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SoftNAS Breaks Through Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers By Delivering Enterprise Grade Block Storage ... - DABCC.com

Virtual Storage Performance - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:33

DABCC.com

SoftNAS Breaks Through Cloud Storage Price/Performance Barriers By Delivering Enterprise Grade Block Storage ...
DABCC.com
SoftNAS Cloud NAS now supports over 140 cloud virtual machine instance types and 12 different storage backends across three customer preferred virtual environments: AWS, Azure and VMware vSphere. SoftNAS Cloud NAS provides customers the most ...

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Dell EMC announces 14th generation PowerEdge server portfolio - Networks Asia

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:40

Dell EMC announces 14th generation PowerEdge server portfolio
Networks Asia
It also provides faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines now up to 58 percent faster with up to 75 percent less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). Faster storage performance in compute to maximize ...

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SoftNAS SD-Storage Improves Cloud Object Storage Speed - SDxCentral

Virtual Storage Performance - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:56

SDxCentral

SoftNAS SD-Storage Improves Cloud Object Storage Speed
SDxCentral
Software-defined storage company SoftNAS released a new version of its SD-storage product that it says provides up to 400 percent faster cloud object storage performance. SoftNAS Cloud NAS supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and ...

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Startup WekaIO Scales Storage Performance, Capacity Across On-Premises And Cloud - CRN

Virtual Storage Performance - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:00

Startup WekaIO Scales Storage Performance, Capacity Across On-Premises And Cloud
CRN
The software runs on bare-metal servers or virtual machines or in containers, she said. "We're completely software-defined," she said. "We're providing the next generation of easy-to-deploy software with the performance of all-flash arrays." The ...

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Storage Industry News Roundup (7/10 – 7/17)

Analyst News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:09

Storage Industry News Roundup (7/10 – 7/17)

If your favorite vendor is missing from our news roundup, it’s likely they didn’t have any pertinent announcements last week. If there’s a vendor you’re interested in seeing, email me at Nick@evaluatorgroup.com.

Aptare

7/13 – CDP Aptare

Cisco

7/11 – Cisco delivers powerful 5th generation servers for its Unified Computing System

Cloudera

7/13 – Cloudera Partners with CyberZ on Cloud Migration Journey to Simplify Big Data

Cray

7/11 – CRAY ADDS NEW INTEL XEON SCALABLE PROCESSORS TO CRAY SUPERCOMPUTERS

7/13 – CRAY TO PROVIDE CRAY URIKA-GX SYSTEM TO THE ALAN TURING INSTITUTE

DDN

7/17 – SUPER WOMEN IN FLASH: WOMEN, LEADERSHIP AND FLASH – PANEL & NETWORKING EVENT

Dell EMC

7/11 – Dell EMC Launches Next Generation of the World’s Best-Selling Server Portfolio

Fujitsu

7/11 – Fujitsu Innovates Server Portfolio for the Computing Demands of a Digital World

Huawei

7/13 – Huawei Releases FusionServer V5, its Latest Generation Server Series Designed to Power Digital Transformation in the Enterprise

IBM

7/11 – IBM to Launch the Next Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors in the Cloud

7/13 – IBM Cloud Helps StockX to Redesign and Scale Operations

7/17 – IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

Intel

7/11 – The Intel Xeon Scalable – a Truly Big Day for the Data Center

Lenovo

7/11 – LENOVO ANNOUNCES 42 WORLD RECORD PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS FOR NEW THINKSYSTEM SERVER PORTFOLIO

Maxta

7/11 – Maxta Delivers Immediate Support for Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Nutanix

7/12 – Euronet Worldwide Replaces Legacy Three-Tier Infrastructure with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Scality

7/11 – Scality Launches Zenko, Open Source Software to Assure Data Control in a Multi-Cloud World

SolarWinds

7/12 – SolarWinds Announces Expanded Distribution Partnership With Tech Data Corporation to Help Meet Customer Needs Across Central and South American, Caribbean Regions

Super Micro Computer

7/11 – Supermicro Unleashes New X11 Server Building Block Solutions with Full Support for New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

 

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What Changed the Data Storage Problem into a Data-Driven Opportunity? – Part 2

Analyst News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:11

Read part 1 here.

