by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill Launches High Capacity Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid Storage Array

Dot Hill Systems has announced the launch of its new Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid Storage Array. The new hybrid array is based on an ultra-density chassis supporting both NEBS level 3 carrier and MIL-STD government requirements. The Ultra56 AssuredSAN hybrid storage array is ideal for telecommunications carriers, service providers, and tactically deployed government installations that have needs for both large capacity storage and the reliability and data services Dot Hill controllers offer. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator And ClusterStor Engineered Solution For Lustre Announced

Today Seagate Technologies announced the availability of a new solution that provides the tools, services, and support for High Performance Computing (HPC) customers, the ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator. The Hadoop Workflow Accelerator will leverage and enhance the performance of ClusterStor, a scale-out storage system designed for Big Data Analytics. Seagate also announced its new ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre. This next generation solution offers up to 700% metadata performance improvements.

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by Brian Beeler

NetApp System Setup 3.0 Released

NetApp has released System Setup 3.0, which lets partners and customers set up and configure NetApp FAS storage systems through a series of simple steps. System Setup 3.0 is highlighted by support for Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, which brings enhancements like MetroCluster Disaster Recovery and performance optimizations for all-flash nodes.

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by Brian Beeler

VMware vCloud Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Early Access Program Launched

VMware has announced an early access program for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) OnDemand. Approved participants will receive a service credit of $1,000 to experiment with vCloud Air. vCloud Air is a cloud platform built around vSphere, giving virtualization admins a way to supplement their local data center with an easy to use extension into the cloud. VMs can be migrated to vCloud Air, spun up there in the first place and moved around between on-premises and cloud environments easily as application needs change over time. OnDemand simplifies consuming the vCloud Air service by offering credit card billing by the minute on a regular monthly schedule without an annual contract.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Releases ReadyNAS Operating System 6.2

Today NETGEAR Inc. announced today the release of its newest version of the ReadyNAS OS, version 6.2. The new version of the OS is for both desktop and rack-mount NAS devices. ReadyNAS OS 6.2 continues on NETGEAR’s mission to “provide the strongest data protection in the industry.” While ReadyNAS OS already had auto RAID, unlimited snapshots, real time anti-virus, and cloud-managed replication for data protection, the 6.2 version adds Bitrot protection as a key new feature. Storage media gradually decays over time. With Bitrot, NETGEAR can automatically detect and correct data corruption due to media degradation on the redundant RAID volumes. Bitrot can be enabled at the per Share level.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cray Launches Sonexion 2000

Cray Inc. announced the launch of the latest addition to its line of scale-out Lustre storage solutions, Cray Sonexion 2000 system. The Sonexion 2000 is designed for a broad rand of supercomputing workloads. The system can scale throughput performance around 2TB/s in a single file system and it features up to 360TB of useable capacity per Scalable Storage Unit.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Releases New Sizer Tool

Nutanix has released a new tool as part of their Nutanix "Nirvana" Service Delivery Platform, the Nutanix Sizer Tool. With this new tool customers will be able to know which Nutanix appliance model is best for running their specific workloads, how many nodes needed for optimal capacity and performance, and the rack layout, power, and cooling requirements for their Web-Scale data center without the complexity. This insight helps, especially those who are new to hyperconverged infrastucture, better understand the needs of their environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Introduces ConnectX-4 Adapter

Today Mellanox Technologies introduced the ConnectX-4 Adapter, a single/dual-port 100Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) adapter, the final piece to the industry’s first complete end-to-end 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution. The ConnectX-4 will provide high-performance and low latency needs for high-performance computing (HPC), cloud, Web 2.0, and Big Data applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVM Express Delivers 1.2 Specification

Today NVM Express has released its 1.2 specification. NVM Express (NVMe) is already a high-performance standard for enterprise and client non-volatile memory based storage solutions (NVM developed the specification for accessing SSDs on a PCIe bus). NVMe 1.2 extends to a new level of enterprise and client functionality with new data center and client features. Along with the updated specification NVM is also announcing it is developing new specifications such as management interface for NVMe devices and NVM Express over fabrics.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic Enables 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Across Fujitsu Enterprise Product Portfolio

Today QLogic announced that its 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping in Fujitsu PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers. The collaboration allows Fujitsu customers to deploy end-to-end Gen 5 SANs in combination with ETERNUS Gen 5 Fibre Channel disk storage systems. This collaboration is the latest with QLogic that is aimed at satisfying enterprise-class server and storage requirements, previous collaboration between QLogic and Brocade was aimed at increasing performance and simplifying management.

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