by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Toshiba, NetApp, Druva, Cisco, Red Hat, Datrium, Datos IO, Unitrends, & 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. NetApp All-Flash Arrays are now shipping with Toshiba HK4 SSDs. Druva expands its global cloud footprint. Cisco announces intent to acquire Viptela. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is now available on AWS. Datrium and Sphere 3D have partnered to release ready nodes. Datos IO announces RecoverX 2.0. Unitrends releases version 10 of its backup products. Commvault releases its fourth quarter 2017 earnings.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Its Cloud Platform For Microsoft Azure Stack

Today Dell EMC announced a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform, the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. Dell EMC states that this new platform will give customers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. For companies standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, the new platform can accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces SolidScale Architecture

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its new integrated platform to deliver low-latency and high performance access to compute and storage, the Micron SolidScale architecture. Micron states that its new architecture gives its customers agility to deploy next-generation, cloud-native applications while still giving them support for legacy applications they currently use. SolidScale also leverages NVMe technology making it a good choice for online transaction processing, virtual platforms and analytics, and machine learning.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Expands Hardware Support For Its Enterprise Cloud Platform

Today Nutanix announced that it has expanded its hardware support for the company’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software. The software will be available as a term-based license for deployment on Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) ProLiant rackmount servers and Cisco UCS B-series blade servers (the Enterprise Cloud Platform software is already available on Cisco UCS C-series platfrom). Nutanix is also announcing its Nutanix Go program, an enterprise cloud infrastructure that would be consumed similar to public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Two New Data Center SSD Series

Today Intel announced two new data center SSD series, the P4500 and P4600 series. Both the new series are built for cloud usage with Intel saying they are built to get more out of each server, minimizing service disruptions, and give customers the ability to efficiently manage at scale. The drives will come in two form factors, U.2 and AIC, and come in capacities up to 4TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Announces All NVMe Axellio Edge

Today X-IO Technologies announced the generally availability of its new computing platform, the Axellio Edge. Leveraging technology such as NVMe FabricXpress architecture, the Axellio is quoted as delivering real-time performance of 480 Gbps for complex analytics on high-volume, high-velocity, streaming data and over 12 million IOPS. X-IO states that the main use cases will be cybersecurity, financial market data, IoT, and defense and intelligence. Along these lines, X-IO is working jointly with several software makers to deliver Axellio with several big data analytics and cybersecurity solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: RAIDIX, IBM, Rubrik, Cisco, Hedvig, Arcserve, WD, Quantum, & Synology

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. RAIDIX expands its partner network in Asia and Latin America. IBM once again takes the #1 spot in SDS software market. Rubrik’s CDM platform now runs in AWS and Microsoft Azure. Cisco expands its Connected Factories portfolio. Hedvig announces its CloudScale Partner Program. Arcserve acquires FastArchiver. WD now shipping 12TB He12 HDDs. Quantum partners with Veritone on new AI platform. Synology releases its second all-flash NAS, FS2017.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #20: The Future of Flash in the Data Center

When it comes to SSDs in the data center, there are a handful of products that stand well above the rest. Samsung has quite a few top performers, highlighted by their 15TB 2.5" SAS beast (PM1633a 15.36TB) that's being used in several storage arrays from NetApp, HPE and others. The net effect is shrinking data center footprints as the enterprise takes advantage of high capacity SSDs, in addition to major software advances that offer much better data reduction (dedupe, compression) technology with less of a CPU hit. In this podcast I talk with Richard Leonarz about these trends in addition to his views on the adoption of NVMe, next-gen 64-layer V-NAND and one place where even Richard doesn't think flash will be deployed.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Commissions Report Looking At The Availability Gap

Veeam has commissioned an ESG report to look at the availability gap (a gap between user expectations for availability and what IT can deliver) and how much this gap can actually costs enterprises. The report took a survey of 1,060 ITDMs from private and public sector organizations with a minimum of 1,000 employees, in 24 different countries, in late 2016. Countries included in the survey include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, UK, and the US. This is the sixth annual availability report from Veeam.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Release 3Q17 Financial Results

Seagate Technology announced its third quarter 2017 financial results. Though in recent quarters Seagate has been on the rise, this earnings report was a bit flat if not down some from the previous results. Seagate’s stock has shown a fairly strong performance over the quarter with a high of 50.51 before a sharp sell off after this quarter’s results were released.

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