by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 1Q18 Earnings

This week Micron Technology, Inc. announced its earnings for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, which ended November 30, 2017. Overall, Micron is showing a marked improvement in sales and earnings for this quarter. This news also had a positive impact on its stock as it saw a sharp jump before leveling off slightly higher than where it was before the earnings report.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC ProSupport Enterprise Suite Review

Dell Services first launched its ProSupport service in 2008, and the response in the marketplace made it an award-winning service with high customer satisfaction. Five years later, Dell released its ProSupport Enterprise Suite to address the growing complexity in the converged IT enterprise environment. As the IT landscape evolves with virtualized systems, Big Data, Cloud, and converged infrastructure, the need for enterprise-class support is heightened. To address these needs, Dell EMC offers 3 tiers of support, as well as support for the Data Center.  Enterprise customers may choose from their Basic, ProSupport, or ProSupport Plus plans or select the ProSupport Enterprise Suite for the Data Center, which offers 4 levels of support.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 2nd-Gen 10-nanometer Class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM Chips

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation 10-nanometer class (1y-nm), 8Gb DDR4 DRAM. Designed for high-end computing systems from now and in the future, Samsung’s new RAM is touted as the highest performing and most energy-efficiency 8Gb DRAM chip available coupled with the smallest dimensions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Updates Backup & Replication 9.5 With Update 3

Today Veeam released its third major update for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5. In this update Veeam has added some things that it was planning on waiting for the v10 such as agent management. This update also includes support for VMware Cloud on AWS and storage integration with IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo Storage V Series.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Unveils Its Stratix 10 MX FPGA With Integrated HBM2

Intel unveiled its latest field programmable gate array (FPGA), the Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA. What is most notable about this FPGA is that it is the indusry’s first to be integrated with High Bandwidth Memory DRAM (HBM2). Intel states that its new FPGAs will offer up to 10 times the memory bandwidth when compared with standalone DDR memory solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Cloudian, Axis, Rubrik, Archive360, Apposite, Toshiba, StreamSets, & Instana

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cisco declares a cash dividend. Cloudian announces ConnectStore for Axis cameras. Rubrik achieves Common Criteria EAL2+. Archive360 announces its Archive2Azure supports Microsoft Archive Blob Storage Tier. Apposite announces 100Gb/s Network Emulator. Toshiba begins sampling its automotive UFS. StreamSets releases Control Hub. Instana secures $20 million in Series B funding.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageReview Success Story: Canyon ISD

At StorageReview we frequently mention large enterprises and small to medium markets without elaborating on them to any real degree. The reason for this is that these terms can be applied to a wide range of businesses and organizations. One that would definitely fit in the SMB group would be a school. For this success story we look at Canyon Independent School District in the Texas Panhandle and how they have migrated to new gear over the last year. A special guest author, Michael Keough, has written this piece. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases FS1018, DS218, & Virtual Machine Manager

Today Synology Inc. announced the release of two new desktop NAS devices as well as the official launch of Virtual Machine Manager. Of the two new NAS, one is the FlashStation FS1018, Synology’s first all-flash Desktop NAS. The company is also releasing the 2-bay DiskStation DS218. And Synology announced that Virtual Machine Manager has moved out of beta to its official release.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kaminario & Splunk Partner To Accelerate Autonomous Data Center Deployment

Today Kaminario released a K2 App for Splunk Enterprise. This application is designed to provide enterprise customers with intuitive dashboards and sophisticated analytics for the Kaminario K2 all-flash array. The two companies are also announcing a partnership that shows the benefits of running Splunk Analytics on the Kaminario K2 storage platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba & WD Stop Suing Each Other & Decide To Work Together

Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation announced that they would hang up the gloves and end ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration. The agreement the two companies entered into not only ends the disputes they have been having but increases the relationship. The two companies will be working together more closely on flash memory in the future.

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