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Marvell Announces New NVMe DC Chipset Solutions

Today at OCP 2018, Marvell announced the launch of its new NVMe-based chipset solutions. These solutions include the Intelligent 88NR2241 NVMe Switch, 8-Channel 88SS1098 NVMe SSD Controller and 16-Channel 88SS1088 NVMe SSD Controller. The new solutions aim to optimize current and emerging workloads specifically for the cloud and enterprise.

QSAN Adds 3 New Solutions To Its XCubeNAS XN5000 Series

QSAN has announced the launch of three new additions to the XCubeNAS XN5000 Series: the XCubeNAS XN5008T, XN5008R and XN5012R. The company indicates that these new rackmount and tower servers are designed to offer businesses fast data-processing speeds as well as the flexibility to scale data storage capacity as businesses grow.

Samsung Announces 8TB SATA Enterprise SSD

Samsung has announced the rollout of the PM883, its highest-density datacenter SATA drive at 8TB. PM883 is the first datacenter SATA drive to use LPDDR4 DRAM (16Gb) packages while featuring a 6.0Gbps, 2.5-inch SATA interface. Samsung indicates that it will accelerate a transition in many existing enterprise datacenters to SATA-formatted SSD designs, boasting enhanced economies of scale through the use of advanced-generation V-NAND technology at higher densities.

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF Storage Software Launched (With Review Preview)

Today at Open Compute Project (OCP) 2018 in San Jose, California, Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced the release of its new NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) shared accelerated storage software, KumoScale. This new software will help companies to maximize their use of NVMe flash drives, and the performance benefits of directed-attached NVMe, over the data center network. The company is also collaborating with Portworx to bring the industry’s first Kubernetes integration with NVMe-oF target. We have also begun testing a KumoScale solution with the Newisys division of Sanmina and the results have been so stunning, we didn't want to wait for the review to complete to share some of what we're seeing. 

Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) in San Jose, California, Seagate Technologies unveiled its new 14TB helium-based HDD, the Exos X14. This enterprise drive takes its high capacity and high performance to help hyperscale data centers cost-effectively manage data. The Exos X14 is being demoed at booth #14 at OCP.

Toshiba Announces New Lineup of Data Center SSDs with BiCS FLASH 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba has added three new 3D flash memory-based families of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs to their storage portfolio, the CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC. Available in multiple form factors, these SSDs are built to give infrastructure managers the performance they need to excel under demanding data center workload profiles with their robust performance, reliability and excellent IO consistency. Moreover, it offers lower operating power for read-intensive applications including NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media.

Huawei Unveils New CloudCampus Solutions & Programmable Switches

Today at the Huawei Western Europe Partner Summit 2018, Huawei announced its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution and new programmable switches for enterprise campus networks. This new Intent-Drive Network (IDN) architecture is said to help build future-proof wired and wireless networks that feature uncompromised user experience, automated service provisioning and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and converged access. The company states the new new solution builds AI, Big Data, and Cloud into network architecture.

News Bits: Cloudian, Infinity Storage, CTERA, Kingston, INFINIDAT, Veeam, & 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. Cloudian announces intent to acquire Infinity Storage. CTERA Networks announced a record 2017. Kingston releases new Canvas Series of Flash Cards. INFINIDAT and Veeam announce new integrations. LTO Program announces record 2017 shipments. Dell EMC releases a new DLm. Instana releases Grafana plugin. Microsemi enhanced its Switchtec PCIe Fabric Switch. ObjectRocket delivers MongoDB-as-a-Service on Azure.

Intel Optane SSD 900P Series Review

The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is a high-endurance NVMe SSD designed for the storage-demanding workloads in client systems. The series comes in PCIe and 2.5” form factors and has a range of different use cases such as engineering workloads, media creation (specifically game development), and gaming. Though the 900P has been available for quite some time, we have been working on a new CGI-rendering benchmark to properly illustrate Optane's performance profile. That test is fully online now; the results were worth the wait.

Veritas Announces New NetBackup & RestAPI

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest version of its NetBackip, version 8.1.1. The company announced its NetBackup RestAPI, what it is calling the first extension of Veritas NetBackup with new APIs built for developers, partners and solution providers to natively integrate and customize data protection for business, and now highly-regulated public sector applications. Veritas also released a new study about the potential impacts of Cloud outage.