by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Active IQ Gets Enhanced

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, the company announced new features and enhancements to its intelligent monitoring service, Active IQ. Active IQ was announced back in 2017. Active IQ is an analytics solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as proactive support. Today’s announcement highlights a few changes to Active IQ.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp & Azure Partner On Cloud Security

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced it is deepening its partnership with Microsoft Azure with new efforts on Azure NetApp Files for Azure Government and FedRAMP certification. The company is also announcing new security features for its NetApp HCI solutions. The new security features are all around safeguarding data fabric across the most demanding industries and regulations.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Several Updates To FlexPod

Today At NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced several new features and enhancements for its converged infrastructure solution designed with Cisco, FlexPod. The new updates include the latest SAP HANA validations, DR tiering and backup, among other announcements. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Updates To StorageGRID

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced updates to its software-defined object storage for the hybrid cloud, StorageGRID Webscale. The updates and enhancements include StorageGRID now supporting all flash, tiering to Azure Blob Storage, and new SG6060 expansion nodes. 

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Announces Updates to Backup and Recovery Portfolio

NetApp has announced a range of different backup and recovery products as well as updates to existing solutions, including Cloud Backup Service, Azure NetApp Files Backup and NetApp SaaS Backup.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Makes Several Enhancements To Cloud Volumes ONTAP

Today at NetApp INSIGHT 2019 in Vegas, NetApp announced several enhancements to its Cloud Volumes ONTAP. These enhancements include a new version of Cloud Manager, enhancements to Cloud Volumes ONTAP for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a Cloud Backup Service.

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by Michael Rink

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Upgrades HCI SimpliVity

Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a series of software upgrades to their HPE SimpliVity appliances. HPE SimpliVity is the company’s well-known easy-to-use hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform. Effective immediately, HPE is rolling out HPE InfoSight to all existing HPE SimpliVity customers, as well as one-click cluster upgrades. In related SimpliVity news, HPE has also announced that they expect to complete the changes to SimpliVity needed to support HPE StoreOnce in 2020. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Optimizer Software Overview

The Dell Precision line of workstations has produced several high-performant units over the last few years. All precision workstations come with customizability, some more so than others. This gives the tinkerers a chance to build the system for exactly what they need. As more and more users are moving to workstations, not everyone wants to set up specific hardware to meet their applications. Most would rather take a unit off the shelf and have a way to easily optimize it for their use case. Dell answers this call with its Precision Optimizer software that aims to do just that. 

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by Lyle Smith

Western Digital Announces New WD Red NAS Drives

Western Digital has announced several new storage products designed for small businesses and home offices that use NAS solutions. Among the launched drives is the company’s first-ever WD Red SSD and a 14TB addition to the WD Red and WD Red Pro HDD lines.

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by Alex Schuchter

Micron X100 NVMe SSD (3D XPoint) Unveiled

Micron released their fastest SSD to date today, the Micron X100. The X100 NVMe SSD is Micron’s first product in an all new family of high-performance memory solutions. This new solution features 3D XPoint technology which is innovative NVMe technology that adds a high-performance tier between DRAM and NAND. This breakthrough technology delivers up to 1,000x lower latency and 16x DRAM capacity with superior endurance over NAND. Benefits of the the X100 include high bandwidth, low latency, high quality of service (QoS), and high endurance. Ideal performance of the X100 can be seen in the use case of big data applications and transactional workloads. 

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