by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Unveils World’s Largest Capacity Tape Library, TFinity ExaScale

Today at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Spectra Logic announced the world’s largest and most richly featured tape storage system Spectra, TFinity ExaScale Edition. The TFinity ExaScale Edition is designed for organizations that have exception data growth exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment and high performance computing.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold Datacenter HDDs Announced

WD has announced the expansion of its HDD portfolio with with the addition of the new WD Gold datacenter hard drives. Placing itself nicely alongside the company’s existing lines like the Black and Red HDDs, the Gold drives are built to handle a variety of use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Diamanti Exits Stealth & Scores $12.5 Million In Funding

Today Diamanti (formally known as Datawise.io in stealth) came out of stealth to announce the beta availability of its first product, the industry’s first turnkey networking and storage appliance that brings guaranteed performance levels to Linux containers such as Docker. Guaranteed performance levels is a major requirement in containers’ progression from developer sandbox to production deployment. The company is also announcing the close of a $12.5 million Series A venture funding round from CRV, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality & Dell Partner To Bring RING Powered SD7000-S

Today Scailty has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Dell to bring a high-density, purpose built storage server for Scality RING file and object-based architecture. According to Scality, this new system, the Dell SD7000-S, will deliver a flexible, scale-out storage that is designed for modernized enterprises.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Announces Entry-Level FXT Edge Filer

Today Avere Systems introduced the latest in its FXT 5000 Edge Filer series product line, the FXT 5200. The FXT 5200 is an entry-level solution that will deliver all of the functionality support of the rest of the 5000 series at a lower price point. The FXT 5200 is aimed at customer with lower performance workloads. It also has a smaller footprint and 50% more storage than the preceding model taking up only 1U of space.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Enhances Black Pearl & Introduces Certification Program

Today at the National Associations of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Spectra Logic announced several feature enhancements to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway and a new Client Certification Program. BlackPearl provides a single interface to tape and disk using cloud protocols. Since its introduction in 2013 it has gained traction in several vertical markets such as genomics and healthcare, general IT management, high-performance computing, media and entertainment, research and education and video surveillance.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Updates To Its All-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation

HP has announced updates to their new all-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation, which boasts the performance normally found only in traditional tower workstations. Now equipped with a smaller, thinner and lighter build, the third generation HP Z1 Workstation is specifically designed for users in demanding applications. 

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by Brian Beeler

Is Seagate at Risk When it Comes to Flash?

Seagate’s stock is getting hammered after the company sent out an update earlier this week indicating the company would miss its prior quarterly guidance. Seagate files its financials at the end of this month; generally companies issue bad news like this ahead of time to soften the downward surprise when there’s a material miss like this. While one quarter doesn’t make a company, Seagate’s momentum can at least partially be traced to their lack of investment in flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei’s Modular UPS Makes A Big Splash At DCW

This week at Data Center World (DCW) in London, Huawei showcased its intelligent micro-module data center solution and high-efficiency modular UPS. This modular UPS has up to 97.5% efficiency when the system load is 40% of the rated load (compared to 86% efficiency of traditional UPS solutions). This high efficiency UPS has garnered much attention this year at DCW.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 6.0

Cloudian Inc. has announced the release of the latest version of its flagship object storage solution, Cloudian HyperStore 6.0. This new version of HyperStore incorporates innovative automation for data storage management that Cloudian states will enable enterprises and solution providers can simply and cost-effectively manage petabyte-scale data volumes. HyperStore 6.0 will feature unique proactive repair, and Amazon S3 cross-region replication for disaster recovery, as well as smart storage analytics.

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