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  1. The new NVMe SSD is the next step after the PBlaze4. The drives bring enough density to lower overall footprint while improving performance and greatly reducing latency. The drives have quoted performance in upwards of 6GB/s for read bandwidth, over a million IOPS for random read, and a typical read/write latency of 90/15μs. The U.2 form factor of the drives is hot-swappable, increasing serviceability while reducing potential downtime. Memblaze Releases 11TB PCIe NVMe SSD
  2. All the new EPYC processors combine security features, enterprise class reliability, and support a full feature-set. AMD goes on to claim that at "every targeted price point for two-socket processors, EPYC outperforms the competition, with up to 70% more performance in the eight hundred dollar price band and up to 47% more performance at the high-end of the market of four thousand dollars or more." With a specific dig at Intel, AMD states that its EPYC 7601 one-socket system shifts expectations for single socket server performance, helping lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), providing up to 20% CapEx savings compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4-based two-socket system. AMD EPYC Data Center CPU Launched
  3. The XG5 is Toshiba’s first M.2 drive to leverage the company’s new new 64-layer BiCS 3D flash memory. The drive is single-sided but still comes in capacities up to 1TB. Its single-sided design makes it ideal for ultra-thin notebooks and edge computing devices. Beyond capacity, the drive has an SED option and support for TCG Opal Version 2.01 for the security minded and it has quoted sequential speeds of 3GB/s read and 2.1GB/s write. Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review
  4. The SU900 provides up to 2TB of storage leveraging 3D MLC NAND. Aside from the capacity upgrade, ADATA also stated better performance for their new drive to make it an attractive upgrade option for notebooks. The drive starts as low as $100 for the smaller capacity model and offers several data protection features such as software/hardware write protection and early weak block retirement. ADATA SU900 SSD Review
  5. Expanding on V2’s flash-based architecture, V3 enables users to near instantly recover data from any second in time by unifying previously separate capabilities with built-in disaster recovery and copy data management, through Reduxio’s patented TimeOS operating system. The company has recently introduced storage service that enable enterprises to address the Performance versus Capacity tradeoff, as well as solve other data management challenges, such as building advanced data protection directly into storage. Reduxio Systems Unveils Reduxio V3
  6. Several companies now have distributed operations. These same companies can have powerful capabilities in their data center, while they could be lacking some in their remote and branch offices. Typically at these edge locations, there is limited space and power options, not to mention little to no IT resources. These locations could use all of the same benefits of the data center. Red Hat’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure can address the above issues by doing what HCI solutions do best, converging compute and storage into a single server while being managed centrally. Red Hat Unveils Its Open Source HCI
  7. Tier 1 storage is where the fastest and most reliable storage needs to sit. This is, after all, where the most business critical data will reside and is typically all-flash. As the cloud era has rolled out, Tier 1 storage needs to be flexible so it can adapt to a changing environment. With this in mind, Pure released Purity//FA 5.0 to help customers keep up in the cloud era. At the heart of Purity//FA 5.0 is AcitveCluster an active/active metro stretch cluster solution. ActiveCluster is designed to be simple with the ability to be configured in minutes. It is fully integrated into FlashArray with no need for an add-on gateway. Pure Storage Makes Several Announcements At Accelerate
  8. Flash storage is really taking off and NVMe is a big part of that trend with its high performance and low latency. To serve the various market needs, NVM Express introduced ten new features in 1.3. The majority of the new features are optional, allowing customers a level of flexibility to fit the best needs for their workloads. NVM Express Releases 1.3 Specification
  9. The new updates to SteelCentral delivers an integrated, business focused, and user-centric solution for managing the digital experience of end users. The update also offers integrated monitoring and analysis of the complete end user service, down to the application code. On top of this, the latest update integrates SteelCentral Portal, SteelCentral Aternity, and SteelCentral AppInternals. With a single-pane-of-glass view of IT performance, SteelCentral users can now incorporate the device-based view of end user experience. This integration also allows faster and better troubleshooting of business-critical applications. Riverbed Updates SteelCentral
