Enterprise disk, hybrid and all flash array (AFA) reviews that cater to midmarket enterprises and up.
by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Twistlock, Kingston, Cisco, Virtual Instruments, SoftNAS, Veeam, & Code42

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Twistlock launches version 2.3. Kingston launches 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Cisco and Hyundai reduce time to market of the connected car. Virtual Instruments reports record revenue and customer growth. SoftNAS announces Cloud Essentials version 3.7 for Veeam. And Code42 announced enhancements to its Data Security solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Begins Producing Its New 8GB HBM2 Memory

Today Samsun Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun mass production of its 2nd-generation 8GB High Bandwidth Memory-2 (HBM2). The new product, Aquabolt, is claimed to be the fastest data transmission speed on the market with 2.4 Gbps data transfer speed per pin. This would make it ideal for supercomputing and graphic rich applications.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Unveils Storage Solutions For AI, IoT Mini Server, & Companion Robot At CES 2018

QNAP will be showcasing its “full-throttle” NAS innovations focused on artificial intelligence at CES 2018. These new technologies include: a new AI developer package along with a GPU-accelerated NAS for AI machine learning, the next-generation single-board IoT mini server for small-scale/private IoT applications or large-scale/public IoT deployments, and a new companion robot that acts as an AI assistant for the home.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches 5U84 High-Density Enclosure

Today Seagate Technology launched a new high-density enclosure built with a next-generation operating system, the 5U84. The new enclosure is all about high capacity, high availability, and high performance. The new Seagate Systems’ OS is said to both power the 5U84 and improve its performance and reliability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Flexxible IT Launches Citrix Ready SmartWorkspaces

Today at the Citrix Summit in Anaheim, California, Flexxible IT launched its newest solution that delivers ready-to-use virtual workspaces powered by Citrix Cloud and XenServer, Flexxible | SmartWorkspaces. SmartWorkspaces is verified Citrix Ready and is said to bring on-prem Citrix Cloud for enterprises. The new product comes with a multi-tenant and multi-environment cloud console management, automated deployment and the promise of simple scaling.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Acquires Avere

The acquisitions are off to an early start in 2018, as today the Microsoft Corporation announced it has acquired Avere Systems. This should give Microsoft a leg up to its hybrid cloud strategy and an overall boost to Azure. The terms of the acquisitions weren’t disclosed.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageReview’s Top 10 Enterprise Articles Of 2017

Every year here at StorageReview we write a lot of articles, news, and reviews. And as long as you, dear readers, keep interested, we’ll keep cranking them out. Below is a list of the top 10 enterprise articles of the past year by reader engagement.

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by Mark Kidd

Premio FlacheSAN1N4C-D4 Flash Array Data Transfer Node in SCinet

In November we attended the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis -- better known as the 2017 Supercomputing Conference (SC17). Each year at the Supercomputing Conference, researchers and vendors from academia and industry assemble SCinet: a supercomputer and network fabric that serves as testbed and proof-of-concept for new high performance compute, networking, and storage technologies. Premio is one of the vendors who contributed hardware and expertise to the 2017 SCinet in the form of two FlacheSAN1N4C-D4 data node enclosures, with each node benchmarking  up to 24GB/s (168Gbps) sustained read throughput and up to 3.6M IOPS. This allowed SCinet to have the capacity to transfer large datasets at a fast cache speed.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 1Q18 Earnings

This week Micron Technology, Inc. announced its earnings for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, which ended November 30, 2017. Overall, Micron is showing a marked improvement in sales and earnings for this quarter. This news also had a positive impact on its stock as it saw a sharp jump before leveling off slightly higher than where it was before the earnings report.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Unveils Its Stratix 10 MX FPGA With Integrated HBM2

Intel unveiled its latest field programmable gate array (FPGA), the Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA. What is most notable about this FPGA is that it is the indusry’s first to be integrated with High Bandwidth Memory DRAM (HBM2). Intel states that its new FPGAs will offer up to 10 times the memory bandwidth when compared with standalone DDR memory solutions.

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