by Josh Linden

Dot Hill AssuredSAN Ultra48 Review

Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN Ultra48 is the capstone of Dot Hill’s lineup of high density storage arrays, with a unique chassis layout that houses 48 2.5-inch hard drives, SSDs or a combination of such across three rows of trays in a 2U rack mount form factor. The Ultra48 leverages dual AssuredSAN 4004 controllers and can be deployed with swappable Fibre Channel and iSCSI transceivers, including deployments that incorporate both transceiver types. The Ultra48 is also available with 12Gb SAS connectivity, adding to the flexibility in storage deployment.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Ships 10 Million SSHDs

Seagate has announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid hard drive. Seagate was the first to release SSHDs on the market and has experienced a growing demand for their hybrid solutions since its inception, as it offers the speed and performance of SSDs combined with the industry’s highest storage capacities.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Updates To Its VNX-F All Flash Arrays

Today EMC announced updates to their VNX-F all flash array.  The new updates are the VNX-F5000 and the VNX-F7000 models that are designed for mission-critical apps that need their own dedicated storage arrays. The new offerings deliver higher density at lower entry prices and are targeted for both physical and virtualized application environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces New Cloud and Enterprise Storage Solutions

Seagate has announced several significant product updates as well as the release of its new Cloud Systems and Solutions group (CSS), which delivers scalable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud service architectures and solutions. Seagate storage products that have been updated include their PCIe flash accelerator cards and enterprise HDDs.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Ae Cold Data Storage HDDs Announced

WD has announced its WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the unique operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters. WD Ae drives are purpose-built archive HDDs with extreme areal density on a high volume mechanical platform, operating with the lowest possible power consumption possible while using a Progressive Capacity model to enable a new tier of storage for large-scale cloud infrastructures.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Virident Space Announced

HGST has announced Virident Space, which allows the clustering of up to 128 servers and 16 PCIe storage devices to deliver one or more shared volumes of high performance Flash storage, totaling over 38TB of usable capacity. The High Availability (HA), mirrored cluster is easily configured and managed using an advanced graphical user interface. 

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar SN100 Series of SSDs Announced

HGST has announced its new series of NVMe-compliant Ultrastar SN100 PCIe SSDs, the SN150 (3200GB and 1600GB) and the SN100 2.5-inch form factor (3200GB, 1600GB and 800GB) which integrates Toshiba’s current MLC NAND flash. HGST indicates that it will drive the next wave of application acceleration with simplified PCIe SSD system integration coupled with HGST’s experience in industry. The standardized NVMe protocol for PCIe SSDs enables broad system interoperability as well as ease of deployment, which results in lower cost of ownership.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Extends Agreement With Intel to Produce SAS SSDs

HGST has announced that it will extend the use of Intel NAND flash technology as part of a cooperative agreement with Intel Corporation on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs. HGST successfully worked with Intel since 2008 to develop enterprise-class SAS SSDs for servers, workstations, and storage systems, resulting in products that combine HGST’s enterprise storage experience with Intel’s NAND flash expertise.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Announces First 10TB Data Center-Class HDD

HGST has announced the world’s first data center-class 10TB HDD for cloud and cold storage applications with the lowest $/TB and watt/TB available on the market. HGST accomplishes this by harnessing two complementary technologies: HelioSeal technology and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which enable a future design platform for HDDs in delivering higher capacity points at accelerated time-to-market entry.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar 7K6000 HDDs Now Shipping

HGST has announced that their Ultrastar 7K6000 is now shipping, the company’s seventh, and last, generation air-based platform with high capacities in a standard 3.5-inch HDD design. The 6TB Ultrastar 7K6000 provides 1.2TB per disk in a five-disk solution targeting all traditional and rapidly growing scale out storage applications, including object, block and file storage architectures. The 7K6000 is designed to help data center customers capture the growth and long-term value of data by providing huge capacity, 7,200 RPM performance and the best $/GB acquisition cost available.

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