by Adam Armstrong

Caringo Unveils FileFly Secondary Storage Platform

Caringo has introduced its new secondary storage platform for tackling Windows Server storage bloat. Caringo Swarm and FileFly 2.0 power the new platform. The idea behind the FileFly Secondary Storage Platform is to take infrequently accessed unstructured data off of primary storage onto a more cost-effective tier.

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In The Lab: Eaton 5PX & EBM Battery Replacement

In the StorageReview Enterprise Lab we use a variety of power management tools and battery backups. If a data center is not generating their own power or has sufficient backup generators, an interruption in power supply is inevitable (in the cases above, interruptions are still a possibility). For our testing environments we use Eaton gear from 5PX UPS  for managing a subset of systems up to the BladeUPS and its ability to power several racks. The 5PX UPS has been running in our lab for over 5 years and the time has finally come to perform some scheduled maintenance on it and the connected EBM (Extended Battery Module). In this In the Lab we go over the steps required to swap out the batteries in the UPS and replace the EBM.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Announces SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe SSD Series

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) introduces their new Skyhawk Series of NVMe SSDs. The new series of drives are aimed at cloud providers, bringing all of the performance benefits of NVMe to cloud computing. The drives will come in two flavors, the Skyhawk which is a read-intensive drive and the Skyhawk Ultra for mixed-use workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Adds Advanced Anomaly Detection Capabilities

Today Druva announced it was adding new monitoring and detection capabilities to its data protection platform. The new capabilities are designed to proactively find anomalies that could potentially be dangerous and alert companies before something happens. With the new capabilities, Druva would be able to protect against threats such as ransomware.

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by Adam Armstrong

Acronis Adds Office 365 To Its Backup 12 Solution

Today Acronis announced the latest addition to its Acronis Backup 12 solution. Acronis added Microsoft Office 365 functionality to Backup 12. Acronis states that with this solution, Acronis Backup 12 is now the most complete, small business backup solution, enabling businesses to protect all data, local and in the cloud, with a single solution, single configuration, and a single interface.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces 512Gb, 64-Layer 3D NAND Chip

Today Western Digital Corp. introduced what it is referring to as the world’s first 512Gb 64-layer 3D NAND chip. WD states that it has begun its pilot production of the new NAND chip and intends to enter mass production in the second half of this year. The release of this chip, the first of it’s kind to market, is the result of nearly 30 years of flash technology development.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Refreshes Appliance Line & Expands Capacity

Today Barracuda announced that it was refreshing its portfolio of Backup products. Barracuda Backup is the line of products that comprise its data protection solutions. Barracuda states that the refreshed line will have more capacity (up to 100% on some models), better performance, and ransomware recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Releases New AFA To Improve Data Center Economics

Today NetApp announced a new all-flash array (AFA) that they are calling the industry’s top- performing enterprise AFA, the All Flash FAS (AFF) A700s. Along with the new AFA, NetApp is releasing its new efficiency guarantee, the All-Flash Guarantee. According to NetApp, this guarantee gives users performance without compromise to meet the demands of the data-powered digital era.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Release 2 New Mobile Thin Clients

Today HP announced two new mobile thin clients: the HP mt43, the company’s thinnest, lightest mobile thin client and the HP mt20, a value-oriented mobile thin client. The new mobile thin clients are designed to be flexible and make on-the-go-computing easier. HP states that its new mobile thin clients can be used across a range of markets as both possess ample compute processing and graphics capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron 5100 ECO SSD Review

The Micron 5100 SSD family is the new series of SATA SSDs aimed at data-center adoption. Micron has released three flavors for specific use cases: the ECO for read-intensive workloads such as video streaming, the PRO for latency-sensitive transactional databases, and the MAX for write-intensive logging applications. All of the drives come in two form factors: 2.5-inch and M.2, and in capacities up to 8TB for the 2.5-inch and 2TB for the M.2.

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