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  1. While Gluster has several benefits, the latest update addresses the issue that NAS storage has with scaling metadata intensive operations, particularly with small files (under a few megabytes). The biggest benefit of this would be for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform registries’ storage. According to Red Hat, Container registries, the heart of any container platform, are critical to resident applications and need highly elastic, durable storage. In addition, faster metadata-intensive operations can improve day-to-day operations by as much as 8x, increasing the responsiveness of the storage system at scale and improving the overall end-user experience. Red Hat Announces Gluster Storage 3.2
  2. The IBM Cloud Object Storage Flex service leverages a new “pay as you use” model of storage tiers, indicating that this pricing model will lower the cost to store and access data by over 50 percent compared to other services such as AWS S3. This new, simplified pricing is especially attractive for clients whose data usage patterns are sporadic, as Flex users can benefit from the cost savings of cold storage for rarely accessed data all the while maintaining high accessibility to all their data. Flex is the result of the acquistion and integration of Cleversafe. IBM Announces New Storage Services & Partnerships At InterConnect
  3. Overall, the Precision 5520 is a great new addition to Dell's line of workstations, offering great components and performance with the flexibility of a laptop. Although the aesthetic (upgradeable to a 4K display) and portability (3.94lbs, 15.6" screen) of the Precision 5520 are its highlighted features, we also found that it stands up to any of the other recent Precision models that Dell has released in terms of performance. That said, the Precision 5520 also offers a range of components, so that users can tailor it to meet their specific needs (or budget). Dell Precision 5520 UHD Mobile Workstation Review
  4. Synology’s DSM is one of the easiest NAS OS to use that can be found. On top of its overall ease-of-use and management, it is extremely comprehensive. Synology packs DSM with enough features that a media enthusiast, all the way up to a medium-sized business with surveillance needs, can use it. Before the 6.0 update, the OS was already a wonderful product and Synology just took what was working and improved upon it. While every feature in DSM isn’t clear-cut, the learning curve on most is small. Users who have the faintest familiarity with any of the programs offered (e.g., if one is familiar with a video streaming product, Video Station is fairly simple to figure out), they would easily be able to learn how to use them all. If there is any confusion, Synology does offer a free forum with more than enough useful advice. Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.X Review
  5. Organizations with virtual environments (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments) can use LiveBoot 2.0 to leverage already existing Barracuda Backup appliance or the Barracuda Cloud if the virtual environments go down. LiveBoot is ideal for customers that need to recovery from a primary storage failure. They can use Barracuda Backup as a storage source for VMware hypervisors, which allows them to quickly boot protected VMs directly from local backup. Cloud LiveBoot works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments and does similar to LiveBoot, only booting VMs directly from backups in Barracuda Cloud. Barracuda Releases LiveBoot 2.0
  6. SolarWinds is attempting to overcome some of the challenges pointed out by those in the survey with its SolarWinds Orion platform. SolarWinds states that this platform enables unified monitoring and management of cloud, on-premises, and hybrid IT services. SolarWinds addresses the challenges with several of its tools. With the SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) companies will be able to have deep visibility into the performance of business-critical applications and the infrastructure that supports them on-premises and in the cloud. With SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) businesses will be able to be provided with comprehensive network performance monitoring with the NetPath feature for critical path visualization on-premises and in the cloud. And with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) companies will have a unique multi-dimensional performance analysis across on-premises and cloud database environments. SolarWinds Announces Several Updates
  7. In order to simplify deployment and management, the DX8200D will be offered as a pre-integrated appliance. According to Lenovo, the new SDS appliance will enable data centers to rapidly deploy a turnkey solution that harnesses the capabilities of existing SAN arrays. For data centers with heterogeneous storage infrastructure, the DX8200D can help with optimization, scaling as needed, and make it easier for companies to replace older equipment that will no longer be necessary. The DX8200D offers data protection, replication, de-duplication, compression, and other enterprise storage capabilities through a centralized interface. Lenovo Announces SDS DX8200D
