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New Hive-IO release adds software-defined NAS for VDI, virtual servers, Hadoop environments

Software-defined infrastructure company Hive-IO announced Thursday its latest release, version 6.9 that provides a software-define Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution, which includes deduplication, compression and caching that runs on existing data center infrastructure or commodity hardware. By harnessing the power of faster and cheaper processing in the software layer, Hive-IO eliminates the inefficiencies of SAN and NAS hardware, while providing superior storage performance at a fraction of the cost of current […]

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Toshiba debuts XG5 line-up of client NVMe SSDs using 64-layer, 3D flash memory

Toshiba Memory Corp. launched Monday the XG5 series, a new line of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs integrating 64-layer, 3D flash memories, with a maximum capacity of 1024GB in a thin single-sided form factor. Sample shipments to OEM customers start Monday in limited quantities, and Toshiba will gradually increase shipments from the third calendar quarter of this year. The XG5 series SSDs will be exhibited at the ongoing Computex show in Taipei, […]

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DDN’s Machine Learning programs boost time-to-results, analytics performance, ability to scale to nearly 10PB in single rack

DataDirect Networks announced Friday that large commercial machine learning programs in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, medical research and natural-language processing are overcoming production scaling challenges with DDN’s large-scale, high-performance storage solutions. Machine learning projects often stumble in the transition from proof of concept to production scale, which can introduce significant production delays in rapidly developing markets where time is of the essence. For machine learning applications at scale, DDN […]

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Embotics unveils vCommander 6.0 with improved cloud governance, cost optimization capabilities

Cloud automation company Embotics released Embotics vCommander 6.0 that enables enhanced hybrid cloud orchestration, governance and control, while providing an easy-to-use portal for end user self-service where they can intelligently select and provision cloud resources and track and report on spending. Embotics vCommander leverages a comprehensive set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations at any stage of cloud adoption to build and implement the framework, process, automation, […]

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Western Digital boosts NAS line to 10TB with new storage Helium-based WD Red, WD Red Pro hard drives

Western Digital expanded its WD Red and WD Red Pro NAS hard drives lineup with the debut of 10TB capacity models optimized for use in personal, home and small to medium business NAS systems. WD Red is designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24×7 operating […]

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New HGST Ultrastar SAS SS300 SSD offers 12Gb/s SAS SSD performance

Western Digital Corp. announced Tuesday the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300, a high-performing SAS SSD to date. It is the latest addition to the company’s line of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, which are used to meet the rigorous data demands of many of large companies. Developed in partnership with Intel, the new Ultrastar SS300 delivers best-in-class random performance, offering speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS random read and up to 200,000 IOPS random […]

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IBM and Nutanix debut hyperconverged initiative for enterprises into the cognitive era

IBM and Nutanix announced Tuesday a multi-year initiative to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments. The integrated offering aims to combine Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform software with IBM Power Systems, to deliver a turnkey hyperconverged solution targeting critical workloads in large enterprises. The partnership plans to deliver a full-stack combination with built-in AHV virtualization for a simple experience within the datacenter. This joint initiative intends to bring new workloads to hyperconverged deployments by delivering the first […]

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Tech Data improves Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure value with cloud services

Tech Data announced Wednesday that its Technology Solutions business, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, is enhancing the value of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances and VxRack Systems to its partners with unique add-on cloud offerings and cloud services, including its family of resource-saving plug-ins. These plug-ins, designed for VMware vRealize Orchestrator environments, bring automation and order to existing infrastructures, saving time spent on manual processes and costs associated with user error and inefficiencies, while laying the foundation for […]

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New IBM Data Science Experience Local offers cross-team development environment to data scientists in private cloud

IBM announced on Wednesday availability of a collaborative workspace for private clouds geared towards organizations and data scientists working with sensitive data. Using Data Science Experience Local, data scientists are now able to better collaborate on analytic models and deliver insights that developers can use to build enhanced applications. Currently available from the IBM Marketplace, Data Science Experience Local is a completely self-contained and resides within an organization’s own servers and […]

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