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Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud

26 Sep 2016 Sunnyvale - NetApp has launched new NetApp ONTAP software, flash systems and expanded public Cloud support that provide the modern foundation to help customers maximize the value of their data in the hybrid Cloud.

"Hospitals produce a lot of data, from radiology images to patient records, and also e-mail. We currently generate up to 6 petabytes of data that grows by more than 50% year-over-year", stated Reinoud Reynders, IT manager, Infrastructure and Operations at the University Hospitals in Leuven, Belgium. "NetApp ONTAP software with the All Flash FAS systems gives us a flexible environment with the performance and capacity we need to manage our data at a low total cost of ownership. For us, that is very important."

The new offerings are key to helping customers transform their IT. Successful IT transformations integrate data siloes, automate processes to speed results and remove barriers to scale that limit growth. Thee announcement includes:

  • An update to NetApp ONTAP 9 software, making the company's rich data services offering even better with built in encryption for improved data security, support for massively scalable high-performance NAS containers and simplified provisioning for enterprise applications.
  • Six new flash-optimized storage arrays, including the industry's fastest unified all-flash systems and highly scalable hybrid flash arrays, with simpler set-up and serviceability.
  • Expanded choice with ONTAP Cloud now supporting the Microsoft Azure public Cloud, complementing existing support for the AWS public Cloud.
  • In addition, NetApp has taken the lead in optimizing the data centre for flash with its support of industry-leading connectivity options.

"IDC believes that the future of IT is hybrid Cloud, and we see enterprise storage companies like NetApp making strategic shifts to focus on flash storage, virtualization, high-performance hybrid Cloud, and other Cloud-related technologies that enable the portability of data and applications", stated IDC Storage Research Director Eric Burgener. "Vendors like NetApp are paving the way for customers who are rapidly transitioning to flash-optimized, software-defined storage architectures with rich and proven data services that monetize Big-Data analytics by delivering meaningful insight for making critical, fact-based decisions for their businesses."

New features in ONTAP 9 include:

  • NetApp ONTAP FlexGroup is a massively scalable, high performance NAS container ideal for the latest generation of applications in the EDA, high-tech, oil and gas, and media and entertainment industries. FlexGroup allows customers to scale a single container up to 20PB and 400 billion files.
  • NetApp Volume Encryption offers granular, volume-level, software-based, encryption for data on any type of drives across AFF, FAS, or ONTAP Select systems without requiring special additional self-encrypting disks.
  • ONTAP Cloud support for Microsoft Azure. ONTAP Cloud is software-defined storage running in Azure that enables customers to use advanced ONTAP data services to efficiently share, move, protect and manage their Cloud data. Customers can now gain greater infrastructure flexibility by integrating Azure Cloud services into their enterprise data fabric.
  • ONTAP Select now supports all-flash commodity servers.

NetApp also refreshed its industry-leading portfolio of ONTAP-powered all-flash and hybrid arrays, to provide customers with unrivaled scale, speed, and data services as they transform their IT. New features and capabilities introduced today include:

  • The AFF A700 all-flash system, designed for high performance and configuration flexibility; and the AFF A300 all-flash system, optimized for midrange all-flash configurations. These new systems offer up to twice the performance of prior NetApp systems at half the latency. The systems are easy to set-up in under 10 minutes, have greater serviceability and provide expanded support for multi-stream-write (MSW) and 15TB SSDs.
  • New hybrid flash systems including the FAS8200 for enterprise workloads and the FAS2650 and FAS2620, optimized for small-enterprises and mid-size businesses. The new FAS systems offer dramatically increased speed and responsiveness with up to 200% higher performance than that of earlier NetApp systems and integrated NVMe NetApp Flash Cache intelligent caching.
  • The new FAS9000 for business critical workloads, which gives customers the ability to easily scale-up to 14PB in a system and scale out to 172PB in a cluster. This capability provides customers with the right size solution for their needs today and growth options for the future.
  • The industry's first support of leading connectivity with 32Gb Fibre Channel and 40Gb Ethernet, in addition to the 12Gb SAS-3 storage connection, optimizing the infrastructure for flash.
  • Intelligent modular design for AFF A700 and FAS9000 to enhance reliability, availability, and serviceability, and simplify future upgrades.

