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by Adam Armstrong

Synology RC18015xs+ Named Best Of VMworld 2015

Today Synology announced that its RC18015xs+ was named a finalist for “Best of VMworld 2015” in Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure category. The RC18015xs+ is designed for small to medium enterprise (SME) starting at $12,000 and supports up to 128 iSCSI targets for VMware hosts. This new solution features massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solution.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Book Pro Now Available

WD has announced the availability of the My Book Pro storage device, which is designed to offer pro users an efficient way to manage large amounts of digital content with up to 435MB/s transfer rates.  Capacity options include 6TB, 8TB, 10TB and 12TB models.

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by Brian Beeler

VMworld 2015 News and Announcements

VMworld 2015 takes place August 30th through September 3rd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A flurry or news and announcements will come from VMware and their over 240 exhibitors. To help keep you tuned in, we will link all of the coverage on this page. You may also follow the events as they unfold by following @BMBeeler and @TestLabNut on Twitter or keep an eye on the official hashtag #VMworld and the other VMworld social media channels and points of engagement

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New High-Performance HDDs

Toshiba has announced four new additions to their portfolio of performance HDDs, the X300, P300, E300, and L200 series. The new hard disk drives are built to meet consumers’ most intense storage needs, which include three desktop models and one mobile option. The new 3.5-inch desktop internal HDDs include the Toshiba X300 Series, built for extreme gaming and graphics; the Toshiba P300 Series, designed for high-performance mainstream users; and the Toshiba E300 Series, designed for consumers looking for reliable performance and low power management. The mobile Toshiba L200 Series is a 2.5-inch drive designed for superior mobile computing.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Q300 and Q300 Pro Series of Internal SSDs Announced

Toshiba has announced two new additions to their internal storage portfolio, the Toshiba Q300 Pro Series SSDs, which are built for gaming and creative applications with high-end demand for performance and reliability, and the Toshiba Q300 Series SSDs, which provide consumers looking to upgrade their system with a balance of high performance and value. Both lines are equipped with Adaptive Size SLC Write cache technology, which enables SLC-like performance for high processing speed and low power consumption.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Collaborates With Several Vendors Bringing Them HCI

Pivot3 has recently announced collaboration with a few vendors, bringing its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to vendors such as Dell, Amulet Hotkey, and Tracewell. Pivot3 is teaming with Dell to deliver HCI on PowerEdge FX2 servers, giving high performance on extremely dense form factors. With Amulet Hotkey, Pivot3 is bringing its HCI to Amulet Hotkey’s workstation clients. And Pivot3 and Tracewell will deliver purpose-built HCI solutions to military and defense customers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Controllers Enable Global Locking File System In VMware vCloud Air

Today Panzura announced that its Cloud Controllers are now available on VMware vCloud Air, transforming vCloud Air Object Storage into a globally distributed file system. Panzura states that this will enable vCloud Air to appear like it is just another room of the corporate datacenter. Panzura has undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment and is in the Elite tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and listed on the VMware Solution Exchange.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Debuts 115TB All-Flash Software-Defined Storage Solution

Super Micro Computer, Inc. is collaborating with Nexenta and HGST to develop a turnkey scale-up high performance unified block and file storage solution optimized for high performance data-centric environments. The new solution is a combination of Supermicro’s 2U Ultra SuperServer integrated with Nexenta’s NexentaStor and featuring SSDs from HGST (Ultrastar SSD800MH.B and Ultrastar SSD1600MM). This makes the second integration of NexentaStor in an all-flash array in the last two days, the first being with SanDisk.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk & Nexenta Partner To Deliver The First OpenSDS All-Flash Array

Today SanDisk Corporation and Nexenta announced that they are working together to release the industry’s first open software-defined storage (OpenSDS) All-Falsh Array (AFA) through a combination of SanDisk’s InfiniFlash IF100 system and Nexenta’s NexentaStor. This joint solution will provide data center customers a pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective, high-performance system for addressing today’s increasing Big Data challenges.

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by Lyle Smith

Cumulus Networks Partners with VMware on VMware EVO SDDC

Cumulus Networks has announced that their Open Networking operating system, Cumulus Linux, will power new hyper-converged infrastructure solutions from Dell and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) based on VMware EVO SDDC. To date, more than 80 hardware provides, resellers, and distributors, (including Dell and HP) have partnered with Cumulus Networks to create networking solutions using Cumulus Linux or Cumulus RMP.

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