by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces 2Q19 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its second quarter earning of its 2019 fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2018. The numbers look good overall for the company with its highest non-GAAP gross margin and non-GAAP net income after several months of losses. The stock shot up rapidly in after hours trading. 

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by Lyle Smith

StorCentric to Acquire Drobo And Nexsan

StorCentric has announced that it will be acquiring storage companies Drobo and Nexsan. StorCentric states that these acquisitions will offer their customers an extensive portfolio as well as brand new performance-driven and secure offerings.

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by Michael Rink

JetStream Software Unveils Continuous Cross-Cloud Data Protection Software

Just days before VMworld in Las Vegas, which they have confirmed they will be exhibiting at, JetStream Software is announcing their solution for data protection; the clearly named  JetStream Data Protection.  Leveraging their experience with VMware IO Filters and background with non-volatile memory they've developed a solution that can provide DR (disaster recovery) and CDP (continuous data protection)as a cloud service.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Releases Its Helios SaaS Management Solution

Today Cohesity announced the release of its SaaS-based management solution, Helios. Helios uses a single dashboard to allow customers to see, manage, and take action on their secondary data and applications globally. The solution also leverages AI in order to help customers gain insights from their secondary data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge MX

Today Dell EMC announced that it is set to launch its new high-performance, modular infrastructure, PowerEdge MX. The company states that this new type of infrastructure supports both traditional as well as emerging technologies, with future-proofing being built into the design. Using what Dell EMC calls kinetic infrastructure, PowerEdge MX is free from certain bounds allowing for a true composable infrastructure. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Rolls Out NetBackup 8.1.2

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest version of its Veritas NetBackup, version 8.1.2. The company has made some major improvement it the UI to both simplify it and how customers can protect their data. Version 8.1.2 also comes with new functionality for backup up VMware as well as other virtualized workloads. 

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by Michael Rink

StorageCraft Targets Mid-Market with Converged Data Platform

StorageCraft today announced converged scale-out storage and data protection platform OneXafe. OneXafe is a brand new trademark issued just 5 days ago on August 15th and replaces the s in safe with an x. Why? Storagecraft didn't say, but its a naming scheme they seem to be fond of because they announced a new data protection solution called ShadowXafe too. This is beginning to seem like the month for converged platforms; just last week we covered Quantum's converged tape appliance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 860DCT SSD Review

Samsung’s new data center drive, the 860DCT, is a SATA, 2.5” SSD. The drive is designed for read-intensive, data-streaming data centers. Part of being designed for read-intensive, data-streaming uses is having the drive engineered for the endurance needed. The company states that leveraging its V-NAND technology, reinforced controller and high TBW, make the 860DCT the right drive for the above use cases. 

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by Michael Rink

Gigabyte Releases 1U & 2U Cavium ThunderX2 Arm Servers

GIGABYTE Technology announced from Taipei, Taiwan that they are adding 2 new state of the art models to their existing ARM server lineup. The 1U dual socket R181-T90, and the 2U dual socket R281-T91, both run on Cavium's ThunderX2 arm CPUs and both are part of GIGABYTE’s R-Series general purpose rack server product family.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 1Q19 Earnings

NetApp reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2019 that ended July 27, 2018. The company delivered fairly good numbers. It stock seemed to bit all over the map after the earnings report but generally down as of this writing, but up from the beginning of the quarter.

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