by Adam Armstrong

Netgear ReadyNAS 716 Review

The Netgear ReadyNAS 716x is a 6-bay NAS designed to meet the needs of small businesses or small/remote offices that need fast speeds and scalability. Billed at the time of launch as “the world’s fastest desktop NAS,” the Netgear ReadyNAS 716x (RN716x) comes with some pretty impressive features. The RN716x is a 6-bay desktop NAS with a max internal capacity of 24TB (4TB) but is scalable up to 84TB. It has a quad core 2.5GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) processor, 16GB of ECC memory, and runs ReadyNAS OS 6.0. The RN716x has all types of connectivity with USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN, eSATA, HDMI, and the RN716x was the first off the shelf NAS to come with built in 10GBase-T ports.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba MC Series 5TB 7,200 RPM Enterprise HDD Announced

Toshiba has announced the MC Series, Toshiba’s first enterprise high-capacity hard disk drives specifically designed for bulk storage systems and servers that support cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads. Its 3.5-inch form factor allows the MC Series to offer up to 5TB of storage with 7,200 RPM performance making it particularly suitable for workloads and storage requirements generated by cloud computing.

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by Brian Beeler

EMC VMAX FlashBoost Released

EMC has announced VMAX FlashBoost software which allows VMAX arrays with SSD to operate more efficiently, driving performance gains by up to 75%. EMC is also offering their customers larger SSDs and making flash easier to buy by offering pre-configured bundles and discounts for both new and existing customers. 

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by Josh Linden

Kaminario Announces K2 v5 All-Flash Primary Storage Arrays

Kaminario today announced the release of its fifth-generation K2 primary storage array, which uses the company’s software-defined Scalable Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) to leverage commodity hardware for all-flash deployments. According to Kaminario, K2 v5 solutions average two dollars per gigabyte of usable capacity, perhaps the lowest cost per GB in the AFA arena. K2 v5 offers scale-up and scale-out functionality alongside selective global inline deduplication and a range of other mid-market enterprise functionality.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba PX03SN Enterprise SSD Review (800GB)

The PX03SN is Toshiba's latest option for customers looking to take advantage of the rapidly evolving light enterprise SSD niche. The PX03SN a read-intensive enterprise SSD that leverages 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND for duties which require enterprise read performance such as host server storage and caching where write operations would total less than the PX03SN’s rated one full drive write per day. The PX03SN is available in capacities from 200GB to 1.6TB and uses a 7mm 2.5-inch form factor with a SAS 12Gb/s interface.

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by Lyle Smith

NexentaConnect View Edition Version 2.3 Announced

Nexenta has announced the general availability of NexentaConnect View Edition version 2.3 during Cisco's annual IT and communications conference. This announcement follows the debut of NexentaConnect for XenDesktop, and with it, this product portfolio will now give customers VMware and Citrix end-to-end VDI storage solutions.  

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by Lyle Smith

Pure Storage FA-405 and FA-450 Flash Arrays Now Generally Available; Purity 4.0 Software Announced

Pure Storage has announced the expansion of its flagship FA-400 Series product line with new entry-level and high-capacity FlashArrays as well as the next generation release of its Purity Operating Environment, Purity 4.0. The new software features FlashRecover, which is a set of fully integrated, space-efficient replication, snapshot, and policy management services that offer comprehensive protection against both locally and globally disaster and data loss. These advancements allow Pure Storage FlashArray to more fully support mission-critical workloads and Tier 1 storage use cases.

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by Josh Linden

HP Announces Autonomy Adaptive Backup and Recovery Solutions

HP has announced three enterprise backup and recovery technology releases from the company’s Autonomy division. Autonomy's adaptive approach to backup encompasses four areas of emphasis: prioritization, prediction, recommendation, and automation. The announcement includes details about the new HP Backup Navigator predictive analytics tool, a new HP Data Protector Management Pack, and performance updates incorporated into the new HP Data Protector 9.0.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk X300s Self-Encrypting SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced the X300s SSD which is the company’s first self-encrypting solid state drive. Using TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Drive hardware-based encryption in comination with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. The SanDisk X300s SSD is also ideal for use as a high performance storage component for design-in scenarios, allowing OEM manufacturers hasten the delivery of new products to market.

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by Lyle Smith

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F All-Flash Storage Array Announced

Fujitsu has announced the launch of the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F, an all-Flash storage array that uses the technologies of the ETERNUS DX S3 platform, offering high-performance storage I/O for entry-level to Fortune 1000 enterprise customers. All major components are redundant, including the power supply and storage controller, allowsing for continuous operations or for component swaps during an unplanned event outage.

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