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by Lyle Smith

Corsair Neutron Series XT SSD Review

The Corsair Neutron Series XT SSDs are designed to provide a happy median between high performance enthusiasts and multimedia professionals. Corsair indicates that it can achieve this by offering consumers high performance, high capacity, high consistency, and high reliability. These are definitely a line of SSDs that have a very broad demographic, as they targeted towards to essentially any type of use case that demands performance.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Silicon Mechanics zStax StorCore 104 Review (NexentaStor 4)

The Silicon Mechanics zStax StorCore 104 is a unified file and block storage platform with multi-tier architecture that scales up to petabytes of storage and is designed for archiving over a long period of time, shared-file access, backend storage for virtualized environments, and high availability applications. Silicon Mechanics NexentaStor-based SDS solutions enable organizations to pick and choose precisely the amount and types of required storage and networking necessary to meet operational requirements. Designed to scale to meet just about any need, the zStax StorCore 104 can be configured with either 1 or 2 controller nodes and up to 1.5-3PB of storage capacity depending on its usecase. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Announces Release 8.0 Software

Unitrends announced the upcoming availability of Unitrends Release 8.0, the latest version of the software that powers the company’s Unified Data Protection physical and virtual backup and recovery appliances. With the release of 8.0, Unitrends has majorly upgraded its Unified Enterprise Backup (UEB) and its Recovery Series.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Saber 1000 Enterprise SSD Series Announced

OCZ Storage Solutions has announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series, which is designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments such as online archiving, web browsing, media streaming, and indexing. The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series is equipped with an enterprise-optimized feature set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Adam Armstrong

DataDirect Networks Make A Series Of Announcements At SC14

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has made a series of announcements this year at SC14. These announcements include a collaboration with Intel, combining Intel’s Enterprise Edition for Lustre software with DDN’s EXAScaler solution. The validation of DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine burst buffer and application accelerator through continued customer adoption and the release of the latest performance tests. And the results of TechValidate’s HPC trends survey that highlights customers’ concerns with HPC/Big Data solutions and why DDN is best fit to address these concerns. 

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by Josh Linden

Primary Data Announces Data Virtualization Platform

Primary Data officially came out of stealth today, announcing preliminary details about its new platform to virtualize data throughout a datacenter environment with a single global dataspace. The new solution, currently in testing by early access partners, is an attempt to decouple storage management from the data residence by use of a policy engine that automatically places data on appropriate storage resources across file, block, and object in real time. The Primary Data Platform represents the efforts of a startup venture that has been created specifically to advance a vision for the roles and functionality for software-defined storage as part of a broader virtualized, converged datacenter infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium Releases New Specification

Today Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) announced the finalized and publicly available of its new specification HMCC 2.0. The new specification is a commitment to evolving a family of specifications aimed at all high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta Provides First Hyper-Converged Solution Certified For Cisco UCS

Maxta announced that its hyper-converged solution is the first to be certified by Cisco and will be running on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount systems. The solution will also support clusters spanning metro distances.

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by Josh Linden

HP MSA Storage Updates Focus on Virtualization, Thin Provisioning, and Tiering for SMB

HP today announced fortchoming updates to its MSA Storage solution that leverages SSDs to add data tiering. and other virtualization functionality to the company's entry-level Fibre Channel arrays. HP's updates place a priority on using the fourth-generation MSA architecture to make technologies including sub-LUN tiering, thin provisioning, and intelligent storage automation more accessible to budget-constrained IT departments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill, Intel, And Mellanox Collaborate On New Scale-Out, Lustre File Serving Solution For HPC

Dot Hill Systems has announced they are collaborating with Intel and Mellanox on a new scale-out high performance Lustre file serving solution. The solution provides a massively scalable and high performance infrastructure for a broad range of use in high performance computing.

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