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Veritas Enhances Backup Exec

Today Veritas Technologies announced significant enhancements to its popular unified data protection solution, Veritas Backup Exec. Aimed at SMBs, the newly enhanced Backup Exec offers new subscription-based pricing to add flexibility in purchasing. Veritas goes on to state the users will also have greater insights and real-time visibility into their unstructured data even in the multi-cloud world.

INFINIDAT Announces InfiniBox Storage Software 4.0

Today INFINIDAT released the latest version of its InfiniBox core operating software, InfiniBox R4. The company claims that the new OS will reduce TCO and enhance functional richness, ease of use and reliability. Key enhancements include SAN Synchronous Replication, Advanced Policy-Based Quality of Service, NAS Asynchronous Replication, and NAS TreeQ.

Qumulo Announces All-Flash QF2 Instances

Today Qumulo made the bold statement that it will be providing the highest performance all-flash file storage system on modern industry-standard hardware by extending its Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) into on-premises all-flash instances. Several workloads need the highest performance possible, large-scale datasets for machine learning applications, genomic sequencing and analysis, high-resolution video editing and scientific computing and Qumulo's QF2 all-flash storage clusters are designed to serve them. The company claims that it can now hit performance speeds of 4GB/s per node, 16GB/s for a minimum four-node cluster, and up to 1.6TB/s of throughput on a 400-node QF2 system.

Dell EMC Releases New HPC Solutions & PowerEdge Server

Today at SuperComputing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, Dell EMC made a handful of announcements surrounding HPC and data analytics and how they intend to bring this technology, along with machine learning and deep learning, to the mainstream. The above-mentioned technology can bring several benefits around fraud detection, image processing, financial investment analysis and personalized medicine. To this end, the company is introducing Dell EMC Ready Bundles for Machine and Deep Learning as well as the new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server aimed at cognitive workloads.

QNAP TS-x77 Ryzen-based NAS Solutions Now Available

QNAP Systems has partnered with AMD to create the high-end business TS-x77 series, which is touted as the world’s first Ryzen-based NAS solutions. Available in 6, 8, and 12 -bay models (TS-677, TS-877 and TS-1277, respectively), the new TS-x77 series features processors with up to 8-cores/16-threads (Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz), SSD caching, and the processing power required for excelling under resource-demanding applications such as VDI, server virtualization, private cloud, and 4K video playback/transcoding.

Micron Announces 32GB NVDIMM

Today at the SuperComputing 2017 conference in Denver, Colorado, Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new 32GB NVDIMM-N. This new NVDIMM offers twice the capacity of existing NVDIMMs. Micron claims that this will be the first solution to deliver 2933 MT/s speeds, which can help OEMs by giving them new flexibility to work with larger data sets in fast persistent memory.

News Bits: Comtrade, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Overland-Tandberg, Cavium, DDN, HPE, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Comtrade Software provides deeper application and hypervisor support. Mesosphere DC/OS is now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Overland-Tandberg announced its LTO-8 media. Cavium contributes ThunderX2 motherboard specification to OCP. DDN and HPE partner on HPC platforms. Druva announces next-generation data protection for AWS. Arlo releases smart home security light. HPE introduces its Extreme Edge Research Initiative. Datical launches partner program.

Huawei Expands NVMe All-Flash Storage Arrays

Storage media has gone through several transformations with the rate of change picking up in recent years. From tape to spinning disks to flash, not only have the style of media changed, each new media type drastically improved upon performance. Flash itself has seen new innovation and performance. Through newly introduced interfaces users have seen performance increase rapidly from SATA to SAS to PCIe and now NVMe. The onus now is on storage array vendors to take advantage of these advances to deliver solutions the enterprise needs as application needs continue to grow.

Intel Doubles Capacity For Its Optane DC P4800X SSD

Today Intel announced that it has doubled the capacity for its data center Optane DC P4800X SSD. The drive will soon be available in both HHHL AIC and a hot-swappable 2.5” U.2 form factor in both its initial 375GB capacity and the new 750GB capacity. The introduction of higher capacities and new form factors make this drive a more attractive option for data centers.

Panasas Announces Next-Gen ActiveStor Scale-out NAS Solution

Panasas has announced the availability of their next-generation ActiveStor scale-out NAS solution, which is capable of scaling capacity to 57PB, delivering 360GB/s of bandwidth, and seamlessly adopting new technology advancements. Among these new advancements are the new ActiveStor Director 100 (ASD-100) control plane engine and the ActiveStor Hybrid 100 (ASH-100) configurable plug-and-play hardware platform, as well as a new version of the PanFS 7.0 parallel file system and enhancements to the DirectFlow parallel data access protocol.