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Intel SSD DC P3608 AIC NVMe SSD Review

The Intel DC P3608 is a high-performance enterprise NVMe SSD that leverages the add-in-card (AIC) form factor aimed at the database, HPC and real-time analytics. The half-height, half-length (HHHL) cards offer capacities up to 4TB and performance at the top end of 5GB/s sequential read and 3GB/s sequential write, along with 850,000 random 4K read IOPS. The P3608 extends the P3600 series which comes in both 2.5" and AIC form factors. The P3608 effectively combines two P3600s onto one AIC, which yields a doubling of capacity and performance from a single P3600 drive. 

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HGST Ultrastar SN100 Series AIC NVMe SSD Review

The Ultrastar SN100 Series of enterprise SSDs is HGST's first foray into NVMe drives, with their prior work being centered on the SAS interface. The family of drives is broken into two categories, the SN100 referring to the 2.5" form factor and the SN150 meaning half-height half-length add-in-card (AIC) form factor. In either shape the drives are designed to meet the most demanding workloads with an emphasis in cloud, hyperscale and enterprise applications. The SN100 Series comes in capacities up to 3.2TB and offers read throughput of up to 3GB/s (seq 128k) and random read and write IOPS of 743,000 and 140,000 respectively. 

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Huawei ES3000 V2 AIC PCIe SSD Review

The Huawei ES3000 V2 PCIe SSD cards are designed to address server storage IO bottlenecks, accelerate business applications and improve overall resource utilization. The ES3000 family offers both full-height, half-length and low profile form factors, with capacity options ranging from 600GB to a maximum of 3.2TB. 

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Memblaze PBlaze4 AIC NVMe SSD Review

Memblaze has a new generation of NVMe SSDs designed for the enterprise. The PBlaze4 is intended for data centers running cloud computing, database, and other demanding applications. It is available in both half-height, half-length (HHHL) and full-height, half-length (FHHL) form factors, and capacities ranging from 800GB to 6.4TB. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Customers Can Now Control Pivot3’s vSTAC OS Through VMware vCenter Server

Pivot3 announced the release of a plug-in for its vSTAC OS Management Client Integration. This new plug-in connects directly with VMware vCenter Server and gives administrators a single point of control, through VMware interface, for Pivot3's global hyper-converged infrastructure technology.

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Supermicro SuperServer 2028U-TNR4T+ Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 2028U-TNR4T+ is a high-end server that leverages the CSE-219UAC-R1K02 2U server chassis where the SC219UAC(4)-R1K02 2U server chassis and the X10DRU-i+ dual processor serverboard subsystems reside. Like other SuperServers before it, the 2028U-TNR4T+ offers a ton of flexibility for use cases that involve intense application workloads using its equipped 8x SATA3 (6Gbps), 24x SAS3 ports support via optional add-on Cards, and 4x NVMe slots, the latter which is two more than the 1028U SuperServer. We recently leveraged the 2028U-TNR4T+ to test the Intel SSD DC P3700, Memblaze PBlaze4, and Samsung XS1715 2.5" NVMe SSDs as well as the Huwei ES3000, HGST SN100, Memblaze PBlaze, and Intel P3608 HHHL AIC form factor NVMe SSDs. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Exablox Offers Both Inline Variable & Fixed-Length Deduplication As Well As Inline Compression

Today Exablox announced that it has added variable-length deduplication to its OneBlox appliance as well as offering an on-premises storage management solution, Private OneSystem. Adding variable-length deduplication makes Exablox the only storage provider to offer both inline variable-length and fixed-length deduplication along with inline compression in a single storage pool. Private OneSystem will compliment Exablox’ existing cloud-based storage management offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

Carbonite To Acquire EVault

Carbonite has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EVault, a division of Seagate Technology and provider of business continuity and disaster recovery. With the acquisition, Carbonite believes that it will be able provide a full suite of solutions that are cost-effective, easy to use and meet the needs of all SMBs. A purchase price of $14 million in cash was set for all of the assets of EVault’s operations.

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by Lyle Smith

Barracuda Announces New Cloud Archiving Service

Barracuda has announced Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, designed to help organizations with compliance as well as to efficiently address eDiscovery requests. Barracuda also unveiled its Microsoft Office 365 strategic initiative in order to assist organizations in managing their businesses when moving to (and managing in) Office 365. Barracuda indicates that the company’s new cloud-based archiving service supports this Office 365 initiative adding that end users can have read only access to search and view email from anywhere on any device that uses a web or mobile interface via integration with Microsoft Outlook on Windows, or with native applications for MacOS, iOS, and Android.

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by Lyle Smith

Cleversafe Announces Software Defined/Hardware Aware Storage Approach

Cleversafe has announced its software defined/hardware aware storage approach, which is designed to take hidden costs and complexity out of software defined storage (SDS) by giving enterprises the ability to manage their hardware and software from a single management system. In addition, they have also announced newly certified hardware platforms built to give enterprise customers greater deployment flexibility.

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