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Webinar: NVMe and Flash - Make Your Storage Great Again!

 

NVMe and all-flash systems can solve any performance, floor space and energy problems.  At least this is the marketing message many vendors and analysts spread today - but actually, sounds too good to be true, right?

Like always in real life, there is no clear black or white, but some circumstances you should be aware of - especially if you intend to leverage these technologies.  

You may ask yourself: Do I need to rip and replace my existing storage? What is the best way to integrate both? What benefits do I receive?

Well, join this brief webinar with Datacore, which will also include a live demo and audience Q&A so you can get the most out of these technologies, and make your storage great again!

WHEN?  October 24, 2018 @ 1PM ET

You will discover:

  • How to integrate Flash over NVMe in real life
  • How to benefit of some Flash/NVMe for your entire applications

 

Zadara Adds All-Flash Arrays, Advanced Features to Its Service Offering

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Zadara, provider of zero-risk enterprise cloud storage, today announced the latest enhancements to its service offering, focusing on eliminating the technical, operational, and financial risks associated with enterprise data storage and management. The expanded service is the result of over 1.5 years intense R&D effort and represents Zadara's most significant development to its storage-as-a-service value proposition, especially in the flash storage market. Zadara's offering now includes an all-flash array that features data reduction techniques such as compression and deduplication. This lowers customers' TCO as Zadara's usage-based pricing model means that they only pay for the storage they consume.

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ScaleFlux Computational Storage Transforms Cloud Infrastructure

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ScaleFlux, Inc., a pioneer in deploying Computational Storage at scale, is rapidly expanding its market reach directly with Tier-1 customers worldwide. The launch of its 2nd generation Computational Storage platform brings support for cutting edge NAND technology and delivers performance enhancements across the board to maintain its lead in maximizing flash infrastructure.

Hao Zhong, CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleFlux, will deliver a keynote presentation titled "Computational Storage: Acceleration Through Intelligence and Agility", Wednesday, Aug 8 @ 2:10pm in the main hall of Flash Memory Summit. This presentation will cover how hyperscale/cloud environments are realizing a 10X improvement in hybrid transactional and analytical processing capabilities. In addition, webscalers in markets spanning online gaming, adtech, and digital payments who heavily depend on high transaction applications have realized the benefits of ScaleFlux Computational Storage over other Flash storage solutions.

AccelStor All-Flash Solutions Unlock Data Possibilities for AI and Cloud

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AccelStor, an innovative all-flash array (AFA) provider for the big data era, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Cloud Expo Europe, taking place from March 21 to 22 at Booth C1850 in the ExCel London exhibition centre. Besides presenting latest all-flash storage solutions breaking through performance and availability barriers for artificial intelligence (AI), virtualization and private cloud, AccelStor will present a live demonstration of its new generation NeoSapphire high availability models, one of the highlights not to be missed this year.

AccelStor NeoSapphire all-flash arrays are highly integrated with virtualization and private cloud platforms, supporting VMware vSphere and OpenStack Cinder. NeoSapphire's "high availability" series features symmetric active-active, clustered shared-nothing architecture (SNA), providing full redundancy and 99.9999% reliability, enabling enterprises to achieve non-disruptive operations effortlessly. In addition, the patented FlexiRemap software technology accelerates data processing and unleashes the true performance of big data workloads with outstanding performance, over 1 million IOPS for 4KB random access.

New Tintri FlexDrive Allows Customers to Expand All-Flash Storage Capacity

Tintri announced Tintri FlexDrive this week, a storage expansion feature that enables customers of Tintri all-flash storage arrays to increase system capacity to meet a specific storage need, by adding as little as one drive at a time.
 
Conventional storage architectures require customers to increase capacity by adding multi-drive RAID groups or drive shelves. Put simply, customers must buy capacity in bulk, typically purchasing more storage than is needed. This adds unnecessary capital expense, rack space and cabling complexity. And once capacity is added, expert administrators still must create LUNs and/or volumes to contain virtual machines.
 
Tintri’s approach to expansion is distinguished by its granularity. Since Tintri operates at the VM-level and eliminates the need for traditional storage constructs, customers can purchase a partially populated EC6000 all-flash array and:

MSA Selects Kaminario to Accelerate Marketing Analytics and Extend Infrastructure-as-a-Service Offering

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Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array to power its internal marketing analytics applications and support its hosted infrastructure services. A leader in analytics, information technology infrastructure and information management solutions, MSA provides analytical-based solutions across a spectrum of industries -- from consumer packaged goods, media and IT to medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical and the arts.

Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array provides MSA with unmatched database performance, helping reduce the run time of their most critical analytic workloads by 15 to 40 percent. Extending the benefits beyond just application performance improvements, the new infrastructure also enables MSA to optimize its power and data center space utilization, reducing operational spend by nearly 70 percent.

Tintri Announces Simpler Disaster Recovery for Multiple Data Centers and Clouds

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, Inc, a leading provider of all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), today announced the upcoming availability of Synchronous Replication for recovery of mission critical virtualized and cloud applications running on Tintri VMstore arrays. Organizations can now protect all of their mission critical applications from data center failures, and do so with more simplicity and over greater distances than is possible with storage systems from competing vendors. Tintri Synchronous Replication can be set up in minutes by an IT generalist and offers zero-minute recovery point objectives (Zero RPO) with single-click failover for individual virtual machines.

"Until now, organizations that wanted synchronous replication to protect their most critical applications had to use complex and expensive storage, limiting the benefits of zero RPO disaster recovery to those with the largest IT staffs and budgets," said Kieran Harty, Tintri CTO and co-founder. "Today, Tintri announces Synchronous Replication for every organization and every application, with simple set up, one-click failover, plus all the operational and performance advantages of Tintri VAS for virtualized and cloud infrastructures."

Mirantis OpenStack Certification Enables Businesses With Private and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures to Utilize Violin Memory Flash

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Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced the company has obtained Mirantis Certification for OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) that will give businesses and service providers the ability to leverage Violin's Flash Storage Platform (FSP) in both private and hybrid cloud computing environments. The company's commitment to use of cloud by the enterprise is evidenced by this latest certification, which will impact and benefit the businesses that are part of one of the largest distributions of OpenStack in the market: the Mirantis user base.

Tegile Integrates With Cisco to Unite Flash Storage With Hybrid Cloud Management for Enterprises

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Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced an integration with Cisco UCS Director to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process.

IT deployment of data center resources make the difference between a successful enterprise and an ineffective one. Tegile’s IntelliStack integration with Cisco UCS Director improves consistency efficiency and speed. Through the integration, enterprises are able to deploy the latest in flash storage technology from Tegile supported with the Cisco UCS Director interface that manages infrastructure components including compute, network, virtualization and storage as well as public clouds such as Amazon and Azure.

Must Join Free Event - Flash Storage MegaCast with Six Leading Vendors Back-to-Back

 

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If you’re like many organizations, you hate your storage. It’s expensive, doesn’t keep up with new application performance needs, constantly requires capacity expansion, and requires expensive staff to keep it operational. Worse, it probably gets conveniently “end-of-life-d” at exactly the wrong time, forcing you in to costly upgrades.

It doesn’t have to be this way! With both current and emerging flash storage systems, companies are gaining benefits that were only dreams in the days of the disk-based SAN. Far beyond just providing crazy levels of performance, flash storage systems have the potential to help IT organizations focus on the business and less on technology. After all, when you have IOPS to spare, other metrics can take center stage. These can include cost per gig, power consumption, gig per rack unit, and many more.