by Lyle Smith

HPE and Paramount Partner to Show the World 250 Years in the Future

A unique collaboration between the film and storage industry has been announced, as Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) partners with Paramount Pictures to “imagine technology 250 years into the future” in promotion of the upcoming Star Trek Beyond film, which will hit theaters worldwide on July 20. The newest Trek film created various futuristic concept technologies using HPE’s The Machine, an on-going research project being developed by the company. To help bring the Star Trek film to life, HPE designers and researchers worked closely together with the film’s production team in order to build futuristic technologies that might one day be powered by The Machine.

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by Chris Thomas

SIOS Announces Enhancements to SIOS iQ Software

In a brief announcement, SIOS Technology Corp today announced an update to its SIOS iQ software. Specifically, the update to version 3.7 integrates the existing SIOS iQ analytics software with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor.

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by Chris Thomas

Zadara Storage Releases Zadara Cube One-Click AWS Storage

Storage-as-a-service (STaaS) provider Zadara today took the wraps off its new enterprise storage array, the Zadara Cube. Though functionally similar to its preview VPSA Storage Array, the main draw to the Cube is the simplified provisioning, and quick creation of new storage instances.

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by Chris Thomas

Lenovo Launches StorSelect DX8200C and DX8200N

Bringing forth a new Software Defined Storage (SDS) appliance program, Lenovo today took the wraps off of its new StorSelect DX8200C and DX8200N appliances. Aiming to reduce storage costs with affordable hardware and services Lenovo is initially partnering with software providers Nexenta Systems for the DX8200N and Cloudian for the DX8200C. These partnerships will allegedly help rein in storage costs to as little as $0.01/GB per month.

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by Guest Author

Going Cloud Native And Avoiding Turbulence

Welcome to the first in a series of four articles discussing the containerization and cloud native movement that is led by Docker, Google and a burgeoning ecosystem of traditional and new players.  In this series we venture to define and discuss this emerging and exciting space in an effort to help organizations better navigate it. While this first article will focus on defining “cloud native” and some related moving parts, in future articles we will explore the important layers and related challenges with networking, storage and container orchestration to give you a more complete view…but first let’s start at the beginning.

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by Chris Thomas

Texas Advanced Computing Center Celebrates Milestones

Marking its 15th anniversary, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin announced the dedication of a new building at the JJ Pickle Research Campus, and a $30 million award from the National Science Foundation.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces New Liquid Cooling Technology

Today Dell Inc. announced a new innovative liquid cooling technology for data centers, codenamed Triton. This technology comes from Dell’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) group and was developed to help eBay improve performance in its new data center. Triton has been able to deliver better performance through cooling and reduce TCO.

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by Chris Thomas

Synology Releases NAS DS416play

Taking the wraps off a new NAS station, Synology today introduced the DiskStation DS416play. The latest in Synology’s play series NAS options, this device supports an impressive number of home media streaming options. One of the main draws to this device as time goes on will be its ability to transcode h.264 4K video, despite the extreme lack of that kind of content on the market currently.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Expands SDS Portfolio Leaning Toward Analytics

Today IBM announced that it is expanding its software-defined infrastructure solutions portfolio. This portfolio will now have cognitive features that will improve computing resource management, which in turn will provide faster results from data-driven applications and analytics. IBM is naming this new intelligent resource and workload management software IBM Spectrum Computing.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #15: Adam Laub, STEALTHbits

It's one thing to store data, manage it, back it up and deal with the rest of the information life cycle. There's much more at play though, and smart organizations are turning inward to better understand what's happeneing with their data. Almost every organization has a NAS or server with unstrcutured data, much of it containing sensitive data from customer information to proprietary business information. Knowing that a file was accessed is one thing, but knowing who is accessed it, when, and what they’re doing with it is crucial to security, satisfying audit requirements, as well as operational efficiency. Adam Laub, STEALTHbits’ Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, talks to us about the issues enterprises face when considering data usage and access and how STEALTHbits aims to provide more insights and intelligence with their new File Activity Monitoring product.

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