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

Dell EMC Releases ECS 3.3

Today Dell EMC announced that latest version of its Elastic Cloud Storage, ECS 3.3. The latest version of the company’s enterprise-ready object storage is stated to accelerate and secure data-driven initiatives. Dell EMC also states that ECS 3.3 has cloud-like capabilities but lower TCO of public cloud services.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Micro Focus, Veeam, TYAN, Cohesity, Samsung, Pivot3, Zadara, & 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. Micro Focus completes acquisition of Interset. Veeam achieves backup certification for SAP HANA. TYAN introduces new embedded server motherboards. Cohesity announces new capabilities. Samsung begins mass production on 512GB eUFS 3.0. Pivot3 reports 40% revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2018. Zadara increases features for its Virtual Private Storage Array on AWS. Sony announces CFexpress Type B Memory Card. Veritas Backup Exec Certified For Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2019.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Announces 4Q and FY19 Financial Results

Today Dell Technologies Inc. announced its fiscal fourth quarter and full years results for 2019. This is its first earnings report since going public back in December of 2018. Overall the numbers look good as does the company’s stock performance that has steadily climbed since its return to trading. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Launches Essential PKS

Today VMware expanded its container service for Kubernetes that they have developed with Pivotal, Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The company has introduced VMware Essential PKS that they call a modular way to consume Kubernetes. VMware states that the new service will include the ability to upstream Kubernetes, reference architectures to inform design decisions, and expert support to proactively guide users through upgrades or maintenance and reactively troubleshoot when needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

VAST Data Emerges From Stealth With Universal Storage

Today VAST Data came out of stealth with its new storage architecture that they claim will break decades-old storage tradeoffs to bring an end to complex storage tiering and HDD usage in the enterprise. The company calls its new system the VAST’s exabyte-scale Universal Storage system. This system is built entirely of higher performance flash media and several innovations to lower costs to HDD levels.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Collaborates With Pure For Ultra-Fast Block Storage solution

Today Rackspace announced that it is working with Pure Storage to accelerate the value of customers’ hybrid-cloud environments with the launch of the new Ultra-Fast Performance Rackspace Block Storage solution. This new solution is aimed at mission-critical workloads like eCommerce, databases, disaster recovery, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and machine learning. Today’s collaboration also marks the largest global Managed Service Provider member of the Pure Partner Program in Rackspace.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: AMD, WinMagic, Snowflake, Carbonite, & Veritas

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. AMD released the new AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 driver. WinMagic releases SecureDoc Enterprise Server 8.3. Snowflake triples revenue and customer base. Carbonite and Veritas announce reseller partnership.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Introduces 5 New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) released five new EC2 bare metal instances. Bare metal instances are ideal for workloads that need direct access to the process and memory resources. AWS also released lower cost storage, EFS Infrequent Access (EFS IA).

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by Adam Armstrong

DigitalOcean Launches Managed Databases

Today DigitalOcean announced the launch of its Managed Databases. The first offering released under their Managed Databases is PostgreSQL. Through this service developers will be able to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 2Q19 Earnings

Cisco reported its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2019, which ended on January 26, 2019. Overall the numbers are looking pretty good, especially compared to this time last year. The stock had a bit of a mixed day as it was downgraded from Morgan Stanley; it did however spike up in after hours trading.

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