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Storage Review: VMWorld 2019 News Bits

VMWorld 2019 News Bits

This week VMworld 2019 took place in San Francisco, California. While we covered the major announcements from the VMware and Dell Technologies, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Apstra, Lightbits Labs, Cohesity, Rackspace, Supermicro, and Check Point.

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Blocks & Files: Enterprise storage suppliers bring their toys to VMWorld

Enterprise storage suppliers bring their toys to VMWorld

Suppliers of ancillary products are integrating themselves deeper into the VMware environment as it becomes a dominant platform for enterprise server computing. Let’s look at some of the products on show at VMworld in San Francisco this week.

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Forbes: Getting Solid at FMS

Getting Solid at FMS

One last blog on the 2019 Flash Memory Summit. This one covers some of the SSD keynotes announcements as well as software defined NVMe applications and end with a ReRAM Neural Network technology.

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TechCrunch: GitHub gets a CI/CD service

GitHub gets a CI/CD service

Microsoft’s GitHub today launched the beta of a new version of GitHub Actions with full continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) capabilities built right into the service. General availability is planned for November 13. The company also today announced that it now has more than 40 million developers on its platform.

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CRN: 10 Coolest Flash Storage and SSD Technologies of 2019 So Far

10 Coolest Flash Storage and SSD Technologies of 2019 So Far

Lightbits Labs in April introduced SuperSSD, calling it the industry’s first scalable, Ethernet-attached SSD offering targeting the storage performance, capacity and reliability requirements for artificial intelligence and machine-learning training systems. SuperSSD was purpose-built for fast and massive parallel access to data. The technology virtualizes and manages a large pool of NVMe SSDs with a global flash translation layer (GFTL) for efficient storage utilization and wire-speed access to very large data sets across existing network and compute infrastructures.

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App Developer Magazine: How to deliver software faster

How to deliver software faster

Data from a new survey by Codefresh exposed the relentless pressure, with 32 percent reporting they were not using any CI/CD tools at all, and about 60 percent agreeing that their organizations are “not using the right amount of automation to enable individual developers to increase velocity, including DevOps, Dan Garfield, Chief Technology Evangelist for Codefresh recently answered some questions for us about the survey and the over-arching theme of code delivery.

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Forbes: Network Growth And Enterprise Storage

Network Growth And Enterprise Storage

This blog presents survey results indicating telco perceptions of the growth and use of 5G networks and particularly the growth of edge computing. We also talk about some recently announced solutions for enterprise storage, including the Seagate Exos platform and its integration with Cloudian Software. We also talk about Lightbits and NVMe over TCP and new SSDs from Toshiba that have been certified with Excelero’s NVMesh software defined block storage.

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HelpNetSecurity: Engineering Teams are struggling because they’re missing the right automation

Engineering Teams are struggling because they're missing the right automation

Data from a new survey by Codefresh exposes the relentless pressure, with 32 percent reporting they were not using any CI/CD tools at all, and about 60 percent agreeing that their organizations are "not using the right amount of automation to enable individual developers to increase velocity."

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Computer Weekly: Lightbits Super SSD brings NVMe on vanilla Ethernet

Lightbits SuperSSD brings NVMe on vanilla Ethernet

Israeli startup LightBits offers super-fast NVMe flash storage over plain Ethernet networks in a move that some think will bring “iSCSI for the NVMe generation.”

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SearchStorage: Lightbits Labs soups up NVMe fabric with all-flash SuperSSD

Lightbits Labs soups up NVMe fabric with all-flash SuperSSD

One month after launching its disaggregated NVMe storage software, Lightbits Labs is jumping into the hardware game. The startup this week introduced SuperSSD, an NVMe-oF all-flash array targeted at AI and cloud applications. The 2U form factor hosts the Lightbits LightOS operating system and 24 NVMe SSDs.

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VentureBeat: Lightbits Labs raises $50 million for software-defined 'disaggregated' server technology

Lightbits Labs raises $50 million for software-defined 'disaggregated' server technology

Datacenters with servers directly attached to solid-state drives (SSDs) often suffer from an imbalance of storage and compute: Either there’s not enough processing power to go around, or physical storage limits get in the way of daily data transfer operations. Four-year-old startup Lightbits Labs claims it has the solution to the perennial underutilization problem, and it’s raising money to prove out its approach. The company today announced that it has raised $50 million in funding led by strategic partners Dell EMC, Cisco, Micron, SquarePeg Capital.

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TheNextPlatform: NVM-Express Storage Goes Mainstream Over Ethernet Fabrics

NVM-Express Storage Goes Mainstream Over Ethernet Fabrics

Among the emerging themes for 2019 in the datacenter, one of them is that NVM-Express is finding its place in the storage hierarchy. NVM-Express started out as an important interconnect inside of storage systems, but its extension across network fabrics is very likely going to have a more transformative effect on datacenters as it allows for storage to be disaggregated from compute, enabling the kind of disaggregation and composability that, thus far, only the biggest cloud builders and hyperscalers could afford to create for yourself.

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The Register: Let there be Lightbits: Hardware-software tag team touts block-level storage at SSD latencies

Let there be Lightbits: Hardware-software tag team touts block-level storage at SSD latencies

Israeli startup Lightbits Labs has launched storage software to run NVMe over TCP with optional hardware acceleration. The system is said to support scale-out shared external block access storage at latencies similar to direct-attached SSDs.

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Search Storage: Lightbits Labs launches TCP-based NVMe-over-fabrics storage

Lightbits Labs launches TCP-based NVMe-over-fabrics storage

Lightbits Labs capped more than three years of product development with introductory offerings that turn the mature Transmission Control Protocol into a switched fabric for shared NVMe flash storage. The startup launched three products for NVMe over fabrics: LightOS disaggregated storage software, the LightBox NVMe all-flash array and an optional LightField accelerator card to offload data services.

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Globes: Data center co Lightbits Labs raises $50m

Data center co Lightbits Labs raises $50m

Israeli data storage center company Lightbits Labs has raised $50 million in funding led by DellEMC and with the participation of Cisco, Micron, Square Peg Capital and Walden International. this is the company's third financing round after a seed round of several million dollars in 2016 and more than $10 million in 2017.

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Calcalist: Lightbits Emerges From Stealth with $50 Million in Funding

Lightbits Emerges From Stealth with $50 Million in Funding

Co-founded by celebrated Israeli entrepreneur Avigdor Willenz, the datacenter software company counts heavyweights Cisco, Dell, and Micron as backers.