In the last blog we talked about how the (big) data problem companies are facing as their infrastructures explode is being recast as a data opportunity. A number of things are behind this change, including cell phone and mobile device technologies and the cloud. But these are facilitating factors, the real story is the insight available to companies through the advancement of data analytics and the possibility of a new revenue stream from this data. It is no longer just about the service companies provide, but also becoming a ‘data company.’

Siri and Alexa

Digital personal assistants (like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa) have pushed voice recognition technology allowing easier interaction with humans and creating (yet) another source of digital data. That same technology that allows Siri to answer your question also enables audio recordings to be searched and filtered for specific words or phrases. Facial recognition software and related technologies are allowing days or weeks of video to be searched for a specific person, or car, or license plate, etc.

Edge Computing

This kind of computing at the “edge” makes it feasible to capture much more data than can realistically be stored at (or transmitted to) a central data center and makes the final analysis by humans more efficient, as they only save the data under scrutiny.

In addition to being able to compare more data points or cross reference more data sources, new analytics technologies are using artificial intelligence techniques to foster “deep learning” (a subset of machine learning that uses artificial neural networks to enable computers to operate more like the human brain). These advances are made possible by the processing power available and the access to much larger data sets.

Self-driving Cars

This is giving rise to “smarter” devices that can predict outcomes and take preemptory action (or annoy humans with seemingly endless suggestions about products and services based on past activity). Systems that can learn can start to replace more of the tasks humans have historically done, even complex ones, like driving a car. Indeed, self-driving cars use all of the technologies discussed in this blog series to capture, filter and process the enormous amount of information these systems can now sense to effectively adjust to real-time conditions on the road and make the right decisions, at the right time.

Big Data has been with us for about a decade and in that time technology has matured. Data science, the ability to design the queries and comparisons of all the data captured, is still behind our ability to generate and store this information, but it’s getting better.

IoT and Virtual Reality

At Dell EMC world, Boeing showed how they’re using IoT technologies to instrument every aspect of a complex system, like airplanes, and applying all that data to continuous process improvement. At the same event, Nike showed what you’d expect from a hip consumer products company –using technology and computers to automate everything in the design, manufacturing and distribution process.

Virtual Reality (VR) may be best suited for entertainment, but “augmented reality” is a way to use VR technology to improve productivity in a big way. Having VR glasses can show assemblers which parts to put on next and where, or provide an enhanced spatial reality to see what a new wall would look like in a remodel. It can also be used to show how different materials would really look on the wall or on the front of a building, rather than looking at book of samples.

Awareness and Understanding

So what does this mean for IT professionals and where’s the opportunity? The first step is awareness of which data are now feasible to be captured, stored and processed and how. All the data that in the past was a problem is rapidly becoming an enabler of new insight. Corporate management is getting a steady dose of the “data is the new oil” message from their boards, investors and industry thought leaders, and they’re expecting IT to show them how to make it a reality.

Smart IT professionals are embracing that concept and learning how to support the transformation of IT from a data storage and compute process facilitator to an insight generation service. In fact, more and more employees are saying that the level of technology a company adopts influences their decision of which job to take. They also realize that level of data technology is directly related to long term viability in the data-driven economy. Smart companies are recruiting these people to help them turn data into a source of insight and opportunity.

 

The amount and diversity of technology available in infrastructure products can be overwhelming for those trying to evaluate appropriate solutions. In this blog we discuss pertinent topics to help IT professionals think outside the checkbox of features and functionality.

