by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Announces Support For Haswell Processors & Configure To Order For NX-3000 Series

Nutanix Inc. has announced that it will soon support Intel's new Haswell Processors, the successor to the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. Nutanix's entire hardware portfolio will support the new Haswell Processors over the next few months. Nutanix also announced a Configure To Order (CTO) for its NX-3000 series allowing customers to choose the size of the platform they need for the given workload.

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by Adam Armstrong

EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D Review

The EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D is a storage-dense 1U form factor server that houses up to 20 7mm SATA SSDs. This ultra-high performance flash server is pitched as sustaining 112Gbps of throughput and up to 1 million plus IOPS with 20 SSDs. The platform supports dual Intel Haswell CPUs, up to 512GB of DDR4 RAM, and offers two PCIe Gen3 slots for expansion. The EchoStreams FlacheSAN1L-D has use cases both in the traditional data center and several that couldn't be further away from those friendly confines. The combination of storage density, performance and cost make this unique platform one of the more flexible available. 

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Unveils Next Generation Flash Storage Solutions

Today IBM unveiled two new all-flash enterprise storage solutions, the FlashSystem V9000 and the FlashSystem 900. These two new all-flash solutions are aimed at helping organizations by providing industry-leading performance, reliability, and efficiency by accelerating data-intensive applications, all the while lower costs.

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by Josh Linden

New EMC Isilon Array Supports Up to 50PB Data Lake Clusters and OneFS 7.2 Operating System

Today EMC has announced new products and solutions to support the Data Lake Foundation, leading with the new Isilon HD400 NAS platform that offers a 2.5x increase in maximum capacity over the previous generation. This increase allows for Isilon-based EMC Data Lake deployments with cluster sizes up to 50PB. EMC has also announced an updated OneFS 7.2 operating system, Data Lake support for OpenStack Swift, and a new Data Lake certification for integrating with Hortonworks analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

FalconStor Unveils Industry's First Horizontal Converged Data Service Platform

FalconStor Software Inc. unveiled the industry's first horizontal converged data service platform, FreeStor. FreeStor allows data to flow horizontally across older and newer technology, both physical and virtual. The new unified platform works across arrays, servers, hypervisors, data centers, and the cloud to provide migration, continuity, protection, recovery, and optimization.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series for SMBs Announced

QNAP has announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for SMBs, which is equipped with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives. This new set of hardware allows the TS-x31+ series to offer a powerful yet, energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption. It also features the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0 and various multimedia applications.

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by Josh Linden

Springpath Emerges from Stealth with New Software-Based Data Platform

Springpath today announced its public launch, including details about the Springpath Data Platform, the company's signature software-based data platform. Built on the company’s proprietary Hardware Agnostic Log-structure Objects (HALO) architecture, this platform incorporates storage, management, and data protection functionality. The Springpath Data Platform is supported for use with servers from Cisco, Dell, HP, and Supermicro and offers file, block, and object storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Announces First All-Flash, Cost Effective, Primary Storage

Today Violin Memory, Inc. announced the availability of all-flash storage system that is designed to run all primary storage below the cost of traditional disk, the Flash Storage Platform (FSP). This announcement includes the new 7300, 7300E, and 7700 all-flash arrays, Violin's latest operating system, Concerto OS 7, and its Symphony 3 simple management control.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Tower 7810 Review

The Dell Precision Tower 7810 is a high-end desktop workstation that is highly customizable to its given need. The 7810 is all about giving users the power they need for intensive applications and graphics-rich workloads. The tower comes with either single or dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, up to 256GB of quad-channel 2133MHz DDR4 ECC RIMM RAM, a range of different AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro graphic cards, and the 7810 offers the option of traditional drives (with optional Intel CAS-W software solutions that enable I/O speeds close to SSD configurations) and SSD drives. New today is also support for Intel's P3700 PCIe SSD, which provides even more performance for hefty enterprise workloads within the workstation form factor.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Adds More Cloud Backup Options

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their CloudBackup Station, which adds more support for backing up data stored on a QNAP NAS devices to cloud storage services including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Google, RackSpace, HP Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, WebDAV-compatible cloud storage. In addition, it gives users the ability to build a comprehensive plan for disaster recovery.

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