  8. QNAP will demonstrate other NAS solutions that meet diverse consumer needs for various media applications, including the TVS-1282T, TVS-882ST2 and TVS-1282ST3, the latter which is the latest addition to the company’s Thunderbolt 3 NAS portfolio. It is designed as a companion for the current-gen MacBook Pros and allows Thunderbolt-enabled computers to connect to 10GbE networks for wider application scenarios. The TS-431X and TS-1635 will also be demonstrated at the show. These devices are cost-effective 10GbE-enabled business NAS solutions ideal for media professionals who create huge amounts of HD media as a part of their daily workflows. QNAP Demonstrates New NAS Solutions at the 2017 Photography Show
  9. The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT is a ruggedly built USB flash drive that offers an industry-leading 2TB model. This high capacity-point gives those who work with huge amounts of data a physical alternative to the cloud (or a supplemental method to backing up data). It features a slick design, USB 3.1 compatibility and a gracious 5-year warranty. Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT USB 3.1 Flash Drive Review
  10. Increasing density (especially within the same physical footprint) has been a goal of the storage industry for some time now. Though we keep seeing HDDs climb in capacity, with PMR climbing to 8TB and helium drives as high as 12TB that are currently shipping, SSDs have really taken off with capacity as high as 100TB within a single 3.5” form factor. But this announcement by IBM would blow these other densities out of the water. The new technology could potentially yield storage density 1,000 times denser than today’s HDDs and SSDs. Not only does them mean that data centers could potentially take up much less space (1/1000th of the current space used for storage) it would mean other devices that use storage could be much smaller, like computers and mobile devices. IBM Puts 1 Bit Of Data On A Single Atom
  11. The DCP1000 is the result of a close engineering partnership with Liqid Inc. The drive features hardware-based pFail, next-gen. ECC data protection, advanced error correction and advanced device monitoring. In terms of flash aggregation, the drive is similar to the older Intel SSD 910 or SanDisk ioDrive2 Duo PCIe SSDs, which present as individual drives to the operating system, requiring software RAID to group into one storage volume. Kingston Digital Launches DCP1000 SSD
  12. Seagate states that they worked closely with the world’s largest cloud providers and OEMs to really gain an understanding of some of the challenges they face as data continues to grow massively. OEMs and cloud providers want to be able to store more data and retrieve it quickly when needed all while keeping TCO in mind. Seagate’s answer to these concerns is the new 12TB drop in replacement enterprise drive. Seagate Launches 12TB Enterprise HDD
  13. Facebook has been and still is evolving. The social media and social networking service still holds its status and photo sharing capabilities that shot it to success; since its beginning, Facebook has added several other features. A few years ago Facebook acquired the photo and video sharing service Instagram. Today Facebook has 100 million hours of video watched daily, 95 million photos and videos being pasted to Instagram, and over 400 million people using voice and video chat on Facebook Messenger. To keep up with this pace and keep customers happy, Facebook needs to refresh its server fleet to improve performance and scale. Facebook Refreshes Its Server Hardware Fleet
  14. As far as architecture and performance, the AMD Naples will have 45% more cores, 60% more input / output capacity (I/O), and 122% more memory bandwidth that what is currently offered. According to AMD, the new CPU will deliver the highly regarded "Zen" x86 processing engine in industry-leading configurations of up to 32 cores. One of the ideal use cases for Naples will be in seismic analysis. AMD Previews Its New Naples Server Processor
  15. The result of 3 years of development and 11 patents (10 still pending), NVMesh 1.1 is a 100% software-only solution that lets users benefit from the performance of local storage with the convenience of centralized storage. NVMesh can scale NVMe performance linearly at almost 100% efficiency. It does this by shifting data services from centralized CPU to complete client-side distribution. NVMesh is highly flexible and can be deployed as physically converged or disaggregated. Ideal use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence as well as web-scale enterprise loads. Excelero Comes Out Of Stealth & Releases NVMesh 1.1