by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Reduxio HX550 Review

The Reduxio HX550 is a dual controller hybrid storage array within a 2U chassis. The system frontends sixteen 7.2k 2TB hard drives with eight 800GB SSDs to create a 38.4TB raw data pool in each system. Stopping there makes the HX550 sound just about like any other midrange hybrid offering that's trying to appeal to the needs of the SMB and enterprise markets. However, Reduxio is much more, in that it offers several unique twists that are uncommon or even entirely novel in this class of storage. Primary amongst these is Reduxio's "raison d'être," which is that data should be protected at all times. Reduxio executes on this mission by offering BackDating, which offers one second RTO and RPO, effectively letting an organization roll back at second granularity at any time. Reduxio customers have found this methodology to be effective at dealing with all sorts of data loss or access issues, especially in the face of the burgeoning issue of ransomware. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 2Q18 Earnings

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced its second quarter earnings for its fiscal year that ended on March 1, 2018. Overall the company had a very good quarter reporting good numbers across the board. Their stock got dinged a bit getting wrapped up in the overall sink that hit the market this afternoon, however, it has trended upward throughout the quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Rolls Out New Cloud Object Storage Services At Think 2018

At IBM Think 2018 this year in Las Vegas, the company announced new Cloud Object Storage services. These new services address issues around migrating to the cloud and moving large files on the cloud within a reasonable timeframe. The three main services announced today center around high-speed transfers, data analytics, and archive capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Announces New NVMe DC Chipset Solutions

Today at OCP 2018, Marvell announced the launch of its new NVMe-based chipset solutions. These solutions include the Intelligent 88NR2241 NVMe Switch, 8-Channel 88SS1098 NVMe SSD Controller and 16-Channel 88SS1088 NVMe SSD Controller. The new solutions aim to optimize current and emerging workloads specifically for the cloud and enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

QSAN Adds 3 New Solutions To Its XCubeNAS XN5000 Series

QSAN has announced the launch of three new additions to the XCubeNAS XN5000 Series: the XCubeNAS XN5008T, XN5008R and XN5012R. The company indicates that these new rackmount and tower servers are designed to offer businesses fast data-processing speeds as well as the flexibility to scale data storage capacity as businesses grow.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces 8TB SATA Enterprise SSD

Samsung has announced the rollout of the PM883, its highest-density datacenter SATA drive at 8TB. PM883 is the first datacenter SATA drive to use LPDDR4 DRAM (16Gb) packages while featuring a 6.0Gbps, 2.5-inch SATA interface. Samsung indicates that it will accelerate a transition in many existing enterprise datacenters to SATA-formatted SSD designs, boasting enhanced economies of scale through the use of advanced-generation V-NAND technology at higher densities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF Storage Software Launched (With Review Preview)

Today at Open Compute Project (OCP) 2018 in San Jose, California, Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced the release of its new NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) shared accelerated storage software, KumoScale. This new software will help companies to maximize their use of NVMe flash drives, and the performance benefits of directed-attached NVMe, over the data center network. The company is also collaborating with Portworx to bring the industry’s first Kubernetes integration with NVMe-oF target. We have also begun testing a KumoScale solution with the Newisys division of Sanmina and the results have been so stunning, we didn't want to wait for the review to complete to share some of what we're seeing. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 14TB Helium HDD

Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) in San Jose, California, Seagate Technologies unveiled its new 14TB helium-based HDD, the Exos X14. This enterprise drive takes its high capacity and high performance to help hyperscale data centers cost-effectively manage data. The Exos X14 is being demoed at booth #14 at OCP.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Lineup of Data Center SSDs with BiCS FLASH 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory

Toshiba has added three new 3D flash memory-based families of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs to their storage portfolio, the CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC. Available in multiple form factors, these SSDs are built to give infrastructure managers the performance they need to excel under demanding data center workload profiles with their robust performance, reliability and excellent IO consistency. Moreover, it offers lower operating power for read-intensive applications including NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils New CloudCampus Solutions & Programmable Switches

Today at the Huawei Western Europe Partner Summit 2018, Huawei announced its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution and new programmable switches for enterprise campus networks. This new Intent-Drive Network (IDN) architecture is said to help build future-proof wired and wireless networks that feature uncompromised user experience, automated service provisioning and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and converged access. The company states the new new solution builds AI, Big Data, and Cloud into network architecture.

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