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  1. With recent successes like Samsung's SATA-based PM863 as well as the SM863 (not to mention the prosumer Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD), we had great expectations for the company's new enterprise NVMe offering. Samsung's PM1725 is one of the newest members of a distinguished flash-storage legacy, although Samsung has not been actively promoting the PM1725 with the same enthusiasm as some of its other SSD releases, including the preceding XS1715. Samsung PM1725 SSD Review
  2. With this new partnership users of NetBackup 8.0 will be able to tier their storage unto Azure. This can reduce costs by reducing the need for additional storage. SMBs that utilize Veritas Backup Exec 16 are now able to seamlessly backup data to Azure again reducing costs and saving time. The benefits of the partnership aren’t limited to customers, as Veritas itself is taking advantage of Azure to drive greater efficiencies for its own workloads. Azure will be the cloud backend of Veritas’ Enterprise service. Veritas & Microsoft Partner To Optimize The Cloud
  3. The new Diamanti D10 is the first platform that brings the efficiency of bare-metal containers to hyper-converged architecture. Diamanti claims the D10 can eliminate the I/O bottlenecks as well as the network and storage issues one would encounter in traditional infrastructure. The D10 comes pre-integrated with everything one would need for containerized applications such as container software, compute, networking and storage resources. The D10 also enforces an end-to-end quality-of-service from the CPU through the network to storage. Diamanti claims the D10 can reduce storage latencies to 100μs. Diamanti Ships First Bare-Metal HCI Container Platform & Raises $18M
  4. Broadcom’s HBA 9400 series supports any combination of SATA, SAS, and NVMe devices. This makes it ideal for large-scale external storage enclosures or high-end servers giving them more performance and flexibility. As more and more organizations leverage NVMe to increase performance and reduce latency, the 9400-16i will give them the opportunity to utilize this newer technology while still capitalizing on the benefits of their existing SAS and SATA storage. Broadcom Releases New SAS/SATA/NVMe Controllers
  5. Several of us here at StorageReview use DSM in both professional and personal contexts. DSM is one of the most user friendly OS at there for NAS devices. Aside from being easy to use and comprehensive to meet several needs, Synology updates the OS regularly. Not only does this keep bugs fixed it also helps the OS keep up with changing technology. The 6.1 updates aim to deliver better IT efficiency with Active Directory Server, enhance performance with instant SMB server-side copy, ensure reliability with file self-healing, and provide stability and security enhancements. Synology Releases DSM 6.1
  6. The integration of Cohesity and Pure seems to make a lot of sense: Cohesity being a hyperconverged secondary storage and Pure being primary/mission critical storage. Customers are now able to automatically consolidate tasks from Pure to Cohesity all within the Pure operating environment. This means companies can consolidate several other services such as data protection, backup, file services, DevOps and analytics into the combined Cohesity and Pure solution. Cohesity Announces Native Integration With Pure Storage
  7. For customers already using Unity Hyper-Unified storage, Active Archive gives them a secure archive for long-term unstructured data. Not only is Active Archive secure, it ensures users availability and integrity. These capabilities are delivered through Nexsan's patented technology such as digital file fingerprinting and self-healing integrity audits. These technologies can help eliminate threats of data loss, tampering, and corruption, including brought on by one of the main security concerns today, ransomware. Active Archive also has the agility one would expect to find in the cloud featuring easy synchronization and sharing features. Nexsan Announces Unity Active Archive
  8. As far as the appliance itself, the HyperStore 4000 is a 4U enclosure that has a maximum capacity of 700TB. The platform has two nodes per chassis, which brings eight 9’s of availability (99.999999%) in a three-appliance cluster. The HyperStore 4000 also has a built-in tier to a hybrid cloud giving the bonus of having both on-premises and public cloud storage. And the appliance offers the highest level of S3 API compatibility to ensure plug-and-play interoperability with S3-enabled applications. Cloudian Announces HyperStore 4000 Object Storage Appliance
