by Adam Armstrong

IBM Expands SDS Portfolio Leaning Toward Analytics

Today IBM announced that it is expanding its software-defined infrastructure solutions portfolio. This portfolio will now have cognitive features that will improve computing resource management, which in turn will provide faster results from data-driven applications and analytics. IBM is naming this new intelligent resource and workload management software IBM Spectrum Computing.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #15: Adam Laub, STEALTHbits

It's one thing to store data, manage it, back it up and deal with the rest of the information life cycle. There's much more at play though, and smart organizations are turning inward to better understand what's happeneing with their data. Almost every organization has a NAS or server with unstrcutured data, much of it containing sensitive data from customer information to proprietary business information. Knowing that a file was accessed is one thing, but knowing who is accessed it, when, and what they’re doing with it is crucial to security, satisfying audit requirements, as well as operational efficiency. Adam Laub, STEALTHbits’ Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, talks to us about the issues enterprises face when considering data usage and access and how STEALTHbits aims to provide more insights and intelligence with their new File Activity Monitoring product.

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by Adam Armstrong

STEALTHbits Releases Stand-Alone File Activity Monitor

STEALTHbits Technologies Inc. announced the release of its stand-alone File Activity Monitoring utility. This utility is designed to provide users with straightforward file access recording and data retrieval. The new monitoring product can record access and change activities for data stored on Windows, NetApp, EMC, and Hitachi File Systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces First-Ever Storage Provisioning Framework For Container Platforms

Today EMC Corporation announced its vendor and platform-agnostic storage orchestration, model and API, libStorage. EMC is calling libStorage the first open source technology of its kind. EMC claims that it will provide providing universal and portable storage capabilities for container and application platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Introduces New BlueField Family Of SoC Programmable Processors

Today Mellanox Technologies announced its new family of programmable processors for networkding and storage applications, the Bluefield family. There is an increasing need for higher levels of SoC (System-on-Chip) integration in the industry and this new family aims to address this need. Mellanox believes that broader integration of SoC will result in simplified system designs, lower total power, and a reduced overall system cost.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum & Komprise Announce First Scale-Out Data Management Service

Today both Quantum Corp. and Komprise, Inc. announced their new joint solution enabling companies to cope with exponential data growth within tight budgets by integrating archive storage into their active workflow. In order to achieve this integration the two companies are combining Komprise Data Management software and service with Quantum Lattus object storage or Artico active archive solutions. This combination is said to deliver scalable capacity, moving data without disrupting users or applications.

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by Brian Beeler

Adam Laub, STEALTHbits

It's one thing to store data, manage it, back it up and deal with the rest of the information life cycle. There's much more at play though, and smart organizations are turning inward to better understand what's happeneing with their data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Introduces New 88RC13xx Line Of RAID Storage Controllers

Today at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Marvell introduced its new family of high-performance RAID storage controllers, the Marvell 88RC13xx family. This new product line features eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. Marvell states that its product line consists of a high performance AHCI RAID on chip (ROC), an innovative NVMe ROC, a DRAM-less input/output (I/O) processor with HW RAID 0, 1, 10 and a cost-effective I/O controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9

Today NetApp announced the release of its latest operating system, ONTAP 9. NetApp claims that the latest updated OS will be a major advancement in data management combining higher simplicity and flexibility with new capabilities. It has been a bit since the last major update of ONTAP, and NetApp states the latest software will allow integration of both traditional, current, and emerging technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Release 1Q Earnings & Its Stock Falls

Unlike the vast majority of financial stories we run, Pure Storage has been able to more or less report positive earnings since going public. Of course, it has only been publicly traded since October of last year. While this report was also positive, revenue and gross margin up, analysts don’t seem to regard Pure’s stock as they once did. Worse for Pure, they are now facing class action lawsuits from their shareholders over potential violations of federal securities law and focuses on whether misleading information about PSTG was provided to investors in connection with the company's October 2015 IPO. This is a similar problem that Nimble Storage is also struggling with.

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