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Cray releases ClusterStor L300F for Lustre workloads, while delivering performance needed for research, science, engineering

Cray Inc. announced on Tuesday the ClusterStor L300F Lustre-based scalable flash storage solution, designed for applications that need high-performance scratch storage to quickly store and retrieve intermediate results. The L300F system will enable users such as engineers, researchers and scientists to reduce the runtime of their applications, allowing jobs to reliably complete within their required schedules, supporting more iterations and faster time to insight. Supplementing Cray’s ClusterStor portfolio with an […]

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Western Digital Ultrastar Hs14 HDDs to optimize workload, storage density and TCO for video applications

Western Digital Corp. announced on Monday that Huawei has qualified its host-managed shingled magnetic recording (SMR) helium-based HDD, the Ultrastar Hs14, its 14TB HDD designed for demanding big data applications. An early adopter of Western Digital’s SMR HDDs, Huawei is breaking new ground by optimizing its distributed cloud storage OceanStor 9000 system for the sequential nature of data capture in video surveillance applications. Seeing the value in enabling significant TCO […]

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Infortrend GS 5000 based on Intel’s Xeon E5 8-core processor to boost performance and efficiency for data centers

Infortrend Technology announced this week its EonStor GS 5000, a high performance storage system designed for data centers that comes loaded with Intel’s Xeon E5 8-core processor and features a powerful throughput performance of 22 GB/s. With support of 4 independent expansion slots connecting to a maximum of 1680 drives (more than 20 PB), 16 expansion host boards for maximum connectivity of 64 x 16Gb/s Fiber Channel, and up to […]

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Rackspace debuts colocation services across public cloud platforms to aid enterprises with digital transformation

Rackspace launched on Tuesday Rackspace Colocation, a new service that allows customers to deploy their own hardware in Rackspace data centers. Leveraging resilient critical infrastructure, network and on-ground support services, Rackspace is focused on delivering true transformation as a service across applications, data, security and infrastructure. The Rackspace Colocation offering enables organizations to reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO), while improving scalability, strengthening disaster recovery capabilities, reducing application latency and […]

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E3 2018: Seagate releases Game Drive for Xbox SSD to enhance gaming performance and portability

Data storage company Seagate Technology announced on Monday its new Game Drive for Xbox SSD – a flash-speed SSD storage drive designed for Xbox One – delivering fast gaming performance and convenient portability. Available in 2TB, 1TB, and 500GB capacities, the pro-level flash SSD upgrade delivers fast game loading performance to get you into the game. The officially licensed Xbox drive offers branding elements that match the Xbox One X […]

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DataCore combines with Broadcom to accelerate adoption of NVMe storage; boost performance and value from storage investments

DataCore Software announced this week that it has enhanced its software-defined storage solutions, allowing companies to realize the substantial IOPS and latency improvements enabled through support for Emulex Gen 6 (16/32Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) by Broadcom. With this update, DataCore continues to eliminate storage bottlenecks and deliver the performance improvements needed to meet the business requirements for real-time data – simply and cost-effectively. This release is […]

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Hitachi Vantara boosts UCP line of converged and hyperconverged systems and applications ecosystem

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., announced on Wednesday critical hardware and software enhancements across the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems, including NVMe SSD caching and GPU processor-based server options. New certified applications ecosystem solutions optimized for mission-critical environments include SAP HANA, Oracle databases, VMware and big data analytics frameworks. By offering a complete family of UCP converged systems and […]

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IDC data reveals that global enterprise storage market grew 34.4 percent during the first quarter this year

The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew 34.4 percent year over year during the first quarter of this year to $13.0 billion, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 79.1 percent year over year to 98.8 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue generated by the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) selling directly to hyperscale data centers increased […]

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NGD Systems offers initial 16TB NVMe computational storage device in a 2.5-inch U.2 SSD

NGD Systems Inc., provider of computational storage, recently announced the general availability (GA) of the 16 terabyte (TB) Catalina-2 U.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). The Catalina-2 is the first NVMe SSD with 16TB capacity that also makes available NGD’s “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The Catalina-2 does this without impact to the reliability, quality of service (QoS) or power consumption, already available in the current shipping NGD Products. The use of […]

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