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Memblaze PBlaze5 NVMe SSD Review

Memblaze has released another NVMe SSD series with the PBlaze5. This marks the company’s second generation of NVMe SSD products after the PBlaze4. The new drive comes in two form factors, U.2 and HHHL AIC, and in two series, the 700 and 900 series. The 700 series runs up in capacity to 11TB and is aimed for data center usage. The 900 series has higher endurance and is aimed for enterprise applications.

DDN Hit 33GB/s With Its EXAScaler DGX Solution

At the tail end of the GTC 2018, DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its new EXAScaler DGX Solution. The new all-flash array is quoted at being able to demonstrating whopping 33GB/s of throughput. DDN was demonstrating this new solution at their booth #609.

VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform

VMware announced updates for its vRealize cloud management platform. These updates all center around making it easier on customers when they implement, use, and manage hybrid cloud environments. Several of the updates are “self-driving” or automated to help optimize performance and capacity in hybrid cloud environments as well as boost productivity.

VMware Acquires E8 Security

Today VMware announced that it has acquired E8 Security along with the company’s team. VMware plans to add E8 Security to Workspace ONE to help break down management and security silos. This announcement comes on the heels of VMware adding intelligence-driven innovations to its Workspace ONE last week.

GTC 2108 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018 in Silicon Valley, StorageReview was onsite, there were several announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. Announcements come from companies such as OSS, NVIDIA, Nyriad, Advanced HPC,, WekaIO, TYAN,, and Pure Storage.

Oracle Announces GA Of Its Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Oracle announced the general availability of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. This is the first service available based on the company’s Autonomous Database. The Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is stated to deliver industry-leading performance, security, and availability by leveraging machine learning, eliminating human intervention.

Backblaze Releases B2 Fireball

This week Backblaze introduced its rapid ingest service, Backblaze B2 Fireball. The Fireball allows customers to easily upload 70TB of data onto a device and ship it to be uploaded to the cloud. This announcement comes on the heels of Backblaze lowering their download costs of data to $0.01/GB.

Druva Makes Major Updates To Its Cloud Platform

Today Druva Inc. announced the general availability of its Druva Cloud Platform. The company is also making updates around the new platform for unified data protection, management, and intelligence capabilities. The Cloud Platform will now also extend its services across SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service).

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE System For Autonomous Vehicles

Today at GTC 2018, NVIDIA introduced its new cloud-based system for testing autonomous vehicles using a photorealistic simulation, NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software. This simulation is all about making the autonomous vehicles safer while providing a more scalable method for bringing them to the roads. They also announced the NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI car computer to run the autonomous software stack and process the data from driving.

HP Unveils Workstations For Machine Learning

Today HP unveiled new workstations specifically built around machine learning (ML). The new ML platforms leverage the power of HP’s Z Workstations, including graphics technology and software tools, and uses them to optimize workflows in ML. Included in this announcement is the HP Z8, what it is referring to as the world’s most powerful workstation for ML development (based on power and hardware specs).