by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces General Availability Of Its Hyper-Converged All-Flash Appliance

Pivot3 recently announced the general availability of its new hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) all-flash enterprise appliance. The new appliance joins Pivot3’s wide selection of high-capacity systems and can be combined with their other HCI appliances through their central management system. Pivot3 also announced that Trent Landreth and Jason Peoples have joined their executive team.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Demonstrates HAMR HDDs at InterMag

At the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (InterMag) this year, Seagate Technology discussed and demonstrated some of the new storage technologies that they have been working on such as heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and bit-patterned media (BPM) technologies. InterMag was held in China for the first time in its 52-year history, China accounts for a growing portion of the world's hard drive sales. Along with Seagate there were several other major vendors present including Intel, TDK, Showa Denko, Samsung, Fujitsu, IBM, and Toshiba.

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by Adam Armstrong

Iron Mountain Reveals Study Results That Could Generate Millions

Iron Mountain Incorporated has sponsored a white paper study through IDC. Just recently they revealed the results of the study and have found that organizations could save and be generating millions of dollars if their data archives were mined effectively. This finding effects organizations of all sizes. What’s more, organizations that can leverage their data properly are able to generate as much as $10 million more in saving and revenue.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Eaton G3 Platform ePDU Review

Eaton's third-generation or G3 ePDUs are 0U, vertical mounted power distribution units. The ePDUs can have between 10 to 42 outlets, depending on the model. These PDUs enable administrators to monitor power usage of the entire PDU, individual outlets, or sections of outlets over a network. The metering or managed functions are built into the PDUs and Eaton offers free software for monitoring. In our recently moved StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab we are using three Eaton G3 EMI104-10 metered-input ePDUs as well as a managed G3 EMA107-10 across multiple Eaton S-Series Racks.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces Solutions For Red Hat, Ceph, And OpenStack

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Super Micro Computer Inc. announced that it would be delivering Open Source optimized solutions across its portfolio of computing and storage platforms. Supermicro’s Red Hat solutions will now support Linux 7 for open hybrid cloud and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures. Supermicro also announced that its next generation X10 Storage Servers will be optimized for Ceph.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Eaton BladeUPS Power System Review

The Eaton BladeUPS system is a modular battery backup platform that enables uninterruptable power to a populated rack or racks. Unlike other UPS systems, the BladeUPS houses both its electronics and batteries in the same housing. The BladeUPS is unqiue though in that it is both modular and scalable. Users can start off with one 8kW, 6U unit and scale all the way up to an entire rack populated with units, topping out at 60kW. Eaton claims that their BladeUPS have an operating efficiency of 98.6%, with 65% less heat dissipation, and a 70% reduction in footprint compared to their competitors.

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE VTrak J5000 JBOD Expansion Units Now Available

PROMISE Technology has announced that its VTrak J5000 JBOD expansion units for cloud and enterprise data centers are now globally available, including the J5300s, J5320s, J5600s, and J5800s. Quoted to deliver double the bandwidth and throughput, the VTrak J5000 Series 12 Gb/s SAS subsystems deliver a SAS solution with enterprise level reliability and functionality while leveraging high-performance HDDs and SSDs. Previously, Promise announced their VSky A-Series software-defined Storage appliances, which is able to connect to Promise’s Vess and VTrak storage systems in order to create a unified storage pool.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases VS360HD

Today Synology Inc. announced that they are releasing their latest VisualStation, VS360HD. The VS360HD can be paired with a Synology Network Video Recording system (NVR) running Synology’s Surveillance Station, providing a robust security system that doesn’t need a dedicated computer. The VS360HD can decode and display up to 36 channels of HD video.

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by Adam Armstrong

RAIDIX Releases Latest Version Of Its Unified Storage Software

RAIDIX announced the latest version of its unified storage software, RAIDIX 4.3. The latest update aims to bring increased performance, fault tolerance, ease of implementation and use. RAIDIX claims that their software is now even faster, more reliable and convenient.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Releases PowerShell Toolkit 2.0 In Tech Preview

Tintri announced that it has released the latest version of PowerShell Toolkit, version 2.0, in its Tech Preview (similar to a beta). The latest version of PowerShell Toolkit is now using API features in the API v310.21 release available in Tintri OS 3.2 and TGC 2.0. The latest version has features that will allows users to automate their VMstores and TGCs. Tintri is encouraging user feedback.

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