by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces AFF A800, ONTAP 9.4, & New Cloud Services

Today NetApp made a series of announcements regarding cloud connectivity and AI. On the storage side, NetApp has announced an all new AFF A800 all-flash array. ONTAP has been updated ONTAP to version 9.4. And the company announced new intelligent cloud services including NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Dell, Samsung, Cohesity, NAKIVO, Pivot3, Cisco, & 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. Dell refreshes its laptops, monitors, and mobile workstations. Samsung begins mass production of 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM for automobiles. Cohesity launches cloud backup solution. NAKIVO releases Backup & Recovery v7.4. Pivot3 has tremendous first quarter. Cisco intends to acquire Accompany. Iron Mountain releases Iron Cloud Critical Protection and Recovery. Excelero awarded new patent. Kaseya intends to merge with Unitrends.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Seagate Technology reported its financial results for the quarter ended March 30, 2018, the company’s third fiscal quarter of the year. The numbers looked good just beating expectations and the company is reporting a large growth in shipments of capacity. Their stock, too, tumbled a bit after the numbers were announced. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Reports 3Q18 Earnings

Western Digital reported its earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2018 that ended March 30, 2018. Overall their numbers were good with great improvements over the same time last year in almost all cases. Western Digital stock was a bit bumpier than its earning reports but potentially making it a good buying opportunity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches 1U Ruler NVMe Server

Super Micro Computer, Inc. released both an NVMe 1U Superserver and NVMe 1U JBOF that support 32 hot-swap Intel “Ruler,” or EDSFF, form factor NVMe SSDs. The new server and JBOF are thermally-optimized to get the maximum density out of a 1U space. Leveraging up to 32 Intel SSD DC P4500 drives, customer can fit 256TB per 1U space in their data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Storbyte Comes Out of Stealth With ECO FLASH Array Technology

This week the new storage hardware and flash drive developer, Storbyte, came out of stealth with a new innovation on SSD technology. Storbyte’s new, patented ECO•FLASH comes with the promise of maximizing efficiency, normalizing and improving IOPS and performance, increasing rack density, and eliminating the wear-leveling and life expectancy conditions associated with conventional flash memory.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies & Microsoft Collaborate On IoT Solution

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Dell Technologies and Microsoft announced that they were working together to delver a joint Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The new solution will be a secure, intelligent edge-to-cloud solution that will utilize Dell Edge Gateways, VMware Pulse IoT Center, and Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. This combination aims to simplify deployment of IoT form edge to the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivotal Releases Its Inaugural Benchmark Report

Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Pivotal Software, Inc. announced its Built to Adapt Benchmark report, commissioned by Longitude Research Ltd, a Financial Times Company, and Ovum Ltd. The benchmark is designed to gauge how well an organization builds software that delivers business value. Pivotal has been using the benchmark over the last year to assess the software development proficiency of companies across five industries and six countries and included 1,659 information technologists.

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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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