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

HPE Introduces GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

Today at HPE Discover in Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new consumption model for optimizing on- and off-premise clouds, HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. The new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud provides comprehensive cloud management services and help customers in areas such as performance optimization, cost controls, security and compliance, helping customers to focus on innovation and deliver the right resources to support workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Reveals Its Neptune Liquid Cooling For The Data Center

This week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, Lenovo announced a new holistic approach to liquid cooling for the data center it is calling Neptune. The company is making the bold claim that this new technology can allow data centers to run up to 50% more efficiently, without hindering performance or density. Lenovo will be demonstrating the technology at its booth (C1220).

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cohesity, Samsung, Seagate, Xbox, Western Digital, Dropbox, & 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. Cohesity raises $250 million in Series D funding. Samsung begins volume production on 16Gb, 64GB DDR4 RDIMM. Seagate releases 2TB SSD Game Drive for Xbox. Dropbox qualifies Western Digital Ultrastar Hs14 SMR HDDs. Commvault supports Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. HYCU announces new patent. Pivotal has strong first quarter. Rubrik announces Alta 4.2. Synology releases Active Backup Suite.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Is Running Out Of Cash & Possibly Out Of Time

The “VM-aware” storage company, Tintri Inc., it not doing as well as it hoped. It released its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results this morning and things are looking down. Form a liquidity standpoint; the company doesn’t seem to have enough cash to go beyond the end of the month.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: QNAP, Mellanox, Samsung, Maxta, Red Hat, HP, TYAN, AMD, & 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. QNAP unveils wireless adaptor that turn NAS into an access point. Mellanox announces hyper-scalable enterprise framework. Samsung releases 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs. Maxta now supports Red Hat OpenShift. HP releases new ProBook x360 440 G1. TYAN adds AMD EPYC-Based HPC servers. Intel introduces 380GB M.2 Optane SSD. Marvell launches new client NVMe SSD controller family. Riverbed releases latest version of SteelCentral. Netstor releases Thunderbolt 3 LTO archiving solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Colocation Services

Today Rackspace launched its new service that allows customers to deploy their hardware of choice in Rackspace data centers, Rackspace Colocation. This new service aims to support companies on their digital transformations while reducing TCO. At the same time, Rackspace claims that this service will also improve scalability, strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, reduce application latency, and help IT meet security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Releases RING 7.4 LTS

Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release. The latest release of Scality’s scale-out file and object storage has been streamlined to ease deployments and operations. Its also comes in a new three server configuration for HPE Apollo platforms that give smaller users a more affordable entry-point. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today at its Memory Storage Event, Intel announced the release of its new Optance DC persistent memory (PMEM). Instead of a tweak on an existing technology such as new interfaces or different NAND, this is a new class of memory. Intel makes the bold claim that this could reimagine the data center memory and storage hierarchy, a claim that could be proven true. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba KumoScale NVMe-oF (Newisys NSS-1160G-2N) Review

At the Open Compute Project this year, Toshiba announced the release of its new software around NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), KumoScale. KumoScale is designed to maximize the performance benefits of direct-attached NVMe drives over the data center network through disaggregation, abstraction and management integration. The software brings the already high-performing NVMe SSDs by allowing diskless compute nodes (with only a boot drive) to access this flash storage over high-speed fabrics network connectivity. This type of connection will bring the networked storage to near-peak performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 4Q18 & Full Year Earnings

Today NetApp reported earnings for both its fiscal fourth quarter as well as its fiscal year that ended April 27, 2018. Overall the company saw some pretty good numbers for both. NetApp’s stock took a bit of a beating in after hours, most likely due to the timid outlook, but it is much improved over last year.

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