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by Kevin OBrien

Samsung PRO Endurance Card Review (128GB)

Last month Samsung launched the PRO Endurance line of memory cards, specifically designed for intensive video recording use cases. Offered in capacities up to 128GB, the microSDHC/microSDXC cards deliver what Samsung states is the industry-best for continuous video recording. The 128GB card delivers 43,800 hours while the 64GB card offers up to 26,280 hours and 32GB card offers up to 17,520 hours. The cards offer read speeds of 100MB/s, but in this case the writes are more important. The PRO Endurance cards support 30MB/s writes, meaning the cards can ingest full HD (1920×1080) streams with 4K support, which requires 26 Mbps. 

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by Kevin OBrien

Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor (U3818DW) Review

The U3818DW is another slick-looking curved monitor offering from Dell, with a generous 37.5-inch size with a 21:9 aspect ratio, roughly 25% more screen real estate than the company's 34-inch monitor (p3418hw). This thing is big and gives users a ton of space to work with. Moreover, it features a minimal bezel via the company’s InfinityEdge technology, which essentially means an “edge-to-edge” display surface. Dell believes that this design promotes efficient productivity by reducing user eye-movement across the screen while working, as users can easily fit multiple windows on the screen.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VMware Cloud On AWS GovCloud

VMware Inc. announced that its popular VMware Cloud on AWS would soon also be on AWS GovCloud. This will allow United States public sector agencies to leverage common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud without forgoing security. This will give government agencies the ability to improve efficiency, lower costs, and operate within FedRAMP authority.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel is Leading With Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) Adoption

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) allow vendors to create their own reconfigurable digital circuits; whereas a logic gate has a fixed function, an FPGA has an undefined function when it is manufactured and thus must be reconfigured before it can be used in a circuit. Because the price has been driven down in recent years, moving the affordability from just the larger enterprise down to nearly all organizatoins, allowing even smaller businesses to leverage the technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Introduces 8TB SSD In NF1 Form Factor

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. launched the highest capacity Next-generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF), an 8TB NF1 SSD. Designed for the data center, the new 8TB NF1 SSD is optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications. The company goes on to state that customers can put up to 72 NF1 drives in a 2U space and with 8TB can hit density of 576TB. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Reports 3Q18 Earnings

This afternoon Micron Technology Inc. reported its third quarter earnings for its fiscal year that ended on May 31, 2018. Overall the numbers look good with no real surprises to the good or bad. The company’s stock has recovered from the dip it took through this quarter and ended where it began but is still flirting with a ten year high.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches PCaaS & Kubernetes Private Cloud

Today at HPE Discover 2018 in Vegas, Rackspace made two pay-as-you-go announcements. The company has partnered with HPE to launch the industry’s first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware. This puts cloud services wherever they are needed. Rackspace also announced the industry’s first ever Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS). Working with HPE, this new KaaS offering allows Kubernetes to be used wherever needed as well. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Launches Edge-To-Cloud Solutions

Today at HPE Discover 2018 in Las Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a family of HPE Edgeline edge-to-cloud solutions that allow the same enterprise applications to be run, unmodified, from the edge to data centers or the cloud. More and more data is being generated outside of the data center and the solutions announced today aim to give companies a competitive advantage while also simplifying hybrid IT. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Expands HEC Family with STaaS

Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it expanded its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) family. This expansion includes managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings (that will have options for deploying cloud-native application environments). The company is also introducing Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) offerings aimed at on-premises. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces GreenLake Hybrid Cloud

Today at HPE Discover in Vegas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new consumption model for optimizing on- and off-premise clouds, HPE GreenLake Hybrid Cloud. The new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud provides comprehensive cloud management services and help customers in areas such as performance optimization, cost controls, security and compliance, helping customers to focus on innovation and deliver the right resources to support workloads.

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