  10. Customers are leveraging next-generation databases including MongoDB as part of their digital transformation. Utilizing this type of technology will drive operational efficiency and deliver top line growth with new business applications. While that seems great, architecting and managing next-generation solutions may be a bit more difficult and need a different answer like the joint solution announced today. RecoverX provides the cloud recovery and backup while SolidFire provides all-flash storage and ONTAP provides the necessary management. Datos IO & NetApp Partner To Deliver Cloud Data Protection
  11. With the new updates, storage and network vendors will be able to help their customers test storage performance capacity at higher levels under harsh but realistic loading conditions all in a single appliance. Now vendors will know behavior before deploying systems into production environments. This updates will be especially useful to the emerging 32Gb Fibre Channel and 40Gb Ethernet connectivity for storage infrastructures. Virtual Instruments Releases The Latest Version of Load DynamiX TDE
  12. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Lenovo and to celebrate the company is releasing the ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile data center solutions. According to Lenovo, these new solutions provide organizations with fluid resources that can adapt to the evolving needs of a business. ThinkSystem has been redesigned and now encompasses servers, storage, and networking systems. Building off of ThinkSystem as a foundation, ThinkAgile is Lenovo's new software-defined solutions portfolio. Customers can combine the two new brands to create the foundation of a future-defined data center with simplicity, agility, flexibility, and future-proofed preparation. Lenovo Announces Its Largest Data Center Portfolio
  13. As computing demands go up, office space doesn’t follow suit. With less space available, workstation need to shrink down in size while remaining powerful. Aside from having a tiny form factor, the P320 Tiny is easy to setup and is compatible with Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Tiny accessories. The P320 Tiny can be used to develop the latest innovative products, design a state-of-the-art skyscraper, or educate future entrepreneurs. Lenovo Releases The Smallest ISV-Certified Workstation
  14. Data is growing at an explosive rate but that is just one of many issues facing the industry. The increasingly complex algorithms for HPC and AI are also creating a huge demand for scalable processing performance. These demands are creating the need for expansion and flexibility in several areas including storage, compute performance, and agility. To top it off, organizations want security and lower power consumption and a smaller footprint. HPE’s new solutions are designed to address all of these issues. HPE Announces New HPC & AI Solutions
  15. Managed QTS 4.3, the TVS-882ST3 supports the Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet Converter, allowing for Thunderbolt-enabled devices to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt connection to the NAS. This converter gives users a data transfer method for non-Ethernet devices that is both versatile and cost-effective. QNAP says that it will also provide seamless collaboration between the SMB-enabled Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and Windows PC to enable cross-platform file sharing. The TVS-882ST3 also acts as a secure file center with a deep set of privilege controls for cross-platform file sharing, backup, restoration, and synchronization. QNAP TVS-882ST3 Thunderbolt 3 Now Available
  16. According to VMware, vRealize Suite can enable customers to manage and provision at scale -- compute, network, storage and application services across hybrid cloud environments. The platform helps users address the three most common use cases (intelligent operations, automated IT and DevOps-ready IT) with its comprehensive management capabilities for the SDDC and across multiple clouds. Also the new UI in vRealize Operatin Manager not only allows admins to spot an issue, they can take action on the same screen without going back to vSphere. VMware Updates Its vRealize Cloud Management Platform
  17. The market for Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding with no slowdown in sight. Despite this, network core switches for the most part are showing very little innovation to adapt to this new technology. As more enterprises adopt and integrate mobile and “things,” network switches will too have to make some changes. Aruba aims to address these issues with the announcement of its new 8400 Core Switch Series and ArubaOS-CX Operating system. Aruba Announces New Aruba 8400 Core Switch & ArubaOS-CX
  18. The Machine, as HPE is calling it, is what is known as memory-driven computing. What the machine allows is for analysis of data completely within memory resulting in much faster results. For the current prototype of 160TB of memory, The Machine would be able to simultaneously work with the data from 80,000 human genomes. This level of power can considerably change certain research and development around healthcare and space transportation. HPE Announces The Machine User Group
