by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperSBB 2U/3U Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Solutions Announced

Supermicro has announced new 2U/3U Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) storage solutions, which are certified and preinstalled with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. With the SuperSBB hardware running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, businesses have access to the latest storage innovations from Microsoft, such as Data Deduplication and Storage Spaces for maximizing and scaling your storage capacity; Storage Tiers, SMB Direct, SMB Multichannel, and NIC Teaming for maximum performance; and Enhancements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V for improved reliability.

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by Josh Linden

Astute Networks Announces Updated ViSX G4 Appliances and Operating System

Astute Networks today announced ViSX G4 Performance Storage Appliances with increased capacity options and new support for OpenStack in cloud deployments as part of the updated ViSX OS version 5. The ViSX lineup of 2U rackmounted appliances are meant to accelerate virtual machine and application performance without extensive changes to existing storage infrastructure. ViSX G4 OS version 5 adds NFS v2, v3, and v4 protocols to existing iSCSI support.

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by Lyle Smith

Buffalo TeraStation 7120r Enterprise Review

The Buffalo TeraStation 7120r Enterprise is a high-performance 2U rack mountable NAS that features enterprise-class hard drives. In the past, Buffalo Technology had always focused on network storage for consumers and small-to-medium businesses; however with the entry of this powerful NAS/IP SAN appliance, it likely signals a move towards the enterprise market as the TeraStation 7120r is designed specifically for enterprises that are looking implement a reliable, RAID-based NAS solution for large, high-traffic networks and business critical applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RS3614xs+ Rackstation Announced

Synology has announced the launch of the RS3614xs+, the latest in their XS+ rackstation line. The new RS3614xs+ provides enterprise features at SMB prices so that small businesses can now take advantage of performance, scalability, and the virtual storage options of VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V all the while still offering general-purpose storage that businesses require.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Aberdeen AberNAS N21L Review

The Aberdeen AberNAS N21L Series arrays are built entirely with SSD technology and high throughput in mind. The AberNAS N21L delivers high IOPS (320,000 IOPS, 4K Random Reads Specifically for VDI) with a maximum storage capacity of 15.3TB of SDD storage (or 19.2TB if opting for HDDs) in a 2U form factor. The customizations on top of the Linux OS unifies NAS, iSCSI/IP-SAN functionalities, and Fibre Channel Target support into one device giving IT departments their choice of NAS or iSCSI, or FC. 

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by Brian Beeler

Starboard Storage to Cease Operations

Starbaord Storage, who sold hybrid storage arrays, has told StorageReview they're closing down. According to the company, "we have decided to cease operations, and have begun a process to wind down the business." Clearly not everyone in the hybrid storage business was going to survive, though Starboard certainly had hoped for a better outcome. The problem at its root is that many of these companies just aren't creating storage solutions that are terribly impressive over time. While the first movers added flash as a dynamic tier before most of the big guys, now everyone has a hybrid or flash-based tiered data solution and that feature on its own is regarded as table stakes for more advanced arrays. Starboard's issues run deeper unfortunately; their systems just weren't good enough.

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by Josh Linden

Synology RackStation RS10613xs+ Review

The RackStation RS10613xs+ offers the greatest maximum capacity and performance in Synology’s network storage portfolio with the ability to manage total raw capacity as high as 424TB and maximum throughput specified at 2,000MB/s with 400,000 IOPS when both SSD caching and optional dual aggregated 10GbE interfaces are enabled. Running its DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, Synology is marketing the device as a convergence of NAS and SAN capabilities. As with the RackStation RS3412xs we benchmarked at the beginning of the year, Synology’s approach with the RS10613xs+ is to unify file-level NAS storage with block-level SAN functions while providing hooks and integrations for a wide spectrum of common enterprise and SMB applications.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Infortrend EonNAS 3510 Review

The Infortrend EonNAS 3510 is a 12 3.5" bay unified storage offering that's designed to bring easy to manage and cost-effective storage to the SMB and branch/remote office. The EonNAS 3000 family runs on ZFS, which brings a wide range of enterprise features to the platform, without additional licensing fees and expense overhead. ZFS allows Infortrend to deliver features like snapshots, deduplication, thin provisioning, and replication via sync and data integrity throughout the systems. The EonNAS 3510 can also be configured with a variety of interconnect options like 1GbE, 10GbE and Fiber Channel, helping it slot into just about any environment.

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by Josh Linden

Synology 2U RackStation RS2414+ and RS2414RP+ Now Available

Synology is now shipping two additions to its lineup of SMB storage devices, the RS2414+ and RS2414RP+, each featuring 12 drive bays. Used in conjunction with matched Synology RackExpansion RX1214 and RX1214RP units, each of Synology’s new 2U NAS units can manage up to 24 drives and 96TB of total storage. The new RackStations share many of their specifications with the Synology’s DiskStation SD1813+ NAS albeit with more processor power and SATA III connectivity to better leverage SSD performance.

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by Josh Linden

LenovoEMC and Acronis Introduce Server, PC, and NAS Backup Solution

LenovoEMC today announced the launch of a NAS-driven data protection solution that unifies backup across servers and PCs as well as providing backup of the LenovoEMC px Series NAS itself to a network target. Acronis Backup & Recovery for Lenovo EMC NAS is available today worldwide as an add-on application download for existing Lenovo EMC px Series devices. In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, a new Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance product is also available in a desktop form factor with 2-6 drive bays, as well as 1U and 2U rackmount models wth up to 12 bays or 48TB.

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