Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Avere Systems Launches Cloud NAS Storage

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Looking to change the economics and functionality of data storage for the cloud era, Avere Systems announced its new Cloud NAS solution this week at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent event in Las Vegas. Read More

Cray Offers Tiered Adaptive Storage

Cray launches Tiered Adaptive Storage through a partnership with Versity Software, Internap and Aerospike parter for a fast, big data solution, and Permabit software exceeds one million IOPS performance. Read More

Amazon Uses NVIDIA GPU to Power G2 Cloud Instance

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NVIDIA (NVDA) announced that its GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud. Read More

Arista 7000 X Series Takes On Cisco Catalyst

The Arista 7500 Series switch takes up 11U in a standard rack, with front-to-back cooling.

Arista Networks launched the 7000 X Series with the Arista 7300 and Arista 7250, which has a resilient architecture, enhanced programmability, control of virtualized networks, improved power efficiency as well as price and performance optimized for universal cloud and data center deployments. Read More

Pushing New Limits: HGST Launches 6TB Helium Hard Drive

Helium drives (Photo by Hitatchi.)

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies), a Western Digital (WDC) company, has launched a hermetically sealed helium-filled hard drive. Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the new Ultrastar He6 drive features a 7Stac disk design with 6TB, making it a very high capacity HDD. Read More