by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Expands Its Nytro SSD Family

This week at FMS 2018 in Santa Clara, Seagate Technologies announced that it was expanding its Nytro portfolio adding more SSD flash drives. Though the company has some SSDs for end users, it announced more enterprise SSDs including the Nytro 1000 SATA and Nytro 5020 NVMe. These new enterprise drives are aimed at data centers looking to upgrade their current storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

FMS 2018 News Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breath even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This year at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2018 in Santa Clara there were a handful of announcements that either small or would potentially get wiped out by some of the larger announcements so we have collected them here. These announcements come from companies such as Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC), Toshiba, Attala Systems, E8 Storage, Kaminario, Western Digital, Marvell, and Intel.

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by Adam Armstrong

Newisys Announces NSS2560, 56 NVMe Drive 2U Sever

Newisys announced its new storage server that can fit 56, 2.5” (U.2) NVMe drives in a 2U form factor, the NSS2560. The NSS2560 offers high availability with dual, hot-swappable server modules. The company is also touting some performance numbers of 50GB/s and 12.5 million IOPS on the right configuration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Now Available

This week Oracle, or rather Larry Ellison, announced that Oracle’s Autonomous Database Cloud Service now has a Autonomous Transaction Processing feature generally available. The new feature leverages ML and AI as well as existing Oracle Autonomous technology to deliver what the company calls unprecedented cost savings, security, availability, and productivity. This new Autonomous Transaction Processing is designed for use cases such as finance, retail, manufacturing, and government applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Introduces OpenFlex Architecture

Today at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced its new comprehensive set of open standards, architecture and products under the OpenFlex banner. These new products and architecture are touted to address the ever-increasing demands of high-scale private and public cloud data centers. Aside from OpenFlex, WD is also announcing an API, Kingfish, and product specifications for the open community.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Unveils NVMe-oF & EDSFF Solutions At FMS 2018

Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, Marvell unveiled a new NVMe over fabrics (NVMe-oF) SSD converter controller, the 88SN2400. The company also revealed its new EDSFF reference design. These new technologies as well as others form Marvell, will be demonstrated at their booth (511) at Santa Clara Convention Center, August 7-9.

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announces Additional AI Centric Servers and Services

Dell EMC is expanding their Ready Solutions lineup with new offerings designed to help organizations with AI tasks.  The two new products they are offering are named Deep Learning with NVIDIA, and Machine Learning with Hadoop. The new solutions are aimed at delivering faster, deeper insight while helping companies realize their potential with AI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quest Unveils Secondary SDS, QoreStor

Today Quest Software announced a new Software Defined Secondary Storage platform today, QoreStor. The new platform is backup vendor agnostic and leverages enterprise class compression and deduplication technology. QoreStor is touted to deliver always-on, always-available IT that hit compliance requirements and saves costs through storage reduction.

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by Brian Beeler

Samsung PM1725a SSD Review

The Samsung PM1725a is a relatively minor update to the PM1725 NVMe SSD that was launched in the summer of 2015. Targeted at server and array vendors, the PM1725a slots in as a high-performance option that's also available in relatively high capacities for NVMe SSDs with the range topping out at 6.4TB. The PM1725a features Samsung's 48-layer TLC V-NAND and Samsung's own controller to deliver an endurance rating of 5 drive writes per day over its five-year warrantied life. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases D3-S4510 & D3-S4610 Series SSDs

Today Intel Inc. announced the release of two new SSD drive series, the D3-S4510 and D3-S4610. Both new series are 64-Layer TLC, SATA drives. These drives are aimed at saving costs while replacing HDDs in the data center. 

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