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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology RackStation RS816 NAS Review

As part of Synology's Value Series of NAS devices, the RS816 RackStation delivers scalable storage in a compact enclosure at a low cost. The RS816 is almost completely identical to Synology's RS815 RackStation, with the exception of its improved processing power (1.33GHz in the RS815 vs. 1.8GHz in the RS816). This obviously translates to an improved performance in the newer model, which boasts reported transfer speeds of 218MB/s read and 147.43MB/s write. As with the older model, Synology equipped the RS816 with an eSATA port, which can be used to attach one of Synology's RX415 expansion units for a total of 8 bays and 80TB of total raw storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Now Can Run Splunk Analytics For IoT On IntelliFlash

Today Tegile Systems announced a partnership with Splunk to run its analytics on Tegile’s IntelliFlash systems. By integrating these two technologies, customers will be able to gain insights from machine-generated data (MGD) and Internet of Things (IoT) data that is running on Tegile’s storage infrastructure. As this data grows, Tegile’s storage will be able to scale along in both capacity and performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New Cloud-Based Products At Microsoft Ignite

This week at Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, Lenovo announced that it is working with Microsoft to tackle the demands and concerns pertaining to escalating storage needs. Lenovo will be building off of Azure and Windows Server 2016 to deliver what it calls cloud-based, next gen IT solutions designed to expand customer capabilities and enable the data center of the future.

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by Adam Armstrong

Condusiv Launches Diskeeper 16

Today Condusiv Technologies announced the latest version of its popular defragmentation software, Diskeeper 16. The latest version of their software now features DRAM caching adding what they are calling a guarantee to fix poor performing physical servers or PCs. The company goes on to claim that Diskeeper 16 can make the process of defragging a thing of the past and deliver “faster than new” performance without expensive forklift upgrades.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces The OCZ TL100 Series Of Entry-Level SSDs

Toshiba has announced the OCZ TL100 series, the company’s newest line of entry-level consumer SSDs. Featuring Toshiba TLC NAND flash memory, these budget-friendly drives are designed for users looking to upgrade their HHD-based system to solid-state technology at an inexpensive price-point. The TL100 (as well as the TR150) stands out among the flooded market of entry-level SSDs due to its reliability features and extensive 3-year warranty program.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox & Micron Set Record With 1.2Tb/s Storage Performance

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced that it is able to deliver 1.2Tb/s data communication bandwidth on a high performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution. Mellanox states that this level of performance will be able to maximize cloud infrastructure performance at the lowest possible cost. This solution, with this level of performance, will eliminate traditional bottlenecks associated with software-defined data center deployments while running application extremely efficiently on Windows Server 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera Announces Elastic Data Fabric 2.0

Today Datera announced the latest version of its Elastic Data Fabric platform with new enhancements. As we’ve preciously said, Datera Elastic Data Fabric is scale-out storage software that turns standard, commodity hardware into a RESTful API-driven, policy-based storage fabric for large-scale clouds. Datera states that their solution is the first storage solution for enterprise and service provider clouds that is designed with DevOps style operations in mind.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hedvig Releases Its Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0

Hedvig has announced the latest version of its comprehensive software-defined storage platform, Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Version 2.0. The latest version includes features delivering multi-workload, multi-cloud and multi-tier capabilities. Hedvig states that the latest version is the realization of its vision for the Universal Data Plane. Also recently announced, Hedvig states that its Universal Data Plane is a programmable data management tier that overcomes the rigidity of traditional storage and removes bottlenecks to widespread digital IT transformation.

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by Lyle Smith

DataCore & Supermicro Partner To Create A New Enterprise-Class Hyper-Converged Solution

DataCore Software has entered into a partnership with Supermicro to build an enterprise-class Hyper-converged solution that offers both ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity. DataCore says that these systems will be priced as a cost-effective option for traditional Hyper-converged use cases and that they will boast the world’s fastest hyper-converged performance. Moreover, the new systems will be able to run demanding enterprise applications using a much smaller portion of the nodes compared to its competition. The new solutions offer hyper-consolidation and ‘zero-touch’ continuous availability to help keep businesses running without downtime.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces New ONTAP Software & Flash Systems At NetApp Insight

Today at NetApp Insight in Las Vegas, NetApp announced an update to its NetApp ONTAP 9 software, six new flash systems, and expanded public cloud support. These announcements will help customers as they transition to the hybrid cloud that more and more companies will leverage as the industry moves forward. NetApp is also pointing out that they have been optimizing the data center for flash with support of industry-leading connectivity options.

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