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News Bits: NAKIVO, Cavium, HPE, SONM, Storj, CloudPassage, StorONE, QNAP, & 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. NAKIVO releases NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3. Cavium FastLinQ QL4100 NICs are available for HPE ProLiant & Apollo Gen10 servers. SONM and Storj Labs partner to deliver a decentralized cloud computing platform. CloudPassage launches Container Secure. StorONE launches TRU Storage Software for less than a penny per GB. QNAP releases Photo Tagger app. Datos IO releases RecoverX 2.5. Compuverde and Data Dynamics partner for fast, agile storage. Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition now available on AWS.

Nutanix Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Today Nutanix reported its earnings for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year that ended on October 31, 2017. Overall the company saw a strong quarter and a big jump in revenue. Nutanix was also able to beat expectations by reporting a smaller loss per share that what was expected.

Toshiba Announces XG5-P 2TB M.2 NVMe

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) announced that it was expanding the XG5 lineup of NVMe SSDs, with the new XG5-P. The new drive is based on the same 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH memory as the XG5. The new drive series comes with up to 55% improvement in random read/write performance as well as capacities as high as 2TB, twice the capacity of the XG5.

Dell EMC Adds PowerEdge 14G To Its HCI Line

Today Dell EMC announced that its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio will now be powered by its newly designed Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers. Adding PowerEdge 14G servers will bring better and more predictable performance and they are designed and optimized for HCI. This will be especially beneficial and add new features to users of software applications on Dell EMC VxRail and XC Series appliances.

Pure Storage Announces 3Q18 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year of 2018, which ended on October 31, 2017. Once again the company reported a very glowing earnings report with record revenue. However, their stock dipped slightly on next quarter’s expectations being lower that what analyst thought they should be.

Toshiba Announces UFS Devices Leveraging 64-Layer BiCS Flash

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA) announced that it has began sampling Universal Flash Storage (UFS) devices utilizing its 64-layer BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory. TMA states that these new devices will be able to meet performance demands of applications that demand high-speed read/write performance and low power consumption. Ideal use cases will be in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as augmented /virtual reality systems.

NetApp Announces New NFS Hybrid Service On AWS

At AWS re:Invent this year, NetApp made a slew of announcements. The company is announcing a new cloud based data service for AWS based off of ONTAP software, NetApp NFS Hybrid Service for AWS. With ONTAP, NetApp is expanding the software’s services to VMware Cloud on AWS. They are also releasing a new Cloud Data Service Portal for no cost to NetApp customers. And NetApp has joined the AWS Channel Opportunity Registration Program.

VMware & AWS Announced Expanded Capabilities Of VMware Cloud

Today Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and VMware Inc. announced that they would be expanding capabilities as well as availability. VMware Cloud will no be available from the U.S. West (Oregon) region to also include the AWS U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. The new capabilities include VMware Site Recovery, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS).

HPE Reports 4Q17 & Full Year Earnings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its fourth quarter earnings for its fiscal 2017 ending on October 31, 2017. This announcement came the same day as their CEO, Meg Whitman, announced that she is stepping down. The two announcements drove the stock price down over the weekend but it has crept back up a bit since. 

HGST Ultrastar SS200 (Mixed Workloads) Review

With high capacity (up to 7.68TB for the read-intensive version) the HGST Ultrastar SS200 SSDs are aimed at the enterprise looking to expand its flash footprint or go all-flash. Not just sporting a high capacity, the drives are also able to hit up to 1.8GB/s in sequential read and up to 250K IOPS in random read. The drive was released in two flavors, though the name is the same SS200, a mixed workload and a read-intensive version.