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by Lyle Smith

Dell Latitude E7270 & 3460 Mobile Thin Clients Announced

Dell has unveiled the Latitude E7270 and Latitude 3460, two new redesigned mobile thin clients purpose-built for professionals on the go who need their intellectual property and data protected. Dell’s new thin clients give mobile workers secure access to cloud applications and data remotely, indicating that they will both ensure the security, manageability and centralized control provided by a virtual desktop environment.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Z640 Workstation Review

Serving as an upgrade to the Z620, the HP Z640 is designed to give professionals who work with resource-heavy applications an extra boost in their productivity. The Z640 is also targeted to businesses that simply want to equip their employees with a high-performance workstation at a mid-range price. As you can see from its comprehensive set of options listed in the specifications below, the HP Z640 is a highly-customizable workstation that can be used for a wide range of use cases, allowing businesses to create a very specific build to accurately suit their needs. The HP workstation also offers a complete tool-less design that gives administrators easy access for quick component upgrades and maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces 960 PRO & EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs With Up To 2TB Of Capacity

Today at Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced its newest SSDs, the 960 PRO and 960 EVO. The new drives leverage Samsung’s V-NAND technology, come in M.2 form factors, up to 2TB in capacity, and use Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface. Samsung states that the drives deliver high performance and use a more robust Samsung Magician software package.

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by Lyle Smith

Virtual Instruments Announces VirtualWisdom5

Virtual Instruments has announced the release of VirtualWisdom5 and the company’s new VirtualWisdom NAS Performance Probe. VirtualWisdom5 is touted as the industry’s only vendor-independent cross-domain infrastructure performance monitoring and analytics solution that offers visibility into both SAN and NAS environments. It also provides seamless access to real-time wire data and actionable analytics, which helps to ensure performance and availability in mission-critical applications for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The last major update was released back in April of this year with VirtualWisdom 4.4.

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by Lyle Smith

Syncplicity Adds Secure Sharing & Collaboration Solutions For The Extended Enterprise

Skyview Capital’s Syncplicity has unveiled new product enhancements that add a trusted network of partners and customers to the list of their enterprises' sharing and collaboration features. The file sharing and synchronization company indicates that this will give enterprise users a way to easily and securely share files and folders with trusted organizations. It will also provide control over in-flight data, all the while avoiding data leakage to non-trusted entities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere Unveils Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) System

Today Avere Systems announced its new Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) System. This system is what Avere is calling the only storage solution to combine the simplicity of NAS and the efficiency of object storage to deliver cloud-enabled infrastructure to the enterprise. The C2N system helps companies follow the trend of moving their storage environments to the cloud. As an object storage solution, the C2N also starts off smaller at 120TB and scales to 5PB, enabling businesses to start small and scale as needed.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN EXAScaler 3.0 Offers New Scalability & Management Capabilities, Open Source Contributions

DataDirect Networks has unveiled the next generation of EXAScaler, their high-performance Lustre solution developed in collaboration with Intel. Touted as simple to install, scale and manage, EXAScaler 3.0-based solutions are designed specifically for HPC and data-intensive Enterprise environments. It couples storage platforms from DDN with the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 3.0 to offer advanced Lustre appliances as well as full Intel and DDN global support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nasuni Announces The GA Of File Services 7.5

Today Nasuni announce the availability of the latest version of its Nasuni File Services, version 7.5. This updated version features upgrades to the Nasuni Management Console, improved support for OS X and key engineering applications, and the ability to side load local filers. Nasuni is also announcing that individual storage volumes within its cloud-native filesystem, UniFS, have been qualified up to one billion files, with no technical restriction on expanding beyond 1 billion and no limit on the number of volumes that can be created.

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by Lyle Smith

Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available

Zetta has announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a cloud-first disaster recovery solution that features a "sub-five minute failover".  Zetta has designed their new disaster recovery solution specifically for small and mid-sized enterprise customers and partners, allowing them to access business-critical applications with minimal disruption to everyday operations during a downtime event, both expected and unexpected. Zetta indicates that their new service is a cost-effective solution that provides high availability and reliability for demanding recovery time objectives.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces Systems and Expanded Partnerships for the Hybrid Cloud Era

At IBM Edge 2016, IBM has announced a range of cloud-ready systems, services, and solutions designed to make the movement of data, applications, and services much simpler in a hybrid cloud-environment. These include Power Systems for cloud, z Systems for cloud, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management and Protect. IBM also announced a series of new and expanded partnerships with organizations, such as with Red Hat, with an emphasis on hybrid cloud.

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