Predictions for 2019, Part 1

2018 is coming to a close, and has been a year of continued growth in enterprise computing, with GDPR legistlation causing many to scramble for compliance, security and pricvacy scandles, development of 5G networking, and growth of connected devices and IoT. We have reached out to a few big players in the industry to get…

HPE Discover 2018 – Nimble storage finally gets sync replication, more

After months of teasing that synchronous replication was coming, Nimble has finally delivered the capabilities to customers. HPE announced the new capability this week during HPE Discover in Madrid, but it went beyond simple replication in the same announcement.  HPE also enabled the ability to do metro clustering between Nimble storage arrays in the same…

Repost: E8 Storage and Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC deliver high performance with hardware acceleration

E8 Storage and Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC deliver high performance with hardware acceleration   Showcasing a live demo at SuperComputing 2018, the integration optimizes computing resources while accelerating data intensive workloads   SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 13, 2018 – E8 Storage today announced it is expanding its technology partnership with Mellanox with an integrated solution built on Mellanox BlueField SmartNICs, which…

Spectra Logic Announces the World’s Largest Data Storage Machine

Spectra Logic Announces the World’s Largest Data Storage Machine Capable of Protecting More than 2,000 Petabytes (2EB) of Digital Assets. Wow, That’s mind-bending ammounts of storage 20TB per tape at 400MB/s ! Congratulations to Spectra Logic on pushing the boundaries and giving us a glimpse of the future! Read more at the official press release…

E8 STORAGE ACCELERATES PERFORMANCE FOR GENOMIC WORKLOADS AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

E8 STORAGE ACCELERATES PERFORMANCE FOR GENOMIC WORKLOADS AT QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Having worked both as a researcher in computational chemistry and as IT support for the Department of Chemistry at a major University I understand the demards and inportance of storage in such an environment. I congratulate Queen Mary University of London for…

E8 STORAGE SETS ANOTHER NEW RECORD THIS YEAR IN INDEPENDENT BENCHMARK TEST

   Ok, We all like fast storage, and E8 are blazing new trails with their shared NVMe storage solutions, facilitating distributed storage at mind bending speeds, Utilizing the massively parallel capabilities of the NVMe protocol. With massive overhead in the NVMe protocol E8`s potential for expansion and optimization make them a storage provider to watch.…

E8 Storage Announces InfiniBand Support Extending High Performance Compute (HPC) Options for New and Existing Customers

Big news from growing storage player, E8.  Bringing InfiniBand to its blazingly fast storage solutions. In a very welcome move E8 have announced added support for InfiniBand to their storage solutions for customers looking to leverage the blazing speed of the centralized NVMe flash only storage, in storage intensive workloads via the speed of InfiniBand.…

Repost: Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft

Big congratulations to Avere Systems, who recently announced their acquisition by Microsoft. Avere is a company I’ve followed since inception in 2008. Their technology started as an edge NAS filer, extending data centre content to branch offices. Over time, the platform became virtual and moved to the public cloud. Today, vFXT (the cloud instance of…

Netapp ‘s Soldifire HCI Overview at VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra.

Netapp ‘s Soldifire HCI Overview. I had a chance to get a overview of Netapp’s new HCI Product while at Tech Field Day Extra while attending VMworld 2017.   I’ve long been a fan of the Solidfire Technology. From the early day’s to after the purchase and the re-branding of the product into Netapp.  …