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

Intel Unveils Its Stratix 10 MX FPGA With Integrated HBM2

Intel unveiled its latest field programmable gate array (FPGA), the Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA. What is most notable about this FPGA is that it is the indusry’s first to be integrated with High Bandwidth Memory DRAM (HBM2). Intel states that its new FPGAs will offer up to 10 times the memory bandwidth when compared with standalone DDR memory solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Cloudian, Axis, Rubrik, Archive360, Apposite, Toshiba, StreamSets, & Instana

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cisco declares a cash dividend. Cloudian announces ConnectStore for Axis cameras. Rubrik achieves Common Criteria EAL2+. Archive360 announces its Archive2Azure supports Microsoft Archive Blob Storage Tier. Apposite announces 100Gb/s Network Emulator. Toshiba begins sampling its automotive UFS. StreamSets releases Control Hub. Instana secures $20 million in Series B funding.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageReview Success Story: Canyon ISD

At StorageReview we frequently mention large enterprises and small to medium markets without elaborating on them to any real degree. The reason for this is that these terms can be applied to a wide range of businesses and organizations. One that would definitely fit in the SMB group would be a school. For this success story we look at Canyon Independent School District in the Texas Panhandle and how they have migrated to new gear over the last year. A special guest author, Michael Keough, has written this piece. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Kaminario & Splunk Partner To Accelerate Autonomous Data Center Deployment

Today Kaminario released a K2 App for Splunk Enterprise. This application is designed to provide enterprise customers with intuitive dashboards and sophisticated analytics for the Kaminario K2 all-flash array. The two companies are also announcing a partnership that shows the benefits of running Splunk Analytics on the Kaminario K2 storage platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba & WD Stop Suing Each Other & Decide To Work Together

Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation announced that they would hang up the gloves and end ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration. The agreement the two companies entered into not only ends the disputes they have been having but increases the relationship. The two companies will be working together more closely on flash memory in the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Unveils Its Enterprise-Class Xcellis Scale-Out NAS

Today Quantum Corp. announced what it is calling the industry’s first workflow storage appliance to provide the management capabilities and robust features of enterprise scale-out NAS with the cost-effective scaling organizations need to address modern data growth, Xcellis Scale-Out NAS. Without giving numbers, Quantum stated that the new Xcellis NAS could more than triple performance of similar competing enterprise NAS at 1/10 the price. The combination of performance, price, and enterprise features are aimed at organizations where revenue and products are all built around data.

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by Adam Armstrong

KubeCon Austin 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. At KubeCon in Austin, Texas, where StorageReview was onsite, there were several announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. Announcements come from companies such as Tigera, DriveScale, Pivatol, Oracle, and CoreOS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kasten Comes Out Of Stealth With Its K10 Platform For Stateful Containers

At KubeCon in Austin, TX, the cloud-native data management company, Kasten, came out of stealth and announced the release of its K10 platform. This new platform uses a novel application-centric approach to enable enterprises to meet business continuity and compliance requirements around stateful container based applications running at scale on public and private Kubernetes deployments. Aside from K10, the company also announced its open source project that is an extensible framework for application-level data management, Kanister.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Datrium DVX with Flash End-to-End Review

Datrium delivers "open convergence," which is what they call the next generation of converged infrastructure. There may be as many riffs on convergence as there are vendors in the enterprise IT space, and for their part, Datrium isn't shy about promoting their vision of what infrastructure can look like. Datrium's view sees compute, primary storage, secondary storage and cloud coming together in a highly resilient configuration that is scalable and easy to manage without a silo for each class of storage. Furthermore, because most data calls will hit compute nodes with on-board flash cache, Datrium can deliver tremendous performance without having to go to the data nodes in nearly all cases. This translates to 200GB/s and 16GB/s in peak 32K read and write bandwidth and 18M IOPS 4K random read.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NAKIVO, Cavium, HPE, SONM, Storj, CloudPassage, StorONE, QNAP, & 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. NAKIVO releases NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3. Cavium FastLinQ QL4100 NICs are available for HPE ProLiant & Apollo Gen10 servers. SONM and Storj Labs partner to deliver a decentralized cloud computing platform. CloudPassage launches Container Secure. StorONE launches TRU Storage Software for less than a penny per GB. QNAP releases Photo Tagger app. Datos IO releases RecoverX 2.5. Compuverde and Data Dynamics partner for fast, agile storage. Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition now available on AWS.

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