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by Lyle Smith

Dell 23 Monitor (S2317HJ) Review

Designed to improve the overall home and workspace experience, the Dell 23 Monitor (S2317HJ) features a full HD screen with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz. The nicely designed S2317HJ comes equipped with VGA, HDMI, audio line-in, and audio line-out ports for the usual connectivity options, and offers both wireless Qi and PMA charging. The S2317HJ also has built-in dual 3W integrated speakers for some pretty decent audio, and boasts a 23-inch 178°/178° ultra-wide viewing angle with full-tilt capabilities. This allows users to easily maneuver the screen in all kinds of different positions and angles, which is ideal for those who work in places where their monitor might be situated in an unconventional location.

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by Brian Beeler

Adam Laub, STEALTHbits

It's one thing to store data, manage it, back it up and deal with the rest of the information life cycle. There's much more at play though, and smart organizations are turning inward to better understand what's happeneing with their data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Marvell Introduces New 88RC13xx Line Of RAID Storage Controllers

Today at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Marvell introduced its new family of high-performance RAID storage controllers, the Marvell 88RC13xx family. This new product line features eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. Marvell states that its product line consists of a high performance AHCI RAID on chip (ROC), an innovative NVMe ROC, a DRAM-less input/output (I/O) processor with HW RAID 0, 1, 10 and a cost-effective I/O controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9

Today NetApp announced the release of its latest operating system, ONTAP 9. NetApp claims that the latest updated OS will be a major advancement in data management combining higher simplicity and flexibility with new capabilities. It has been a bit since the last major update of ONTAP, and NetApp states the latest software will allow integration of both traditional, current, and emerging technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Release 1Q Earnings & Its Stock Falls

Unlike the vast majority of financial stories we run, Pure Storage has been able to more or less report positive earnings since going public. Of course, it has only been publicly traded since October of last year. While this report was also positive, revenue and gross margin up, analysts don’t seem to regard Pure’s stock as they once did. Worse for Pure, they are now facing class action lawsuits from their shareholders over potential violations of federal securities law and focuses on whether misleading information about PSTG was provided to investors in connection with the company's October 2015 IPO. This is a similar problem that Nimble Storage is also struggling with.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Crucial DDR4 Memory Review

In any performance-driven server or storage system, RAM plays a critical role when it comes to managing application latency. The premise is simple; the more memory systems have, the faster they'll go. But RAM is also one of the most expensive components, so it's important to balance performance needs with the proper technologies and RAM footprint to meet the need. Like all other things in IT, memory is making leaps and bounds in innovation. The latest version of memory is DDR4 (double data rate fourth-generation), which is finding its way into leading edge servers and storage platforms. In our lab RAM is one of our most valued assets, helping us push the limits in many of our benchmarks. Crucial has supplied the lab with DDR4 that we've been leveraging to push our load systems to their fullest.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Expands Its Market Lead In All-Flash

With IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, EMC was most likely pleased to see that they have topped the list once again in most categories. Going along with their announcement that 2016 is the year of all-flash, EMC believes that the IDC report as well as their own growth in market share of all-flash, reinforces the shift by the industry toward all-flash. EMC has also announced that they have landed several all-flash customers as well.

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by Chris Thomas

451 Research Finds The Cloud Isn't Actually A Commodity

Among the findings in this year’s Cloud Price Index, 451 Research disclosed that lowering the cost of cloud services hasn’t helped those looking to gain market share. In fact, the opposite is true: higher value services are the key to profitable growth.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Announces Cost-Effective VDI As Low As $125/Desktop

At Citrix Synergy in Las Vegas this year several companies are announcing new products and services. Earlier this week we covered Nutanix working with Citrix to release VDI aimed at the midmarket for as low as $415/desktop. Not to be outdone, Atlantis Computing is announcing VDI as low as $125 per desktop. To bring this to market Atlantis has entered into a strategic alliance with Citrix that will combine the Citrix Workspace Suite software stack running on Citrix XenServer with Atlantis HyperScale all-flash hyperconverged appliances and Atlantis USX software-defined storage solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

CSC To Merge With Enterprise Services Segment Of HPE

This week CSC announced that its board of directors unanimously approved a plan to merge the company with the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The combined company would make one of the world’s largest pure-play IT services companies. To put the size in some sort of perspective it would be expected to have annual revenues of $26 billion and more than 5,000 clients in 70 countries. The merger is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017, subject to shareholder and regulatory reviews and approvals.

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