by Lyle Smith

Eaton Adds New 1U & 2U ePDU G3 Options

The addition of new 1U and 2U form factor models mark the completion of Eaton’s ePDU G3 (third generation) portfolio, the company announced today. These new ePDU options are designed specifically for existing Metered Input and Managed technologies to help IT and data center professionals (from small/medium businesses to enterprise data centers) to save money and time while promoting a reduction in risk. Eaton claims that their new ePDU G3 rack-mounted PDUs provide best-in-class power distribution to IT equipment within a rack, adding that it will allow data center and IT managers to simplify installation, enhance operation and improve overall control over their work environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile & Cisco Integrate Bringing Flash Storage With Hybrid Cloud Management

At Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Tegile Systems announced integration with Cisco UCS Director. According to the two companies this integration will enable enterprises to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process. Enterprises will be able to seamlessly manage storage, compute, and networking from a single user interface, which in turn could lead to increasing agility and operational efficiency.

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Adds Support For Pure AFAs & XtremIO

Today SolarWinds announced support for even more solutions and arrays to its SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SolarWinds has added support for EMC XtremIO and Pure Storage all-flash arrays (AFAs). Today’s addition gives companies the ability to monitor and gain insights into flash technology along with their legacy hardware aiding in IT improve performance, capacity planning, and overall ROI.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New Security Services & Integrated Cloud-Based Solutions

Today at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Cisco announced new services and cloud-based security solutions built with Cisco’s threat-centric security architecture. Cisco claims that these new additions will make its security portfolio an effective approach for companies securing their digital business models in a automated and simple manner. Cisco goes on to claim that its architectural approach (from the network to the endpoint to the cloud) is able to detect more threats and help customers correct issues in less than 17 hours – much faster than the industry standard of 100 days.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Prepares Industry For Digital-Ready Networks

Today at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Cisco announced its plans to help all aspects of the industry (including engineers, developers, partners and customers) prepare for and embrace what it sees as a monumental change in how networks are built and managed, or, in Cisco’s words, preparing the industry for the transition to digital-ready networks. Cisco is also announcing new technology for ROBO to strengthen its security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault & Cisco Work Together On Reference Architecture

Today at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, Commvault made two announcements involving its alliance partner, Cisco. Commvault will be working with Cisco to give customers and partners an easy-to-buy, pre-optimized and validated solution for simplified data protection and recovery using Commvault's Software deployed on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) infrastructure. The company is also announcing support for Cisco's HyperFlex hyperconvergence system.

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by Chris Thomas

Samsung 850 EVO SSD 4TB Review

Today, Samsung took the wraps off its latest model in the 850 EVO line of SSDs. Designed for masses, the 850 EVO might not be as flashy as Samsung’s 850 EVO PRO, but it still boasts top-of-the-line features like Samsung’s 3D V-NAND, 4GB of LPDDR2DRAM cache memory, and a 5-year warranty. The Samsung 850 EVO SSD 4TB uses Samsung’s 48-layer 3D V-NAND 3bit MLC.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR ProSAFE XS728T 10-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch Review

The NETGEAR ProSAFE XS728T is touted as the industry's first 28-port (24 copper, 4 SFP+) 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch that is purpose-built for SMBs. Equipped with 10GBASE-T connectivity and Advanced L2+/Layer 3 Lite features, the new XS728T provides 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost making it ideal for organizations such as businesses, government agencies, and educational facilities. Netgear also indicates that it can be leveraged at the center of a small business network or as an aggregation/access switch in larger organizations. This includes a workgroup access by connecting it to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR ProSAFE Fully Managed Switch (such as the M6100) on one end and extending the 10G connections to the network edge.

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by Lyle Smith

Netgear ProSAFE M4200 Managed Switch Review

Netgear switches are well-known for their value, performance, and reliability and are the frontrunners in their industry. We’ve reviewed many Netgear switches over the past several years, such as the Netgear ProSAFE Chassis M6100 Switch Series and Netgear ProSAFE Click Switch Series, and some play a vital role in the StorageReview lab when testing and reviewing enterprise products. Today, we will be looking at a unique switch targeting the Wave 2 11ac deployments; the ProSAFE M4200 Managed Switch. This switch has been built from the ground up in with a compact footprint for ease of deployment no matter the location. The M4200 switch can be used as a 10G aggregation switch for 802.11ac Wave 2 access points and NBASE-T endpoints at the WiFi edge of midsize organizations.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces UFS Removable Memory Cards

Samsung has announced the industry’s first removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard. UFS is a technology specifically designed for mobile applications and computing systems that require high performance with low power consumption, such as high-resolution mobile shooting devices, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. The new UFS memory cards come in capacities of 256GB, 128GB, 64GB and 32GB. 

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