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Hitachi Vantara Announces New AI Operations Software and Flash Storage Systems

Hitachi Vantara has announced several new innovations designed to promote data center modernization, including an updated advanced AI operations software portfolio: Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor, Hitachi Automation Director, and Hitachi Data Instance Director. Moreover, the new all-flash hybrid Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) systems and AI operations software give customers agility and automation, which Hitachi indicates helps to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies. Developers will also be able to run more workloads in a single system via Docker and Redhat Openshift container integration with Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration.

QSAN XCubeNAS XN8016R and XN8024R Rackmount Servers Announced

QSAN Technology has announced the 3U, 16-bay XN8016R and the 4U, 24-bay XN8024R rackmount server solutions. QSAN indicates that these new releases are the first members of the XCubeNAS family that support both SAS and SATA drives, giving users the ability to further supplement performance based individual use cases.

Micro Focus Vertica 9.1 Now Available

Micro Focus has announced Vertica 9.1, a major update highlighted by the general availability of Eon Mode. The beta release of Eon Mode was released in a previous update back in September, which also added a plethora of in-database Machine Learning capabilities, such as new algorithms, model replication, data preparation functions, and continuous end-to-end workflow. 

NetApp Announces AFF A800, ONTAP 9.4, & New Cloud Services

Today NetApp made a series of announcements regarding cloud connectivity and AI. On the storage side, NetApp has announced an all new AFF A800 all-flash array. ONTAP has been updated ONTAP to version 9.4. And the company announced new intelligent cloud services including NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform.

QNAP TS-963X 9-bay NAS Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of their TS-963X 9-bay NAS, which is highlighted by an AMD quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, up to 8GB RAM (expandable to 16 GB), and 10GBASE-T connectivity that supports 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M connection speeds. This compact NAS houses five 3.5-inch HDDs and four 2.5-inch SSDs with high-performance, high-capacity storage potential. QNAP indicates that their new TS-963X is catered to small businesses and organizations looking to enhance their mission-critical tasks performance through increased data access efficiency and network transmission speed. The TS-963X is also VMware and Citrix ready and is Windows Server 2016 certified.

HP t430 and mt44 Thin Clients Announced

HP has announced a new class of thin clients and an update to their HP ThinPro OS designed to help facilitate the adoption of the next generation of virtualized computing and cloud-first application across industries. The new HP thin clients include the HP t430 and HP mt44, featuring a modern design, robust security, ease of management improvements and competitive pricing.  

News Bits: Dell, Samsung, Cohesity, NAKIVO, Pivot3, Cisco, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Dell refreshes its laptops, monitors, and mobile workstations. Samsung begins mass production of 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM for automobiles. Cohesity launches cloud backup solution. NAKIVO releases Backup & Recovery v7.4. Pivot3 has tremendous first quarter. Cisco intends to acquire Accompany. Iron Mountain releases Iron Cloud Critical Protection and Recovery. Excelero awarded new patent. Kaseya intends to merge with Unitrends.

Seagate Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Seagate Technology reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 30, 2018, the company’s third fiscal quarter of the year. The numbers looked good just beating expectations and the company is reporting a large growth in shipments of capacity. Their stock, too, tumbled a bit after the numbers were announced. 

Western Digital Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Western Digital reported its earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended March 30, 2018. Overall their numbers were good with great improvements over the same time last year in almost all cases. Western Digital stock was a bit bumpier than its earning reports but potentially making it a good buying opportunity.

Supermicro Launches 1U Ruler NVMe Server

Super Micro Computer, Inc. released both an NVMe 1U Superserver and NVMe 1U JBOF that support 32 hot-swap Intel “Ruler,” or EDSFF, form factor NVMe SSDs. The new server and JBOF are thermally-optimized to get the maximum density out of a 1U space. Leveraging up to 32 Intel SSD DC P4500 drives, customer can fit 256TB per 1U space in their data centers.