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  1. The Dell WYSE 3040 is the company’s smallest entry-level thin client. Dell has managed to pack plenty of connectivity into the little footprint, four USB ports, an Intel Atom X5 1.44GHz quad-core processor, up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of onboard flash. The 3040 can support two monitors and its ThinOS operating system comes with ample amounts of built in security. The thin client would be ideal for areas such as customer service where the end user could benefit from two monitors but doesn’t need a ton of computing power at their end. Dell Wyse 3040 Review
  2. Glad you're happy, should serve you well.
  3. In quantity of one, it probably doesn't matter honestly. Buy on price is my suggestion.
  4. The DHCS comes with some configurability for users that want more or less of certain aspects. For example, the minimum configuration is one S4048 switch for networking, one PowerEdge C6320 server for compute, and a cluster of four PowerEdge R730 servers for storage. The minimum configuration comes with no backup Data Protection Manager (DPM) servers. On the flip side, if users need the maximum of everything, the DHCS can be configured with two S4048 switches for redundancy, four PowerEdge C6320 servers (16 sleds for compute), three backup DPM servers, and six PowerEdge R730 servers (two storage hosts and four storage enclosures, all accessible to the compute nodes). Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft Review (Azure Pack)
  5. You're definitely right, it's just what we had on hand. Expect more GPU reviews coming up, it's an increasingly important niche for workstations and servers. As we do more the comps will get better.
  6. The WX 3100 is based on the 14nm Polaris GPU architecture and is equipped with eight compute units (512 stream processors), 4GB GDDR5 memory (96GB/s bandwidth) and offers 1.25 TFLOPS single precision compute. In aggregate, the WX 3100 is expected to perform 2.3 times better than the prior iteration. AMD maintains a focus of efficiency, the WX 3100 draws a max of 50W with power monitoring and management that is designed to reduce power consumption at idle. The WX 3100 includes three outputs (1xDP, 2x mini DP 1.4) capable of driving three 4K displays at 60Hz or one 5K 30Hz. AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Review
  7. While we didn't hit the WD posted performance of the My Passport SSD, we did see aggregate performance that puts the drive in a very favorable position at the head of the class. As professionals and consumers do more on the go, the portable SSD segment is going to rapidly grow in importance to vendors that deal in flash. WD is well positioned then with this effort not just in terms of performance, but in other elements like the software package for PCs they include and a design that is appealing. WD My Passport SSD Review
  8. LOL - I didn't even catch that the first time, but you're likely right.
  9. As more organizations move to the hybrid cloud, the need for a cloud-scale application data management platform increases. Rubrik states that Alta will simplify management, maintain agility over evolving environments, and free organization’s application data from the underlying infrastructure. Rubrik Releases Alta
  10. Available in three capacities, 300GB, 600GB and 900GB, the new AL14SX series is made for mission critical storage and comes in a 15mm, 2.5” form factor to save space and reduce footprint of this storage. The new drive series supports 512 native, 4K native or emulated 512 sector length technologies and is compatible with industry standard applications and operating environments. Aside from having more capacity than the previous version, the AL13SX, the AL14SX also shows a 19% increase in maximum sustained transfer rate and a 28.7% improvement in power efficiency (W/GB). Toshiba Announces New 15K, 900GB HDD
  11. Yeah, the forums aren't as active these days but there's still a lot of great support here if needed.
  12. All forms of data are growing fast, but unstructured is doubling every two years. According to Gartner, by 2021, more than 80% of enterprise unstructured data will be stored in scale-out file system and object storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers. On-prem solutions may not be able to handle such growth, while the cloud could be too slow for most business demands. So, why not have both? Panzura Announces Freedom 7 Family
  13. We're just now seeing some of the 10's in the lab. I don't have any more details about availability unfortunately.
  14. Agreed, really no reason outside of capacity to replace a more or less modern SSD.