by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Launches 5U84 High-Density Enclosure

Today Seagate Technology launched a new high-density enclosure built with a next-generation operating system, the 5U84. The new enclosure is all about high capacity, high availability, and high performance. The new Seagate Systems’ OS is said to both power the 5U84 and improve its performance and reliability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Flexxible IT Launches Citrix Ready SmartWorkspaces

Today at the Citrix Summit in Anaheim, California, Flexxible IT launched its newest solution that delivers ready-to-use virtual workspaces powered by Citrix Cloud and XenServer, Flexxible | SmartWorkspaces. SmartWorkspaces is verified Citrix Ready and is said to bring on-prem Citrix Cloud for enterprises. The new product comes with a multi-tenant and multi-environment cloud console management, automated deployment and the promise of simple scaling.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Dethrones HPE In Server Shipment & Revenue

Today Dell EMC is happy to announce that they have taken the top spot in both server shipments and revenue. Dell EMC had been shipping more units, they had 18.8% unit share in the fourth quarter of 2017. Now they are reporting that their x86 server revenue increased 37.9% year over year, nabbing the top spot in revenue as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Aberdeen Announces AberVDI

Aberdeen LLC announced its VMware Horizon 7.0 certified Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, AberVDI. This new turnkey solution contains all of the software and hardware that one would need to deploy their VDI in a single package. The company goes on to state that customers will be able to custom configure a VMware Horizon 7.0 VDI solution in minutes.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Unveils New All-in-One Zero Client, The t310 G2

Today HP announced the t310 G2 all-in-one zero client. The new zero client sports a narrow bezel that the company states will help provide seamless visuals, improved ergonomics and maximum data security. The new zero client is powered by Teradici and is compatible with VMware and Amazon virtual workspace environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Acquires Avere

The acquisitions are off to an early start in 2018, as today the Microsoft Corporation announced it has acquired Avere Systems. This should give Microsoft a leg up to its hybrid cloud strategy and an overall boost to Azure. The terms of the acquisitions weren’t disclosed.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Submissions Approved in Highly-Esteemed VMmark 3 Benchmark

A member of the Dell Technologies family business, VMware first launched its VMmark freeware in 2007 in an effort to more accurately benchmark the performance and scalability of single-server virtualized IT environments. VMware built on this by expanding its freeware to encompass multiple servers and multiple platform-level workloads with VMmark 2. VMware has now upped the ante with VMmark 3. As the world of computing becomes even more complex, VMmark 3 is a standardized benchmark that allows organizations to compare disparate virtualization and hardware platforms and configurations. The benchmark has much integrity in the industry and has become the standard for evaluation of virtualization platforms.  

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageReview’s Top 10 Enterprise Articles Of 2017

Every year here at StorageReview we write a lot of articles, news, and reviews. And as long as you, dear readers, keep interested, we’ll keep cranking them out. Below is a list of the top 10 enterprise articles of the past year by reader engagement.

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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb FC HBA Review

The Broadcom LPe32002 32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) is part of Broadcom’s Emulex Gen 6 FC HBAs. The entire Emulex Gen 6 line is designed to deliver maximum performance and low latency to networked storage systems utilizing high performance drives such as flash and NVMe. We will be looking specifically at the LPe32002, which, like the rest of the LPe32000 series, comes in single, dual or quad 32GFC optics.

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by Mark Kidd

Premio FlacheSAN1N4C-D4 Flash Array Data Transfer Node in SCinet

In November we attended the 2017 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis -- better known as the 2017 Supercomputing Conference (SC17). Each year at the Supercomputing Conference, researchers and vendors from academia and industry assemble SCinet: a supercomputer and network fabric that serves as testbed and proof-of-concept for new high performance compute, networking, and storage technologies. Premio is one of the vendors who contributed hardware and expertise to the 2017 SCinet in the form of two FlacheSAN1N4C-D4 data node enclosures, with each node benchmarking  up to 24GB/s (168Gbps) sustained read throughput and up to 3.6M IOPS. This allowed SCinet to have the capacity to transfer large datasets at a fast cache speed.  

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