by Adam Armstrong

NVM Express Releases 1.3 Specification

Today NVM Express, Inc. announced that it has completed and has released its NVMe 1.3 specification. NVM Express made a commitment to Enterprise, Cloud, and Client customers and it has delivered on that commitment by adding capabilities that meet specific needs of the above markets as well as Virtualization and Streams. NVM Express also expanded the reach of the interface to the Mobile sector by adding the Boot Partitions feature, which enables bootstrapping of an SSD in a low resource environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Updates SteelCentral

Today Riverbed Technologies announced the latest version of SteelCentral, its integrated Digital Experience Management solution. Riverbed states that the latest updates to SteelCentral will help companies to measure and troubleshoot all parts of the digital experience, from the user’s experience on the device to the back-end network, infrastructure, cloud and application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO & NetApp Partner To Deliver Cloud Data Protection

Today Datos IO announced a new data protection solution that combines NetApp’s SolidFire array technology and ONTAP software with its RecoverX software. The solution will be able to extend NetApp’s Data Fabric with next-generation backup and recovery for next-generation databases and cloud applications. The two companies will be demonstrating this new technology at MongoDB World ’17 at booth #20.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases The Latest Version of Load DynamiX TDE

Today Virtual Instruments announced the latest version of its Load DynamiX Test Development Environment (TDE), version 5.6. The company also announced new Load Generation Appliances that include new 32Gb Fibre Channel Series Appliances and new 40Gb Ethernet Series Appliances. With theses newly announced updates, Virtual Instruments is calling its Load DynamiX platform, “the industry’s most comprehensive solution for workload modeling, testing, validation and performance analysis for enterprise storage deployments.”

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces Its Largest Data Center Portfolio

Today Lenovo unveiled its new and largest end-to-end data center portfolio. This new portfolio is designed to help its customers to harness the power of the “intelligence revolution” and create a strong technology foundation that supports transformative capabilities such as data analytics, high-performance computing, hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Lenovo is also launching new sets of brands including ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces New HPC & AI Solutions

Today at the ISC HPC conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, software and services aimed at accelerating scientific, engineering, and business innovation. These new systems will include the HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10, HPE SGI 8600 and HPE Apollo 10 Series. According to HPE, the new systems are workload-optimized to deliver faster, more efficient insights while reducing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and improving economic control.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-882ST3 Thunderbolt 3 Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TVS-882ST3, a 2.5 inch 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS powered by a 6th Generation Intel 14nm Core i7/i5 quad-core processor. The new NAS also features AES-NI encryption, 10GbE 10GBASE-T dual networking ports, USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C/Type-A ports, and 4K HDMI output. QNAP indicates that it is specifically designed to house an all-SSD configuration to improve workflow collaboration between Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs and Windows users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Releases Alta

Today Rubrik released the 4.0 version of its Cloud Data Management platform, Alta. The latest version provides what Rubrik is calling instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. Alta also features support for key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds.  And Alta can deliver support for physical or virtualized Oracle and SQL. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces New 15K, 900GB HDD

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced a new series of 15K RPM, 2.5” hard disk drives (HDDs), the AL14SX series. This new drive is designed for mission critical servers and storage. The AL14SX replaces the AL13SX with better performance and power efficiencies as well as a 50% increase in capacity, now up to 900GB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces Freedom 7 Family

Today Panzura announced the latest update to its Freedom family, Panzura Freedom 7 Family. The new family is designed to allow businesses to combine the economics of cloud storage with the performance of flash, lowering costs while increasing performance. Underpinning Freedom 7 is the company’s scale-out, distributed file system for object storage, the Panzura Cloud File System (PCFS).

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