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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces New Radeon Pro Duo

Today at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, AMD announced its Radeon Pro Duo, the world’s first dual-GPU graphics card designed for professionals. The Pro Duo is built off of the Radeon Pro WX 7100 and is designed to excel at media and entertainment, broadcast, and design and manufacturing workflows. AMD goes on to state that the new graphics card will deliver outstanding performance and superior flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces New SDS For IBM Spectrum Scale

Today at Lenovo's annual Accelerate Partner Forum, the company announced its new scalable software-defined storage (SDS) solution, Distributed Storage Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale (DSS-G). The Lenovo DSS-G is designed to support dense scalable file and object storage suitable for high-performance and data-intensive environments. This new solution is aimed at helping customers deal with the explosion in both structured and unstructured data and the need to store both. This announcement is the first step of executing Lenovo’s HPC and AI commitment of bringing the benefits of SDS to HPC clusters.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Druva, Altaro, Silicon Power, DDN, Virtual Instruments, Dell EMC, Toshiba, Veeam, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Druva achieved FedRAMP Certification. Altaro announced the general availability of its VM Backup V7. Silicon Power announced new high capacity SD and microSD cards. DDN announced enhancements to its WOS platform. Virtual Instruments announced Load DynamiX Enterprise 5.3. Dell EMC announced it would be incorporating Toshiba HK4 SATA SSDs into its PowerEdge 13G servers. Veeam releases 1Q 2017 results. Scality expands support for its S3 Server. Dell announces its first 4K HDR monitor.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #19: Jeff Groudan, HP

We've built up a well-appointed virtual workstation testing lab, thanks in large part to our sponsors. HP has provided the 16 thin clients and displays to bring this lab to fruition. While thin client computing hasn't always been the most sexy or performance oriented part of IT, it's growing rapidly for a number of reasons. One reason involves a more forward thinking design for the thin clients themselves, including a variety of mobile options that look about the same as their full-fledged PC cousins. Another reason involves a much improved performance profile thanks to HP software initiatives, NVIDIA GPUs and features like Blast Extreme from VMware. In this podcast I talk with Jeff Groudan who runs the thin client business for HP who covers off on these topics and many more about the future of thin client computing.

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by Adam Armstrong

DockerCon 2017 Roundup

2017’s DockerCon was held in Austin, Texas this past week. DockerCon is the annual conference centered on the container industry and community. Below is a round up of all the pressing news that was dropped at the event. We will be featuring news from StorageOS, TwistLock, Mesosphere, and Mirantas.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #19: Jeff Groudan, HP

We've built up a well-appointed virtual workstation testing lab, thanks in large part to our sponsors. HP has provided the 16 thin clients and displays to bring this lab to fruition. While thin client computing hasn't always been the most sexy or performance oriented part of IT, it's growing rapidly for a number of reasons. One reason involves a more forward thinking design for the thin clients themselves, including a variety of mobile options that look about the same as their full-fledged PC cousins.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo System x3550 M5 Server Review

The Lenovo System x3550 M5 is a 1U dual-socket server designed to handle intensive workloads in software-defined data centers. Featuring Intel's Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family and TruDDR4 memory (high-end DDR4 memory that meets “strict” Lenovo requirements), the x3550 M5 is designed for use in small- and medium-business use cases. It fits nicely in areas such as database, virtualization and cloud computing, infrastructure security, systems management, enterprise applications, collaboration/email, streaming media, web, and HPC. Lenovo’s focus is to keep business-critical applications and cloud deployments running safely with the x3550 M5. This cost-effective server is also built with an extensive set of systems-management tools to make deployment and maintenance easy.

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom Begins Shipping Its 9400 MegaRAID Controllers

Broadcom Limited announced today that it is shipping its new NVMe/SAS/SATA Tri-Mode SERDES MegaRAID family of controllers the 9400 series. The new 9400 series of MegaRAID controllers are all about performance, data protection, and power efficiency. The announcement today is aimed at OEMs, system integrators, and storage manufacturers.  

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.3.3 Now Available

QNAP has announced the official release of QTS 4.3.3, the company’s latest version of their smart NAS operating system for devices such as the TS-831XTS-453A and many more. Version 4.3.3 brings users a new streamlined interface as well as more “intelligence” to its NAS operations and applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Completes Its Acquisition Of Nimble Storage

Last month, we reported that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was in the process of acquiring Nimble Storage for $1 billion and $200 million in unvested equity awards. Today, HPE announced that the acquisition is complete for the above mentions price and equity awards. This is HPE's second major acquisition this year, the first being SimpliVity in January.

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