by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Its New Xeon Processor E5-2600 v4 Product Family

As several of our news stories and one review have pointed out earlier today, Intel has released a new “tick” processor the Xeon E5-2600 v4 Broadwell product family. As with all new processor releases, this one centers around increased performance and efficiency. The performance increase is designed to affect a wide range of workloads and, according to Intel, it provides an array of new technologies for more efficient virtualization, smarter resource orchestration, and enhanced protection of systems and data.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Intel Expands Its Portfolio Of SSDs

Along with releasing its latest Xeon processor series today, Intel is also expanding its portfolio of SSDs. Intel’s latest SSD are aimed at Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as consumer and enterprise Applications. The new SSDs were unveiled during Intel’s Cloud Day event today. Intel revealed several new SSDs including their first 3D NAND drive and their first dual-port PCIe SSD using NVMe protocol.

Read more
by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730 Server with Intel Broadwell Review

Intel has released more of its “tick” Broadwell 14nm processors. As with all Intel processor releases these new Broadwell CPUs aim to bring better performance to the servers that use them. Dell has refreshed its PowerEdge R730 servers (review of the R730 before the refresh) and has run a series of benchmarks to highlight the difference customers can expect from the updated processors. Dell was nice enough to share their testing and results with us but we are always more inclined to run our own tests to see how well something works, which we have, leveraging the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. 

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces Servers & Solutions Featuring New Intel Xeon CPUs

Today Lenovo announced new servers, software, and solutions all aimed at accelerated performance, simplified management, and a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). These new products will feature the newly released Intel Xeon series processors. Using the new processors Lenovo was able to achieve 6 performance world records including world record for x86 two-processor virtualized workloads, overall world record for server and storage performance per watt for all virtualized workloads, overall world record for server performance per watt for all virtualized workloads, world record for two-processor database and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, leadership performance in high-throughput workloads such as high-performance computing, and leadership performance in high-speed computing workloads such as high-frequency trading.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its Server Portfolio Providing Support For Persistent Memory

A few days ago Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced their new Persistent Memory (a combination of DRAM and NAND in a DIMM format). Today they are announcing their new compute platforms that have built-in support for their new Persistent Memory. On top of these new platforms, HPE is also announcing new ProLiant Gen9 server options along with other solutions with the aim of modernizing customer data centers.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils A New Tier Between Memory & Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced what they are calling the first non-volatile DIMMs (NVDIMMs). HPE is calling this new product category Persistent Memory. They went on to state that their Persistent Memory gives the performance of memory with the persistence of storage and could potentially open up several new opportunities.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces ScaleIO 2.0

Today EMC announce the release of the latest version of ScaleIO, version 2.0. This is a milestone for EMC and for ScaleIO software that runs on commodity hardware. The new ScaleIO comes with several new features but the update focuses on three key aspects enriched security, enhanced resiliency, and extended platform support.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Dell Releases SonicOS 6.2.5

Today Dell Security announced the release of the latest OS for its SonicWALL line of firewalls, SonicOS 6.2.5. This latest update is centered around making management easier while enhancing security. The update extends security to Dell switches, wireless access points and firewalls while also advancing capabilities associated with inspecting encrypted traffic. SonicOS 6.2.5 meets the strict certification requirements of the US Department of Defense.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Surveillance Station 7.2

Synology Inc announced today that it had updated its robust surveillance application, Surveillance Station, to the latest version of 7.2. This latest update takes an already great surveillance application and builds on it with new features. These new features include more I/O integrations, better Central Management System (CMS), remote access, combined notifications, and new layouts and viewing options.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk & Red Hat Collaborate To Deliver Flash-based Ceph Storage Solutions

Today SanDisk, Corp and Red Hat, Inc. announced they would be forming a strategic alliance to bring the combined benefits of Ceph and flash storage to enterprise customers. The two companies aim to deliver this by pairing SanDisk’s InfiniFlash flash storage system with Red Hat Ceph Storage. According to both companies, this combined solution will offer world-class performance and efficient data management that can significantly reduce operational and capital expenditures.

Read more