by Josh Linden

OCZ Announces Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSDs with Windows Accelerator Software

OCZ Storage Solutions today announced the availability the new Z-Drive 4500 PCIe series, an update to the successful Z-Drive R4. The Z-Drive 4500 uses 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND flash and is available in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB. The Z-Drive 4500 integrates with OCZ’s new Windows Accelerator (WXL) Software, a flash management and caching solution for Microsoft Windows Server applications that can make the drive available as a local flash volume, a flash cache for HDD volumes, or both.

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by Josh Linden

Toshiba PX02SS Enterprise SSD Review

The Toshiba PX02SS is a 2.5-inch enterprise SSD designed for transaction-intensive workloads including OLTP database applications and features a dual-port 12Gb/s SAS3 interface. The PX02SS and is available in 100GB, 200GB, 400GB, and 800GB capacities and offers notable write endurance among its class due to an overprovisioned Toshiba 24nm eMLC architecture. The Toshiba PX02SS is specified for 5.48PB total bytes written for the 100GB edition up to 43.8PB TBW for the 800GB SSD.

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by Lyle Smith

BAE TeraStar System For Commercial Customers Now Available

BAE Systems has announced the launch of its TeraStar system for commercial customers, which focuses on redefining the economics of big data storage. The TeraStar system is a data storage solution specifically designed to meet the big data storage needs of next-generation government and military all the while accommodating the cost and size needs of small to medium sized businesses as well as cloud-based storage providers.

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by Lyle Smith

NexentaStor Version 4.0 Announced

Nexenta has announced the latest release of NexentaStor, version 4.0, the award-winning SDS solution and a vital part of the Software Defined Data Center. NexentaStor is a feature-rich NAS/SAN software platform with enterprise class capabilities, focusing on issues that arise due to ever-growing datasets and provides customers with the flexibility to choose their storage operating system independently of the hardware that it runs on. Nexenta’s SDS solution also aids organizations in implementing high-performance, cost-effective data storage solutions with features such as: inline deduplication, unlimited snapshots, cloning and full HA support. 

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by Lyle Smith

EMC and Teradata Partner to Deliver Better Backup and Disaster Recovery

Teradata has announced its new certified solutions that significantly enhance backup, recovery and DR capabilities for all Teradata Database users.  These new certifications combine EMC’s latest Data Domain deduplication storage systems and Teradata’s latest Data Stream Architecture (DSA), which deliver new data protection options via Teradata’s Backup Archive and Recovery (BAR) solution to all of its database customers.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar C15K600 Family of Enterprise-Class HDDs Now Shipping

HGST has announced it is now shipping the Ultrastar C15K600 family, a new line of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives. The new Ultrastar C15K600 HDDs offers best-in-class performance and capacity in one streamlined solution, which makes way for higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Josh Linden

Nimbus Gemini X-Series SAN/NAS All Flash Solution Announced

Nimbus Data Systems today announced the Gemini X-series, a scale-out all-flash solution with unified storage and data management via the HALO operating system. The X-series consists of the X1000 Flash Director and up to ten X96 and X48 Flash Nodes that expand capacity in 96TB or 48TB increments for up to 960TB total capacity. A 960TB array requires just 5,500 Watts of power and occupies 24U of rack space.

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by Josh Linden

A3CUBE Announces RONNIEE Express Storage Interconnect Architecture and Solutions

A3CUBE has announced the first three products for use with its RONNIEE Express interconnect fabric, which the company is positioning as a successor to incumbent Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand options for high performance enviroments. RONNIEE Express is the foundation of A3CUBE’s In-Memory Network technology, which allows direct shared global memory throughout the fabric for lower latency, simplified scaling to exascale environments, and other performance advantages.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Purple Surveillance HDDs Now Available

WD has announced the availability of WD Purple, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications. Available in capacities from 1TB up to 4TB, the WD Purple hard drives excel in home and small business security environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 HD video cameras.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Surveillance HDD Announced

Seagate has announced the Surveillance HDD, it's seventh-generation drive engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications. The Surveillance HDD is available as a 3.5-inch drive in capacities of up to 4TB and can store up to 480 hours of HD content; making it the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for surveillance applications. Additionally, the Surveillance HDD can scale video storage and now incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors, which enables it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives. As such, it is ideal for small-to-medium businesses including casinos or manufacturing plants where bulk storage for HD video and video analytics are an important aspect of daily operation.

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