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Symbolic IO comes out of stealth with computational-defined storage Tweet This

May 24, 2016

Symbolic IO on Tuesday came out of stealth mode with a product called IRIS (Intensified RAM Intelligent Server), a media-agnostic server solution in a 2U enclosure that speeds processing and is 10x faster than 3D Xpoint, according to Symbolic IO’s claims.

IRIS comes in three models: IRIS Compute, IRIS Store and IRIS Vault. Compute and Store each have 2PB capacity in 2U enclosures. IRIS Vault stores data.

The products are expected to be available in Q4 2016 in limited quantities. They start at $80,000.


AccelStor rolls out Fibre Channel all-Flash arrays Tweet This

May 19, 2016

AccelStor, a software-defined all-flash array company, last week announced two all-flash arrays with dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel interfaces. The NeoSapphire 3605 has 5TB capacity and the NeoSapphire has 11TB capacity. Both arrays have a 1U rack-mount form factor and are designed for financial and media applications. Both have hot-swappable drives and redundant power supplies.



Datrium enhances storage system, names Nunes marketing Veep Tweet This

May 24, 2016

Datrium on Tuesday announced Insane Mode for its DVX server-powered storage system. The company also announced that it has hired Craig Nunes, formerly of HPE Storage as its VP of Marketing.

Insane Mode is an on demand acceleration capability that doubles the performance of DVX’s default Fast Mode. It reserves 40% of the host cores and can be toggled dynamically.



StorageCraft announces subscription licensing for ShadowProtect SPX Tweet This

May 18, 2016

StorageCraft on Wednesday announced annual subscription-based licensing for its ShadowProtect SPX backup and disaster recovery software.

Available in one- or tw0-year options, both plans include maintenance, product updates and upgrades and support for Windows and Linux physical and virtual environments.



DriveScale debuts composable platform, announces funding Tweet This

May 19, 2016

DriveScale, a company in the scale-out computing space, debuted on Thursday with a plan to provide scale-out system that uses industry standard servers and commodity storage to build a rack-scale infrastructure.

Funded by Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Foxconn’s Ingrasys Invest for $15 million, the company is introducing a system where compute and storage resources operate as separate pools, allowing the dynamic upgrading or reallocation of resources independent of each other.

DriveScale was founded by CTO Satya Nishtala, formerly of Nuovo Systems and Cisco, and advised by Scott McNealy, James Gosling, Phil Roussey and Ameet Patel.

The company was founded in 2013.


AWS rolls out X1 memory-optimized instances Tweet This

May 18, 2016

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday announced X1 Instances for Amazon EC2, which provide 2TB of memory and are powered by four 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E7 880 v3 processors. The X1 instances are designed to support large scale in-memory databases, big data processing and HPC.

The X1 instances offer more memory than any other SAP-certified cloud instance according to Amazon’s claims. They deliver as much as 10Gbps of dedicated bandwidth to Amazon EBS.


Dell enhances Storage Center Tweet This

May 19, 2016

Dell on Thursday announced a new version of its Storage Center Operating System 7 (SCOS 7), which includes enhanced support for VMware, cloud and multi-tenant environments.

SCOS 7 also includes a new deduplication technology called Intelligent Deduplication, which can provide as much as a 10:1 capacity savings according to Dell’s claims. It also includes enhancements to the Intelligent Block-Level Compression used in Dell’s Storage Center arrays.

SCOS 7 also incorporates Dell’s new Live Migrate feature, which makes multi-array federation possible for SC9000, SC8000 and SC4020 arrays. In addition, SCOS 7

offers more granular management targeting and control and includes new Q0S features that help IT automatically allocate resources to match business priorities.

Further, SCOS 7 supports VVOLs and bi-directional replication between SC and PS arrays.

SCOS 7 is offered as a free firmware upgrade for SC Series customers and is expected to be available in Q3 2016.



Earl Follis

Earl Follis
Senior Analyst and SSG-NOW Lab Director

Logan Harbaugh

Logan Harbaugh
Senior Analyst and Validation Engineer