Pure is announcing both the doubling of FlashBlade to 150 blades, an expansion of AIRI with the AI Data Hub, aimed at end-to-end use cases beyond simply training AI, and AIRI-as-a-Service, which will be delivered by Pure partner Core Scientific.
In what can best be described as an example of customer-led innovation, where an important customer wanted a joint solution to suit their needs, Vertica and Pure Storage have developed a solution that will facilitate a hybrid database strategy.
Pure also extends their CloudSnap cloud backup technology, introduced a year ago for the AWS platform, to Azure, and rebrands ES2 to Pure as-a-Service to reflect the move to offering all their products on an OPEX model.
Dell becomes the first storage vendor to ship the Intel Optane SCM drives, and their synergies with the newly-enabled NVMe-over-Fabric up performance by 50 per cent and let the company tout it as the fastest storage array in the world.
The NetApp EF600 is a replacement for the EF570, and is a price-performance play aimed at HPC and other markets, where pure performance rather than some of the software features of the AFF line are required.
Four initial partners were invited to the program, and were required to take additional certifications and commit to co-hosting free Kubernetes training classes. In return, they will engage in joint sales and marketing opportunities with Rancher.
The multi-tiered storage tiering system for the AWS cloud covers all layers of AWS storage, including S3, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive, with Druva moving the data either by its own policies or ones set by the customer.
NetApp’s focus over the last two years has been to encourage partners to adapt their business models to add more services, cloud, and breadth within NetApp’s growing portfolio. Global Channel Chief Chris Lamborn provides an update.
TrueFlash Insight enhances the SSD drive optimization solution that Burlywood quietly brought to market last year, by adding the ability to analyze traffic at the drive controller level in a productized form that partners can use.
Formulus Black, which lets memory be used as high-performance media, now will run on Intel Optane as well as DRAM, and will now support CentOS as well as Ubuntu, with RHEL support coming later this year.