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DataON™ Storage Announces S2D-3000 Solutions Certified for the Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) Program - Benzinga

Virtual Storage Performance - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:45

DataON™ Storage Announces S2D-3000 Solutions Certified for the Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) Program
Benzinga
Hyper-V Virtualization Hosting – Each solution can support more than 40 Hyper-V virtual machines per node, with up to 16 nodes per cluster. Storage and Networking with SMB 3.0 over RDMA – Delivers the highest ... Fully integrated with the Windows ...

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DataON™ Storage Announces S2D-3000 Solutions Certified for the Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) Program - PR Web (press release)

Virtual Storage Performance - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:06

DataON™ Storage Announces S2D-3000 Solutions Certified for the Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) Program
PR Web (press release)
Hyper-V Virtualization Hosting – Each solution can support more than 40 Hyper-V virtual machines per node, with up to 16 nodes per cluster. Storage and Networking with SMB 3.0 over RDMA – Delivers the highest ... Fully integrated with the Windows ...

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Modernize your business with software-based hyperconverged infrastructure - CIO

Virtual Storage Performance - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:41

Modernize your business with software-based hyperconverged infrastructure
CIO
The key difference is that a modern hyperconverged infrastructure uses SDS to draw from a single storage pool with high availability and built-in redundancy. This not only adds protection, but it enables you to take storage performance, efficiency and ...

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Super Women in Flash Host a Panel on Diversity and Leadership at the Flash Memory Summit

Analyst News - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:05

Join Intel, IBM, Data Direct Networks and Evaluator Group on Tuesday August 8th

SANTA CLARA, CA – July 13, 2017 – The Flash Memory Summit 2017 (FMS) is bringing together a team from Intel, IBM and DDN to promote and celebrate the success of Women in the technology industry. Top female and male executives will talk about gaining ground on diversity, its impact on companies and how to build leadership in diverse teams. Join FMS on August 8-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA and take part in an engaging panel discussion and social networking event with current business leaders and your peers. This session will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 3:45 – 5:00 PM and is complementary and open to all.

“The FMS event becomes a vehicle for gathering and socialization, along with Women Exec’s sharing their experience,” says Camberley Bates, Managing Director and Analyst for Evaluator Group. “The ultimate goal is to encourage more women to enter and succeed in our marketplace.” The Women, Leadership and Flash session presents an excellent opportunity to network, enjoy food and libations, and then explore the Flash Memory Summit exhibit hall to discover the latest advances in memory technology.

The panel of very impressive executives include:

  • Calline Sanchez, VP Enterprise Storage, IBM
  • Bill Leszinske, VP of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Intel
  • Jessica Popp, GM IME Business Unit, DDN
  • Carol Wilder, Director of Strategic Planning, Intel
  • Panel Moderator: Camberley Bates, Managing Director Evaluator Group

Registration not required, but appreciated.

FMS features the latest technology trends, the most exciting products, and the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market. In 2016, FMS drew almost 6,000 registrants and over 100 exhibitors. The 2017 version already projects significant growth. The conference also features new marketing and market research tracks, and sessions sponsored by NVM Express, SNIA, JEDEC, SCSI Trade Association, SD Card Association, and the Fibre Channel Industry Association. Popular continuing features include a Chat with the Experts session, performance testing results, and a venture capital (VC) Forum.

Supporting Resources

To discuss exhibiting, contact:

Alan Land, Exhibit Sales Manager

Alan@FlashMemorySummit.com

+1.760.212.5718

To ask about program issues, contact:

Lance Leventhal, Program Chairperson

Lance@FlashMemorySummit.com

+1.858.756.3327

About Flash Memory Summit

The Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

About Evaluator Group

Evaluator Group Inc. is dedicated to helping IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that make the most of the value of their IT infrastructure and digital information. Evaluator Group services deliver in-depth, unbiased analysis on storage architectures, infrastructures and management for IT professionals. Since 1997 Evaluator Group has provided services for thousands of end users and vendor professionals through product and market evaluations, competitive analysis and education. www.evaluatorgroup.com Follow us on Twitter @evaluator_group

