by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Comes Out Of Stealth With Composable Infrastructure & $15 Million In Funding

Today DriveScale came out of stealth to announce its new architecture that aims to transform standard rack scale deployments into flexible, composable infrastructure that can handle Hadoop deployments of any size along with other modern application workloads. This architecture was something that was only previously found in webscale organizations. DriveScale is also announcing that is was able to secure $15 million in series A funding from investors such as Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Foxconn’s Ingrasys.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces SCOS 7

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest version of its Storage Center Operating System (SCOS), version 7. Dell states that SCOS 7 is the results of 3 years of effort aimed around redefining the economics of enterprise storage as well as embracing and helping to accelerate the shift to flash-based architectures. Dell goes on to claim that SCOS 7 will provide unprecedented efficiency, enhanced data center flexibility, precision storage control, and a single Dell storage ecosystem.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M10 GPU

Today NVIDIA announced the latest version of its NVIDIA GRID software as well as a its newest GPU, the Tesla M10.  Along with this announcement, NVIDIA is boldly stating that this will open the path toward virtualizing all enterprise applications. In order to deliver virtualized apps to all of their employees at an affordable cost, organizations can leverage the Tesla M10 which has the highest user density per board at 64 users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Partners With Storage Made Easy

Today Scality announced a partnership with Storage Made Easy (SME). Combined the two companies will offer a joint solution that offers customers Scality’s object storage solution with a fully enabled Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric from SME. This would allow customers to provide storage access across global organizations and service providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Univa Announces Navops Command For Kubernetes

Today at the Everything Open Source Conference (OSCON) in Austin, Texas, Univa Corporation announced that it is launching a new way to manage enterprise container workloads on Kubernetes distributions, Navops Command.  Navops Command is designed to allow enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes distributions by implementing sophisticated workload placement and advanced policy management.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Research Announces PCM Breakthrough

Today at the IEEE International Memory Workshop in Paris, IBM Research announced that its scientists have made a breakthrough in phase-change memory (PCM). This relatively new memory technology (in the sense of how it is being used) holds much promise. However, this was the first time scientists were able to store 3 bits of data per cell reliably using PCM. This memory breakthrough could potentially provide fast and easy storage that would be especially beneficial to mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Launches New CI For SAP HANA

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced that it was launching a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA environments. These latest UCPs are based on the new Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors and include the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. With these new and enhanced systems, customers will be able to run multiple applications on a single platform that could save on costs, data center footprint, and complexity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Releases Its New HDD Reliability Results

Today Backblaze released its latest hard drive reliability for the first quarter of 2016. This time around Backblaze evaluated over 60,000 drives (61,523 to be exact). All of the hard drives in Backblaze’s data center equaled to over one billion hours, nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years worth of spinning hard drives.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology Introduces The DiskStation DS916+

Synology recently announced the DiskStation DS916+, which brings scalability and new components to their DS415+ model. This marks Synology's latest addition to their Plus Series, which is comprised of servers that are designed to appeal to growing businesses and media enthusiasts. The main selling point of this NAS pertains to its scalability: users can effectively turn the DS916+ into a 9-bay server by adding one of Synology's DX513 expansion units increasing the total raw capacity of the DS916+ to 72TB (with nine 8TB HDDs). This feature helps businesses minimize their startup costs while retaining the ability to more than double their storage capacity in the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Expands Its Data Compression Guarantee

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced that is has expanded its data compression guarantee as well as introducing a new 2x data reduction guarantee. HDS isn’t the only game in town when it comes to guarantees but they claim that they are the only vendor to offer a 100% data availability (100% availability, 100% of the time). HDS goes on to state that their guarantee will eliminate risks, which is after all, one of the main goals of every IT architect.

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