by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New All-Flash Products

Ahead of VMworld next week, IBM announced today that it is expanding its all-flash storage products. These new all-flash products will be in IBM’s Storwize family line and is aimed at all companies from small to large with an eye on primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. IBM is also announcing its new migration program, “Flash In.” This program is designed for clients to easily transition to IBM storage solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Announces Updates To Its Analytics Monitoring Platform

Today Brocade announced several new features and capabilities to its Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform. Brocade states that the new capabilities will help provide organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance.  If organizations are facing network latency issues, they will be able to use the platform to help them pinpoint the root cause of the issues and resolve them faster.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Takes Per-Server Flash Density To 100TB

Today Datrium announced that its DVX has doubled performance density to 100TB of effective flash capacity per server. Not only is Datrium announcing that they have increased performance density, they are claiming that they have lowered the price to 10TB per $1000. Datrium states that this announcement will broaden the range of applications that can remain completely in the local server flash, which in turn can lower latency in shared private clouds by keeping all read IO processing off of the network.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Solutions With VSAN & vRealize Automation

Today Cohesity introduced new solutions that are aimed at simplifying secondary storage in VMware environments. These new solutions work with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and VMware vRealize Automation and allow Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect customers to use VSAN and vRealize Automation to offer full policy-based automation on scale-out and hyperconverged infrastructure for both primary and secondary data. Cohesity claims that by using its new solutions, companies will be able to converge and simplify their data protection infrastructure with automation, instant recovery, and more efficient provisioning, all while lowering total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera’s Elastic Data Fabric Integrates With Kubernetes

Today Datera announced a new integration with Google’s Kubernetes system. Datera states that its intent-defined universal data fabric complements the Kubernetes operational model well. An integration of the two enables automatic provisioning and deployment of stateful applications at scale. According to Datera, this integration with Kubernetes will let them translate application service level objectives, such as performance, durability, security and capacity into its universal data fabric. Datera goes on to claim that the integration will allow enterprise and service provider clouds to seamlessly and cost-effectively scale applications of any kind.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 4Q Earnings As Well As Layoffs

Today Cisco announced its fourth quarter earnings as well as its fiscal year earnings. Unlike much of the other earnings reporting we do here, Cisco is looking pretty good in terms of numbers from the previous year’s earning reports. Though their numbers aren’t bad they are announcing a restructuring plan that will costs roughly 5,500 jobs or 7% of its workforce. While this isn’t good news, it is better than the 14,000 that were reported earlier today.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Announces GA Of Several Of Its Database Storage Products

Today Google Cloud Platform announced that several of is database storage products, that were formally in beta, are now generally available. The products that are now generally available include Cloud SQL Second Generation, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Datastore. Not only are these products now generally available they are also covered by corresponding Service Level Agreements (SLAs). And Google is releasing new performance and security support for Google Compute Engine.

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by Lyle Smith

Coho Data DataStream 2.8 Announced

Coho Data has announced DataStream 2.8, the latest version of the software that powers their arrays and helps to promote Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). DataStream 2.8, which was previously updated just a few months ago, adds features that help enterprises set up a private cloud on-premise with a focus on reducing TCO. Coho adds that DataStream version 2.8 is the only solution on the market that can natively run file and block storage and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) on the same platform with multi-tenancy, quality of service (QoS) and container support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Announces Its New Firefly Platform

Today Rubrik announced the world’s first cloud data management platform, Rubrik Firefly. Companies that leverage clouds will now be able to manage this service for data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management capabilities across all workloads. Rubrik is also announcing today that they have raised an additional $61 million in Series C funding.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Announces XenApp “Express”

Back in January Citrix made several announcements at its Citrix Synergy Summit. Most of these announcements focuses on the release of XenApp 7.7 and XenDesktop 7.7, however the company touched on both its expanded partnership with Microsoft and its comprehensive Citrix Cloud strategy. Now Citrix is working with Microsoft to develop of next-generation of the Azure RemoteApp service. This partnership will help make Citrix XenApp “express” that will, according to the companies, revolutionize app delivery from the cloud.

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