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Diablo Technologies ships Memory1 module Tweet This

July 20, 2016

Diablo Technologies on Wednesday announced it has shipped its Memory1 128GB DDR4 system memory module. The module, which can be paired with the Diablo Memory Expansion software, provides 1-2TB of system memory in a two-socket server. It is available to OEMs, system integrators and end-users.



Spectra Logic enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway Tweet This

July 19, 2016

Spectra Logic on Tuesday added support for direct archive to the Amazon S3, Glacier and Infrequent Access cloud to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway.

With this capability data can be automatically moved to the public cloud for disaster recovery and restored from Glacier and Infrequent Access.

Spectra BlackPearl with direct archive to Amazon pubic cloud is expected to be available in August 2016.



Mangstor rolls out NVMe over Fabric arrays Tweet This

July 19, 2016

Mangstor on Tuesday announced that is NX-Series Storage Arrays now support the NVMe of Fabrics specification.

The NVMe over Fabrics specification was created to enable flash-based SSDs to communicate over RDMA fabrics, such as InfiniBand or Converged Ethernet, with the same performance and latency benefits as local attached NVMe.

When fully configured, a single NX6320 storage array delivers over three million random 4KB Read IOPS performance and over 2.25 million 4KB Write IOPS, as well as bandwidth of 12GB/s for Read operations and 9GB/s for Write operations.

The NX6320 has 10x higher bandwidth and one-tenth the latency when compared to iSCSI and Fibre Channel-based all-flash arrays, according to the company’s claims.



Brocade rolls out Gen 6 Fibre Channel Directors Tweet This

July 19, 2016

Brocade on Tuesday announced Gen 6 Fibre Channel Director switches – the X6 director family and the Brocade SX6 Extension Blade, which supports Fibre Channel, FICON and IP storage replication.

Combined with Brocade Fabric Vision technology, the new switches feature 384 32Gbps line rate ports and as many as 32 128Gbps UltraScale ICL port connectivity.

The SX6 Extension Blade features 80Gbps throughput per platform and line-rate encryption. It scales with 32Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10GbE IP storage replication over 1/10/40 GbE IP WAN connections.

In addition, Brocade updated Fabric Vision to include IO Insight, an integrated network sensor that provides visibility into IO performance. Further, Fabric Vision will now include VM Insight for visibility into individual VM storage performance.

The Brocade X6 directors and Brocade SX6 extension blade are available now. The Brocade Network Advisor and IO Insight are available today. VM Insight is expected to ship in the first half of 2017.



Sungard expands cloud recovery, adds Amazon Web Services Tweet This

July 18, 2016

Sungard Availability Services on Monday announced support for Amazon Web Services with its Sungard AS Cloud-Based Recovery for Amazon Web Services. Available in the US, Canada, the U.K. and Western Europe, the service allows automated recovery of virtual workloads on Amazon Web Services.

The service includes storage replication, off-site storage and automated recovery of protected workloads and is priced for only the amount of compute recovered. A monthly fee is also charged.

New service level agreements (SLAs) include faster recovery time objectives (RTOs) of as little as two hours, with no lower limit to the amount of data under protection. Data ca be encrypted in transit, as well as at rest and deduplicated and compressed as needed.



Broadcom samples NVME over Fibre Channel HBA Tweet This

July 19, 2016

Broadcom on Tuesday announced that a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel HBA is now available to OEMs. The company claims that this HPA provides 55% lower latency when used with NVME drives compared to SCSI drives and a 28% performance increase over Ethernet solutions. 



Mangstor gets funding Tweet This

July 18, 2016

Mangstor last week received funding in the amount of $5 million from four unknown investors. The company had previously raised $5 million in 2013 and another round of $5 million in 2014.

The company, which makes NVMe over Fabric arrays, has total funding of $25 million.



Earl Follis

Earl Follis
Senior Analyst and SSG-NOW Lab Director

Logan Harbaugh

Logan Harbaugh
Senior Analyst and Validation Engineer