by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Emerges from Stealth with World’s First Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS

Today Qumulo emerged from stealth and introduced the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, Qumulo Core. Qumulo Core is generally available today. Qumulo also announced the general availability of Q0626 hybrid storage appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

VCE Expands Its Portfolio With New Converged Systems

Today VCE announced that it is updating its converged infrastructure portfolio with new platform and software innovations and updates. VCE is announcing a new scale up and scale out architecture, VCE Vscale Architecture; a new family of converged infrastructure systems, the VxBlock Systems; and the latest version of its converged infrastructure management software, VCE Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0. These announcements are aimed at simplifying and speeding up customers move into the hybrid cloud.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation Manager 5.2 Beta Released

Synology has announced the beta release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2, the latest version of their powerful NAS operating system. Specifically designed to make management of private clouds more effective, secure, and intuitive, this new version adds new functionalities and updates under-the-hood.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces Contributions To Ceph

Today SanDisk Corporation announced contributions to the open source Ceph object, block, and file storage platform. This news follows on the heels of SanDisk’s announcement of its first storage system, the all-flash InfiniFlash system for Big Data. InfiniFlash is powered by Ceph open source software (OSS). SanDisk is solidifying its commitment to being an open source contributor enabling it to deliver more open, easy-to-integrate and cost-effective solutions to customers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Introduces New 12Gb SAS Enterprise HDD

Today Toshiba Storage introduced a new 12Gb SAS interface enterprise HDD line, the AL13SX series. The AL13SX series is a 2.5” form factor, 12Gb SAS interface 512b native, 15,000 RPM, advanced format HDD. The AL13SX series comes in 300GB, 450GB, and 600GB capacities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Introduces Nearline Cloud Storage

Today Google introduced a new low cost storage service that allows business to store near limitless amounts of data, Google Nearline Cloud Storage. Nearline acts similar to cold storage, storing all data whether it appears business critical or not, but has the speed and accessibility of the Cloud.

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by Lyle Smith

Facebook Announces Yosemite, the First Open Source Modular Chassis for High-Powered Microservers

Facebook has announced the first open source modular chassis for high-powered microservers, code-named Yosemite, while proposing the design as a contribution to the Open Compute Project for all members of the community to build on and deploy. Yosemite is designed as a modular chassis containing high-powered system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor cards, providing Facebook’s infrastructure with capacity that scales out when required.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Offers Lower Price Software Bundle For VNXe

We reviewed the VNXe3200 back in October of last year and we liked the little platform. But not everyone felt the same. The performance of the unit wasn’t the question so much as the licensing. Now EMC has introduced a new software bundle that is 88% cheaper.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces World’s Most Power-Efficient, High Capacity Datacenter HDD

Today WD, a Western Digital company, announced the worlds most power-efficient, 6TB HDD for datacenters, the WD Re+ hard drive family. The new drives only consume 6 watts per 6TB. WD has also announced that the WD Re And WD Se will now be expanding to include a 6TB model as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Introduces New Open, Hyperscale Servers

HP announced today at the Open Compute Summit that they were introducing a new family of compute platforms, HP Cloudline. These new platforms are designed to enable service providers, that are running hyperscale IT architectures, to maximize their data center efficiency and increase cloud service agility. Along with the Cloudline servers, HP announced a new portfolio that is also aimed at service providers. These new services include HP Service Provider Growth Suite and HP Datacenter Care for Service Providers.

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