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HPE Launches Edge-To-Cloud Solutions

Today at HPE Discover 2018 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a family of HPE Edgeline edge-to-cloud solutions that allow the same enterprise applications to be run, unmodified, from the edge to data centers or the cloud. More and more data is being generated outside of the data center and the solutions announced today aim to give companies a competitive advantage while also simplifying hybrid IT. 

Hitachi Vantara Expands HEC Family with STaaS

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it expanded its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) family. This expansion includes managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings (that will have options for deploying cloud-native application environments). The company is also introducing Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) offerings aimed at on-premises. 

HPE Introduces GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

Today at HPE Discover in Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new consumption model for optimizing on- and off-premise clouds, HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. The new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud provides comprehensive cloud management services and help customers in areas such as performance optimization, cost controls, security and compliance, helping customers to focus on innovation and deliver the right resources to support workloads.

Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

Today Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced a new category of SAS SSDs that they expect to replace SATA SSDs in server applications. The new drive series, The RM5, is a 12Gbit/s value SAS (vSAS). These new drives offer higher capacity, performance, reliability, manageability, and security all the while giving SATA a run for its money on the price front.

Lenovo Reveals Its Neptune Liquid Cooling For The Data Center

This week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, Lenovo announced a new holistic approach to liquid cooling for the data center it is calling Neptune. The company is making the bold claim that this new technology can allow data centers to run up to 50% more efficiently, without hindering performance or density. Lenovo will be demonstrating the technology at its booth (C1220).

News Bits: Cohesity, Samsung, Seagate, Xbox, Western Digital, Dropbox, & 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. Cohesity raises $250 million in Series D funding. Samsung begins volume production on 16Gb, 64GB DDR4 RDIMM. Seagate releases 2TB SSD Game Drive for Xbox. Dropbox qualifies Western Digital Ultrastar Hs14 SMR HDDs. Commvault supports Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. HYCU announces new patent. Pivotal has strong first quarter. Rubrik announces Alta 4.2. Synology releases Active Backup Suite.

Tintri Is Running Out Of Cash & Possibly Out Of Time

The “VM-aware” storage company, Tintri Inc., it not doing as well as it hoped. It released its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results this morning and things are looking down. Form a liquidity standpoint; the company doesn’t seem to have enough cash to go beyond the end of the month.

News Bits: QNAP, Mellanox, Samsung, Maxta, Red Hat, HP, TYAN, AMD, & 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. QNAP unveils wireless adaptor that turn NAS into an access point. Mellanox announces hyper-scalable enterprise framework. Samsung releases 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs. Maxta now supports Red Hat OpenShift. HP releases new ProBook x360 440 G1. TYAN adds AMD EPYC-Based HPC servers. Intel introduces 380GB M.2 Optane SSD. Marvell launches new client NVMe SSD controller family. Riverbed releases latest version of SteelCentral. Netstor releases Thunderbolt 3 LTO archiving solutions. 

Toshiba OCZ RC100 Series SSD Review

Toshiba is looking to enter the mainstream end-user NVMe stage with the OCZ RC100 Series SSD. Launching at a competitive price point, the RC100 is designed for those looking to upgrade their rigs to the much faster NVMe technology, fitting in the middle of their SATA (such as the OCZ TR200) and higher-end NVMe SSDs (such as the RD400). Eventually NVMe will supplant SATA in PCs, offering solutions for value and an alternate line for performance. Toshiba is getting out ahead of the curve with the RC100 as it tries to address that space. 

Cisco Introduces HyperFlex 3.5

At Cisco Live 2018, the company announced new updates to its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), HX 3.5. This is a follow up to the large update to 3.0 earlier this year. The latest version adds ultra-low latency performance, container monitoring, and DR enhancements.