by Josh Linden

EchoStreams OSS1A 1U Server Review

The EchoStreams OSS1A is a 1U rack system engineered for use as a flexible appliance server platform most notable for its depth of only 21 inches. The OSS1A incorporates a dual-processor Intel C602A chipset and supports Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 CPUs with up to 384GB of RAM in order to provide the horsepower necessary to handle a variety of duties in space-constrained and field deployments.

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by Lyle Smith

Scale Computing's HC3 HyperCore Version 6.0 Now Available

Scale Computing has announced the release of HC3 HyperCore Version 6.0, which adds built-in VM level remote replication as well as a new, streamlined user interface to make its HC3 platform cater more towards small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise departments looking to overcome the obstacles of implementing virtualization, and fast recovery from IT disasters. Scale Computing also indicates that their HC3 products offer the server hardware, virtualization software, and storage needed in a hyperconverged platform managed from a single, unified interface, all of which now can extend to remote disaster recovery as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases New, Free Plug-In For Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

EMC has released a new Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c. Following their announcement of deeper integration with OEM 12c, the latest version of the Plug-in is designed to work with a broad range of EMC storage systems such as VMAX, VMAX 3VNX Block, VNX File, and XtremIO. The previous versions of the plug-in were specific to various EMC storage systems.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Expands its Embedded Computing Solutions Portfolio

Supermicro will be showing off its latest portfolio of Embedded Building Block Solutions this week at Embedded World in Nürnberg, Germany. During this event, Supermicro will focus on its new Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway System (SYS-E100-8Q), which adds to Supermicro’s Embedded solutions ecosystem with an ultra low-power Edge-to-Cloud mesh network device powered by a 2.2W Intel Quark SoC X1021. This new solution features 512GB DDR3 ECC memory, a ZigBee module socket and expansion support with Micro SDHC (up to 32GB), and 2x Mini-PCI-E slots.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Improves Data Backup And Archive To The Cloud

Today NetApp announced several software updates and solutions for hybrid cloud deployments aimed at improving backup and recovery times. NetApp's new software and solutions come with integration for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces Support For Haswell Processors & Configure To Order For NX-3000 Series

Nutanix Inc. has announced that it will soon support Intel's new Haswell Processors, the successor to the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. Nutanix's entire hardware portfolio will support the new Haswell Processors over the next few months. Nutanix also announced a Configure To Order (CTO) for its NX-3000 series allowing customers to choose the size of the platform they need for the given workload.

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by Adam Armstrong

EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D Review

The EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D is a storage-dense 1U form factor server that houses up to 20 7mm SATA SSDs. This ultra-high performance flash server is pitched as sustaining 112Gbps of throughput and up to 1 million plus IOPS with 20 SSDs. The platform supports dual Intel Haswell CPUs, up to 512GB of DDR4 RAM, and offers two PCIe Gen3 slots for expansion. The EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D has use cases both in the traditional data center and several that couldn't be further away from those friendly confines. The combination of storage density, performance and cost make this unique platform one of the more flexible available. 

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Unveils Next Generation Flash Storage Solutions

Today IBM unveiled two new all-flash enterprise storage solutions, the FlashSystem V9000 and the FlashSystem 900. These two new all-flash solutions are aimed at helping organizations by providing industry-leading performance, reliability, and efficiency by accelerating data-intensive applications, all the while lower costs.

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by Josh Linden

New EMC Isilon Array Supports Up to 50PB Data Lake Clusters and OneFS 7.2 Operating System

Today EMC has announced new products and solutions to support the Data Lake Foundation, leading with the new Isilon HD400 NAS platform that offers a 2.5x increase in maximum capacity over the previous generation. This increase allows for Isilon-based EMC Data Lake deployments with cluster sizes up to 50PB. EMC has also announced an updated OneFS 7.2 operating system, Data Lake support for OpenStack Swift, and a new Data Lake certification for integrating with Hortonworks analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

FalconStor Unveils Industry's First Horizontal Converged Data Service Platform

FalconStor Software Inc. unveiled the industry's first horizontal converged data service platform, FreeStor. FreeStor allows data to flow horizontally across older and newer technology, both physical and virtual. The new unified platform works across arrays, servers, hypervisors, data centers, and the cloud to provide migration, continuity, protection, recovery, and optimization.

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