by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New SAN Extension Using FCIP

Today Cisco announced its new SAN extension using Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP). This new SAN extension will help companies that need to scale over geographically dispersed datacenters, especially in the case where optical networks are cost prohibitive. Cisco states that its new SAN extension will help bring simplified data protection and business continuance strategies to organizations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Showcases Its NX6325 & Earns IOVP Certification

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, Mangstor, Inc. showcased its NX6325 storage array with Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) over RDMA networks. We previously reviewed the NX6325 over fabrics here and found it to be fastest shared storage solutions we had tested. Mangstor also announced that its MX-Series NVMe-based SSDs earned certification on VMware vSphere 6.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VSAN 6.5 & Other Solutions

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced the several new releases of its compute, storage, and cloud management solutions. These updated solutions are designed to help IT efficiently run, manage, and secure their traditional and modern applications on- or off-premises and include VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and VMware vRealize Automation. All of the updated solutions will now have support for containers.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Kubernetes as a Service On Photon Platform

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced built-in support for Kubernetes in VMware Photon Platform, this support will allow the ability to deliver Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS). On top of KaaS, Photon Platform will also be adding networking and storage services powered by VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN, making it an end-to-end enterprise cloud-native infrastructure platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Adds Scale-Out File Services To DataSphere For VSAN

Today Primary Data announced that is has added scale-out file services with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) to its DataSphere software. This means that VSAN will be able to support its native block protocols as well as file protocols with DataSphere. Primary Data states that this new ability for VSAN to support more applications in the same physical footprint as well as being deployed as both a hyper-converged solution as well as a scale out NAS solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces Adaptive Backup And Recovery Suite

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced its analytics-powered solution suite designed to automate and streamline information management and protection, HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite. The Suite is a combination of HPE Storage Optimizer, HPE Data Protector and HPE Backup Navigator. This combination will bring analytics together with the end-to-end backup and recovery process.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell Precision Tower 7810 Workstation (Broadwell) Review

The Dell Precision Tower 7810 (T7810) is dual-socket tower workstation designed specifically for professionals who are looking for a desktop with some extra power for their graphics- or CPU-intensive workloads. Previously, we looked at the last generation of the T7810, which we found to be both flexible and performance-driven. For this review, we will be looking at the newly refreshed T7810, as Dell has upgraded its new Intel Broadwell EP Processors with more cores and better performance (specifically for multi-threaded applications). With these upgrades, Dell indicates that the T7810 will be even more effective for professional modeling, analysis, and calculation use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announce VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) have announced a strategic alliance to bring a hybrid offering of the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience to the most popular public cloud, VMware Cloud on AWS. This new solution enables AWS customers to run their applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. In other words, Customers will be able to continue using their VMware software and tools while leveraging the benefits of AWS.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces BarraCuda And FireCuda Mobile Hard Drives

Seagate has announced the immediate availability of the 5TB mobile BarraCuda and the 2TB FireCuda, two new mobile consumer drives based on Seagate’s 2.5 inch 1TB platters. The BarraCuda drive is offered in both internal (a 7mm thin mobile or laptop upgrade design) and external (laptop upgrade design and a 15mm) models, while the FireCuda is the company’s thinnest and lightest 2TB hard drive, offering impressive performance and capacity at a competitive price. Both BarraCuda mobile and FireCuda are part of the recently launched Guardian Series.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces Next-Gen FlashArray//m

Pure Storage released the latest version of its flagship all-flash array, FlashArray//m. Pure states that with the new array companies now have access to petabyte-scale storage for mission-critical cloud IT. Along with petabyte-scale, //m offers 99.9999% availability and always on Quality of Service (QoS).

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