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

News Bits: DDN, Arlo, Quest, Rackspace, Cisco, GIGABYTE, FalconStor, & Druva

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. DDN sets SPC SFS Benchmark record. Arlo announces AI-based detection features. Quest launches Spotlight Cloud. Rackspace expands its cloud services. Cisco launched line of 400G switches. GIGABYTE expands its EPYC line. FalconStor awarded patent for RecoverTrac. Druva’s Cloud Platform now available on AWS Snowball Edge.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 1Q19 Earnings

Today Seagate Technology reported financial results for the quarter ended September 28, 2018. Overall the company had a fairly strong quarter, which is good news as the tech sector has been a bit sluggish as of late. It’s stock started off with a fairly sharp drop and some bouncing back and forth. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Excelero Announces NVMesh 2

Toady Excelero announced the latest edition of its software-only storage solution, NVMesh 2. Excelero states that NVMesh is the lowest latency block storage platform with the new version to only improve upon this. According to the company, NVMesh 2 will make it easier for enterprises and service providers to deploy shared NVMe storage at local performance across a far wider range of network protocols and applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM To Acquire Red Hat

Over the weekend IBM announced that it would be acquiring Red Hat for $34 billion. I believe this is the largest tech acquisition of 2018 and perhaps the largest software acquisition to date. The acquisition will make IBM the largest Hybrid Cloud Provider in the world. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Announces AMD EPYC Instances

During Oracle Open World 2018 in San Francisco, Oracle announced, through collaboration with AMD, a new set of instances. Oracle and AMD will provide a new “E” series of compute instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The new instances leverage AMD’s EPYC CPUs to bring higher core count, memory bandwidth, I/O bandwidth, advanced security features, and value. The first instance available is the Compute Standard E2 platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Expands Its Surveillance Storage & Analytics Portfolio

Western Digital Corp (WDC) announced that it has expanded its portfolio for surveillance with new storage and analytics options. The company has expanded the capacity of the previously announced WD Purple SD cards to 256GB. WD is also introducing a new 3D NAND UFS-Based EFD for Surveillance, what they claim to be an industry first, and the Western Digital Device Analytics for gathering information from the new surveillance devices.

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by Michael Rink

Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine Enters General Availability

Today, Mesosphere announced the general availability of Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine (MKE) as part of the update to 1.12 for Mesosphere DC/OS. Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine delivers pure Kubernetes-as-a-Service on multi-cloud and edge with resource pooling. We covered it in September 2017 when the beta was initially released. Mesosphere’s distributed cloud operating system (DC/OS) aims to deliver any software technology “as-a-Service” across multi-cloud, datacenter, and edge.

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by Michael Rink

NetApp Announces New Data Management Services At Insight 2018

NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced MAX Data, Flash Performance Guarantee, StorageGRID SG6060, NetApp Solution Support for FlexPod, and ONTAP 9.5 at their Insight 2018 event. These new data services and solutions further extend the NetApp Data Fabric across edge, core, and cloud and enable organizations. We tested out ONTAP's last update in our lab and found it worked exactly how you'd want enterprise storage to be updated.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NetApp Announces New Solutions at Insight 2018

NetApp announced today at its annual NetApp Insight event the release of several new solutions that to provide support for applications across hybrid cloud and multicloud environment, which should improve business growth and provide data-driven outcome for its users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Updates Its Cloud Infrastructure

Today at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, Oracle announced significant enhancements to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The company also updated its global data center region roadmap, which will increase the company’s reach and help bring features such as its Autonomous cloud to even more customers.  

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