by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports Its First Earnings Since Going Public

Nutanix went public in September of this year. It had an IPO of $16 for 17.1 million shares and quickly saw its stock price shoot up to $38.15. Its stock fell off some before once again shooting back up. Nutanix has now released its for earnings report, for the first quarter of 2017. While the numbers exceed expectations, the stock saw yet another dip.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Reports Its 3Q 2017 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2017 and most of its numbers are still looking up. Pure has managed to put out fairly positive numbers again and again since it went public. However, even though Pure saw a record revenue this time it is still seeing its net loss grow. And its stock saw a sharp drop after it reported its earnings.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Ultrasharp 30 Monitor (UP3017) Review

The Dell Ultrasharp UP3017 a a 30-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor that features a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2560x1600 resolution and Dell's PremierColor technology. The color tuning and matte finish make the UP3017 well-positioned to tackle the demands of professionals who desire color accuracy and the ability to tweak if needed, but appreciate the true-to-life colors out of the box with no manual calibration required. As is standard with this class of Dell monitor, the unit contains a plethora of input and output connections, along with support for KVM and daisy chaining displays. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Amazon Introduces Amazon Snowmobile For Moving Exabytes Of Data

A little over a year ago, Amazon announced its Snowball for moving data to AWS faster. The initial Snowball was roughly the size of a briefcase and could store up to 50TB. For $200, customers could quickly load up data and physically ship it to Amazon to have it stored on AWS. While this seemed like a good idea to avoid the constraints that would be put on network connections in an attempt to move the data, it just wasn’t enough space. Amazon bumped up the size of the Snowball earlier this year to 80TB but it still isn’t quite enough for some companies. Enter Amazon’s new product for transferring data, the AWS Snowmobile.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases NetBackup 8.0

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest release of its backup and recovery suite, NetBackup 8.0. On top of that, Veritas is also releasing an integrated Enterprise Data Management solution geared to help companies as try to both manage data in the cloud and gain insight from the data they have. NetBackup 8.0 comes with several enhancements. The new Enterprise Data Management solution builds off of NetBackup to integrate data visibility, application resiliency and copy data management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Quad Core Wyse 5060 Thin Client

Today Dell announced its latest Wyse thin client, the 5060. The new thin client is designed for knowledge workers and is all about high-performance and security. The Wyse 5060 is highly compatible with major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon. Dell states that its new thin client can deliver flexibility, efficiency and security that companies seek in new cloud environments while still delivering the end-user experience customers have learned to expect from Dell thin clients.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexsan To Spin Out From Imation & Go Private

Today Nexsan announced that it will be spun out form its parent company, Imation Corp. Nexsan will spin out in a transaction with Spear Point Capital Management, once again making it a private company. The newly private Nexsan will be run by Imation leaders Bob Fernander, CEO, and Geoff Barrall, CTO.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton 9PX3000RTN UPS Review

A few years ago, we reviewed the Eaton 9PX6K, a UPS from the company’s line of high-efficiency battery backups designed to protect medium-to-high-density IT equipment in computer rooms. Overall, we found that it offered comprehensive management and power protection and kept our lab tests running seamlessly. Earlier this year, the company released a broader range of models in the Eaton 9PX line, which consisted of devices that fit in a slightly smaller scope. Among these new models is the 2U 9PX3000RTN 3000VA 120V UPS, which we will be looking at today.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces All-Flash For As Little As 3¢/GB/Month

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today its new initiative around flexible storage consumption models and accelerating all-flash data center adoption with its HPE 3PAR Flash Now. HPE is also announcing an update to its StoreFabric 32Gb (Gen 6) Fibre Channel portfolio for faster networking. And they have entered a partnership with Spectra Logic for enhanced data protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Its First All-Flash NAS, The FlashStation FS3017

Synology has launched its first all-flash NAS, FlashStation FS3017. Synology has a ton of NAS devices and they have supported flash for some time (with a flash caching option as well). The FS3017 marks the first time the company has released a product specifically designed for flash as opposed to also supporting it. Synology states that the FS3017 is ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application.

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