Media Contact

Ana Perez
Flash Memory Summit
Press@FlashMemorySummit.com
+1.415.299.7767

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Intel rolls out new Xeon Scalable processors - Networks Asia

Virtual Storage Performance - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 06:48

Intel rolls out new Xeon Scalable processors
Networks Asia
The new processors also operates up to an estimated 4.2x more virtual machines (VMs) versus a 4-year-old system for rapid service deployment, server utilization, lower energy costs and space efficiency spurring enterprise data center modernization ...

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Software-defined Storage Designed for Virtual Workspace Delivery - CIOReview

Virtual Storage Performance - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 05:41

CIOReview

Software-defined Storage Designed for Virtual Workspace Delivery
CIOReview
VDI and workspace deployments have been significantly hindered by the cost, complexity, and performance of storage. For virtual workspace delivery to provide the full value businesses need, the industry must not only address performance challenges, but ...

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Dell EMC launches next gen of server portfolio - The Standard

Virtual Storage Performance - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:01

Dell EMC launches next gen of server portfolio
The Standard
Faster storage performance in compute to maximize application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30 percent more input/output slots and 25 percent density improvement. Intelligent automation in Dell ...

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Dell EMC launches next gen of server portfolio - The Standard

Virtual Storage Performance - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 06:01

Dell EMC launches next gen of server portfolio
The Standard
Faster storage performance in compute to maximize application performance with up to six times more NVMe drives, up to five times total flash storage, 30 percent more input/output slots and 25 percent density improvement. Intelligent automation in Dell ...

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Intel Skylake: Xeon Goes from Chip to Platform - HPCwire (blog)

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:38

HPCwire (blog)

Intel Skylake: Xeon Goes from Chip to Platform
HPCwire (blog)
Virtualization: Operates up to approximately 4.2x more virtual machines versus a four-year-old system for faster service deployment, server utilization, lower energy costs and space efficiency. High Performance Computing: ... and memory bandwidth ...

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Dell EMC launches PowerEdge 14G servers - TechCentral.ie

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:18

TechCentral.ie

Dell EMC launches PowerEdge 14G servers
TechCentral.ie
The seamless live migration of virtual machines is up to 58% faster, with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). Faster storage performance in compute maximises application performance with up to six ...
Dell debuts new server portfolioIT-Online

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Dell EMC launches PowerEdge 14G servers - TechCentral.ie

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:18

TechCentral.ie

Dell EMC launches PowerEdge 14G servers
TechCentral.ie
The seamless live migration of virtual machines is up to 58% faster, with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). Faster storage performance in compute maximises application performance with up to six ...
Dell EMC Launches Next Generation of the World's Best-selling Server PortfolioNew Kerala

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WekaIO brings hybrid cloud NAS software-defined storage - ComputerWeekly.com

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:42

WekaIO brings hybrid cloud NAS software-defined storage
ComputerWeekly.com
WekaIO is deployed by virtual machine or container on x86 servers and takes aim at users with lots of very small files, particularly in analytics use cases including, for example, finance sector and machine learning, as well as large file scenarios ...

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Dell debuts new server portfolio - IT-Online

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:13

Dell debuts new server portfolio
IT-Online
The scalable business architecture of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers helps customers efficiently meet their changing business needs with enhanced performance capabilities for traditional, virtualized and cloud-native workloads in a software-defined data ...

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Intel Skylake: Xeon Goes from Chip to Platform - EnterpriseTech

Virtual Storage Performance - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:27

EnterpriseTech

Intel Skylake: Xeon Goes from Chip to Platform
EnterpriseTech
Virtualization: Operates up to approximately 4.2x more virtual machines versus a four-year-old system for faster service deployment, server utilization, lower energy costs and space efficiency. High Performance Computing: ... and memory bandwidth ...

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