Server reviews profile a wide range of servers, from standard 1U and 2U offerings from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo and others, to customized solutions being proposed for the Open Compute Project. When reviewing compute servers we evaluate the hardware with an eye toward storage specific needs like PCIe slot configuration, thermals and power consumption. When possible we also review servers in clusters to create real world usage scenarios for storage performance testing.
by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ is a high-end server that is comprised of the SC119UAC(2)-R750 1U server chassis featuring and X10DRU-i+ dual processor serverboard subsystems, the latter which is based on the Intel PCH C612 chipset. Like the previously reviewed SuperServer 1027R-WC1NRT, the 1028U provides enterprises with a ton of versatility for heavy application workloads with its equipped 10 hot-swappable 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays.

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by Adam Armstrong

ClusterHQ Partners With EMC For Flocker 1.0 Release

ClusterHQ released an update to its open source container data volume manager for Dockerized applications, Flocker 1.0. Flocker already supports any device that speaks the OpenStack Cinder AP as well as supporting Amazon EBS. Now, through a collaboration with EMC, customers can enable Dockerized applications on ScaleIO and XtremIO. The use of Flocker on ScaleIO and XtremIO will allow customers to architect and manage high-performance, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective persistent storage backends for Docker-based applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Two New High-Availability Server Solutions

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it is releasing two new high-availability server solutions, the RC18015xs+ and RXD1215sas. These new server solutions feature massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

AC&NC Introduces New JetStor RDX16 & RDX48 Solutions

Today Advanced Computer & Network Corporation introduced two new JetStor solutions, the RDX16 and the RDX48. These new solutions are designed media production, medical imaging and high-performance computing (HPC). The new solutions are a combination of JetStor storage platform from AC&NC, EchoStreams’ server, and RAIDX software for software-defined storage.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell PowerEdge FX2 (FD332 & FC830) Review

Dell recently announced that it has expanded FX2 architecture to include two new server blocks and a new storage block. At its launch, and in our initial review, the FX2 had FC630 and FM120x4 compute blocks. This time we will be taking a closer look at the new FD332 storage block and the FC830 server block. The FD332 gives users the ability to uniquely add storage density by pulling the sled out and adding drives to its side. The FC830 enables users to have up to 8 cores in a single 2U enclosure. 

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by Adam Armstrong

SRC Commercially Launches Reconfigurable Hyperscale Server

Today SRC Computers announced the commercial availability of its reconfigurable server for hyperscale centers and web operations, the Saturn 1 Server. SRC claims that the Saturn 1 Server can perform 100 times faster than traditional microprocessors while using much lower power.

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by Lyle Smith

QCT Announces Three New Storage Servers

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) has unveiled the QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH, T21P-4U, and T21SR-2U, three new storage solutions that are designed to accommodate a variety of storage applications ranging from tiering, scale out cloud storage to large-scale, high-computing enterprise applications. All three hybrid, ultra-dense, and converged storage platforms will be on display at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 event.

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by Lyle Smith

Unisys ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series Announced

Unisys has announced the new high-end ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series of systems, which are touted by the company as the most powerful members of the Dorado line. These new systems offer clients with expanded options for creating cost-efficient, open, highly available and secure environments for mission-critical applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic and Cavium Deliver Accelerated Performance For Enterprise & Cloud Applications

QLogic Inc. is collaborating with Cavium Inc. to develop a joint solution aimed at accelerating performance enterprise storage, cloud storage, and Big Data storage applications. The solution is a combination of QLogic’s low latency 25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) RDMA-enabled NICs (RNICs) and Cavium’s high-performance 48 core ThunderX processors. Not only will customers see accelerate performance in bid data application such as Ceph and Hadoop, they will also have more flexibility and a better total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Releases X10 3U MicroCloud

Super micro Computer Inc. announced it is debuting its new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution. This new solution supports Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) and is optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration, data center, cloud, and HPC environments.

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