by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Unveils Spectra NVR3 Video Surveillance

At ISC West this past week, Spectra Logic Corporation unveiled a new global division, Spectra Video Surveillance. Simultaneously, they also unveiled Spectra Video Surveillance’s first product, Spectra NVR3. NVR3 is an enterprise-class fully integrated video management software (VMS) that has intelligent analytics and multi-tiered storage.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Switch Series Review

The Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Series is a series of switches that can be housed in a single 4U chassis (3U for switches, 1U for redundant power supplies). The Chassis M6100 Series delivers L2/L3/L4 and IPv4/IPv6 rich services (no license required) and 1G/10G mixed infrastructures in server rooms. The M6100 is aimed at campuses SMBs that want to deploy from core to edge, but don’t want to exhaust their IT budget in the process. The Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Series is a high performing, highly resilient, fully redundant, and “future proof” switch series. The entire feature set including datacenter (DCBX, PFC, ETS, FIP Snooping) and advanced IPv6 L3 routing (OSPF, PBR, BGP) is available without license.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Integrates With Leading Technology Partners

Along with the updates and enhancements recently announced for its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway, Spectra Logic has also announced that it is integrating with clients in the media and entertainment industry. This announcement provides direct access to deep storage for MAMs, editing suites, and media handlers. In effect, they could access all of their data with a cloud-like interface.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Announces The General Availability Of Azure Premium Storage

Microsoft Azure announced today the general availability of Azure Premium Storage. Unlike Azure Standard Storage that stores data on HDDs, Azure Premium Storage stores data on SSDs. That means workloads that require high I/O performance and low latency such as: OLTP, Big Data, and Data Warehousing on platforms like SQL Server, MongoDB, Cassandra, and others can now be moved into the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Tackles Big Data Through Updates To BigQuery & Dataflow

Big Data comes up frequently in data management. Harnessing Big Data can lead businesses to all sorts of insights that could make them more efficient and more profitable. The only problem is that using Big Data can be quite the arduous undertaking when it comes to resource management and system administration. Google plans to tackle Big Data the “cloud way” with Google Cloud Platform and updates to its BigQuery and the introduction of Cloud Dataflow.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco UCS C3160 Server For Use As High-Performance Backup

Cisco recently introduced significant innovations to its Unified Computing System (UCS). Cisco launched several new offerings aimed at cloud service providers, high capacity media streaming, small IT environments, and data-intensive computing. The highlight at the time was the new modular or M-Series. However, shifting focus over to the C-series, specifically the C3160, one can begin to see how a server can be used as a high-performance backup storage resource.

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by Lyle Smith

QLogic Announced the 2550100 Alliance for Migrating to 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Technology

QLogic has unveiled the 2550100 Alliance, which is comprised of a group of server, storage, networking and software companies working together to systematically bring solutions to market based on new 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet technology. The development of this technology was motivated by hyperscale cloud providers who needed a more economical solution between 10Gb and 40Gb.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE Now Available

Veeam has released Endpoint Backup FREE, a new free tool that requires no additional software or purchases, providing a simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops. Simple and quick to install, users can back up endpoints to an external hard drive, network shared folder or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository. From backing up a personal device to protect the last few of physical servers in a data center, Veeam’s new free backup tool offers users an extensive feature set.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Surveillance Station 7.0 Review

Synology has several great, free apps for DiskStation and RackStation owners. What’s most talked about is that Synology devices offer ease of use, the ability to share and sync files across multiple platforms, and their reliability to protect your data. Synology also offers another comprehensive service that is incredibly powerful and equally valuable; Surveillance Station. Surveillance Station turns a Synology NAS into a robust surveillance system to help protect user’s homes and offices. It allows users to watch live feeds, playback recordings, and batch manage cameras.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Producing First M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD For PC Market

Today Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced that they are mass-producing the industry’s first NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs made specifically for PC and workstations, the SM951-NVMe. Samsung also announced that it has begun shipping the SM951-NVMe to OEMs for the PC market. This is the same technology HP announced last week in its Z Turbo Drive and Omen Pro workstation.

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