by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Unveils 2U Simply Double SuperStorage Architecture

Supermicro Computer is demonstrating its new 2U Simply Double SuperStorage storage architecture at CeBIT 2016, which offers double the density and capacity in a 2U form factor. To attain this, Supermicro designed the new solutions with a second set of easy access, external hot-swap drive bays, arrayed in a patented Riser Bay. Supermicro indicates that this will provide maximum server performance with support for dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 and future processors. It also offers up to 1.5TB of DDR4-2133MHz ECC memory as well as flexible SIOM networking options supporting 1G/10G/25G/40G up to 2x 100G ports for InfiniBand/ Intel Omni-Path Architecture, and Ethernet connectivity.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Releases US Databerg Report

Veritas has released their US Databerg Report, which looks at the effects of today’s exploding data volumes and how they have been overlooked by most business leaders who were did not anticipate the exponential growth of data. In fact, an independent research study demonstrates how organizations around the world are on track to waste more than $3.3tn by 2020. Previously, Veritas released their study results on data management, which touches on this subject.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces Another $54.6 Million In Funding

Today Pivot3 announced a $54.6 million equity and bank financing. Pivot3 intends to use the funding to accelerate its growth while enabling it to bring to market the most extensive suite of hyper-converged and all-flash storage solutions with predictable performance. The funding comes from Argonaut Private Equity and S3 Ventures, two continued investors in Pivot3.

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by Adam Armstrong

SIOS Releases iQ v3.5

Today SIOS Technology Corp. announced the latest release of its machine learning analytics solutions, SIOS iQ 3.5. This is the fifth update of iQ since its introduction in 2015. 3.5 comes with new features to deliver unparalleled accuracy and precision in capacity utilization and performance root cause analysis for VMware environments. The new update also includes dashboard enhancements for improved usability and a graphical topological impact view with the aim of enabling faster identification and resolution of issues.

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by Lyle Smith

WDLabs Announces Availability of the WD PiDrive 314GB for the Raspberry Pi

WDLabs has announced the availability of the WD PiDrive 314GB, a storage device designed specifically to provide the Raspberry Pi community with low-power USB operation, affordability, reliability and ease of integration. This acts as a very attractive alternative to SD cards and USB drives that either offer to little in the way of storage capacity or consumer a considerable amount of power.

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by Lyle Smith

Nutanix Announces Acropolis File Services (AFS) Web-scale Native File Serving Solution

Nutanix has announced the release of their web-scale native file serving solution, Acropolis File Services (AFS), which leverages the same technology as Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. Built to simplify data centers, AFS helps solve the issue of cost, complexity and scalability challenges related to storing and serving unstructured data such as home directories, user profiles, application logs and department shares. To this end, AFS customers are given the ability to be fully out-of-the-box and natively operational with virtual machines and files. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Introduces Its New Cloud-Scale All-Flash Data Platform

 
Today Pure Storage introduces a new all-flash storage platform that it claims is designed to store the biggest, fastest data of today and tomorrow, FlashBlade. Pure goes on to state that its FlashBlade is an elastic scale-out system that delivers all-flash performance to petabyte-scale data sets at economics of less than $1 per usable GB. They also state that companies looking to build an all-flash cloud can do so with both FlashBlade and FlashArray.
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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Release 4Q Earnings & Announces Workforce Reduction

Violin Memory has been plagued with problems on the stock market since they went public in 2013. Just recently it had a fairly rough third quarter, one of its investment groups nominated 3 new board members in an effort to turn the company around, and the NYSE has informed the company that they risk being delisted if they can’t get their stock price above $1/share. Violin released their fourth quarter and fiscal year earning this week and their prospects went from bleak to abysmal.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #5: Christos Karamanolis, VMware

Christos Karamanolis is a VMware Fellow and the CTO of the Storage and Availability Business Unit. More or less that means he's a smart technical person who has a great deal of responsibility around VSAN, amongst other VMware efforts. In this podcast we dive into momentum around VSAN, what's new besides data reduction in VSAN 6.2 (yes, there's much more), impact of flash on VSAN, interesting use cases for VSAN including a really stretched stretch cluster and much more.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Availability Of Dual Port OCZ Z-Drive 6000/6300 NVMe U.2 SSDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced that is wholly owned subsidiary, OCZ, has made a dual port version of its Z-Drive 6000 NVM Express (NVMe) Solid State Drive (SSD) series immediately available. With a dual port connection two hosts can concurrently access data from the same storage device. Or users can use the dual port as a redundant access path to the drive, providing SAS-like features such as High Availability (HA).

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