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Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF (Newisys NSS-1160G-2N) Review

At the Open Compute Project this year, Toshiba announced the release of its new software around NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), KumoScale. KumoScale is designed to maximize the performance benefits of direct-attached NVMe drives over the data center network through disaggregation, abstraction and management integration. The software brings the already high-performing NVMe SSDs by allowing diskless compute nodes (with only a boot drive) to access this flash storage over high-speed fabrics network connectivity. This type of connection will bring the networked storage to near-peak performance. 

Nutanix Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Nutanix Inc. reported its earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year that ended April 30, 2018. Overall the company had good numbers and a fairly good quarter considering they are transitioning to software defined. Their stock, like most other tech stocks in the current market, took a beating. This may have more to do with the mood of the market and less to do with anything reported by Nutanix.

SolarWinds Updates Its Network Management Product Line

SolarWinds has announced a range of updates to its network management product line, including support networks up to four times larger than the previous generation. According to SolarWinds, this increase will make it much easier to consolidate monitoring solutions to a single provider. It will also provide IT professionals with a lot more flexibility when scaling up and supporting larger data center networks as their data grows or when they scale out to address complex distributed networks. 

NetApp Reports 4Q18 & Full Year Earnings

Today NetApp reported earnings for both its fiscal fourth quarter as well as its fiscal year that ended April 27, 2018. Overall the company saw some pretty good numbers for both. NetApp’s stock took a bit of a beating in after hours, most likely due to the timid outlook, but it is much improved over last year.

Zerto IT Resilience Platform Announced

Zerto has announced the IT Resilience Platform at its annual user conference, ZertoCON 2018, which will allow users to build resilient, always-on businesses with backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility converged in a single, simple, scalable platform. Also announced is Zerto 7, featuring an “Elastic Journal” and additional capabilities that support its vision of continuous journal-based protection.

Pure Storage Announces 1Q19 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its first quarter earning of its 2019 fiscal year that ended on April 30, 2018. Overall the company saw its numbers take a turn for the worse. This resulted in a nearly 6% drop in its stock wiping out most of the gains over the quarter.

QNAP Updates QM2 PCIe Expansion Card Line

QNAP has added to its QM2 PCIe expansion card line with several new models. These new cards support up to four M.2 SSDs slots on a single card and either M.2 SATA SSDs or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs, which allows for SSD caching and improved IOPS performance. They also allow users to create an auto-tiering volume. Moreover, the new additions to the QM2 line also maximize storage capacity and performance, as the M.2 SSDs do not populate any of the 3.5-inch drive bays. The new QM2 cards now support more QNAP NAS solutions.

GIGABYTE S451-3R0 Storage Server Now Available

GIGABYTE has released the new S451-3R0 storage server, featuring a dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors and configurations up to 36 x 3.5” + 2 x 2.5” SSDs/HDDs. As a result, the S451-3R0  provides businesses with performance, capacity and flexibility it needs to excel for block or object storage, streaming media, big data use cases, and when high performance during heavy workloads is required.

Red Hat Announced Hyperconverged Infrastructure For Cloud

Today at the OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver, Red Hat Inc. announced its solution for customers seeking to co-locate compute and storage functions in OpenStack environments, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud. The new solution is a combination of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3. The new solution brings these to together in a single user experience to bring greater operational and organizational efficiency and innovation at the edge.

Micron Begins Shipping Its 5210 ION Quad-Level Cell SSD

Today Micron Technology, Inc. began shipping its 5210 ION SSD, what it calls the industry’s first SSD built on revolutionary quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology. First unveiled earlier this year at the company’s investor event, the latest SSDs will provide 33% more bit density than TLC, aiming to tackle the density normally reserved for HDDs. This will bring much better performance and better density to the enterprise markets that rely on spinning media still.