Enterprise disk, hybrid and all flash array (AFA) reviews that cater to midmarket enterprises and up.
by Michael Rink

Nasuni Releases Cloud File Services Updates

Nasuni today announced an update to their Cloud File Services. The update will impact all of Nasuni's services which share a common core UniFS file system. UniFS stores files and metadata in object storage then caches active data wherever high-performance access is needed on Nasuni Edge Appliances – stateless virtual machines or hardware appliances that can be located on-premises or in the cloud. Nasuni plans to host a webinar about the changes on September 27th titled “Never Move Data Again: Combined NAS & Archive in One Cloud Solution.”

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by Michael Rink

Amazon Offers Rack Server Preloaded with AWS Storage Gateway

On September 18th Amazon started offering a Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 Rack Server that is pre-loaded with AWS Storage Gateway software. The 1U, 19-inch rack mountable server has Intel Xeon processors, 128 GB of memory, 6 TB of usable SSD storage for your locally cached data, and redundant power supplies. AWS Storage Gateway service enables hybrid storage between on-premises environments and the AWS Cloud. It integrates on-premises enterprise applications and workflows with Amazon’s block and object cloud storage services through industry standard storage protocols as well as a host of other AWS services. Typical use cases include backup and archiving, disaster recovery, moving data to S3 for in-cloud workloads, and tiered storage.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Toshiba & Western Digital Celebrate The Opening Of FAB 6 & Memory R&D Center In Yokkaichi, Japan

Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital recently celebrated the opening of Fab 6, their new semiconductor fabrication facility, and the Memory R&D Center, located at Yokkaichi operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Scality Announces Zenko 1.0

Today Scality announced what they are calling the industry’s first and only cloud-native multi-cloud data controller, Zenko 1.0. Zenko, which is available in both open source and enterprise editions, seeks to address the issues of modern cloud application development and complex data management by giving users more control over their data while still leveraging the efficiencies of private and public clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Supermicro, Samsung, QSAN, ATTO, Rubrik, Datrium, Quantum, Excelero, Wasabi, & 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. Supermicro’s 1U server is optimized with Samsung’s NF1 NVMe storage. QSAN’s XCube product series certified with ATTO HBAs. Rubrik announces Datos IO 3.0. Datrium raises $60 million in Series D funding. Quantum adopts Excelero’s NVMe-oF technology for Xcellis. Wasabi raises $68 million in funding. Pivotal reports second quarter earnings for fiscal 2019. ATTO ThunderLink Adapters and FastFram NICs certified with Avid Shared Storage. Synology releases Surveillance Station 8.2.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Partners With NetApp To Aid With Digital Transformations

Today at the Lenovo Transfrom 2.0 conference in New York, Lenovo and NetApp announced a partnership of technology that helps customers modernize their IT, which in turn will aide in their digital transformation. The partnership will bring together the companies strengths in high-performance computing and flash storage. The two companies are also announcing a new joint venture in China delivering localized solutions there.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Releases Entry-Level Powervault Storage Arrays

Dell EMC introduced the Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series, the next generation family of its entry-level data storage arrays designed for small- and medium-sized businesses today. Dell EMC has an install base of more than 400,000 PowerVault units worldwide. The three models in the ME4 series join these existing units in the PowerVault series.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel & Baidu Collaborate On AI

This year at the Baidu ABC Summit in Shanghai, both Baidu and Intel announced that they are working together on artificial intelligence (AI). This AI is designed for applications ranging from financial services and shipping to video content detection, and is primarily aimed at the leading China banks. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Datera, Cloudian, Dell EMC, Lenovo, Pivot3, infinite io, NVIDIA, QNAP, & DDN

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Datera announces 240% growth for the first half of 2018. Cloudian announces largest funding round yet. Dell EMC to power the fastest academic supercomputer. Lenovo and Pivot3 optimize smart city security. infinite io raises $10.3 million in Series B funding. NVIDIA GPU Cloud adds support for Microsoft Azure. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers obtain EPEAT registry. QNAP releases QTS 4.3.5 Beta. DDN completes acquisition of Tintri.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMworld 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Asigra, Lakeside, Morpheus Data, Quest Software, VMware, and NVIDIA.

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