by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F Review

The Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F is a 2U all-flash storage array (AFA) that is designed to work in concert with fast servers and network connections to service the needs of the most demanding applications. The DX200F can run 5-24 SAS3 drives of either 800GB or 1.6TB for an overall raw capacity of up to 38.4TB. The array comes with a 16Gb Fibre Channel, an optional 10Gb iSCSI interface card, 16GB cache, integration of system management tools from VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and complementary ETERNUS SF Express management software (a unified management suite across Fujitsu's line that provides enterprise-class functionality to even entry- and midrange-class products). All major components are redundant, including the power supply and storage controller, allowing for continuous operations and component swaps during an unplanned outage.

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by Brian Beeler

Selecting the Best Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPU for SQL Server 2012

Flash storage often gets the headline when it comes to discussing database performance. However CPUs and RAM are vital components in determining how many transactions SQL Server can handle, and more importantly, how quickly it can deliver them. For those running SQL 2012 on iron (non-virtualized) as many are, architecting the system can be a delicate balance between capacity, performance and cost considerations. In this review we evaluate four Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge v2 processors and their effect on SQL TPC-C workloads in a two processor system.

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by Lyle Smith

Connected Data Transporter Genesis Private Cloud Storage Platform Announced

Connected Data has unveiled the Transporter Genesis. The company claims it is the first private cloud storage platform to combine the modern file management features of public cloud storage services, such as with Dropbox or Box, with the visibility and control offered by a NAS system from vendors, such as NetApp. With Transporter Genesis, organizations can keep cloud data on-site without having to pay recurring monthly fees, manage storage capacity limits, or replace legacy storage systems. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fusion ioMemory PX600 Review

The Fusion ioMemory PX600 is a third-generation PCIe application accelerator with an emphasis on endurance and price-to-performance. The PX600 and its value-oriented SX300 sibling comprise Fusion's new "Atomic Series" which is essentially one hardware platform with two different NAND overprovisioning schemes that result in different performance and endurance profiles for the two drives. Therefore we will be publishing reviews of the two drives in tandem.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Fusion ioMemory SX300 Review

The Fusion ioMemory SX300 is a third generation PCIe application accelerator with an emphasis on endurance and price-to-performance. The SX300 and its higher-performance PX600 sibling comprise Fusion's new "Atomic Series" which is essentially one hardware platform with two different NAND overprovisioning schemes that result in different performance profiles for the two drives.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cleversafe And HP Work Together to Expand Object-Storage Solutions

Today Cleversafe Inc. announced that it has partnered with HP to sell its object-based storage software platform on HP's ProLiant Server family. HP and its partners will be able to sell Cleversafe's object-based storage software platform directly using HP's global reach to extend their market. This is the latest partnership we've seen recently that combines products and reach, extending benefits to customers all around.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperServer 1027R-WC1NRT (NVMe) Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1027R-WC1NRT is a high-performance, enterprise-class server with storage emphasis that supports SAS3 12Gb/s and NVMe interfaces. The chassis houses 10 hot-swappable 2.5" drive bays in a slim, 1U rackmount form factor that is ideal for dense computing environments. The 1027R-WC1NRT is made up of two main subsystems: the SC116AC2-R700WB 1U chassis and the X9DRW-CTF31 dual processor serverboard. In addition, the SuperServer is built around the X9DRWCF31/CTF31, a dual processor serverboard based on the Intel C602J chipset, which is designed to provide the performance needed for intense server workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

OpenStack Juno Release Now Available

The tenth release of OpenStack, an open source software for building public and private clouds, is now available. Labeled as “Juno,” the latest release adds enterprise features including storage policies as well as a new data processing service that provisions Hadoop and Spark. It also lays the foundation for OpenStack to be the platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), which drives improved agility and efficiency in telco and service provider data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro And Nexenta Collaborate To Enhance VMware EVO: RAIL and Virtual SAN

Today Nexenta and Super Micro Computer Inc announced that they are collaborating to enhance Supermicro’s VMware EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN offerings with NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN. This is the latest in collaborations and partners we’ve seen recently, that are aimed at giving customers hyper-converged solutions to ease the transition into Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic and Brocade Collaborate to Advance Fibre Channel SAN Fabric Connectivity

QLogic Corp. has announced a new set of industry-leading features for their 16Gb Gen5 Fibre Channel adapters. These new features mark the first co-development effort between QLogic and Brocade, two of the leading in Fibre Channel SAN fabrics.

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