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by Lyle Smith

Synology DS415+ NAS Review

The DS415+ is the updated mainline SOHO 4-bay from Synology that is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It provides accelerated hardware encryption, plenty of storage capacity, and great performance. The DS415+ is equipped with enough juice to make it ideal for intensive tasks, which in turn allows the NAS to protect data without sacrificing too much performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Catalogic Software Introduces ECX Instant Copy Data Management Platform

At NetApp Insight US, Catalogic Software announced its new ECX Instant Copy Data Management Platform. The software is aimed at giving administrators control over the proliferating data copies. The software is extensible through plug-in providers: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP, ONTAP 7-mode, CLOUD ONTAP, and VMware.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataDirect Networks Launches New S3 Gateway To WOS For Private Or Hybrid Clouds

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced WOS S3, a significant expansion to its accessibility program for WOS. The update adds support for Amazon S3 API, giving DDN the broadest range of supported interfaces for an object storage platform. DDN will also accelerate its WOS Partner Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Launches Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions

EMC announced today the launch of its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution (EHC). The new solution will enable IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) in just under a month. EMC also announced a number of services to accelerate deployment of the new solution within customers' IT environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Acquires Cloudscaling, Maginatics, And Spanning

Along with the announcement of EMC's new Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution, EMC is also announcing today the acquisition of three cloud technology companies: Cloudscaling, Maginatics, and Spanning. These acquisitions will further extend EMC's reach and capabilities in cloud technology as each company acquire brings its own expertise.

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Delivering new Hybrid Cloud Solutions for the Enterprise

NetApp has announced new software, services, and partnerships at NetApp Insight North America 2014, all of which are designed to simplify data management across clouds. The announcement includes several new components including a new version of the NetApp clustered Data ONTAP operating system, Cloud ONTAP, OnCommand Cloud Manager, and NetApp Private Storage for Cloud. These offerings allow customers to leverage the flexibility of the hybrid cloud, while maintaining control of their data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu Launches Its New Hyper-scale Storage, ETERNUS CD10000

Fujitsu announced the launch of their new hyper-scale storage system, the ETERNUS CD10000. The ETERNUS CD10000 is designed specifically to handle the storage needs of Big Data as it crosses the "Petabyte divide."

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by Lyle Smith

WD Purple 6TB Surveillance-Class HDD Announced

WD has announced a 6TB version of its WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications. The WD Purple hard drives are designed for new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition video cameras. WD’s surveillance hard drives are offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F Review

The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F is a 2U all-flash storage array (AFA) that is designed to work in concert with fast servers and network connections to service the needs of the most demanding applications. The DX200F can run 5-24 SAS3 drives of either 800GB or 1.6TB for an overall raw capacity of up to 38.4TB. The array comes with a 16Gb Fibre Channel, an optional 10Gb iSCSI interface card, 16GB cache, integration of system management tools from VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and complementary ETERNUS SF Express management software (a unified management suite across Fujitsu's line that provides enterprise-class functionality to even entry- and midrange-class products). All major components are redundant, including the power supply and storage controller, allowing for continuous operations and component swaps during an unplanned outage.

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by Brian Beeler

Selecting the Best Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPU for SQL Server 2012

Flash storage often gets the headline when it comes to discussing database performance. However CPUs and RAM are vital components in determining how many transactions SQL Server can handle, and more importantly, how quickly it can deliver them. For those running SQL 2012 on iron (non-virtualized) as many are, architecting the system can be a delicate balance between capacity, performance and cost considerations. In this review we evaluate four Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge v2 processors and their effect on SQL TPC-C workloads in a two processor system.

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