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

Storbyte Introduces Its Active On-Line 4:96 Hard Disk Storage System

Following up their release of their ECO FLASH Arraylast May, Storbyte is now aiming to deliver high reliability archive storage at low cost to operate. The compnay today introduced its SBJ series of hardware-defined storage solutions. Storbyte claims that their new SBJ 4:96 model provides 100% zero power to an individual drive, individual drawer or dataset transparent to the host. Offering organizations a purpose-built solution delivering a verifiable data validation and protection plan capability.

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by Adam Armstrong

DDN Intends To Buy Tintri Assets

Last month we reported that Tintri was running out of cash. Without liquidity it seems very unlikely that the company will be able to continue (employees like to get paid). Today DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its has entered into a non-binding letter of intent agreement with Tintri, Inc. to acquire all of their assets. 

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces FlashSystem 9100

Today IBM announced the latest addition to its FlashSystem all-flash storage solutions with the FlashSystem 9100. The latest edition to the FlashSystem line is built with NVMe from “end-to-end.” The system comes with several of IBM’s software technologies to address several needs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies To Go Public Again

Dell Technologies announced that it is once again looking to go public (the company, then just DELL, went private in 2013). The company intends to exchange outstanding V tracking stock for Class C common stock of Dell Technologies or an optional cash choice. This will bring common stock of Dell Technologies to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company has already reached an agreement with its Special Committee of independent directors about the exchange.

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by Michael Rink

NetApp's ONTAP 9.4 Hits GA

Announced back in May 2018, NetApp ONTAP 9.4 has officially entered General Availability (GA). It is now available for download at support.netapp.com. ONTAP 9.4 is a data management software designed for cloud-based enterprise all flash systems. Touted as a non-disruptive upgrade ONTAP 9.4 provides new business capabilities in three main categories: new intelligent cloud services with FabricPool; fast all-flash performance with enterprise end-to-end NVMe support; as well as efficient and secure enterprise storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Makes Several Data Center Storage Enhancements

At its Media and Analyst event in San Jose, California, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) made several additions to its data center solutions. These new solutions include the ActiveScale 5.3 object storage system, expansions to its IntelliFlash N Series family of all-flash arrays, and the new Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server platform. All-in-all, these solutions address object storage, NVMe, high-performance storage, and SDS server and storage solutions to drive up performance while creating a better TCO.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Violin Systems FSP 7650 Review

Violin Systems isn't exactly a new company; we have been covering them for six years now. The company began as a pioneer in the all-flash arena and ran into a few woes after going public. However, the company has risen from the ashes with new investors backing the firm and has new deployment options along with the same cadre of high performing gear. We've been working with Violin in the lab for some time now; today we are looking at the 7650 array, which is the “extreme performance” all-flash model in the Violin Flash Storage Platform (FSP). 

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 3Q18 Earnings

This afternoon Micron Technology Inc. reported its third quarter earnings for its fiscal year that ended on May 31, 2018. Overall the numbers look good with no real surprises to the good or bad. The company’s stock has recovered from the dip it took through this quarter and ended where it began but is still flirting with a ten year high.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches PCaaS & Kubernetes Private Cloud

Today at HPE Discover 2018 in Vegas, Rackspace made two pay-as-you-go announcements. The company has partnered with HPE to launch the industry’s first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware. This puts cloud services wherever they are needed. Rackspace also announced the industry’s first ever Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS). Working with HPE, this new KaaS offering allows Kubernetes to be used wherever needed as well. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Expands HEC Family with STaaS

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it expanded its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) family. This expansion includes managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings (that will have options for deploying cloud-native application environments). The company is also introducing Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) offerings aimed at on-premises. 

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