by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces New Data Fabric Solutions

Today NetApp announced new data fabric solutions and services that the company claims will maximize control and improve the secure movement of data across the hybrid cloud. NetApp is also announcing new and updated version of several of its popular products including NetApp AltaVault, StorageGRID Webscale, and SnapCenter. NetApp states the newly updated technologies will be able to help their customers to extract the value of their data from anywhere in the hybrid cloud.

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by Brian Beeler

Violin Delisted, Heading Toward Bankruptcy

Violin Memory’s future is looking fairly bleak at the moment, and that may be framing it in a positive light. Violin Memory has been struggling for some time now and all indications are pointing to the company not surviving too much longer. VMEM has been delisted from the NYSE and now trades over the counter. This in itself isn't a problem, but the more glaring issue is the company is now valued at roughly $6 million now which is a good indicator that the company's assets and net cash aren't in good shape. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces SSD For Xbox

Today Seagate announced that it would be releasing a portable SSD for Xbox. The new drive will offer gamers faster load and boot times and comes with Xbox branding making it fit right in with any model of Xbox One or Xbox 360. The drive is compact and can allow users to store several games for portability and faster performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: LaCie, Dell EMC, Seagate, Datera, Lenovo, Nimble, Barracuda, DDN, & 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. LaCie has introduced what it calls the world’s fastest desktop storage. Dell EMC announced the GA of its Documentum for Life Sciences. Seagate launched what they are calling the world’s fastest HDD for mission critical workloads. Datera announced integration with Openstack FUEL. Lenovo is partnering with Nimble and DDN on two separate projects. All this is among a few other announcements.

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by Guest Author

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliances: Making Software-Defined Data Center Architecture Ubiquitous

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is all the rage these days. Why? Because it is allowing CIOs to get out of the infrastructure business so they can focus on adding value to the core business. IT service used to be a component-level conversation about building solutions. But just as the underlying architecture of a smartphone is rarely on a consumer’s mind, the same is becoming true for the underlying elements of IT systems. The conversation is now centered around “How can I most efficiently deliver the needed service level?”

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces The P3100, The First M.2 NVMe SSD For Data Centers

Today Intel introduced its latest SSD series for the data center, the Intel SSD DC P3100 Series. Unlike most SSDs made for the data center, the P3100 is a single-sided M.2 form factor with an NVMe interface. The P3100 comes in capacities up to 1TB, endurance up to 580TBW, and performance up to 1.8GB/s sequential read.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Announces SVOS 7.0 & Upgrades Its VSP Line

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced the latest version of its Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS), version 7.0. The latest version features enhanced QoS, new adaptive data reduction and support for all-flash cloud tiering. HDS is also upgrades its Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) arrays with a new all-flash VSP F1500 as well as a new VSP G1500.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba & NetApp Partner On Storage For FAS & E-Series

Today NetApp and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced that Toshiba’s PX04S enterprise SAS SSDs will be shipping in NetApp’s hybrid FAS and E-Series systems. The PX04S is FIPS 140-2 certified adding another level of security to both the FAS and E-Series systems. Toshiba is a key supplier of SSDs for NetApp FIPS certified products and today’s announcement strengthens that bond.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Enhances Its XP7 Storage Driving Down TCO

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced enhancements to HPE XP7 Storage. The enhancements to XP7 are centered around improving performance and data reduction/capacity utilization that will result in greater consolidation and lower total cost of ownership.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Unveils New Storage Classes For Google Cloud Storage

Google has announced a significant refresh of Google Cloud Storage, including new storage classes, data lifecycle management tools, improved availability, lower prices and comprehensive storage options to cater to different use cases. Google has also unveiled the further expansion of their Google Cloud Platform (GCP) partner ecosystem.

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