by Adam Armstrong

Intel Memory & Storage Day Comes With Several Announcements

Today in Seoul, South Korea, Intel held its Memory & Storage day, inviting StorageReview on site. The main focus of the show was for the company to showcase some of the milestones that its Optane technology has been able to hit since it was released. Though, there were a handful of new announcements along the way both for Optane as well as other storage technology including 144-Layer 3D NAND.

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by Lyle Smith

IDC Releases 2Q19 Worldwide Server Tracker for the Converged Systems Market

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the second quarter of the worldwide converged systems market, reporting an increase of 10.9% year over year to $3.9 billion. Though this percentage was significantly lower than last quarter, it was roughly the same increase we saw last year during this time (i.e., 9.9%). Nonetheless, Dell has again showed top revenue and market share as the number one global provider of hyper converged systems, showing a growth of 35.9 % year over year (vs. +10.9% year over year of the overall industry) and capturing a 33.8% share. At number two, Nutanix reported $258.8 million in branded revenue for a 14.2% share, though it declined by 6% year over year.

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by Michael Rink

Cloudera Releases Three New Cloud Services

Cloudera released three new cloud services as part of the run-up to the release of their much-anticipated Cloudera Data Platform. Cloudera was founded in 2008 as an open-source Apache Hadoop provider and currently provides a variety of data services and software.

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by Michael Rink

Rubrik Announces Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID

Today, Rubrik announced a new joint solution in collaboration with NetApp, Rubrik Cloud Data Management for NetApp StorageGRID. Or to say that another way, companies can now use Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software on NetApp object stores. StorageGrid is NetApp's software-defined object storage solution for large archives, media repositories, and web data stores. Rubrik's core product is its Cloud Data Management software and appliances.

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by Michael Rink

Dell Announces PowerProtect DD Series Appliances

Today, Dell Technologies announced new PowerProtect DD series appliances. This is a rather curious decision as Dell already has both a PowerProtect appliance line and a DD (Data Domain) appliance line. It would appear that Dell is attempting to merge the two product lines. The Dell EMC Data Domain DD3300 appliance is rebranded to the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD3300 effective today.

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by Adam Armstrong

Igneous Announces DataProtect Backup as-a-Service

Today Igneous, Inc. announced a new version of its DataProtect, a software only version that writes data directly to any Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage (S3, Standard-IA, Glacier, Glacier Deep Archive). Igneous makes the claim that its DataProtect was already the only backup and archive solution architected for the massive scale of unstructured, machine-generated file, and object data. Now, this software only version, will give users a simple and cost-effective strategy for protecting file and object data at scale, directly to any AWS tier of public cloud storage.

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by Michael Rink

Western Digital Plans to Sell IntelliFlash Division to DataDirectNetworks

DataDirectNetworks (DDN) & Western Digital announced that DDN would be buying Western Digital’s IntelliFlash division as part of a new partnership. This comes as something of a surprise, Western Digital updated their IntelliFlash lineup only a few months ago, as we covered in both June and July. DataDirect Networks (DDN) was founded in 1998 and is privately held. It provides block and file storage platforms as well as associated appliances and tools.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Releases EC2 G4 Instances With NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs

Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of a new GPU-powered Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, the G4 Instance. This new instance is designed to accelerate machine learning (ML) inferencing while providing the most cost-effective ML inference in the industry for applications. The new instance are also great for graphics-intensive workloads in a cost-effective manner and would be ideal for building and running graphics-intensive applications, such as remote graphics workstations, video transcoding, photo-realistic design, and game streaming in the cloud.

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by Michael Rink

Intel Ships Early Access Stratix 10DX FPGAs

Today Intel announced they have started shipping Intel Stratix 10 DX field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). So far, they are only shipping to early access program participants like VMware. Unlike the rest of the Stratix line, the new Stratix 10 DX FPGAs do not support third-gen PCI-Express (PCIe), only PCIe Gen4x16.

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by Michael Rink

Red Hat Releases OpenStack Platform 15

Today Red Hat released Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the latest version of its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Based on the OpenStack community’s “Stein” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 adds performance improvements, cloud security enhancements, and expands the platform’s ecosystem of supported hardware. Stein was released just a few months ago, in April. Getting OpenStack Platform 15 out so soon afterward is an impressively quick turnaround for enterprise-grade software. 

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