by Adam Armstrong

Micron Rebrands XPoint As QuantX & Releases Performance Numbers

At the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Micron Technology announced its own branded version of the new NAND based off of 3D XPoint, QuantX. This announcement mirrors Intel announcing its own product based off of the same technology, Optane Technology. Micron also released some performance numbers to give the industry a closer look at what XPoint technology is capable of.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces HyperStore Is Now Available In AWS Marketplace

Today Cloudian, Inc. announced that HyperStore, its flagship software, is now available through Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace). This means that customers can now purchase HyperStore directly from AWS Marketplace, deploy it in their infrastructure and centralize visibility of usage and billing through their AWS monthly invoice.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces 64-Layer V-NAND & A 32TB SAS SSD

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. made several announcements around its 4th generation 64-layer vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology. These new solutions include a 32TB SAS SSD, an ultra-light 1TB BGA SSD, and a new high-performance Z-SSD. The blueprint introduced today shows how Samsung intends to create next-generation flash products to meet the ever-growing demands of increasing data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Announces SANConnect Fabric Bridge Technology

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mangstor Inc. announced a new technology that enables NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) storage arrays to connect to existing iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC) SANs as a fast storage caching layer, SANConnect. Mangstor claims this new technology can boost performance of existing SANs by layering an intelligent, higher performance non-volatile memory cache paired with the low latency, high performance characteristics of Mangstor NVMf storage software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Launches Integrated Networking Solutions That Accelerate NVMe Over Fabrics

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced its family of end-to-end networking solutions and software will accelerate connecting solid-state storage to the fabric. The family of products include the Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapterConnectX-5 adapter and BlueField family of programmable processors. This family will support smart offloads that connect SSDs directly to the network in the most efficient way possible, thus simplifying system design, which will reduce both power and storage system costs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor Announces TITAN NVMf Software For Storage Arrays

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mangstor Inc. announced that its TITAN NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) Target Software Storage Stack is now available. Mangstor claims that its TITAN software can deliver high-performance and ultra-low latencies through tight integration of NVMe SSDs with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Network Interface Cards (NICs) and efficient use of x86 server capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Releases Next Generation Hybrid Cloud Controllers

Today Panzura announced its new series of expandable enterprise hybrid cloud controllers, the Panzura 5000 series. This new series of controllers can scale from thousands of users at a single site to tens of thousands of users across global offices. Panzura claims that these new controllers, along with its patented hybrid cloud storage software, enable customers to accelerate time to market of multi-billion dollar projects and high value software products by months, reduce on-premise storage costs by millions of dollars, and deliver a future proof hybrid cloud storage architecture.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces 60TB SAS SSD

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California Seagate Technology made two big announcements: they announced a 60TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state-drive (SSD) and a new 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD. The 60TB SSD is currently the largest SSD to be demonstrated. These latest announcements round out Seagate’s enterprise portfolio of drives with these new innovative options in SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Sees Record Growth In 2016

Today Pivot3 announced that as a company they are seeing record growth so far this year. Pivot3 is seeing record revenue (over twice so far this year compared to the last half of 2015) and they are seeing an expansion of both their customer and employee base, in part due to their acquisition of NexGen Storage earlier this year. Pivot3 is also announcing a new CFO appointment with Bill Stover.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Seagate Innov8 Desktop Hard Drive Review

Seagate's new Innov8 HDD is the first USB-powered hard drive that provides 8TB of storage; users with a USB-C/USB 3.1 compatible device can deploy Innov8 with a single cord. Although it is not exactly "portable," Innov8 is protected by an aluminum enclosure which makes it more durable than most desktop drives. In addition to the 8TB of storage that the drive itself provides, Innov8 comes with a 2-year subscription to OneDrive (200GB). Innov8 is also compatible with the Lyve app, which backs up mobile device media into a folder that can be accessed on the Lyve desktop app.

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