by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HPE MSA 2052 SAN Storage Review

This summer HPE made several portfolio updates including the release of the fifth generation MSA platforms consisting of the MSA 2050 and MSA 2052 entry-level SAN arrays. Starting at under $10,000, the new MSA systems deliver a deep set of well-proven features (500,000 systems sold), along with reliability and ease of use that MSA has long been known for. The MSA 2050 family is no slouch, though, touting an impressive 200K IOPS of throughput. It is certainly able to compete outside its weight class. HPE offers a couple of options in the latest MSA line, both leveraging the same chassis. The MSA 2050 can leverage HDDs with SSD pools or SSD caching, while the MSA 2052 comes with the licenses and two included SSDs for performance tiering. In a cache scenario, customers would typically add two SSDs to the mix, where a tiering configuration would generally have four SSDs. For the emphasis of this review, we'll focus in on the MSA 2052 with four SSDs for tiering. 

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Announces New 360 Data Management Capabilities

At Veritas Vision 2017, Veritas Technologies has announced several new 360 data management capabilities for Veritas and Microsoft Azure customers.  Designed to help customers capitalize on the flexibility and agility offered by Azure, Veritas claims that these new innovations will benefit from the company’s data management capabilities, reducing costs and ensuring compliance while increasing visibility and simplifying workload migration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Vexata Comes Out Of Stealth & Launches Its Active Data Fabric

Today Vexata came out of stealth (or four years of semi-stealth in their words) and unveiled its Active Data Fabric. The company is calling its product a revolutionary software-defined all-solid-state data storage infrastructure enabling transformative performance at scale for Tier 1 applications in enterprise or cloud datacenters. Vexata is backed by $54 million in funding from VCs such as Mayfield, Intel Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, and Redline Capital.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Introduces Next-Gen UCP Software & CI Systems

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Vantara launched Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) CI, its new family of converged infrastructure. Also on its UCP front is the Hitachi UCP Advisor 2.0, the next generation of its management automation and orchestration software for the Hitachi UCP family of systems. Combining the new CI systems and software delivers a flexible, high-performance enterprise-class platform that support next-generation digital solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Intends To Disrupt The IoT Market With New Appliances & Software Stacks

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Vantara made announcements around the Internet of things (IoT). The two companies are jointly releasing the first commercially available Lumada IoT platform. This v2.0 of the platform now has a portable architecture enabling it to run on the cloud or on-prem. Vantara also unveiled Hitachi IoT Appliance, powered by Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Expands Its Managed Services

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2017 in Las Vegas, Hitachi Vantara announced that it has expanded Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) portfolio to now address DevOps and containers. HEC with VMware vRealize Automation expands on services it offers for DevOps and Container Support for hybrid cloud deployments inclusive of cloud-native architectures. Hitachi Vantara is also announcing a Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform that will provide hybrid cloud resources for DevOps that utilize microservices architecture with a turnkey, end-to-end container as a service environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Launches New Digital Company Hitachi Vantara

Today at Hitachi NEXT in Las Vegas, Hitachi, Ltd. launched a new digital company aimed at solving the toughest issues currently facing businesses, Hitachi Vantara. According to the parent company, Hitachi Vantara is a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. Vantara will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho capitalizing on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Introduces NVMe Over InfiniBand For Big Data Analytics

Today NetApp introduced new offerings, including both new solutions and software, to its Big Data analytics portfolio. Amongst these new offerings is the NetApp Converged Infrastructure Solution for Data Analytics, the first available NVMe-enabled solution in this particular market. The new offerings bring cost-effectiveness and ultrafast performance to Big Data analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Extends Enterprise-Class Features To The Midrange

Today Dell EMC announced that it was upgrading its popular and cost-effective midrange storage models, the SC models, with enterprise-class features that were previously only available on its higher end models. This newly refreshed series, the SCv3000 Series arrays, will bring advanced features to business of all sizes. This also marks the complete refresh of the entire SC portfolio, now offering better features, greater integration, and more shared capabilities with the larger SC Series products.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Releases Insight Remote Management For Networking

Today NETGEAR Inc, announced its new remote management and monitoring solution, NETGEAR Insight. Insight offers a plug-and-play set up and management of NETGEAR Wi-Fi access points, switches and storage devices. All controlled through a free mobile App. The company is also introducing what it refers to as the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB, in its Smart Cloud Switches as well as managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points.

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