by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Launches New Power Xpert 9395 High Performance UPS

Today Eaton Corporation announced a high performance model uninterruptible power system (UPS), the new Power Xpert 9395. This new UPS provides best-in-class efficiency and scalable battery runtimes for data centers, light industrial applications, and multi-tenant data centers. The Power Xpert 9395 will offer 10% more power (275kW modules at a power rating of 675-1100 kW/kVA) within the same footprint to help customers lower their total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor MX6300 NVMe SSD Review

The Mangstor MX6300 is a Full Height, Half Length SSD that uses NVMe interface. The MX6300 comes in three capacities: 2.0TB, 2.7TB, and 5.4TB. The drive leverages enterprise MLC NAND and can be placed in x86 server PCIe slots. Using NVMe and MLC NAND gives the MX6300 tremendous performance benefits. Mangstor claims the drive can hit 900K IOPS on random read performance and 3.7GB/s sequential read and with seven complete drive writes per day endurance. The Mangstor MX6300 leverages Toshiba NAND and a software-defined flash controller developed by Mangstor using Altera FPGAs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Announces General Availability Of Google Cloud Dataflow and Google Cloud Pub/Sub

Today Google Cloud Platform announced the general availability of two new data analytics products, Google Cloud Dataflow and Google Cloud Pub/Sub. These products will provide a unified programming model for data analysis, removing the need for batch and stream data sources while integrating applications and services and analyzes data streams in real time. Google is also announcing the release of Cloudera Director 1.5.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Cloud Platform Adds Rendering Workloads

During SIGGRAPH 2015, Google has been making various announcements including the public beta of their cloud-native rendering solution (August 20th), Zync, giving artists access to 1,600 dedicated Compute Engine cores to power their V-Ray, Arnold and Nuke-based renders. On August 20th, artists will be able to be among the first to sign up and use Zync for cloud-based graphics rendering powered by the Google Cloud Platform. In addition to earning additional free-trial credit, Google has indicated that it will exhibit the best work rendered on Zync on Google’s media website.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces TCO-Optimized, High-Performance SSDs; PM1633, PM1725 and PM953

Samsung has announced three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs--the PM1633, PM1725 and PM953--adding to its portfolio of advanced enterprise and data center SSDs. Built specifically for OEMs, the company’s new SSDs all leverage Samsung’s 3-bit MLC V-NAND flash memory to offer superior performance and reliability in high capacities points. Yesterday, Samsung had announced the mass production of their 256Gb 3D V-NAND flash memory based on 48 layers of 3-bit MLC arrays for use in SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Surveillance Station 7.1 Beta

Today Synology America Corp released the latest beta of its comprehensive surveillance application, Surveillance Station 7.1 beta. We previously reviewed Surveillance Station 7.0 and found it to have more than enough features for most users and was simple to install and use. This new beta release is designed to deliver optimized performance for environments with distributed resources with Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and multicast support, with refined alerts and notifications.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced its new CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD for cloud service provider and software-defined storage vendor environments in capacities up to 1.6TB. Designed for mixed-use, latency-sensitive transactional workloads, including e-commerce and collaborative online services, the CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II boasts 32,000 4K write IOPS with 530MB/sec throughput. Additionally, SanDisk quotes their drive with 80ms in random read write latency as well as 99.9 percent QoS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Showcases New 1U 4x GPU SuperServer and 3U/6U MicroBlade At SIGGRAPH 2015

Today at the Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conference in Los Angeles, California, Super Micro Computer Inc. showcased its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer. This new SuperServer is designed to maximize performance and density while using PCIe to lower latency. In tune with the graphics theme of the event, Supermicro is also showcasing its 4U/Tower 4x GPU SuperWorkstation that features 4 next generation NVIDIA Quadro GPUs running a live Autodesk Maya demo.

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by Adam Armstrong

Symantec To Sell Veritas For $8 Billion

Symantec Corp today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by the Carlyle Group to sell Veritas, Symantec’s information management business. Symantec and Veritas announced last October that they would be splitting into two independent companies. Symantec’s board of directors unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close on January 1, 2016 for $8 Billion in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

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by Adam Armstrong

U.S. Legal Support Begins Using ExaGrid-Veeam Availability Solution To Reduce Backup Times by 84%

Today U.S. Legal Support Inc., a leading provider of litigation services, announced that it switched its databases to a combination of ExaGrid disk-based backup systems and Veeam Backup and Replication to backup its VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. ExaGrid states that U.S. Legal Support sees 84% faster backup times and can now store its 116TB of data on 30TB of space.

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