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In 2Q16, Capacity Up 12.9%, 0.0% Revenue Growth Year-over-Year

In 2Q16, Capacity Up 12.9%, 0.0% Revenue Growth Year-over-Year

| September 16, 2016 | Reply

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue remained flat year over year, posting 0.0% growth and $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2016, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 12.9% year over year to 34.7 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth declined within the group of […]

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Industry Benchmarks Reset Among All Flash Storage With Violin Memory’s Release of the Flash Storage Platform 7650 and 7450 Arrays

Industry Benchmarks Reset Among All Flash Storage With Violin Memory’s Release of the Flash Storage Platform 7650 and 7450 Arrays

| September 15, 2016 | Reply

SANTA CLARA, CA–(September 14, 2016) – Violin Memory, Inc., announced two new and next-generation Flash Storage Platform™ (FSP) solutions, designed to disrupt the industry. The FSP 7650 and 7450 all flash arrays leverage the industry’s only all flash storage platform that includes a full suite of tightly integrated data services, across all arrays, in a […]

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vSphere Keeps up with 32Gb Fibre Channel

vSphere Keeps up with 32Gb Fibre Channel

| September 8, 2016 | Reply

In a blog by Julie Brodeur, VMware validated vSphere 6.0 U2 can achieve near line-rate performance over Gen 6 32Gb Fibre Channel HBAs from Emulex connected to a Brocade G620 FC switch and EMC VNX7500 storage array. Iometer, a common microbenchmark, was used to generate the workload for various block sizes. For single-VM experiments, theygenerated sequential read and sequential write […]

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ATTO Demos Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel

ATTO Demos Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel

| September 6, 2016 | Reply

ATTO is introducing several new Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity devices at IBC, September 8-12 in Amsterdam. In one of two demos, ATTO will reveal its much-anticipated Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel ThunderLink device, allowing content creators to achieve the highest throughput rates for improved 4K workflows. The demonstration will feature a workstation streaming […]

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QLogic First with Fibre Channel Virtual Machine Identification

QLogic First with Fibre Channel Virtual Machine Identification

| August 30, 2016 | Reply

The industry’s first Virtual Machine Identification demonstration, in collaboration with Brocade, provides end-to-end visibility and insight into application performance for VMware ESXi with QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters. QLogic StorFusion™ VMID technology tags individual Fibre Channel frames with Virtual Machine IDs enabling the delivery of application level services to virtual […]

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Brocade Q3 Financial Results: Declares Dividend

Brocade Q3 Financial Results: Declares Dividend

| August 25, 2016 | Reply

Brocade today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended July 30, 2016. These results include approximately two months of financial results from Ruckus Wireless, which was acquired on May 27, 2016. Brocade reported third quarter revenue of $591 million, up 7% year-over-year and up 13% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.21 for Q3 […]

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Industry News

New EMC Products for VMware

New EMC Products for VMware

| August 23, 2016 | Reply

Today EMC unveiled new products and support that optimizes the protection of VMware workloads across the spectrum of VMware environments to enable protection everywhere. This includes enhanced support for VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere and expanded data protection options for VCE® VxRail Appliances. EMC Data Protection Suite for VMware is available today. EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition […]

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Brocade Updates Analytics Monitoring Platform

Brocade Updates Analytics Monitoring Platform

| August 23, 2016 | Reply

Brocade announced new capabilities in the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform providing organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance. As a result, customers can reduce up to nearly 70 percent of storage networking latency and performance-related problems by quickly identifying changes in performance behaviors as well as pinpointing the root cause of issues before […]

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2016 Flash Storage Buyer Behavior Survey

2016 Flash Storage Buyer Behavior Survey

| August 19, 2016 | Reply

2016 Enterprise Flash Storage Buyer Behavior from IT Brand Pulse, Inc.

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Nimble Storage Unveils AF1000 Adaptive Flash Array

Nimble Storage Unveils AF1000 Adaptive Flash Array

| August 19, 2016 | Reply

New All Flash Array Offers Superior Scalability Starting under $40K USD with 3 Years of Support; New Generation of Adaptive Flash Arrays Deliver Up To 2X Performance Improvement and 40% Lower Cost of Capacity Nimble Storage announced an aggressive entry point to all-flash storage. The new AF1000 is a full-featured all-flash array that offers superior scalability, […]

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Infinitely Virtual Deploys Hitachi VSP G600 for Cloud Hosting

Infinitely Virtual Deploys Hitachi VSP G600 for Cloud Hosting

| August 18, 2016 | Reply

Laying down sub-millisecond storage performance as a new marker for midrange cloud hosting, leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Infinitely Virtual today announced that it has begun implementing Hitachi’s Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G600, a breakthrough, rack-mountable storage system acknowledged as the industry’s fastest. Infinitely Virtual is currently migrating customers served by its Los Angeles and Boston […]

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FCIA Demos NVMe Over Fabrics with Gen 6 Fibre Channel

FCIA Demos NVMe Over Fabrics with Gen 6 Fibre Channel

| August 18, 2016 | Reply

Highlighting the adaptive architecture of Fibre Channel that according to market research firm Dell’Oro, has more than 46 million installed ports in operation in the world’s leading datacenters, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) conducted its first public demonstration of NVM Express® (NVMe) over Fabrics using Fibre Channel last week at the Flash Memory Summit in […]

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