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

AWS Announces High-Performance EC2 Instances Updates

Today at its annual AWS Summit in New York, AWS announced a new high frequency instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon EC2 Z1d. Z1d is designed for users that need the highest single-thread performance with a large amount of memory (such as electronic design automation (EDA), relational databases, and financial simulations). AWS is also releasing two other instances for memory intensive applications, the R5 and R5d.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Enhances Its Enterprise Tape Library Offerings

Today Spectra Logic announced several updates it was making to its enterprise tape libraries. Today’s updates and enhancements are designed to benefit customers that need to preserve massive amounts of data for long periods of time, such as governments, scientific research, HPC, and M&E. The updates and enhancements include Time-Based Access Ordering System to speed up recall times, and Assisted Self Maintenance and Zoning.

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by Michael Rink

Fujitsu Expands Partnerships With Cloud Providers

Fujitsu has been collaborating with several cloud providers, such as Microsoft and VMware. To further meet customer demands and needs, the company announced that it is expanding partnerships with new cloud service providers (CSP), SAP and Oracle. These expanded partnerships help to strengthen and accelerate companies’ digital transformations and adoption of multi-cloud environments. 

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by Michael Rink

Supermicro Launches Xeon E-2100 Optimized Workstation & IoT Systems

On the same day, July 12th, Intel announced their new 6-coreXeon E-2100 processor, Supermicro launched their product lineup optimized for it.  In addition to their newest 1U IoT System and workstation, Supermicro also offers 4 new motherboards. With these releases the company shows that it is responding to the growing customers needs of IoT systems. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera Releases Version 3.2 Of Its Platform

Datera Inc. recently announced the latest version of version of its platform, Datera 3.2 Platform. According to the company, the 3.2 version enables customers to automate data operations and capitalize on the transition to server-based architectures to solve their data challenges. The release also adds integration into container-based applications and expands its relationship with persistent memory technology leaders such as Intel and Samsung.

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by Adam Armstrong

Snowflake Now Available On Azure

Today Snowflake Computing announced that its data warehouse-as-a-service is immediately available on Microsoft Azure for preview. Up until today, Snowflake’s WaaS only ran on AWS. This expansion allows an entirely new set of customers to take advantage of the benefits of Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse. 

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by Michael Rink

Storbyte Introduces Its Active On-Line 4:96 Hard Disk Storage System

Following up their release of their ECO FLASH Arraylast May, Storbyte is now aiming to deliver high reliability archive storage at low cost to operate. The compnay today introduced its SBJ series of hardware-defined storage solutions. Storbyte claims that their new SBJ 4:96 model provides 100% zero power to an individual drive, individual drawer or dataset transparent to the host. Offering organizations a purpose-built solution delivering a verifiable data validation and protection plan capability.

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by Adam Armstrong

DDN Intends To Buy Tintri Assets

Last month we reported that Tintri was running out of cash. Without liquidity it seems very unlikely that the company will be able to continue (employees like to get paid). Today DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its has entered into a non-binding letter of intent agreement with Tintri, Inc. to acquire all of their assets. 

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces FlashSystem 9100

Today IBM announced the latest addition to its FlashSystem all-flash storage solutions with the FlashSystem 9100. The latest edition to the FlashSystem line is built with NVMe from “end-to-end.” The system comes with several of IBM’s software technologies to address several needs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies To Go Public Again

Dell Technologies announced that it is once again looking to go public (the company, then just DELL, went private in 2013). The company intends to exchange outstanding V tracking stock for Class C common stock of Dell Technologies or an optional cash choice. This will bring common stock of Dell Technologies to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company has already reached an agreement with its Special Committee of independent directors about the exchange.

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