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

Supermicro Announces Cloud-Scale BigTwin & SuperBlade Systems At OpenStack

Today at OpenStack Summit 2018 in Vancouver, Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced new cloud-scale, enterprise solutions including the multi-node BigTwin and SuperBlade along with a 1U Cloud Storage system. These proven systems are designed to deliver flexible cloud scale efficiency and performance to the data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: QNAP, Veritas, Dell EMC, ClearSky Data, Cohesity, Quest, Red Hat, NVIDIA, & 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 Enterprise NAS now support Veritas Backup Exec. Dell EMC reach $2 billion in Unity bookings in under two years. ClearSky Data introduces scale-up NAS capabilities. Cohesity expands integration with Azure. Quest Software releases NetVault Backup 12.0. Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 supports NVIDIA vGPU. DDN & Parabricks partner on GPU acceleration of genome analysis. Hitachi Vantara introduces HDID v6.5. Panzura achieves Veeam Ready Certification.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Takes A Stab At 1PB/1U With High Density M.2 Sleds

Dell EMC has announced a potential fix to the issue of getting 1PB of density into a 1U space. Dell EMC is looking to leverage low cost M.2, SSD solutions in a PCIe sled that is no larger than a standard GPU adapter. This would bring a cost-effective, NVMe storage solution in very high density to the market. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Comprehensive Kubernetes-as-a-Service Solution

Today Rackspace announced its highly-available managed service aiming to accelerate digital transformations through leveraging container technology, Kubernetes-as-a-Service. This new offering allows organizations to accelerate their digital transformations through the consumption of Kubernetes-as-a-Service across all leading public and private cloud platforms. This could aide with multi-cloud strategies, modernizing application development, and accelerates time to market, while reducing costs up to 50%.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Portworx, VMware, HP, AMD, Teradici, Citrix, Cisco, StorMagic, & 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. Portworx is certified on Red Hat OpenShift. VMware updates Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud. HP introduces new EliteBooks and ProBooks. AMD updates its Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Suite. Teradici expands Cloud Access Software. StorMagic launches edge appliance for Citrix Cloud. Flexxible IT collaborates with HPE delivering Citrix Workspaces. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Intends To Integrate CoreOS With OpenShift

At Red Hat’s Summit 2018 in San Francisco, the company announced that it will begin integrating CoreOS Tectonic, Quay, and Container Linux with Red Hat’s robust container and Kubernetes-based solutions portfolio. Red Hat has revealed a roadmap to how it will be integrating these technologies into its container application platform. The company states that this will bring the benefits of containers while also making hybrid cloud environments a more attractive option for enterprises.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces AFF A800, ONTAP 9.4, & New Cloud Services

Today NetApp made a series of announcements regarding cloud connectivity and AI. On the storage side, NetApp has announced an all new AFF A800 all-flash array. ONTAP has been updated ONTAP to version 9.4. And the company announced new intelligent cloud services including NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Dell, Samsung, Cohesity, NAKIVO, Pivot3, 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. Dell refreshes its laptops, monitors, and mobile workstations. Samsung begins mass production of 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM for automobiles. Cohesity launches cloud backup solution. NAKIVO releases Backup & Recovery v7.4. Pivot3 has tremendous first quarter. Cisco intends to acquire Accompany. Iron Mountain releases Iron Cloud Critical Protection and Recovery. Excelero awarded new patent. Kaseya intends to merge with Unitrends.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Seagate Technology reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 30, 2018, the company’s third fiscal quarter of the year. The numbers looked good just beating expectations and the company is reporting a large growth in shipments of capacity. Their stock, too, tumbled a bit after the numbers were announced. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Western Digital reported its earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended March 30, 2018. Overall their numbers were good with great improvements over the same time last year in almost all cases. Western Digital stock was a bit bumpier than its earning reports but potentially making it a good buying opportunity.

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