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

AWS Introduces 5 New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released five new EC2 bare metal instances. Bare metal instances are ideal for workloads that need direct access to the process and memory resources. AWS also released lower cost storage, EFS Infrequent Access (EFS IA).

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by Adam Armstrong

DigitalOcean Launches Managed Databases

Today DigitalOcean announced the launch of its Managed Databases. The first offering released under their Managed Databases is PostgreSQL. Through this service developers will be able to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 2Q19 Earnings

Cisco reported its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2019, which ended on January 26, 2019. Overall the numbers are looking pretty good, especially compared to this time last year. The stock had a bit of a mixed day as it was downgraded from Morgan Stanley; it did however spike up in after hours trading.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Launches All-Flash Isilon F810

Today Dell EMC announced that it has expanded its flagship unstructured data storage system, Isilon, with another new all-flash version. The new Dell EMC Isilon F810 will bring all-flash performance to help users unlock the full potential of their unstructured data. The company also released new data management software, Dell EMC ClarityNow, to give users better visibility into their unstructured data both in the cloud and on-prem.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services Announced

Today Lenovo announced what it is calling the first true ‘pay-as-you-use data center’ as-a-Service offering, TruScale Infrastructure Services. As one might have guessed, this service allows users to use and pay for data center hardware and servers, at their locations is an aaS manner. This gives new levels of flexibility to customers as they grow. 

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by Michael Rink

Actifio Launches Copy Data Management SaaS Platform

Today Actifio unveiled Actifio Go, a multi-cloud Copy Data Management (CDM) Software as a Service (Saas) platform. Actifio Go is designed to make it faster and less expensive to backup, restore, and meet regulatory/compliance requirements for applications both on-premise and distributed across multi-cloud environments. Actifio has been a leading provider of CDM and cloud services for a number of years. Most recently we covered their Actifio Sky platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Unisys, Actifio, IBM, Quantum, vArmour, Quest Software, Cisco, & 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. Unisys launches CloudForte for Microsoft Azure. Actifio announces OEM agreement with IBM. Quantum unveils latest Xcellis appliance. vArmour raises $44 million in Series E funding. Quest Software joins Veeam Partner Program. Cisco completes acquisition of Luxtera. NetApp powers Ducati’s Data-Driven Team. Veritas achieves AWS Storage Competency status. Carbonite to acquire Webroot.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Updates Unity OS To 4.5

Today Dell EMC announced updates to its popular Unity OS Operating Environment, updating to 4.5. The updates feature new data reduction, protection, and management functions. The company is also announcing UnityVSA Cloud Edition now runs on AWS Cloud and that Unity has been validated with VMware Cloud Foundation.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Updates Its Storage Portfolio

A week out from its annual Think event (this year in San Francisco) IBM has made a handful of enhancements to its storage portfolio. These enhancements run the gamut from containers to blockchain to IBM’s Cloud Private. The company has also made enhancements to its AI tools and data protection portfolio. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 2Q19 Earnings

Today Seagate Technology reported financial results for the second quarter ended December 28, 2018. The company saw lower numbers in general this quarter compared to last or this time in the previous year. The company’s stock is down overall throughout the quarter. 

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