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

News Bits: Asigra, DataCore, Scality, Cloudian, Veeam, FalconStor, Toshiba, & 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. Asigra announces unlimited subscription license. DataCore simplifies migration to Kubernetes and Docker. Scality extends partnership with Veeam. Cloudian provides Veeam with multi-cloud storage. FalconStor renames flagship product to FalconStor Data Mastery Platform. Toshiba Memory first to sample UFS 3.0 Embedded Memory Devices. Teradici and IGEL announce expanded endpoint support for multicloud environments. NetApp announces the graduation of its third cohort. HP releases new ProBooks aimed at SMB.

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by Adam Armstrong

New Bits: Datera, HPE, XenData, Zadara, VMware, Pivotal, Excelero, 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.  Datera joins HPE Complete. XenData launches LTO Tape to Cloud Migration Service. Zadara announces Virtual Private Storage Array for VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware named validated partner for Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended for EMMs. Pivotal releases PKS 1.3. Excelero announces 4x revenue growth for 2018. Google Cloud makes NVIDIA GPUs available in new regions. Rackspace delivers end-to-end management for AWS Database Services. Kingston releases Managed Model of IronKey D300 Serialized Encrypted USB. HP unveils new HP Education Edition Chromebooks.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Veeam, N2WS, Supermicro, Quantum, QNAP, & Virtual Instruments

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Veeam acquires N2WS. Supermicro announces Early Shipment Program. Quantum announces new DXi backup appliances. QNAP introduces Fibre Channel connectivity. Virtual Instruments has a record year going into 2019. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Baidu Announces OpenEdge

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Baidu, Inc. announced its open source intelligent edge computing platform, OpenEdge. OpenEdge is stated as being able to enable developers to build light, secure, and scalable edge applications and solutions with more flexibility to accelerate AI applications. Along with OpenEdge, the company announced two other intelligent edge computing technologies: BIE-AI-BOX and BIE-AI-Board. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Returns To The Market

Today, in a surprise to almost no one, Dell Technologies Inc. made its return to the publically traded markets, specifically the NYSE, it was previously traded on the NASDAQ. Dell went private almost six years ago and in that time bought EMC. The company will be traded under the symbol DELL. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri releases TGC 4.0

Tintri by DDN launched the latest version of its Tintri Global Center, TGC 4.0. According to the company, this marks a major step forward towards creating a centrally managed and fully autonomous storage environment. This is also the first major release by Tintri since DDN’s acquisition.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Releases 3Q18 Worldwide Storage Systems Tracker

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker for the third quarter of this year. Storage systems as a whole saw a bump in revenue continuing the recent trend, a nice turn around for the industry that was seeing signs of slowing growth. In yet another category of IDC’s, Dell EMC came out on top again. 

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by Adam Armstrong

KubeCon 2018 Bits

This week KubeCon took place in Seattle, offering over 8,000 attendees (2,000 on the waiting list didn’t make it) an updated vision on Kubernetes as well as the projects under development and consideration. Thus far three projects have graduated (Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy) a dozen or so are incubating and many more are hopeful within the Sandbox. Over 125 event sponsors wanted to be sure the attendees understood their view and involvement in these projects, most of them going way beyond simply offering Kubernetes distributions. Security was a hot topic as well as management and deployment of these projects. 

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by Michael Rink

Elastifile Announces Cloud File Service For Google

Today Elastifile announced signups for early access to Elastifile Cloud File Service (ECFS). ECFS leverages tight integration with Google Cloud infrastructure to make it easier to deploy and manage file storage in the public cloud.

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by Michael Rink

IBM Announces Spectrum Scale On NVIDIA DGX-1 Server

IBM recently announced a converged appliance developed with NVIDIA, the IBM Spectrum AI with NVIDIA DGX. The Spectrum DGX combines NVIDIA’s DGX-1 server with IBM’s Spectrum Scale on all-flash.

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