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HPE Discover 2018 – Speed and Intelligence take center stage for 3PAR and Nimble

This week for HPE Discover in Madrid, HPE is talking about Speed and Intelligence within its storage lines.  Chiefly, the company’s folks are talking about 3PAR and Nimble and while there are other storage lines in the portfolio – most of the talking is around these two flagship platforms. HPE Nimble is built for use […]

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 […]

HPE introduces Optane in 3PAR and Nimble, skips over NVMe drives

This week I’m onsite at HPE Discover and I have had some interesting discussions with folks from HPE about NVMe and their choices around array architecture in 3PAR and Nimble.  HPE announced Memory-Driven Flash that is available for 3PAR arrays now and coming to Nimble arrays in 2019.  Memory-Driven Flash is storage class memory as […]

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. […]

Warning: SolidFire Element OS 10.1 + vSphere Round Robin PSP + VVOLs = problems

Warning: SolidFire Element OS 10.1 + vSphere Round Robin PSP + VVOLs = problems During our recently Element OS 10.1 upgrade, we experienced a catastrophic failure between vSphere and Solidfire.  Although the Solidfire array continued to stay online, IO between vSphere and array slowed to crawl leading to non-responsive hosts and VM workloads – in […]

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 […]