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

AWS Introduces New Features at Santa Clara Summit

Amazon Web Services (AWS from here on) announced several new capabilities and services. AWS introduced Concurrency Scaling for Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, AWS App Mesh, and AMD-powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Expands Azure Stack With Edge & HCI Solutions

Today at Sync, Microsoft announced new solutions to its Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft is adding hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions to Azure Stack both addressing a customer need. The company also released its Azure Data Box Edge, an appliance with edge compute and network capabilities. 

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The NetApp Data Fabric and Hybrid Cloud In A Nutshell

The NetApp Data Fabric - NetApp announced their “Data Fabric” idea back in 2015, during Insight Las Vegas. The idea of NetApp’s “Data Fabric” is a simple concept; your data where you want it, when you want it. Whether you want to run 100% On-Prem or 100% Cloud (even multi-cloud), the Data Fabric gives you the ability to shift workloads wherever you and the business would like.

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by Adam Armstrong

GTC 2019 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.  This week the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) took place in San Jose, California. While we covered the major announcements by the heavy hitters, mainly NVIDIA, there were several other smaller announcements that would have gotten washed away in the deluge. These announcements come from vendors such as Kinetica, Aetina, TYAN, DDN, Cognata, Inspur, SQream, and Samsung.

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by Michael Rink

Formulus Black Debuts De-Duplicating OS

Formulus Black debuted ForsaOs, a Linux-based software stack built specifically to run all applications in memory. Formulus Black changed its name from Symbolic IO last March. At the same time, they switched to an entirely new management team. 

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by Michael Rink

Pivotal Announces Pivotal Greenplum 6

Pivotal recently announced the impending release of Greenplum 6 and Greenplum for Kubernetes. Like previous versions, Greenplum 6 is based on PostgreSQL and runs on Linux. Greenplum is a big data analytics software package. It acquired its current name in 2012 after being acquired by EMC Corporation in 2010.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Announces Updates to Cloud Services

Today VMware is announcing updates to VMware vCloud Director, CloudHealth by VMware, and planned updates to VMware Cloud Foundation. The updates announced center around the company’s vision for delivering a digital foundation on which customers can build their digital transformations. 

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by Michael Rink

Aparavi Announces Active Archive Enhancements

Today Aparavi is announcing enhancements to their Active Archive platform. Aparavi focuses on providing multi-cloud data management services through its Active Archive platform. New features include direct-to-cloud data transfer, new data classification schemes, tagging, full-content search, and adds support for bulk migration to move data from one location to another, including on- or off-premises. Additional cloud destinations have been added and together include AWS, Backblaze B2, Caringo, Cloudian, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Scality, and Wasabi. Data stored in Active Archive is available through C++ and command line APIs in addition to Aparavi's Active Archive platform, which was launched last year. 

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by Michael Rink

NetApp & NVIDIA Support AI Workloads

Throughout 2018, the momentum of machine learning advances steadily increased. With NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference for 2019 coming up, this is a good time to review how NetApp and NVIDIA have contributed to advances in machine learning and AI over the past year and what is in store for this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: RackTop Systems, Elastifile, SAP, Hammerspace, Datrium, & N2WS

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. RackTop Systems secures $15 million in Series A funding. Elastifile joins SAP PartnerEdge Program. Hammerspace announces seamless data management for hybrid multi-cloud Kubernetes services. Datrium introduces Datrium Forward Software Subscription Program. N2WS expands cost optimization for AWS.

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