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News Bits: Samsung, AWS, Backblaze, Quantum, Kasten, Synology, FalconStor, Wasabi, IBM, & AMD

by Adam Armstrong
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This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Samsung announces EUV DRAM. AWS makes several announcements. Backblaze hits an Exabyte. Quantum expands video surveillance portfolio. Kasten introduces K10 2.5. Synology VPN Plus licenses free until 09/20/2020. Aerospike announces Aerospike Cloud. FalconStor and Wasabi partner on hybrid cloud. IBM Cloud Bare metal Servers powered by AMD EPYC.

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Samsung announces EUV DRAM. AWS makes several announcements. Backblaze hits an Exabyte. Quantum expands video surveillance portfolio. Kasten introduces K10 2.5. Synology VPN Plus licenses free until 09/20/2020. Aerospike announces Aerospike Cloud. FalconStor and Wasabi partner on hybrid cloud. IBM Cloud Bare metal Servers powered by AMD EPYC.

Samsung Announces EUV DRAM

Samsung EUV 

Samsung announced that it has shipped one million modules of its new 10nm-class (D1x) DDR4 (Double Date Rate 4) DRAM modules based on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology. According to the company (the first to adopt EUV technology), EUV overcomes challenges in DRAM scaling. EUV technology reduces repetitive steps in multi-patterning and improves patterning accuracy, enabling enhanced performance and greater yields as well as shortened development time.

Samsung 

AWS Makes Several Announcements

AWS logo

Though no AWS specific show that I know of was missed, AWS made a few announcements over the past week. AWS Outposts are now supported in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. They have added more cost-effective HDD storage to their FSx for Windows File Server. And AWS stated that Elastic File systems now have a 400% increase in read operations by supporting up to 35,000 read operations per second now.

AWS 

Backblaze Hits An Exabyte

Backblaze announced that they are now storing and managing over 1 exabyte of data. It is quite a feat for a company that started in 2007 with just 5 employees. While this is cause for celebration for the company, they already have their eyes on their first zettabyte on the horizon.

Backblaze

Quantum Expands Video Surveillance Portfolio

Quantum expanded its video surveillance portfolio with new video recording, servers, new systems for with GPU-based video analytics, and new capabilities for the VS-HCI Series. The enhanced portfolio is based off of the company’s StorNext file system and leverages the recently acquired ActiveScale. Quantum states that this will make one of the broadest security infrastructure solution portfolios available from any single vendor.

Quantum Security solutions

Kasten Introduces K10 2.5

 

Kasten released version 2.5 of K10 their backup and restore, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications. The latest version features the company’s Cloud-Native Transformation Framework to enhance the automation and reliability of application and data migration in Kubernetes environments.

Kasten K10 

Synology VPN Plus Licenses Free Until 09/20/2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Synology announced that its VPN Plus licenses will be free from April 6 until September 20, 2020. This will allow user to work from home much easier. Both existing and new owners of Synology’s RT1900ac, RT2600ac, and MR2200ac wireless routers will be able to purchase VPN Plus Client VPN Access and Site-to-Site VPN licenses for free.

Synology VPN Plus

Aerospike Announces Aerospike Cloud

Aerospike announced that it has launched its own Cloud that enables customers to build, manage and automate their own Aerospike database-as-a-service (DBaaS). Built on CNCF standards and optimized for GKE on GCP, features include:

  • Kubernetes Operator: Custom Aerospike-specific extensions to the Kubernetes API that encapsulate operations domain knowledge, such as scale-up, scale-down, cluster configuration management and upgrades.
  • Helm Charts: Deploy Aerospike clusters in a Kubernetes environment using the Helm package manager, a CNCF incubating project.
  • Prometheus: Integration with the CNCF-graduated monitoring and alerting solution by way of a custom exporter for Aerospike Enterprise Edition and Alert manager configs.
  • Grafana: Integration with CNCF member Grafana Labs’ open source visualization platform through custom dashboards for the Aerospike EE Prometheus exporter.

Aerospike 

FalconStor & Wasabi Partner On Hybrid Cloud

FalconStor announced that it has partnered with Wasabi to bring together cloud data migration, long-term archival and information preservation. The collaboration/integration combines FalconStor’s deduplication and Wasabi’s public cloud object storage service. This results in lower storage consumption, lower costs, and can eliminate the need for secondary data centers.

FalconStor

Wasabi

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers Powered By AMD EPYC

 

IBM Cloud announced that its Bare Metal Servers will be powered by the second generation AMD EPYC CPUs. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers with dual-socket EPYC 7642 platform features:

  • 96 CPU cores per platform
  • Base clock frequency of 2.3GHz with a Max Boost up to 3.3GHz
  • 8 memory channels per socket for increased memory bandwidth
  • Up to 2TB memory configuration support
  • Up to 24 local storage drives
  • OS choices of RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, MS Server

IBM Bare Metal Servers

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