by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Announced 18TB CMR & 20TB SMR HDDs For 2020

Today Western Digital (WDC) announced that is has begun accelerate the development its nine-disk mechanical platform and leveraged energy-assisted recording technology in or to deliver the highest capacity HDDs yet. The company stat that it will have a 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and a 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD sampling to select customers by the end of the year with larger production aimed at the first half of 2020. These new massive capacity HDD’s will be aimed at OEM and hyperscale data center customers.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Acquires LITE-ON's SSD Business

Toshiba has announced today that it will be purchasing LITE-ON Technology’s solid-state drive business. In a signed definitive agreement, the purchase is estimated at 165 million USD and is expected to close by the first half of 2020. The announcement of the deal indicates that it will be subject to customary closing adjustments and regulatory approval.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Rubrik

Rubrik is a computer software company that specializes in cloud data management. Its main product is a software-defined data management platform for physical, virtual, and hybrid environments. Rubrik targets enterprises that demand simplicity, instant data access, app-mobility, policy-driven automation, Ransomware protection, and analytics at scale. Rubrik’s software can be run on-premises and in the cloud to protect and manage data. 

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by Brian Beeler

Microsoft Azure Stack HCI for the Edge (2-Node HCI)

In a previous article we looked at the implementation of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI on DataON hardware. DataON is an Intel premier partner and Microsoft certified hardware vendor that has been integrating Microsoft solutions for the past 20 years to provide enterprises with turnkey Microsoft solutions. In this article we look at a specific implementation of the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI; a two-node cluster (2NC). Read more

by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Enterprise- & Data Center-Class PCIe Gen 4.0 SSDs

At the Flash Memory Summit Toshiba made several announcements including a new Storage Class Memory in XL-FLASH, and a new form factor with XFMEXPRESS. Another announcement that went under my radar was the introduction of two new PCIe 4.0 SSDs. The company announced and demoed the CM6 Series SSDs for enterprise and announced the CD6 Series SSDs for the data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMworld 2019 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 breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week VMworld 2019 took place in San Francisco, California. While we covered the major announcements from the VMware and Dell Technologies, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Apstra, Lightbits Labs, Cohesity, Rackspace, Supermicro, and Check Point.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

What is Data Spillage?

Data spillage occurs when sensitive, confidential, or malicious information is movemed into an environment not authorized to possess or view the data. The root cause of a data spillage is typically carelessness, incompetence, or other human error. There is generally no malicious intent (the data is exposed by mistake,) although the costs and legal consequences can be severe.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Expands Its Telco & Edge Cloud Portfolio

Today at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, VMware Inc. announced that is has expanded its Telco and Edge Cloud portfolio. The new portfolio is stated to drive real-time intelligence for telco networks, as well as improved automation and security for telco, Edge and IoT applications. Another reasons for the new portfolio is for VMware to give communications service providers (CSPs) the ability to more efficiently deploy and monetize their 4G and 5G network investments. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC & VMware Announce SmartFabric Director

Today, at VMworld 2019, Dell EMC and VMware announced SmartFabric Director. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director is intended to streamline the creation of an open network fabric based on Dell EMC PowerSwitch Series switches.

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by Michael Rink

VMware Re-Introduces NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Today, at VMworld 2019, VMware introduced NSX Advanced Load Balancer and announced NSX Intelligence along with other NSX enhancements. NSX Advanced Load Balancer is a distributed application delivery controller. NSX Intelligence is a security analytics engine for VMware's NSX-T platform. 

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