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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Expands PowerEdge FX Portfolio

Dell Inc. recently introduced three new modules to its PowerEdge FX Portfolio, the FC430, the FD332, and the FC830. These modules were first announced along with the rest of Dell’s next generation converged infrastructure in November. We had a chance to review the Dell PowerEdge FX2 at the time as well. Dell has also announced that its PowerEdge servers are celebrating their 20th anniversary, and are growing at two times the pace of the industry.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic’s 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Now Available For Violin AFA

Today QLogic Corp announced that they are making their 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology available for Violin Memory Inc.’s all-flash array (AFA), Flash Storage Platform. The collaboration between the two companies will increase throughput and workload capacity for Violin customers. This is the latest in a string of collaborations aimed at satisfying enterprise-class server and storage requirements, previous collaboration between QLogic and EMCQLogic and Brocade, and QLogic and Fujitsu.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Introduces Next Gen Fusion ioMemory PCIe Application Accelerators

Today SanDisk Corporation introduced the next generation of its Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators. This new generation of Fusion ioMemory is aimed at improving performance while driving datacenter consolidation, and lower total cost of ownership.

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by Kevin OBrien

In the Lab: Remote Desktop While On the Go

Mobile remote access is something many labs need to work with when it comes to keeping tests operating smoothly, where physical access to the server isn't feasible. In the StorageReview Test Lab we work with remote access on a daily basis to keep our many tests operating smoothly, although a desktop or notebook isn't always the closest platform within reach. At times, be it in the grocery store or picking the kid up from daycare, work calls with sometimes exciting problems to quickly sort out. This is where an iPhone or iPad with an RDP app comes in to save the day and keep the lab operational. To that end we've used a number of RDP solutions, with Jump Desktop being at the top of our list.

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by Brian Beeler

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Cloud Station Review

Synology has several NAS offerings for home, office, and even enterprise applications. All of their DiskStation NAS units are powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.1 operating system, with 5.2 on the horizon. DSM offers lots of good, free apps to users, such as the recently reviewed Surveillance Station 7.0. Another free app that all users have access to is Synology Cloud Station. Cloud Station gives users and businesses their own cloud to save and sync files with. Users can work on a given file in the office, remotely, from home, or on a mobile device, save it to Cloud Station, and pick up from where they let off from any other device or location they choose.

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by Adam Armstrong

Iron Mountain and EMC Collaborate For Cloud Services

Today Iron Mountain Incorporated and EMC Corporation announced a strategic relationship to deliver cloud backup and replication services. This partnership will help customers optimize both their on and off-premises data protection strategy. The partnership also helps tackle the challenge of exploding data growth, stringent availability and security requirements, and tight IT budgets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Offers Limited Time 75% Discount On Local SSD

Google Cloud Platform announced a trial discount off of its Local SSD. The discount will take 75% off of their standard pricing. This promotion is aimed at getting potential customers to try it out and see the performance difference compared to a different vendor such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Sponsors Survey Showing Data Security Concerns

Today Druva Inc. announced the results of a global survey that examined data privacy in the enterprise. The survey specifically looked at protecting sensitive data, the challenges of ensuring data privacy, and views on protecting data privacy in the cloud. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research and sponsored by Druva.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill Announces RealSure Software

Dot Hill announced its RealSure software built into it RealStor storage operating system used in Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN storage arrays. This new software is designed to address the performance demands of Big Data Analytics. It was also announced that the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Ultra48 is being integrated into the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2800.

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