by Adam Armstrong

Druva Integrate CloudRanger Into Druva Cloud Platform

Today Druva announced that it is integrating its recently acquired CloudRanger into its Data Management-as-a-Server Solution, Druva Cloud Platform (DCP). Now DCP will unify all of the company’s product offerings into a single point of management that Druva states will enable organizations to centrally protect, manage and gain visibility into their entire data footprint. With the integration, all 4,000 customers will have access to the benefits around enterprise data sources, including AWS workloads. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Adds AI & Automation To 3PAR

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that it is adding new features to its popular 3PAR storage. HPE is adding its new version of InfoSight that leverages AI and automation for the data center. The company states that this will lead to better productivity and efficiency while unlocking the economic value of data.

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by Michael Rink

Western Digital & Toshiba Separately Announce QLC 96-Layer NAND

Both companies announced QLC, 96-Layer, FLASH memory chips on July 19th. Toshiba and Western Digital are both expecting 1.33Tb (terabits) of storage per chip. Western Digital’s announcement covers that the chip was jointly developed with Toshiba in Yokkaichi, Japan. However, Toshiba’s announcement makes no mention of Western Digital at all. Possibly a sign of lingering poor relations between the two companies despite it having been more than half a year since Toshiba dropped its 120 billion Yen lawsuit against Western Digital in December 2017. In any case, the differences between the two announcements are a significant divergence from their behavior when Toshiba first began publicly speaking about QLC technology in 2016.

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by Michael Rink

Intel Now Producing QLC PCIe SSDs

Intel did a curious thing July 19th. It announced that they were now producing their QLC PCIe SSD on their Twitter news account with almost no accompanying details. Since then, Intel has released little additional information but it has confirmed that this will be part of Intel’s new D5 product family for data centers. We expect to learn more at next month’s Flash Memory Summit (August 6th-9th) in Santa Clara. One of Intel’s Sr. Vps, Robert B. Crooke, will be giving a keynote partially about 3D NAND on August 8th.

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by Michael Rink

Lenovo & Cloudistics Launch ThinkAgile CP Series

Lenovo – together with Cloudistics – is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio with the CP series. Billed as a composable cloud platform or a ‘cloud-in-a-box’; the CP series aims to offer customers looking for the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud all the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment secured behind the customer’s own data center firewall.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Announces High-Performance EC2 Instances Updates

Today at its annual AWS Summit in New York, AWS announced a new high frequency instance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon EC2 Z1d. Z1d is designed for users that need the highest single-thread performance with a large amount of memory (such as electronic design automation (EDA), relational databases, and financial simulations). AWS is also releasing two other instances for memory intensive applications, the R5 and R5d.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Updates & Simplifies Product Packaging

Today Commvault announced that its had taken several of its solutions and offerings and consolidated them into simple product packages and pricing. The announcement today take the breadth of Commvault’s offerings and boils them down to four products aimed for complete, scalable backup and recovery as well as data management, regardless of the size of the company. The packaging is made to ease implementation and deployment as well as buying options. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Releases Recovery Series Gen 8

Today Unitrends released the new Gen 8 version of its flagship Recovery Series backup appliances. The latest version of the hardware appliances have built-in efficiencies that are designed to increase density, reduce power and cooling, and help customers save on costs. The Gen 8 Recovery Series are also pre-integrated with Unitrends Backup 10.2 software that can optimize cloud replication and performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Enhances Its Enterprise Tape Library Offerings

Today Spectra Logic announced several updates it was making to its enterprise tape libraries. Today’s updates and enhancements are designed to benefit customers that need to preserve massive amounts of data for long periods of time, such as governments, scientific research, HPC, and M&E. The updates and enhancements include Time-Based Access Ordering System to speed up recall times, and Assisted Self Maintenance and Zoning.

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by Michael Rink

Fujitsu Expands Partnerships With Cloud Providers

Fujitsu has been collaborating with several cloud providers, such as Microsoft and VMware. To further meet customer demands and needs, the company announced that it is expanding partnerships with new cloud service providers (CSP), SAP and Oracle. These expanded partnerships help to strengthen and accelerate companies’ digital transformations and adoption of multi-cloud environments. 

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