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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-473 NAS Review

Designed for use cases such as virtualization and HD video editing and sharing, the QNAP TVS-473 is the company’s newest high-performance business NAS highlighted by its support for 10GbE connectivity, M.2 expansion slots, and quad-core AMD R-Series APU. This energy-efficient NAS also features AES-NI hardware encryption engine, up to 64GB RAM, USB 3.1 (10Gbps), AMD Radeon R7 Graphics performance and can expand the total raw storage capacity up to 144TB using the UX-800P QNAP expansion enclosure.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology Moments, Drive, and Office Software Packages Now Available

Synology has announced the official release of Drive, Office, and Moments--three significant packages that run on the company’s line NAS products. These new applications give users the ability to securely and privately store, back up, and synchronize their files.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases The New RS818+/RS818RP+ RackStation

Today Synology announced that it has new RackStation, the RS818+/RS818RP+. Built with a quad core processor and optional 10GbE, the new NAS packs a powerful punch in a small form factor. This new 1U NAS is aimed at the SMB market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Produces 16Gb GDDR6 For Advanced Graphic Systems

Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it is producing the industry’s first 16- gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory. This new memory is designed to be used in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network, and artificial intelligence systems.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-x73e SMB NAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems released their high-performance SMB NAS TVS-x73e series today, which is comprised of the TVS-873e (8-bay), QNAP TVS-673e (6-bay) and QNAP TVS-473e (4-bay) models. These new NAS devices are highlighted by an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (for SSD cache acceleration with Qtier auto-tiering), a QuickAccess port, dual 4K HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video transcoding acceleration.  The TVS-x73e series is both secure and scalable, and is equipped with two PCIe slots that support 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards or USB 3.1 10Gbps cards. This allows small and medium businesses to build a private cloud for applications such as high-speed data transfer rates, backup/recovery, virtualization, media playback, and graphics display.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Systems Offers New Deployment Options

Violin Memory came out strong as one of the early flash and all-flash storage vendors. Unfortunately they hit a few bumps along the way and pulled the shingle off their door last January. They are back, now as Violin Systems, and are offering all-flash systems with interesting acquisition and deployment options.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Acquires N2WS

Veeam Software has acquired N2WS, a provider of cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS). N2WS cloud backup solution for AWS workloads allows organizations to back up data and applications whenever they require along with near-instant recovery. Veeam believes that this acquisition will strengthen their position in Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, and its ability to protect AWS deployments. N2WS (who had a previous strong partnership with Veeam) will operate as a standalone company, keeping its brand name; however, it will be labeled as “A Veeam Company.”

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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 Lyle Smith

WD Announces The New HGST Ultrastar 7K6 HDD

WD has announced HGST’s new Ultrastar 7K6 HDD, the company’s latest enterprise-class hard disk drive. The Ultrastar 7K6 is an air-based drive catered to the mid-range capacity enterprise segment and provides an array of system options and price points.

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Announces General Availability of ONTAP 9.3

Announced back in October 2017, NetApp ONTAP 9.3 has officially gone GA today. Touted as a free and easy non-disruptive upgrade, NetApp’s comprehensive proprietary operating system is used in a range of storage disk arrays such as NetApp FAS and AFF, ONTAP Select and ONTAP Cloud. With the GA release, organizations will be able to save time and money coupled with impressive performance and security upgrades.

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