by Lyle Smith

WD Announced New Industrial- & Automotive-Grade SD Cards

Western Digital has announced their newest and highest performing industrial-grade and automotive-grade SD cards solutions yet, the new SanDisk Industrial and SanDisk Automotive. These new cards are designed to provide superior endurance and reliability for commercial surveillance, intensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and “connected automotive” applications under extreme ambient temperatures. WD claims that their new SD cards boast up to four times the read speed and more than twice the write speed compared to previous generations.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Industry’s First Embedded eUFS Solution For Next-Gen Automotive Applications

Samsung has announced the industry’s first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. Available in 128GB and 64GB models, Samsung’s new eUFS solution built specifically for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), next-generation dashboards and infotainment systems, providing comprehensive connected features for drivers and passengers worldwide.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba 10TB MG06 Series Enterprise Capacity HDD Line Announced

Toshiba has announced the new 10TB MG06 Series Enterprise Capacity HDD model line-up, a 25 percent capacity increase compared to prior generations. The new MG06 series allows models to be delivered at multiple capacity points meaning better capacity refresh qualification cycles for OEMs/ODMs infrastructure builders, cloud solution providers, and system integrators. Toshiba’s new line-up also refreshes the 6TB and 8TB capacities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its Commitment For Microsoft Customers

Today at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL, Dell EMC announced a series of updates further supporting Microsoft data center environments. These updates were included Dell EMC XC Series, Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, and Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Microsoft SQL Server. The above mentioned products span hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to hybrid cloud and data analysis demonstrating Dell EMC’s commitment to customers operating in Microsoft environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Releases PowerEdge R440 & R540

Announced in May and then launched in July, the fourteenth generation (14G) of Dell EMC’s PowerEdge servers were completely redesigned with a focus on scalability, automation, and integrated security while providing the agility, flexibility, and efficiency companies need through their digital transformations. Dell EMC has taken a slightly different approach in releasing new servers in the line, with smaller announcements more spread out through the year, such as they did last week with the T640. Once again Dell EMC is releasing two more servers in the PowerEdge Line, the R440 and the R540.

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by Adam Armstrong

SUSE Introduces SUSE Enterprise Storage 5

Today at SUSECON 2017 in Prague, Czechia, SUSE introduced the latest version of its software-defined enterprise storage product, SUSE Enterprise Storage 5. The latest version comes with enhanced ease of management, improved performance, and expanded features. Of the new features, SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 has disk-to-disk capabilities as well as being the first commercial offering to support the new BlueStore backend within Ceph.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mirantis Launches Multi-Cloud CaaS With AWS Support

Today Mirantis announced that it is expanding its Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) to run across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and bare metal. This new Multi-Cloud moves MCP beyond private cloud to help users ease their management of hybrid clouds across the above-mentioned services. The newly updated MCP will also enable multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), improving container deployment and adoption for developers and operators alike.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall Releases A Slew Of New Products

Today SonicWall announced several new products and services aimed at accelerating speed thresholds for its Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform across wired, wireless and mobile networks. These new products and solutions include a new SonicOS (6.5) with over 50 new features, a new NSA 2650 firewall, new SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, a new SonicWall Cloud Analytics application, and a new Secure Mobile Access OS version 12.1.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Releases Gen 4 Of Its ISE Storage

Today X-IO Technologies launched the 4th generation of its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) all-flash storage with the ISE 900 Series. The fourth generation of ISE features new performance-optimized, highly flexible deduplication capabilities that, according to X-IO, will lower CPU demands. X-IO goes on to claim that the new ISE can deliver a more powerful and affordable enterprise all-flash storage solution with hot-swappable drives, an enhanced web-based management platform, and predictive analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Shows Off New Tech & Ships 1st 64-Layer 3D NAND For Data Center

Last week at the Intel Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, China, the company gave updates on some of its new technology. Some of the new technology showcased included power and performance updates for Intel’s 10 nm process, high-level plans for Intel’s first 10 nm FPGA, and an announcement the company is shipping the industry’s first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications.

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