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Major Media and Entertainment OEM orders $4 Million HPC Gear from One Stop Systems

Today One Stop Systems announced a $4 million purchase order with a $1 million customer extension option from a major OEM in the media and entertainment industry. “As our largest-ever follow-on purchase order, we believe it reflects our industry leadership in application specific, ruggedized servers featuring the latest innovations in GPU compute, flash storage and input/output available today,” said OSS president and CEO, Steve Cooper. “With these products, we have raised the bar for those in media and entertainment production who demand only the best, with ultra-fast processing, networking and storage in a super-ruggedized chassis that provides the best protection in the most demanding physical environments.”

NVMe Flash: A New Level of High-Performance Data Consistency for the World’s Most Demanding Workloads

The pace of today’s data growth is staggering, and it’s keeping IT specialists on their toes. This guest post from Kingston Technology explores how innovation in storage like NVMe are working to keep up with today’s most demanding data work loads. 

Cray Rolls Out Scalable Flash Storage Solution for Lustre Workloads

Today Cray announced the ClusterStor L300F Lustre-based scalable flash storage solution, designed for applications that need high-performance scratch storage to quickly store and retrieve intermediate results. “Flash is poised to become an essential technology in every HPC storage solution,” said Jeff Janukowicz, IDC’s research vice president, Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies. “With the ClusterStor L300F, Cray has positioned itself to be at the leading edge of next generation of HPC storage solutions.”

The Effects of Flash Storage on Storage Infrastructure

Flash storage has attained significant market growth over the years, with enterprise SSD revenues nearly quadrupling between 2012 and 2017.  In this guest article, HPE explores how flash storage is changing the landscape of storage infrastructure. “One example is WekaIO, a flash-optimized parallel file system, created for use with high speed networks and architected to provide high IOPS and low latency performance.”

IBM Supports New Faster Protocols for NVMe Flash Storage

Today IBM announced its development of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solutions to provide clients the ability to significantly lower latencies in an effort to speed data to and from storage solutions and systems. “IBM’s developers are re-tooling the end-to-end storage stack to support this new, faster interconnect protocol to boost the experience of everyone consuming the massive amounts of data now being perpetuated across cloud services, retail, banking, travel and other industries.”

One Stop Systems Rolls Out Rugged 4U All-Flash Array Data Storage Unit

Today One Stop Systems introduced an all-flash array Data Storage Unit. The Data Storage Unit is available in both a rugged version and a commercial version. The rugged version as deployed in a military aircraft is an all-flash array capable of supplying 200TB of usable PCIe NVMe flash and a DOD approved flash file system that has been a part of numerous government programs. “One Stop Systems’ expertise in PCIe expansion has helped evolve our flash products from purely expansion systems to powerful all-flash arrays,” said Steve Cooper, OSS CEO. “All-flash arrays have increasingly replaced traditional spinning disks in environments ranging from mobile devices to data centers and defense vehicles. Both the commercial and the rugged versions provide a new level of performance for applications such as real-time HPC analytics, big data and high speed data recording.”

Startup Video: Architecting Flash for Scale and Performance in HPC

“High Performance Computing (HPC) is considered the unlimited class of computing where performance is all that matters. Increasingly, business enterprises are looking to apply the technology and techniques from HPC to help them solve their complex business challenges. Weka.IO’s CTO, Liran Zvibel, will discuss how affordable HPC class storage performance and scale can be achieved using Flash technology and a hardware independent software architecture.”

IBM Rolls Out All-flash Storage for Cognitive Workloads

“The DS8880 All-Flash family is targeted at users that have experienced poor storage performance due to latency, low server utilization, high energy consumption, low system availability and high operating costs. These same users have been listening, learning and understand the data value proposition of being a cognitive business,” said Ed Walsh, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. “In the coming year we expect an awakening by companies to the opportunity that cognitive applications, and hybrid cloud enablement, bring them in a data driven marketplace.”

HPE Goes All-Flash for Public Cloud with 3PAR, Lowers Long Term Storage Costs with Spectra Logic

Today HPE announced today a comprehensive initiative that brings together the best of on-premises performance, application availability, and control with the convenience and agility of public cloud consumption models.

Dell EMC Isilon Goes All-Flash for Unstructured Data

Today Dell EMC announced a new member of the Dell EMC Isilon product family. Designed around an all-flash, the Isilon scale-out family of NAS storage is designed to help IT organizations modernize their infrastructure and deliver on the capabilities of a digital business.