Storage Newsletter – December 22 – Blocks and Files


iXsystems presented TrueCharts, a first catalog of applications for TrueNAS SCALE, its scalable storage and hyperconverged infrastructure offering. It includes Kubernetes for the deployment of containerized applications (eg Docker). Many applications are now preconfigured for easy deployment using a TrueNAS enhanced implementation of Helm Charts. Users and third parties can now create catalogs of app graphics to deploy with the ease of an app store experience. TrueCharts provides over 180 diverse and easy to deploy applications to the TrueNAS community and is free / open source.

Mawari, an XR streaming system provider, has announced that its 3DXR content streaming platform for the Metaverse will debut on the AWS Marketplace next month. It is a managed and organized software catalog from Amazon Web Services that enables customers to find, purchase, and deploy third-party software immediately. This platform takes advantage of the ultra-low latencies allowed by AWS wavelength that integrates AWS compute and storage services at the edge of 5G networks and enables developers to build applications and services that require increased speeds, massive bandwidth, and ultra-low latency.

A soda, a provider of data reliability tools and an observability platform, announced a partnership with Xebia’s data and AI consulting firm, GoDataDriven. It includes the co-development of a new Spark Open Source Software (OSS) library that supports organizations with a user-friendly offering for Big Data to maintain data quality, and an agreement to create data quality workflows. optimal for common customers.

Toshiba graphic for Rainer Kaiser’s blog. It’s a 10-tray drive on the left. Toshiba’s larger capacity drive is an 18TB 9-tray product.
Rainer Kaese.

We saw an advance issue of a blog by Toshiba Electronics Europe senior Rainer Kaese (The Value of Hard Disk Drives Still Evident) in which he discusses 18TB 9-Tray FC-MAMR drives and states: “Future generations of MAMRs, combined with greater magnetic surface area and more disk drives hard simple. Platters in the plural indicates that 11-tray readers are arriving. He also writes with reference to Shingled Magnetic Recording; “The benefit of up to double the capacity on the same physical resource is very convincing. We understood from Western Digital that shingling offered 15 to 20% more capacity, not twice as much. Does he mean that, for example, Toshiba’s latest 18TB drive could be a 36TB capacity drive with shingles? We asked Toshiba about this.

Weebit Nano, a ReRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) developer announced that it had received from the manufacture of the first silicon wafers which integrate its ReRAM module embedded in demonstration chips for complete subsystems. The chips will be used for testing and characterization, as well as for demonstration to potential customers. The demo chips will allow customers to run applications to test Weebit’s ReRAM technology before potential commercial orders and volume production of their specific chips.


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