Tag Archives: Software-Defined

Pure Storage Announces NVMe DirectFlash and New FlashArray Model

Today Pure Storage, known for their All-Flash Storage arrays, announced their next Big ThingTM, DirectFlash, as well as a new FlashArray model. DirectFlash is a combination of NVMe hardware and the software to manage it (more details on that below). … Continue reading

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Cisco Announces New Storage Building Blocks — UCS S3260

Today, Cisco made some storage-related announcements that may have sounded confusing. On a first read, you might think that Cisco is attempting to re-enter the storage market. Personally, I view their announcement as wanting to ensure that they become — … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Plans to Make Isilon Announcements in 2016

[NOTE: This post has been updated with answers to some of the questions I had at the time of the announcement. The updates are inline, below.] Today, EMC made some announcements about some new Isilon products that they hope to … Continue reading

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VMTurbo Releases Operations Manager version 5.3

This week, VMTurbo released version 5.3 of their Operations Manager monitoring / management / automation / Quality of Service (QoS) tool. Yes, I’ll admit that previous sentence is a little confusing, but Operations Manager has so many features and capabilities … Continue reading

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Avere Announces Software Updates, Adds Virtual FXT Filer

Today Avere Systems announced an update to the AOS software (version 4.5) that runs on their FXT Edge Filers. The big news in this version is the addition of a Virtual Edge Filer, the vFXT. Avere’s FXT works by placing … Continue reading

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EMC’s Nile Makes the Leap from Project to Product

EMC’s “Project Nile” was first revealed at EMC’s MegaLaunch event in 2013. The idea was hyper-scale private cloud storage at a cost-per-gigabyte similar to (or lower than) public cloud storage. The idea was to provide this storage via software running … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Major Updates to Their SDS Platform – ViPR 2.0

In another of their announcements on the first day of EMC World, EMC announced a series of major updates and new features for their software-defined storage (SDS) platform, ViPR. The new updates will be in ViPR 2.0 While storage solutions … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Version 1.30 of ScaleIO

Today, in one of the many announcements that kicked off EMC World, EMC announced the new version of their ScaleIO product. If you’re not familiar with ScaleIO, EMC defines it as a “software-only server-based SAN that converges storage and compute … Continue reading

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EMC’s Project Liberty – Hints of Things to Come?

Today, in addition to announcing a new model VNXe, EMC announced their Project Liberty as part of the pre-EMC World build-up. What’s Project Liberty? EMC is calling it a “virtualized storage software technology based on VNX”. What does that mean? … Continue reading

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