"Simplification is a key enabler for today's digital transformation", stated Joel Reich, executive vice president, Products and Operations at NetApp. "NetApp's new ONTAP software and flash systems give customers a way to bridge existing and emerging IT architectures as they build and evolve their hybrid Cloud."

"NetApp is leading the way with the industry's first Gen 6 32Gb-enabled storage array, making it possible for customers to deploy an end-to-end 32Gb Fibre Channel (32GFC) solution consisting of HBAs, switches and NetApp storage arrays. Today's announcement is another proof-point that modern data centres deploying all-flash arrays require a faster end-to-end Fibre Channel network. We are pleased that NetApp has chosen Emulex 32GFC HBAs by Broadcom for their high-performance, all-flash arrays", stated Jeff Hoogenboom, general manager, Emulex Connectivity Division, Broadcom Limited.

"Flash technology is accelerating the pace of innovation in storage", stated Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade. "NetApp's introduction of 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel flash systems creates a new industry benchmark for storage performance. NetApp's flash-optimized storage arrays and ONTAP software, along with Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel solutions, enable application infrastructure with unprecedented performance and availability for next-generation data centres."

"Customers need help transforming their IT organisations in the digital era and data is critical to a successful transformation", stated Troy Brick- Margelofsky, solution architect team lead, at CDW. "Together, with NetApp, we are helping our customers realize the full value of their data to improve their customer satisfaction, speed time to market and drive business innovation."

"Applications need the optimum storage to process large amounts of data with the utmost efficiency", stated Jim Elliott, corporate vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor Inc. "Samsung's advanced 3D V-NAND-based SSD portfolio and solutions, combined with NetApp's ONTAP 9 software and flash array technology, provide a compelling approach to meeting critical storage speed requirements, while eradicating storage performance and efficiency bottlenecks."

Source: NetApp

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Primeur weekly 2016-10-03

Exascale supercomputing

NCI continues to lead Australian HPC capabilities with adoption of cutting-edge Intel processors ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave Systems previews 2000-qubit quantum system ...

First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source ...

Focus on Europe

Earlham Institute embraces Green-HPC for Collaborative Genome Analysis at Icelandic Data Centre Verne Global ...

Fortissimo has launched 2nd Open Call for proposals ...

STFC Computers get to the heart of the matter ...

Rob van Nieuwpoort, professor by special appointment of Efficient Computing for eScience ...

VTT Centre for Nuclear Safety inaugurated ...

Middleware

Allinea launches CUDA 8 support to enable code development for newest NVIDIA GPU technology ...

China endeavours to build a Big Data 'Smart Ocean' ...

Percepto and Orange Silicon Valley showcase advanced autonomous drone platform with 4G/LTE connectivity ...

Hardware

TSMC recognizes Synopsys with three partner awards for Interface IP and joint development of 7-nm ...

NetSpeed releases Gemini 3.0 cache-coherent NoC IP to supercharge heterogeneous SoC designs ...

Quantum provides Petascale data storage and management for major European research institutions ...

The University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) to deploy DDN's file cache system IME14K ...

Introducing Xavier, the NVIDIA AI supercomputer for the future of autonomous transporation ...

Penguin Computing to deliver scalable enterprise storage for HPC, Big Data and VM ...

Applications

Loyola Marymount University researchers predict climate change will bring more droughts, more floods and water shortage ...

UMass Amherst engineers lead research team on creating new devices that emulate human biological synapses ...

Computer engineers boost app speeds by more than 9 percent ...

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics awarded access to high-performance supercomputer ...

Hartree Centre presents at International Industrial Supercomputing Workshop ...

Mapping the electric underground ...

IBM Foundation collaborates with AFT and education leaders to use Watson to help teachers ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

How to merge two black holes in a simple way ...

Nijmegen provides solution for secure processing of patient data ...

The Cloud

Penguin Computing announces availability of unique multi-user remote desktop collaboration for Scyld Cloud workstation ...

Microsoft unveils new offerings to empower IT and drive digital transformation ...

Eurofiber’s Secure Cloud Connect service provides safe access to the Cloud ...

New NetApp software and Flash systems simplify data management, boost performance in the hybrid Cloud ...

Penguin Computing announces OpenPOWER server platform and go-to-market partner Mark III systems ...

Clarient Global adopts IBM Cloud and VMware for enhanced private Cloud capabilities ...