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News bits: MinIO, Asigra, Plugable, AWS, BigID, NVIDIA, QNAP, & KIOXIA

by Adam Armstrong

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. MinIO launches Subscription Network. Asigra announces deep MFA backup. Plugable releases triple HDMI dock. AWS announces high-performance HDD storage for Amazon FSx for Lustre File System. BigID releases Hyperscan. NVIDIA Ampere technology sees record adoption. QNAP releases more expansion cards. KIOXIA KumoScale adds volume migration.

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. MinIO launches Subscription Network. Asigra announces deep MFA backup. Plugable releases triple HDMI dock. AWS announces high-performance HDD storage for Amazon FSx for Lustre File System. BigID releases Hyperscan. NVIDIA Ampere technology sees record adoption. QNAP releases more expansion cards. KIOXIA KumoScale adds volume migration.

MinIO Launches Subscription Network

MinIO has launched a subscription network that they call a collection of technology, talent and licensing that creates a unique value proposition. Benefits include:

  • Direct-to-engineering support: the MinIO Subscription Network is a modern support platform that replaces traditional ticketing systems with real-time collaboration between your infrastructure team and MinIO’s engineering team. The MinIO Subscription Network provides a secure communication channel to exchange logs and certified software binaries. As a result, through the MinIO Subscription Network, MinIO can guide its customers through critical bug fixes, security patches and other optimizations for their production instances. It is specifically designed for fast paced devops-centric infrastructure where issues need to be resolved in real time.
  • Capacity-based pricing and monthly billing: Just like the public cloud, subscribing to the software through the MinIO Subscription Network is premised on convenience. Upgrades, downgrades and cancellations are done with the click of a button.
  • Unlimited seats: Since pricing is based on capacity, they offer an unlimited number of seats to our customers. This ensures that developers, IT, support can all participate. This reduces “hops” and speeds resolution.
  • Unlimited Issues: Again, MinIO thinks about support differently. The system is designed for a conversational, continuous engagement.
  • Access to the Panic Button: Designed for critical issues impacting production, the Panic Button brings to bear the entire MinIO engineering organization within minutes – 24/7/365. Standard customers get one per year. Enterprise customers get an unlimited number.
  • Annual architecture and performance reviews: MinIO knows MinIO better than anyone. With more than 8K Slack members MinIO has seen an immense diversity of issues and tackled them all, from Splunk SmartStores to Raspberry Pi’s. This positions us to help our customers get the most out of their data infrastructure.
  • Long-Term Support: While dependent on the subscription level, MinIO will offer fixes for up to five years on its releases. This gives our largest production clients the confidence to use MinIO to drive their most mission-critical workloads.
  • Guaranteed SLAs: For Enterprise customers, our direct-to-engineering support response time is less than an hour. No escalations required. Standard support has a 24 hour SLA, but in practice it is generally faster than that.
  • Indemnification: For Enterprise customers the company provides copyright indemnification.
  • Security Advisory: Security updates are a fact of life. Because our code is reviewed by tens of thousands of community members across thousands of configurations and dozens of industry verticals to have a high probability of catching security vulnerabilities early in the development cycle.

MinIO

Asigra Announces Deep MFA Backup

Asigra announced the general availability of Asigra Cloud Backup with Deep MFA. Benefits include:

  • Deep MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) – This form of app-centric MFA-enabled passwordless sign-in is available throughout the software stack to protect sensitive data at multiple levels in the system. Once logged in via MFA, administrators will be able to configure access to control which users can sign into the Asigra Management Console and other mission critical areas of the application without using a password.
  • Deep MFA Immutable Retention – Immutable retention prevents malware or any unauthorized source from deleting, modifying, or encrypting backup data from object storage during the immutable retention period. The software provides greater control over permissions to delete data from a backup set, protecting the DS-System (primary backup repository). It also disables the empty trash setting unless authorized and controls the number of days deleted data remains in the trash folder before it is permanently deleted.
  • Deep MFA Secure Setup Wizard – The Secure Setup Wizard provides management console users with a guided tour through the initial setup process, including configuration of security settings, DS-System and DS-Client connections, users and permissions, and email/alert settings.
  • Deep MFA Credentials Management – Asigra Management Console users can now configure and manage their credentials from one location. Once the credentials are saved, users simply select them when creating a backup set rather than manually entering them each time.

Asigra

Plugable Releases Triple HDMI Dock

Plugable announced the UD-3900PDZ docking station. This dock leverages USB-C connectivity to deliver power. What’s unique here is that the dock supports three displays through HDMI, also six USB 3.0 ports. The dock is available now for $150.

UD-3900PDZ on Amazon

 AWS Announces High-Performance HDD Storage for Amazon FSx for Lustre File System

Amazon FSx for Lustre File System now offers a high-performance HDD storage option to better manage costs. AWS states that this option can lower costs up to 80% for throughput-intensive workloads that don’t require the sub-millisecond latencies of SSD storage. HDD file systems are available today in all regions where Amazon FSx is available.

Amazon FSx for Lustre

BigID Releases Hyperscan

BigID announced the release of its intelligent scanning for sensitive data, Hyperscan. Hyperscan is all about finding regulated data inside unstructured data. Benefits include:

  • Scan unstructured data intelligently
  • Predict if a file or data set contains sensitive, personal, or regulated data
  • Minimize false negatives (and false positives)
  • Reduce overall scanning time by 95%
  • Configurable recall (false negatives) and precision (false positives)

BigID

NVIDIA Ampere Technology Sees Record Adoption

NVIDIA is continuing to see record adoption with its new Ampere technology the basis for the A100 GPUs. Now Azure announced new ND A100 v4 VM series, a powerful and massively scalable AI VM, available on-demand from eight, to thousands of interconnected NVIDIA GPUs across hundreds of VMs. The ND A100 v4 VM series is backed by an all-new Azure-engineered AMD Rome-powered platform with the latest hardware standards like PCIe Gen4 built into all major system components.

Azure AI at Scale

QNAP Releases More Expansion Cards

 

QNAP has released even more PCIe expansion cards now with the QXP-10G2U3A USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-port PCIe Expansion Card. This card provides 10Gbps speeds to QNAP NAS devices. The ports are Type-A ports.

QXP-10G2U3A USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-port PCIe Expansion Card

KIOXIA KumoSclae Adds Volume Migration

KIOXIA announced that it added volume migration to its KumoScale storage software. This volume migration of moving storage volume from one SSD to another allows the volume to remain in service and is ideal for on-prem cloud storage. Benefits and use cases include:

  • QoS Management – in multi-tenant environments volumes can be migrated as needed for noisy neighbor abatement and SSD performance management
  • Capacity rebalancing, snapshot/clone expansion, and thin-provisioned volume expansion
  • Simplified maintenance, including drive replacement/upgrade, storage node maintenance, and software updates – volumes can be moved off drives with expiring warranties to enable replacement
  • Global SSD wear management – volumes are migrated between physical drives and across storage nodes as needed to increase the life cycle of individual drives according to their remaining endurance

KumoScale

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