by Adam Armstrong

Kaminario Launches All-NVMe Version Of K2

Today Kaminario announced it would be launching two new products. The company is no stranger to all-flash with its popular K2 line; today they are taking the next logical step and announcing an all-NVMe version of K2, K2.N. Kaminario is also announcing a platform for managing and orchestrating composable storage infrastructure, Kaminario Flex.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces Its 9200 Series Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its latest flagship performance SSD family, the Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs. The next step up from the 9100 series, the new series leverages innovative architecture to deliver what Micron is calling industry-leading performance. This performance will be geared around enabling organizations to access data faster and stay one step ahead of the growing diversity of business-critical workloads and surging data demands.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 64TB NVMe SSD & New Nytro SSDs At FMS

Today at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit (FMS), Seagate Technology announced two updates to its Nytro SSD line, the Nytro 5000 M.2 NVMe SSD and the Nytro 3000 SAS SSD. Each of these new drives had been designed to address specific needs of different market segments of cloud and data center. To address the explosion of data and the constant need for more performance, Seagate will be demonstrating the world’s highest capacity and faster performing NVMe drive, a 64TB NVMe AIC that can read at 13GB/s.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Demos New NVMe SSD At FMS 2017

Today Kingston Digital, Inc. announced that it would be showcasing its new 2.5” U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD, DCU1000, at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2017. The DCU1000 will be aimed at higher end enterprise use giving Kingston the broadest portfolio of end-to-end data performance solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces ESS For Hortonworks

Recently IBM had announced that it is combining all-flash and storage software and optimizing it for Hortonworks Elastic Storage Server (ESS) with Spectrum Scale. Certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), this new ESS solution is built for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The solution will give clients more choice in platforms for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark, while delivering a 60% improvement in data throughput and over 55% reduction in storage capacity required.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Introduces First Enterprise-Class 64-Layer 3D SSDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) continued on with its announcements of new products that feature its 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell BiCS Flash technology (the other two being the TR200 and the BG3). Unlike the value drive and client NVMe SSD announced over the last few weeks, the drives announced today will feature the company’s 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS Flash. The new drive series are the TMC PM5 12Gbit/s SAS series and the CM5 NVM Express (NVMe) series.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Sets New Capacity Record For Tape At 330TB In A Single Cartridge

IBM Research announced, with the help of Sony Storage Media Solutions, the have achieved a capacity breakthrough in tape storage. IBM was able to fit 201 Gb/in^2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape. This marks the fifth capacity record IBM has hit since 2006.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Red Hat, Cisco, Quantum, Pivot3, Intel, Attala, & Apposite

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Red Hat announces that it acquired Permabit. Cisco acquires Viptela. Quantum’s StorNext 6 is shipping. Pivot3 HCI is now certified on VMware Horizon Cloud. Intel will feature its FPGA storage technology at FMS. Apposite releases its Netropy WAN Emulator version 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Goes To Kickstarter With Its New Computing Accelerator

QNAP Systems, Inc. is primarily know for the NAS devices that range from home use up to varying levels of enterprise. Some of these NAS device have some odds and ends making them unique, such as remote controls and Blu-ray players for media. QNAP has taken the path of other unique devices with the introduction of a computing accelerator, the Mustang-200. And they are taking a different path to bring it to market as well by crowdsourcing through Kickstarter.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x73U NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of their new business-class TS-x73U series of NAS solutions. Available in 8, 12 and 16-bay models, this new line is powered by an AMD Embedded R-Series RX-421ND quad-core CPU and comes equipped with a dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network card and two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots. The rack-mountable TS-x73U series also features single and redundant power supply options and is designed for organizations that require a secure private cloud and efficient IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. The TS-x73U series supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 R2 and other advanced virtualization applications.

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