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  2. The Samsung PRO Endurance fits an ever-growing segment of the market geared around video recording and surveillance. These systems are setup to record constantly and over-write old data once full, which is different than how a standard memory card would be used (light usage). From a performance standpoint the Endurance is rated for 100MB/s read and 30MB/s write, which isn't record smashing, but also plenty fast for the use cases it is designed around. Samsung PRO Endurance Card Review (128GB)
  3. Dell’s U3818DW 38-inch Curved Monitor is their biggest yet, allowing users to maximize their productivity as much as possible. Though it looks virtually identical to 34” UltraSharp P3418HW, this new monitor comes with true 4K and approximately 25% more screen space to work with. The latter is especially important to those who need multiple windows visible at all times, such as live server analytics and media monitoring and editing. Like their other recent displays, Dell’s U3818DW is beautifully-designed, has a bright and beautiful screen and offers a ton of versatility and maneuverability via various mounting options, allowing this monitor to fit in most workspaces. Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor (U3818DW) Review
  4. VMware and government agencies have about a 20-year history of working together on technology solutions. All cabinet-level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government have used the technology from VMware. As regulations and rules change, VMware is changing with them to continue to provide the government customers needs (based on the same technology), especially as they adopt more of a hybrid cloud approach. VMware Announces VMware Cloud On AWS GovCloud
  5. Intel has been a forerunner in this area and the company continues to invest in FPGAs as a way to get more computational power out of server platform. They see tremendous value in this versatile technology and we will most definitely hear more about FPGA support over the course of the next few years as server vendors look at AI and big data solutions. Dell touched on this in their server announcement earlier this year. To this end, Intel looks to leverage this continued momentum of FPGAs in the marketplace, as they are uniquely positioned to accelerate growth across a range of use cases when combined with Intel processors. Simply put, FPGAs look to transform the world. Intel is Leading With Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) Adoption
  6. In order to hit the 8TB mark in a 11cm x 3.05cm footprint, Samsung built the new SSDs with 16 of its 512GB NAND packages, each of which was stacked in 16 layers of 256Gb 3-bit V-NAND chips. This doubles the capacity of the common M.2 form factor (though it has a slightly larger footprint as M.2 is 11cm x 2.2cm) used in hyper-scale servers and ultra-slim mobile devices. Samsung believes that the NF1 SSDs can replace 2.5” NVMe SSDs as they can greatly increase density in the same form factor. Samsung Introduces 8TB SSD In NF1 Form Factor
  7. Looking at the numbers for the quarter, Micron is reporting revenue of $7.8 billion, up 40% from the same time last year ($5.57 billion) and up from last quarter’s $7.35 billion. Net income is reported as $3.82 billion GAAP or $3.10 diluted earnings per share (EPS) and $3.9 billion non-GAAP or $3.15 diluted EPS. A modest improvement over last quarter’s $3.39 billion GAAP and $3.5 billion non-GAAP. Operating cash flow for this quarter was $4.26 billion, ended the quarter with a net cash positive position. Gross margin is reported as 60.6% GAAP and 60.9% non-GAAP. Micron Reports 3Q18 Earnings
  8. Brian

    Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

    Just default settings man...I'd argue it's sleazy to force notifications on you. This is just an option if you want it. Don't want, don't turn it on.
  9. Pay-as-you-go/grow services have really been taking off over the last few years and by 2020 80% of IT infrastructure will be consumed this way (according to IDC). Companies are embracing this model for the cost benefits as well as the flexibility. IT is better able to tackle erratic growth patterns when they only need to pay for what they are using. Rackspace Launches PCaaS & Kubernetes Private Cloud
  10. As data is created farther away from the data center, edge locations need a way to take full advantage of this data and enable real-time action. Therefore, they need enterprise-class applications at the edge. HPE’s answer to this issue is its Edgline edge-to-cloud solutions that operate unmodified enterprise software both in the data center and cloud as well as on Edgeline Converged Edge Systems. The partners that provide the software include Citrix, Microsoft, PTC, SAP and SparkCognition. Using the software of the partners listed above, customers will be able to gain insight on the data harvested at the edge and use it to do things such as increase operational efficiency, create new customer experiences and introduce new revenue streams all the while simplifying management. HPE Launches Edge-To-Cloud Solutions
  11. The company’s HEC has been around for two years address the needs of customers looking to accelerate the digital transformations and deal with the changes that occur from this transformation. Along with HEC the company also has an HEC Container Platform pre-engineered as a service offering. This platform provides a public cloud experience for organizations that use data services, DevOps and microservices architectures on premises, with the added ability to deploy and orchestrate across public cloud end points. Updates today add support for cloud-native applications and distributed data services as well as VMware virtualized applications and bare metal applications with the existing HEC with VMware vRealize. This support is delivered in a pay-per-use environment. Hitachi Vantara Expands HEC Family with STaaS
  12. Adam_a

    Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

    Oops. I had two different documents open and added something from the wrong one. Fixed now. I can't help you with the notifications thing, sorry.
  13. Hybrid clouds have seen an increase in adoption as they allow for a best of both worlds approach to IT. However, these benefits don't come without some drawbacks, most notably the complexity of operating different private and public clouds and the skills to implement everything needed efficiently. This is where HPE comes in. The HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud is a turnkey, managed service that allows customers to optimize their hybrid cloud experience. The new service leverages automation and remote services to manage relevant workloads. HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud also manages and optimizes public cloud environments such as AWS and Azure. HPE Introduces GreenLake Hybrid Cloud
  14. jdpns

    Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

    "The drive will be offered in both SFF-8639 and 2.5” form factors." I only know SFF-8639 as a connector? What is the form factor and how does it differ from 2.5" ? And while I'm taking the time to post, asking to send notifications is really sleazy, you should turn that off. No one wants notifications and asking for them is just gross and pushy.
  15. Employees aren't being paid. IOUs only go so far.
  16. SAS has long been a common interface in both storage and server systems in the data center. SAS offers better performance, encryption options, and in several cases capacity options. However, SATA has always been the more cost-effective option. With the introduction of the RM5 family, Toshiba is looking to close the cost gap while offering a higher performing product. RM5 will also allow the use of native SAS form end-to-end, eliminating the need of SAS expanders that SATA drives need to scale out. Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs
  17. Named after the Roman god, Neptune takes a three pronged approach much like his trident. This include: Direct to Node (DTN) warm water cooling, rear door heat exchanger (RDHX) and hybrid solutions, which combines both air and liquid cooling. The cooling is aimed at reducing OPEX by tackling the ever-increasing need of electrical consumption that is fueled in part by cooling needs. This is extremely relevant in HPC where the processors can consume 200W or more. Though the company points out that it can be used in any data center where costs of cooling are a concern. Lenovo Reveals Its Neptune Liquid Cooling For The Data Center
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  19. Tom had to file a late notice today regarding ER status because it has been 45 days since quarter end. Also, NASDAQ gives you 180 days to make remedy on the $1 thing, fyi, after the 30-day violation. Moot point though guys because he only appears to have a few weeks of money. The only things that don't add up are... 1. Why we saw 5 really strong bid volume days in the last 2 weeks, one being a massive one yesterday where stock was up 44% at one point and 7.5mil shares traded. It likely wasn't the shorts covering because short interest has stayed at same level as prior 2-week record date, and there are only 2.5mil shares short. 2. Morgan Stanley (one of the IPO underwriters) came out on Wed, re-affirmed their equal-weight rating and a 60 cent target. You don't hand companies an equal-weight rating when you were one of the underwriters and you can see they are about to go Bankrupt shortly, notwithstanding some life-line you know about that has been made public news yet. That is suspicious maneuvering if they want they clients to get in cheap again, and then the stock ripped on Thur. MS would potentially know about a private placement and that would lead them to the rating confirmation on Wed. Using these two recent data points, there is a small case Tom still has a trick up his sleeve in the next 2 weeks. That would either be private placement, more debt, really cheap PE deal (if they want to assume or negotiate down the existing debt (versus the $0-$10mil most of the debt will get in bankruptcy). Today's extension and preliminary numbers, and the fact Tom won't even do an ER call for Q1 are all VERY VERY BAD signs. However, points 1 and 2 above suggest there might some more news to come in the next 2 weeks. Tom only has about 2 weeks at this point given they have easily burned through the $11mil of cash they had at end of May.
  20. While both are about the same, just make sure that a USB external drive is not your sole backup and when using them on Windows machines use the safe eject to help avoid losing your data in a mishap, I second the motion on HGST drives. I have 20 in two arrays that have been on 24/7 for the past 4 years without a failure. Yup, I know that I just jinxed myself.
  21. Can't say I'm too surprised. I'll never forget when in 2015 at VMworld they told me I could not attend their event. LOL...that and refusal to work with us on a review unless they controlled it; bad karma combo for the kill.
  22. Tintri filed to go public at roughly this same time last year. Its IOP was $7.27/share, which was the highest the stock ever made it before dropping nearly $7/share today (hoevering around $0.30). The company’s stock has been under $1 since May 22 giving it roughly a week to get above $1 or risk being delisted. Tintri states that it is holding aggregate cash and cash equivalents of $30.9 million and $11.5 million, respectively. However, it has $15.4 million of principal indebtedness outstanding under its line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank, or SVB, and $50 million under its credit facility with TriplePoint Capital, or TriplePoint. It also has $25 million in principal amount of subordinated indebtedness outstanding in addition to other liabilities. The numbers for the quarter are expected to be revenue of $22 million and GAAP net loss per share of $1.14. Tintri Is Running Out Of Cash & Possibly Out Of Time
  23. On paper, the Toshiba’s RC100 drive sounds like a great product for allowing mainstream consumers to finally get their hands on a low-cost NVMe drive at just $80 for the most popular mid-range capacity. Toshiba’s drive features the company’s new 64-layer BiCS FLASH and a cost-effective single-package, DRAM-less design to drive down the price inside the tiny. The RC100 also uses the more compact M.2 2242 form factor versus larger 2280 form factor M.2 2242 form factor, giving it a little more flexibility in deployment. Toshiba also quotes a solid 1,600MB/s in sequential reads and 1,100 MB/s in sequential writes, which is almost 5 times the speed of consumer SATA SSDs. Despite all of this, we were very disappointed with the write performance results of Toshiba’s new OCZ drive. Toshiba OCZ RC100 Series SSD Review
  24. If you really want something durable go for an HGST drive. I have 4 of them running non-stop for the last 4 years. But to answer your question, have a look at Blackblaze stats: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2017/ Now, these are NOT consumer drives but these stats pretty much reflect the overall reliability of a drive.
  25. The mantra behind HyperFlex is any app, on any cloud, at any scale. Bold claims, which are getting closer to reality with each new release. The latest release tackles emerging workloads with higher performance requirements as well as the exploding container market. In order to hit all of its goals Cisco has partnered with several other companies including Intel, SAP, Citrix, and NVIDIA. This takes HyperFlex and continues to add to its multicloud ability. Cisco Introduces HyperFlex 3.5
  26. To address these and other issues, Lenovo, VMware, and Intel to create a new vSAN ReadyNode that leverages Optane storage. This address ease-of-use, skill set, and scaling issues that users run into with traditional storage. Optane storage will be used in Lenovo ThinkSystem SR630 and SR650 servers that themselves will be used as VMware vSAN ReadyNodes. The Optane technology will help bridge the storage performance issue with what the companies are calling high performance and a non-volatile memory technology that can provide data at almost the speed of DRAM. Lenovo Announces vSAN ReadyNode With Intel Optane
  27. For a single drive sample, they'd be exactly the same, or so close you wouldn't be able to tell.
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