  9. Launched a year ago, Dell EMC VxRail is a HCI offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN (VMware jointly engineered the VxRail). In just 12 months Dell EMC has sold over 8,000 VxRail nodes (over 65PB of storage and 100K cores). These 8,000 nodes have gone to over 1,000 customers in 78 countries. Revenue from Dell EMC’s other HCI offerings (VxRack Systems and XC Series) combined with VxRail outgrew the total HCI market by more than two-fold and represents 28% of hyper-converged systems sold in the third quarter of 2016. Dell EMC Announces Its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Will Be On VxRail Appliances
  10. As far as the numbers go, Cisco is reporting revenue of $11.6 billion down slightly from this time last year ($11.9 billion). Cisco also reporting a GAAP net income of $2.3 billion ($0.47/share in diluted earnings per share) down from $3.1 billion a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $2.9 billion ($0.57/share diluted EPS) the same as last year. GAAP product gross margin was 61.1% down from 61.3% last year. Non-GAAP product gross margin was 62.4% down from 63.3% last year. Operating expenses were $4.4 billion GAAP and $3.8 billion non-GAAP. With operating income being $2.9 billion GAAP and $3.6 billion non-GAAP. Cash and cash equivalents were $71.8 billion at the end of the quarter. Cisco Announces Its 2Q17 Earnings
  11. The new product line allows customers to choose which hybrid cloud storage functionality they need for their business today and easily upgrade it in the future as demands increase or change. Freedom Archive was announced at the tail end of last year and as we said at the time, Freedom Archive aims to put the data in-between primary storage and what is typically thought of as archive storage such as tape or even optical disk. The new solution from Panzura combines the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the cloud with high-performance local cache, giving users the ability to retrieve important data while storing massive amounts of less used data. Panzura Introduces New Freedom Product Line
  12. Dell EMC VxRail presents itself as more than the marriage between two product lines. VMware's vSAN is a driving force for hardware-agnostic hyper-converged infrastructure. While the VMware Ready Node program supports hundreds of servers and configurations (Dell server options included), Dell EMC took vSAN one step further in VxRAil. However, the selling point for VxRail 4.0 is more than vSAN running on PowerEdge hardware. VxRail is an optimized and integrated software environment, a streamlined deployment experience, and single-vendor support. The net result is vSAN in its easiest-to-consume and support form. Dell EMC VxRail Overview
  13. Veritas has made a commitment to customers to help them enable data management capabilities across hybrid architectures while helping enterprise IT organizations successfully navigate their journey to the cloud. The announcement today with AWS, furthers this commitment. Cloud adoption is continuing to grow in most industries. Using its software-driven approach, Veritas is able to ensure organizations can protect hardware and software investments while integrating and moving their data and applications to the cloud at the best pace for their business. Veritas Partners With AWS To Deliver 360 Data Management
  14. The WD Black PCIe SSD is the latest NVMe, M.2 drive to hit the market and the first under the WD banner. Like other NVMe drives before it, the WD Black PCIe SSD touts better performance with lower latency; although this time with better economics thanks to TLC NAND. Being an M.2 form factor brings about the benefits of taking higher performance and placing it in a smaller fashion making it appealing for ultra thin notebooks. The drive comes in two capacities 256GB and 512GB. To ensure that the drive is highly compatible, WD has certified it in its F.I.T. Lab. The drive comes with WD SSD Dashboard allowing users to monitor drive health and Acronis True Image for easy cloning. WD Black PCIe SSD Review
  15. Data is continuing to grow and will only get larger. Growth isn’t limited to the data center either, Cloud storage, ROBO, and devices on the edge are also seeing rapid growth in data. DataPlatform VE takes Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform and extends its capabilities to remote offices, regional data centers, core data centers and public clouds. DataPlatform VE is deployed on VMware vSphere and eliminates the need to provision any new hardware for ROBO. DataPlatform VE can be remotely installed and administered, a boon for remote sites that don’t have nearly enough IT resources on hand (sometimes none). Cohesity Release DataPlatform VE & C2100 HC Node