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HPE Apollo 4530 Review

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Apollo is a family of role-based converged-infrastructure compute and storage solutions at the high performance, high-density end of the enterprise performance spectrum. Apollo 4530 servers utilize a 4U chassis supporting up to 68 3.5" HDDs, with three internal ProLiant Gen9 servers powered by Xeon E5-2600v3 or v4 processors, up to 1,024GB DDR4 memory, and with 4 PCIe slots and FlexibleLOM. From a storage perspective, that means each Apollo 4530 chassis can manage more than 500TB of storage with 8TB disks, or just under 700TB with 10TB models. The systems are purpose-built for the rapidly expanding big data, analytics and HPC storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review

Data volume, especially Big Data, continues to grow at amazing rates, however, IT budgets are growing at the same rate. Organizations are looking to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) to help them tackle the growing data volume. HGST’s latest helium drive, He10, is an effective tool they can use to do just that. The He10 is a 10TB HDD that utilizes PMR technology and HGST’s proven HelioSeal technology. This new HDD is designed to deliver capacity, efficiency, reliability, and reduced power usage to the data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Introduces NexentaEdge DevOps Edition

Nexenta has announced a new edition of its NexentaEdge, its file and object storage platform. The new NexentaEdge DevOps Edition is designed to work with scalable on-premise container-converged infrastructure as a high-performance storage solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its HCI Portfolio

Today Dell EMC is expanding its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) by combining the former two companies technologies once again. Dell EMC’s is taking its VxRack software-defined data center (SDDC) and is now basing it on PowerEdge servers. According to the company, this combination will enhance flexibility while increasing performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Launches Industry’s First ‘Network-as-a-Fabric’

Today Cisco announced that it would be expanding its Cloud-Scale Networking solutions. These expanding solutions are designed to help service providers and web companies get the most out of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as they transition their central offices to next-generation data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Unveils New Storage Technologies At Its Investor Day

Today at Western Digital Corp.’s Investor Day 2016, WDC introduced several new storage technologies. WDC introduced a new NVMe-over-PCIe fabric advanced flash platform for cloud-scale data center infrastructures. Along with this WDC introduced new SSDs (including their highest capacity to date at just under 8TB and a new NVMe SSD) as well as the highest capacity HDD at 12TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Schneider Electric Introduces New Prefabricated Data Center Offerings

Today Schneider Electric announced new prefabricated data center solutions. The company has expanded on its existing offerings with two new product families that are designed to generate more flexibility, reliability, and speed deployments. Schneider also plans on getting these prefabricated solutions to customers faster with its new Quick Ship Program. And the company has opened up a new manufacturing facility located in West Chester, Ohio, fairly close to us here at StorageReview.

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by Brian Beeler

Storage Deals and Special Offers

No one wants to pay list price for storage and with the rapidly falling prices of NAND, SSDs for instance are getting more affordable by the day it seems. We've set up this page to highlight some of the best deals available on SSDs, hard drives, NAS systems and more, but only for products we trust. Consider this a curated list of deals that's largely based on our consumer storage leaderboard that highlights our favorite products in each category. If you find a great deal, let us know about it.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Zephyr, SwiftStack, Avere, Cloudistics, Pica8, & Datrium

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Zephyr announced its enterprise architecture, Zephyr Enterprise, as well as the announcement that they have hit 10,000 customers. SwiftStack announced the availability of its Cloud Sync. Avere joins AWS Public Sector Partner Program. Cloudistics and Pica8 partner on secure virtual networking for superconverged infrastructures. And Datirum raises another $55 million in Series C financing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Introduces 8TB SATA SSD For The Data Center

Today Micron Technology, Inc. introduced its new enterprise SATA SSD family, the Micron 5100 family. The 5100 family comes in three models for varying needs of data centers and comes with a maximum capacity of 8TB, the highest capacity for a SATA SSD currently available. Micron is positioning its new family of drives to act as a bridge for organizations as they transition to all-flash data center.

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