by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Reports 4Q & Fiscal Year

Pure Storage has announced its fourth quarter earnings for 2017 as well as its year on year earnings. Some of the numbers, such as revenue and gross margin, are up from the last quarter and the previous year. However the company is still operating at a loss. And its stock took a sharp nosedive after yesterday’s announcement, speeding up a trend that has been going on for a while now of its stock price decline.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Introduces Blanket Encryption For Private Clouds

Datrium announced its new Datrium Blanket Encryption. The Blanket Encryption a software product that combines deduplication and compression technology with high-speed, end-to-end encryption. The encryption will be in use at the host, in flight, and at rest.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Adds Support For Dell EMC ECS

Today Avere Systems announced that it has added support for the Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). This support gives joint customers the best of both worlds: the object storage scalability provided from ECS and the ability to integrate existing file-based applications and maintain storage performance with Avere FXT Edge filers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Announces SteelFusion 5.0

Today Riverbed Technology announced the latest release its branch converged infrastructure solution, SteelFusion 5.0. The latest version adds support for NAS storage giving users even more flexibility. Along with NAS storage support, SteelFusion 5.0 also adds hyper-converged and NFS storage capabilities from the data center to the edge.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces Its HALO Cloud Monitor

Today Scality announced its turnkey, 24/7 monitoring solution for Scality RING object storage platform and its S3-focused products, Scality HALO Cloud Monitor. HALO can deliver transformative analytics of customers’ managed private cloud that helps both streamline business as well as provide continuous uptime. Scality is also announcing a new program, Scality’s Dedicated Care Service (DCS), that will the help of HALO, will guarantee 100% up time.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar Announces 256GB microSD

Today Lexar announced the latest Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) memory card with a capacity up to 256GB. Beucase of its small footprint and high capacity, the new microSD card is ideal for use cases such as sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones. Not only does the Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II card have more capacity, it can hit transfer speeds of 150MB/s read and 90MB/s write.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Announces A New Mobile Products At MWC 2017

At Mobile World Conference 2017, Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced a handful of new mobile products. These products come under both the SanDisk product lines. These products include a new microSD card ideal for 4K and full HD video. WD announced a few new flash/USB drives. And the company announced a new iNAND for embedded flash storage, the 7350.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NComputing, Cisco, CTERA, Syncplicity, & Panzura

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NComputing launched a Raspberry Pi based Thin Client, the RX300. Cisco announced new virtualization and security technologies. CTERA introduced zero minute DR for ROBO file servers. Axway announced that it has acquired Syncplicity. Panzura has launched a Freedom Partner Program to compliment its new Freedom product line.

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by Josh Linden

Samsung PM1725 SSD Review

Samsung has successfully established itself as an innovator in flash-based storage across the enterprise and consumer markets. For example, the prosumer-oriented Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD recently broke our consumer SSD benchmark record for sequential performance,while also reaching the highest capacity of any M.2 drive on the market. Two and a half years ago, Samsung was first to market with an enterprise NVMe SSD with its XS1715, which maintained a dominant position among enterprise NVMe SSDs though 2015. Thus, we were excited to begin our benchmark of Samsung's successor to the XS1715 -- the PM1725 NVMe PCIe SSD.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas & Microsoft Partner To Optimize The Cloud

Today Veritas Technologies and Microsoft Corp. announced a multi-year partnership. This partnership is aimed at helping organizations to use Microsoft Azure to both optimize hybrid cloud use as well as hosting Veritas’ Enterprise Vault.cloud management and governance capabilities on Azure.  The partnership builds off of the longstanding relationship between Veritas and Microsoft.

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