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

Dell EMC XtremIO Replication Review

Today Dell EMC has announced the addition of native asynchronous replication in XIOS 6.1 for XtremIO all-flash storage arrays. Until now, replication for XtremIO has been handled by software tools like Dell EMC RecoverPoint for snapshot-based replication or Site Recovery Manager for VMware shops. There're also the options of pairing XtremIO and Dell EMC VPLEX for a variety of replication use cases. While these options solve the problem for many customers, they can also introduce increased complexity and cost, depending on the hardware in the environment. As such, a native metadata-aware replication solution for XtremIO has always been on the radar and is the number one feature XtremIO customers have been asking for. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces PowerMax, New VxBlock System, & Enhanced XtremIO

Today At Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell EMC made several new product announcements around improving the modern data center with new levels of performance and efficiency. The new products include what Dell EMC is calling the world's fastest storage array, the PowerMax, an end-to-end engineered NVMe array that is also ready for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). Dell EMC is launching a new VxBlock 1000 System with support for PowerMax and is updated XtremIO adding native replication. The new products are suited for today's needs as well as the needs of the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtustream Adds SaaS & Healthcare Cloud Enhancements

Today At Dell Technologies World 2018, Virtustream, a Dell Technologies company, announced its latest generation of Viewtrust, its risk management and continuous compliance monitoring solution. The latest generation brings in new SaaS capabilities to enhance scalability, performance and serviceability. The company is also announcing new disaster recovery capabilities and availability of the SAP Health solution on S/4 Hana to its popular healthcare cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Expands Partner Programs

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies announced it is investing in new programs, incentives and solutions designed to fast track its channel partners’ delivery of digital, IT, security and workforce transformations for their customers. With 5,000 partners in attendance, the company will be announcing new Advantage framework, a new Dell EMC Ready Stack program, and a new rewards program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies Capital Announces Strong First Year

Coming out of stealth last year at Dell EMC World 2018, Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), the venture arm of Dell Technologies, is reporting a strong year of investment momentum. In this past year DTC has been able to complete 24 new and follow-on investments as part of its $100 million annual investment average run rate, several of which focused on AI and ML. Since its beginning in 2012, DTC has been able to make 81 investments focused on early-stage startups that span a broad range of technology areas.

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by Adam Armstrong

Portworx Announces PX-Enterprise 1.4

Today Portworx announced what it is calling he most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production, PX-Enterprise version 1.4. The new update contains many useful features such as the container industry’s first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications and a new GUI for cloud environments. The new capabilities and features address the need of storing and protecting containerized applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Showcases Several SSD Solutions At Dell Technologies World

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Toshiba Memories America, Inc. is onsite showcasing several of its flash solutions. Dell Technologies and Toshiba have partnered for a long time with Toshiba being one of the diamond-level conference sponsors. Toshiba will be showcasing SSD technology for server and storage application solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS AF250 S2 Review

Earlier this year Fujitsu announced updates to its ETERNUS all-flash (AF) line, with the introducing of AF250 S2 And AF650 S2. Having previously looked at the ETERNUS AF250 and found it to be a strong performer (winning our Editor’s Choice award) especially compared to its pricing. Now we are taking a good look at the updated version to see what improvements have been made and how they stack up.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces GA Of Storage One

Today Red Hat Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One. Storage One is Red Hat’s approach to web-scale enterprise storage with the best of both worlds: a hardware-optimized turnkey solution with the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage. Storage One is built on the rest of Red Hat’s storage portfolio. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Morro Data, Azure, Panzura, E8 Storage, Scality, Portworx, Intel, & 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. Morro Data now supports Azure active directory. Panzura announces Mobile 2.0. E8 Storage announces InfiniBand support. Scality raises $60 million in funding. Portworx and Intel announce reference architecture for containerized applications. Virtual Instruments extends its integration with Cisco. Commvault expands AWS GovCloud solutions. Pivotal goes public.

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