  19. The new SH2200 is all about enabling next-generation Ethernet performance. Computing this performance with HPE’s Synergy platform will help HPE maintain its leadership. The Mellanox Synergy switch module enables 25 and 50 Gb/s Ethernet compute and storage connectivity while benefiting from even higher speed 100 Gb/s uplinks, proving future proofing connectivity. The switch can bring high-performance Ethernet to the HPE Synergy portfolio benefiting applications such as financial trading and analytics, scientific computing, cloud, and NFV (Network Function Virtualization). Mellanox Introduces SH2200 Ethernet Switch Module For HPE Synergy
  20. As more companies are seeing value in Operational Technology (OT) data found in smart things, the IoT market will keep swelling. However this new influx of connected things won’t be as beneficial if companies can’t find a way to store and analyze the data, not to mention deciding what data merits the storage and analysis. HPE has been working for some time to help its customers acquire, analyze, and act on the data to make them more efficient. As part of the solution HPE introduced its Edgeline Converged Edge Systems a year ago bring what it is calling the convenience of a smartphone to a system (everything one needs in a single box). Today they are taking the next step by software defining OT functions onto their open, x86 Edgeline Systems. HPE Announces Several IoT Innovations
  21. Working with Tata, HPE will deploy and aggregate a wide array of field sensors, gateways and devices, and integrating multiple data sources to be seamlessly managed by JUSCO. Within the next year and a half the companies will use over 100,000 sensors and gateways to digitize 15 infrastructure solutions including street lights, utilities, and parking meters. All of these devices will be managed by HPE’s UIoT Platform, a software platform that makes it easy for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprises to onboard new IoT use cases and rapidly achieve successful outcomes. HPE Aims To Grow Smart Cities
  22. The Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor (S2718D) fits nicely in the company’s family of affordable high-end displays. It is a beautiful display that fits in nice next to a Dell computer or Mac. The monitor has an equally beautiful picture great for picture or video editing or just enjoying a HD video. Having a Dell XPS 13 in the lab it is nice to be able to charge it without using an outlet, here at StorageReview we like to keep something plugged into just about every outlet in the building. Setup time was as long as it took to take it out of the box, plug it into a power source, and into a computer. The monitor can easily be shifted around for the best angle or shifted out of the way for those that use more than one monitor. Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor S2718D Review
  23. The HCP portfolio is more or less HDS’s private cloud. As we previously said, HCP offers users the ability to manage content securely in an off-premise cloud environment. HCP Anywhere allows employees to access content from anywhere, at any time, on any device easily. End-to-end file sharing is securely maintained by corporate IT to be deployed safely and securely. By downloading an iOS app for mobile devices, users can easily access content without needing any formal training, and this ease of use extends to the administrators with simple setup, deployment and management of the application. HCP integrates with Microsoft’s Active Directory Services and affords administrators with the ability audit and manage large numbers of users. HDS Updates Its Content Platform With The Promise Of Huge Storage Costs Savings
  24. Not only is cloud adoption and utilization growing in organizations, multi-cloud (as the name implies, the use of two or more clouds to pool more benefits or backup between the clouds) is also rapidly increasing. According to IDC, 90% of enterprise organizations plan to utilize multi-cloud architectures over the next few years. If the estimate is correct it will radically drive up the use and adoption of multi-cloud, but that may just compound some of the issues that come with multi-cloud. These issues can include: lack of data visibility, complicated migration paths that also frequently result in cloud lock-in, a mistaken perception that because data is in the cloud, it does not need to be protected, not to mention governance issues for data that may reside in several places at once. Veritas’s new solutions aim to address theses issues. Veritas Releases New Solutions For Multi-Cloud Use
  25. It seems that every few weeks there is a story in the news about some new ransomware attack affecting thousands of users. Not only are these attacks becoming more prevalent, they are becoming more sophisticated. According to Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) research, more than half of all cyber security professionals reported at least one incident of malware-infected firmware last year. HPE has created a link between its HPE silicon and the HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) firmware that prevents servers from executing compromised firmware code. Building the security directly into the silicon provides the highest level of security yet while also granting the ability to recover the essential server firmware automatically. HPE Unveils Gen 10 ProLiant Servers