by Adam Armstrong

Micron 5100 MAX SSD Review

Earlier this year, Micron launched its new 5100 SSD family of data center drives. The family had three flavors of drives, the ECO for read-intensive workloads such as video streaming, the PRO for latency-sensitive transactional databases, and the MAX for write-intensive logging applications. In January we reviewed the ECO, finding that while it lacked in performance in some of our workloads, it did offer things such as up to 8TB (making it an ideal HDD replacement) and FlexPro firmware. For this review we will be looking at the 5100 MAX.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces New Cloud Offerings

Today at the .NEXT Conference 2017, Nutanix made several announcements around its Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS. The company is announcing that the OS will be delivered as a full software stack with new multi-cloud capabilities in Nutanix Calm and a new cloud service called Nutanix Xi Cloud Services. This approach will enable customers to use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Software throughout their multi-cloud deployments including on-premises with platforms from IBM, Dell EMC, Lenovo, Cisco and HPE, in the cloud via AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure, or natively with Nutanix Xi Cloud Services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Releases Its Latest IntelliFlash HD

Today Tegile Systems released the latest version of its flagship IntelliFlash HD multi-tiered flash storage platform. This new version enables customers to take advantage of NVMe technology without the risk or resources that are typically associated with it. According to Tegile, the new IntelliFlash HD contains the highest density flash available on the market, provides full encryption, and can store 30% more petabytes of data for any application use case and every workload, at a fraction of the normal cost.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR ReadyNAS 628X NAS Review

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS 628X is an 8-bay NAS designed for growing small and medium size businesses and is part of the NETGEAR's 620X line of high-performing NAS solutions. We previously reviewed the RN626X (the 6-bay model), which features the same premium build, and similar hardware and features: an Intel dual core server processor and is equipped with built-in dual 10Gb Ethernet ports, unlimited snapshots, disaster recovery and comprehensive--yet easy-to-use--file sharing capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze Releases 11TB PCIe NVMe SSD

Recently Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd. launched its next generation of PCIe NVMe SSD products, PBlaze5 700 and 900 series. The new SSD series are designed for hyper-scale data center deployment and for enterprise mission critical applications, respectively. The new drives come in both U.2 and Half-Height Half-Length Add In Card (HHHL AIC) form factors, utilize Memblaze's high-quality 3D Enterprise-level TLC NAND, support NVMe 1.2a, and have capacities up to 11TB (8TB for the 900 series).

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD EPYC Data Center CPU Launched

AMD has launched its new series of high-performance data center processors, AMD EPYC 7000 series. AMD is announcing the launch with support from a wide array of customers and partners including HPE, Dell, Asus, Gigabyte, Inventec, Lenovo, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, Mellanox, Samsung Electronics, Xilinx, and Wistron among others. The EPYC series is designed with up to 32 “Zen” cores and an unparalleled feature set, delivers greater performance than the competition across a full range of integer, floating point, memory bandwidth, and I/O benchmarks and workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Seagate, Synology, X-IO, Ascolta, Dell, DDN, Druva, Pivot3, Excelero, & Comtrade

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Seagate releases 8TB Game Drive Hub for Xbox and a 2TB Game Drive for PS4. Synology releases two new NAS, the DS1817 and the DS1517. Ascolta and X-IO partner to deliver HPC at the edge. Dell launches world’s first 4K laser projector. DDN named to $1 billion+ valuation Storage Unicorn list. Druva extends Data Protection and Governance capabilities to SharePoint Online. Pivot3 receives Common Criteria certification. Excelero wins first patent for SAN leveraging NVMe. Comtrade introduces data protection solution built for Nutanix.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell Wyse 3040 Review

Dell recently announced the Wyse 3040, its smallest, yet still powerful, thin client to date. Size wise, it is only 1.1 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide and deep, and weighs 0.53lbs. Though diminutive in size, the 3040 sports an Intel Atom X5 1.44GHz quad-core processor that supports up to 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB flash. The system also includes four USB ports (one that is USB 3.0) and two DisplayPort connections. Of course the Wyse 3040 is compatible with all major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon.

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by Adam Armstrong

Reduxio Systems Unveils Reduxio V3

Today Reduxio Systems unveiled what it is calling the world’s first unified primary and secondary storage platform with built-in disaster recovery (DR) and copy data management capabilities, Reduxio V3. The latest version is a step toward a highly available, self-healing, and self-recovering system designed to deliver near-zero RPO (recovery point objective) and RTO (recovery time objective). While that seems like a pretty tall order, Reduxio goes on to state that the latest version will simplify the data protection process while providing built-in data replication for disaster recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Unveils Its Open Source HCI

Today Red Hat Inc. announced that it was jumping into the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market with what it is calling the industry’s first production-ready fully open source HCI solution, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure. The new HCI solution is all about taking data center capabilities and squeezing them into smaller spaces such as branch offices and other remote facilities.

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