by Lyle Smith

WD Announces 5TB and 6TB Capacities For WD Red Pro and Black Lines

WD has announced the addition of 5TB and 6TB capacities to its WD Red Pro line of hard drives, which are designed for NAS systems equipped up to 16 drive bays and businesses with more expansive storage requirements than the standard WD Red drives. We previously reviewed the WD Red Pro 4TB model.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Scality And Dell Partner To Expand SDS Options

Today Scality announced that it working with Dell to create new Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions that run on Dell’s hardware using Scality’s RING software. This collaboration means that Dell will now offer its PowerEdge Server, storage, and networking solutions based on RING software. This partnership gives enterprises all the benefits of Scality’s RING software (100% reliable, high performance, infinitely scalable, and hardware agnostic) with all of the support and performance that customers have grown to expect from Dell hardware.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

StorTrends Awarded 3 Patents Aimed At All-Flash Storage

Today StorTrends, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) announced that is has been granted three patents that set a high standard of how companies can meet requirements of performance-intensive applications and do so at a cost-effective price. The three patents focus on data deduplication (8,954,339), data migration (8,812,811), and multi-protocol data transfers (8,711,851).

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

SuperMicro SuperChassis 846BE1C-R1K28B Review

The SuperMicro SuperChassis 846BE1C-R1K28B is a 24-bay JBOD. The drive trays are hot-swappable and made for 3.5” HDDs (though an adaptor can be used to put in 2.5” HDDs or SSDs). If one were to use 8TB drives, such as HGST’s He8 drives, it would bring total maximum capacity up to 192TB. The SuperChassis can also be used as a Headunit and supports both Single and Dual Intel and AMD processors, and supports a variety of motherboards.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Lenovo and StorMagic Partner to Offer Hyperconverged Software-Defined-Storage Solutions

Lenovo and StorMagic have announced a collaborative effort to produce new low-cost, hyper-converged solutions for remote-office/branch office markets, which will be available through electronic components and enterprise computing provider, Arrow Electronics. These solutions are designed for small business and distributed enterprise customers and will offer highly available and customizable virtual infrastructure, as a simple and reliable bundled solution. Lenovo also recently announced a partnership with Pivot3 to launch a Global Hyper-Converged solution to their clients.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Announces Verde DPE

Today Spectra Logic Corporation announced its new high-density, bulk storage NAS disk platform, the Spectra Verde Digital Preservation Enterprise (DPE). The Verde DPE utilizes Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology to provide capacities of 180TB per rack unit for a cost as low as 9¢/GB raw.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

ExaGrid Releases Software 4.9 With Expanded Deduplication & Oracle RMAN Support

Today ExaGrid Systems Inc. announced that it has updated its software for its line of backup storage appliances to the latest version, 4.9. This update offers two key features: supporting data deduplication globally across all NAS shares and all appliances in a single scale-out GRID and enhancing support for Oracle RMAN Channels. This new support enables users the ability to backup Oracle databases, up to 800TB, and to write to multiple NAS shares across multiple devices for backup performance and failover.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

EMC’s VNXe1600 Aims To Address Several Needs At An Affordable Price

EMC will be releasing a new VNXe model, the 1600. We had previously reviewed the VNXe3200 and stated that a great advantage to the VNXe3200 was its attractive price point starting at $11,500. EMC’s VNXe1600 will come in at even a lower price point, around $8,000, and will bring the benefits of the VNX line to smaller and branch offices.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Everspin & Aupera Team Up To Deliver First All-MRAM In M.2 Form Factor

Everspin Technologies, Inc. and Aupera Technologies Inc. announced that together they are launching the industry’s first all MRAM storage module in the M.2 form factor, the AupM001. The AupM001 uses Everspin’s non-volatile, high endurance, 64 Mb DDR3 ST-MRAM devices and a PCIe backhaul interface and comes with an initial capacity of 32MB with higher capacities planned for the future.

Read more
by Brian Beeler

Gartner Issues Apology For Pure Storage's Wildly Inaccurate Sales Data

Yesterday Pure Storage started the process of going public, filing their S1 with the SEC. This process means Pure will soon have access to a large pile of cash, likely in the $300-400 million range by the time the issue starts trading. On the flip side the company now has to disclose all sorts of financial data including sales, marketing expenses and operational losses. This double-edged sword means the company extends their runway by a year and a half or so based on the current burn rate, but this also opens the company up for their competitors to pick on. That's exactly what happened when Pure revealed their product sales to be $154,836,000 for 2014 where Gartner had posted data showing revenues of $276,329,000 for 2014. It took Twitter only minutes to react, calling out the gaping difference of over $120,000,000 for 2014, and a gap of roughly $75,000,000 for 2013.

Read more