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

HPE Delivers Innovations To The Intelligent Edge

Today at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced several innovations to accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption with new edge solutions, partner program, and a research lab. These new offerings enable customers to leverage analytics and machine learning (ML) allowing them to adapt to changes in real-time. The new offerings and programs include major enhancements to Aruba Central, integrations and new turnkey edge-to-cloud solutions, and the Intelligent Edge and IoT Center of Excellence (CoE) and Labs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director

Today Cloudian announced its new fully native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers that is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director. Cloudian makes that claim that its new object storage solution will give VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services. Customers will be better able to meet their capacity-intensive data protection, management and analytics objectives. 

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by Michael Rink

DDN EXA5 Unveiled At ISC High Performance Conference

Today, DDN (DataDirect Networks) announced EXA5, the next generation of DDN’s EXAScaler Storage and is showcasing it at the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. DataDirect Networks (DDN) was founded in 1998 and provides block and file storage platforms as well as associated appliances and tools. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announcements From The ISC High Performance Conference

Today, Dell announced several new solutions and reference designs for high-performance computing at ISC High Performance 2019. The ISC High Performance conference has been running annually in Europe since 1986 and was previously known as the International Supercomputing Conference.

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by Michael Rink

WekaIO Updates Software Platform

Today, WekaIO, announced updates to its software platform to provide security functionality for multi-use enterprise high performance computing (HPC). WekaIO is two years old, and we covered their initial launch, which is still the core of their offerings, a cloud-native scalable file system. More recently we covered their announcement that they had raised $31.7 million in additional funding in May.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Launches Zoned Storage Initiative

Today Western Digital announced the launch of Zoned Storage. Zoned Storage is an initiative that leverages new technology to create more efficient Zettabyte-scale architectures for data centers while helping to maintain more competitive TCO. The company also launched a developer site they will be hosting that includes open-source, standards-based tools and resources. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Kaminario Expands Its Storage-as-a-Service Offerings

Kaminario announced that it is expanding its Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) business with three new offerings along with a unified licensing framework. These new offerings included Kaminario Storage Utility consumption-based hardware acquisition, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Kaminario for public cloud. The company states that these new offerings are ideal for its customer base that includes software as a service (SaaS), fintech, healthtech, eCommerce, and cloud service providers.

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by Michael Rink

Microsoft Azure & Oracle Cloud Interconnect

Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership enabling customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. This gives users the ability to combine the technology of both services for instance Azure services, like Analytics and AI, can seamlessly connect to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database.

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by Brian Beeler

NetApp AFF C190 All-Flash Storage Array

This week NetApp released the AFF C190 all flash storage array. Targeted at the needs of SMBs, the AFF C190 is designed to be a partner-led offering that enables NetApp to be more competitive down market where their exisiting storage arrays for the midmarket, like the A200 and A300, are simply too much. The NetApp AFF C190 runs on NetApp ONTAP software, meaning smaller organizations will have access to enterprise-class data services, hybrid cloud support, and data reduction technologies, which provides critical value for all-flash arrays.

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by Michael Rink

Datera Data Services Platform 3.3 Released

Datera announced what would be in the 3.3 version of its Data Services Platform. Datera was founded in June 2013 and provides data storage software and systems. The company posted a remarkable 400% growth in the first quarter of 2019, driven mainly by partner sales. This rapid growth is even more impressive coming on top of their 240% growth in the first half of 2018. Datera also recently saw a four-fold increase in total deployed petabytes of storage powered by the Datera software platform. 

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