on HP’s ProLiant Gen8 server technology that ships with 10 drives: 3x 400GB mainstream enterprises SSDs and 7x 900GB 10K SFF SAS drives. The 4335 is also equipped with 4x 1GbE and 2x 10GbE ports with integrated lights out (iLO 4) to help provide users with complete system control. For resiliency and improved performance, the StoreVirtual 4335 is designed to be clustered together. For cluster management HP offers StoreVirtual Centralized Management Console (CMC) to aggregate all of the nodes in a single pane of glass. 

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by Josh Linden

HGST FlashMAX III, ServerCache 4.0 Announced

HGST today announced preliminary details about the new generation of its FlashMAX application accelerator family: the FlashMAX III, a PCIe 3.0 SSD. The FlashMAX III will be available in various models engineered to address the I/O profiles and bottlenecks of several specific use cases. This announcement also marks the availability of HGST’s new ServerCache software which establishes a hybrid flash environment with resources already available via existing servers and network infrastructure.

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by Brian Beeler

WD SSD Revenues Grow 43% Year over Year

WD reported their fiscal yearly results this week and overall the numbers looked pretty similar to most other quarters/years that get reported in the HDD business. The HDD business is an oligopoly that is impossible to penetrate by a new entrant. Thus, WD and its fully owned HGST division, take their near half of the business, Seagate takes their big share and Toshiba takes what's left over. Where the market is different though is in the enterprise SSD business where WD has invested substantially over the last year. Here, HGST shows significant growth as they hold a strong position in the enterprise SAS SSD segment, driving in over $500 million in revenue in fiscal 2014. 

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by Josh Linden

Cisco Announces Three Additions to MDS 16Gbps Fibre Channel Storage Networking Portfolio

Cisco today announced three new products that will to join its 16G Fibre Channel SAN lineup: the MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch, MDS 9706 Director, and a new MDS 9700 multi-protocol FCoE module. These solutions can each be managed via Cisco’s NX-OS operating system which is used for the company’s Nexus Ethernet data center networking lineup, MDS storage networking solutions, and UCS compute servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases LeftHand OS 11.5 for StoreVirtual

HP has updated the LeftHand OS to version 11.5; LeftHand OS powers the latest HP StoreVirtual storage platforms and virtual storage appliance (VSA). This upgrade comes with new features as well as enhancements to several existing features. The largest updates target VSA users, with the addition of Adaptive Optimization (AO) which is the auto-tiering functionality found in hybrid StoreVirtual solutions like the 4335 1U nodes. AO will also now come included with 10TB and 50TB VSA licenses. 

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