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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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Multi Actuator Technology

Seagate Technology announced a way to potentially double its HDD performance while retaining the high capacity that they are known for, Multi Actuator Technology. This new technology is aimed at hyperscale data centers where price, performance, and capacity all need to be optimized. The technology can also help address other issues of expanding data and the need to store and analyze it.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.3.4 Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the official release of QTS 4.3.4 (previously in beta back in October), the latest release of its comprehensive NAS operating system. Version 4.3.4 focuses on the "essence of storage" to bring higher performance, multifunctional capabilities, and greater security to their NAS portfolio. 

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by Lyle Smith

Dell's NextWave Initiative Launches to Help Reduce Ocean Litter

Now more than ever, technology companies are trying to do their diligence in curbing the effects of human footprint and consumption on the environment. Oceans are one of these areas that are extremely vulnerable to human waste, particularly with plastics. In fact, some experts believe that more than 86 million metric tons of plastics are in the oceans at this very moment, which translates to more than 5 trillion pieces in total. This is a serious concern, especially since the vast majority of these plastic pieces are said to be under 5mm in size. This certainly makes extraction difficult.

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by Kevin OBrien

Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd Server Review

In the spring of 2017, Dell EMC launched the much-anticipated refresh of the PowerEdge lineup, upgrading the PowerEdge lineup to Xeon SP from Broadwell. The refresh included the new R740 server family, which encompasses the mainstream R740 as well as the "extreme disk" version dubbed the R740xd, which we will be looking at in this review. This powerhouse server supports a wide range of storage options, stretching up to eighteen 3.5" or thirty-two 2.5" disks for incredible capacity, or up to twenty-four 2.5" NVMe SSDs, if breakneck storage I/O is more of your forte. Compute and DRAM aren't left in the backseat either, with the R740xd supporting up to dual Intel Xeon Scalable processors with 28 cores each and a peak memory footprint of 3TB max. There are few applications this new server wouldn't excel in, which is exactly the direction Dell EMC took when designing this ever-modular platform.

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