by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces A Series Of Innovations To Speed Flash Adoption In The Datacenter

Today HP made a series of announcements around its 3PAR StoreServ Storage family. These announcements include lowering the price of flash capacity, new highly scalable all-flash arrays, and flash-optimized data services. These new innovations are aimed at accelerating the adoption off all flash in datacenters.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk Announces 2TB SATA SSD Optimized For Cloud Data Services

Today at Computex SanDisk Corporation announced a new, 2TB, purpose-built SSD for cloud service providers, the Cloudspeed Eco Gen. II SATA SSD. We reviewed the first Cloudspeed Eco and found that it performed well in our 8K and SQL server tests. The latest generation is based off of 15nm NAND flash and delivers greater density and 3 times the bandwidth of the HDDs it is designed as a drop-in replacement for. The new Cloudspeed Eco Gen. II SSDs will provide with a lower cost-per-square-foot for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming, and content repositories.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo S2200 and S3200 SAN Storage Arrays Announced

Lenovo has announced two new SAN storage arrays to add to its portfolio, the S2200 and the S3200, both of which offer SMBs with simplicity, speed, scalability and availability at an affordable entry-level price point. Lenovo also indicates that both storage SAN offerings are ideal for companies who want to transition to flash technology at a reasonable cost. Each new array is equipped with either a single or dual controller in a 2U form factor as well as the option of 12 and 24 drive bay configurations: the S2200 supports up to 96 drives whereas the 3200 supports 192. Additionally, while both are compatible with Fibre Channel, iSCSI and SAS, the S3200 has multi-protocol connectivity, enabling the simultaneous use of Fibre Channel and iSCSI.

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by Lyle Smith

VMware and VMUG's Virtual SAN Evaluation Program Begins

VMware and VMUG have announced that the Virtual SAN Evaluation program begins today. The Virtual SAN Evaluation program is a new product evaluation program designed for customers wanting to try out Virtual SAN, VMware’s hyper-converged offering. VMUG is comprised of 100,000 members worldwide and is the largest organization in the world for virtualization users all the while continuing to grow its network of customers and partners who strategically impact VMware products and services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Total Data Market To Nearly Double By 2019

451 Research announced that they see a significant increase in revenue growth for the Total Data Market. According to a new market sizing and forecasting service from 451 Research, the total data market (including platforms, management, and analytics) will nearly double in size and hit $115 billion by 2019.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avago Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Broadcom For $37 Billion

Today Avago Technologies and Broadcom Corporation announced that they have entered a definitive agreement for Avago to acquire Broadcom. The deal will be carried out in cash and stock transactions that value the combined companies at $77 billion. Once combined, the new company will have the most diversified communications platform in the semiconductor industry, and the new company will have a combined revenue of $15 billion.

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Announces Forever Cloud Featuring Infinite Data Retention

Unitrends has announced Forever Cloud, a new off-site storage option that provides customers with infinite data retention in the cloud. Coupled with Unitrends Recovery-Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB), Forever Cloud gives customers the ability to copy on-premise backups to the highly available Unitrends Cloud and retain that data for an infinite number of years.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Plans To Unveil New TLC-based Trion SATA SSD and Z-Drive 6300 NVMe Add-In Card At Computex

Today OCZ Storage Solutions announced that they plan to showcase their new Trion-100 series at Computex this year. This new series of SSDs is based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash. This new series is aimed to provide an easy and affordable SSD for entry-level users looking to optimize mobile or desktop systems. OCZ will also have a first look at the Z-Drive 6300 add-in Card (AIC), the newest addition to the recently announced Z-Drive 6000 PCIe NVMe SSD series.

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by Adam Armstrong

SRC Commercially Launches Reconfigurable Hyperscale Server

Today SRC Computers announced the commercial availability of its reconfigurable server for hyperscale centers and web operations, the Saturn 1 Server. SRC claims that the Saturn 1 Server can perform 100 times faster than traditional microprocessors while using much lower power.

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by Lyle Smith

QCT Announces Three New Storage Servers

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) has unveiled the QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH, T21P-4U, and T21SR-2U, three new storage solutions that are designed to accommodate a variety of storage applications ranging from tiering, scale out cloud storage to large-scale, high-computing enterprise applications. All three hybrid, ultra-dense, and converged storage platforms will be on display at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 event.

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