by Brian Beeler

Supermicro SuperDOM Review

The SATADOM has been a popular way of leveraging a small amount of flash to get a boot image onto a server without burning one of the more valuable drive bays. For many OS images or hypervisors, the concept works perfectly well, some users can even get away with an SD card for such purposes. The SATADOM has several benefits though, including higher quality NAND and performance that far outstrips a memory card. Supermicro calls their effort in this space a SuperDOM, largely because the performance profile is higher than what traditional SATADOMs have offered; it's more along the lines of a standard SSD. The Supermicro SuperDOM uses a SATA 6Gb/s interface to connect directly to the server board and comes in capacities up to 128GB. The SuperDOM supports both X9 and X10 boards and uses only 1-2 watts.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports Its First Earnings Since Going Public

Nutanix went public in September of this year. It had an IPO of $16 for 17.1 million shares and quickly saw its stock price shoot up to $38.15. Its stock fell off some before once again shooting back up. Nutanix has now released its for earnings report, for the first quarter of 2017. While the numbers exceed expectations, the stock saw yet another dip.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Reports Its 3Q 2017 Earnings

Pure Storage announced its earnings for the third quarter of 2017 and most of its numbers are still looking up. Pure has managed to put out fairly positive numbers again and again since it went public. However, even though Pure saw a record revenue this time it is still seeing its net loss grow. And its stock saw a sharp drop after it reported its earnings.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Ultrasharp 30 Monitor (UP3017) Review

The Dell Ultrasharp UP3017 a a 30-inch LED-backlit LCD monitor that features a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2560x1600 resolution and Dell's PremierColor technology. The color tuning and matte finish make the UP3017 well-positioned to tackle the demands of professionals who desire color accuracy and the ability to tweak if needed, but appreciate the true-to-life colors out of the box with no manual calibration required. As is standard with this class of Dell monitor, the unit contains a plethora of input and output connections, along with support for KVM and daisy chaining displays. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Amazon Introduces Amazon Snowmobile For Moving Exabytes Of Data

A little over a year ago, Amazon announced its Snowball for moving data to AWS faster. The initial Snowball was roughly the size of a briefcase and could store up to 50TB. For $200, customers could quickly load up data and physically ship it to Amazon to have it stored on AWS. While this seemed like a good idea to avoid the constraints that would be put on network connections in an attempt to move the data, it just wasn’t enough space. Amazon bumped up the size of the Snowball earlier this year to 80TB but it still isn’t quite enough for some companies. Enter Amazon’s new product for transferring data, the AWS Snowmobile.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases NetBackup 8.0

Today Veritas Technologies announced the latest release of its backup and recovery suite, NetBackup 8.0. On top of that, Veritas is also releasing an integrated Enterprise Data Management solution geared to help companies as try to both manage data in the cloud and gain insight from the data they have. NetBackup 8.0 comes with several enhancements. The new Enterprise Data Management solution builds off of NetBackup to integrate data visibility, application resiliency and copy data management.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

Netgear Arlo Q Security Camera Review

The Netgear Arlo surveillance system is well known for being the easiest to set up for a home or small business/remote office. We run a few Arlo systems both in the lab and at home; the wireless cameras can go just about anywhere. An all wireless system has drawbacks though, primarily the Arlo cameras require batteries that must be replaced at regular intervals depending on the frequency and duration of recording the user configures. As the platform continues to mature though, Netgear recognized this issue and has since launched Arlo Q  and Q Plus cameras. The Q cameras are wired, which gets around the battery issue, and they bring a slew of new features like two-way voice, 1080p resolution and support for continuous video recording with an optional Arlo plan upgrade. Like the standard wireless units, they connect to the Arlo base station over WiFi; the Arlo Q simply plugs into a wall outlet for power where the Q Plus gets power over Ethernet. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Portable Duet That Syncs To Amazon Drive

Today Seagate Technologies announced its new portable external hard drive with one-to-one cloud-syncing capabilities with Amazon Drive, the Seagate Duet. Seagate and Amazon have worked together to bring customers a user-friendly local storage device with cloud storage capabilities. The Duet delivers 1TB of local capacity and one year of Amazon Drive unlimited storage. And the Duet can sync all of the data on it to Amazon Drive, acting as a dual backup in one device.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Quad Core Wyse 5060 Thin Client

Today Dell announced its latest Wyse thin client, the 5060. The new thin client is designed for knowledge workers and is all about high-performance and security. The Wyse 5060 is highly compatible with major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon. Dell states that its new thin client can deliver flexibility, efficiency and security that companies seek in new cloud environments while still delivering the end-user experience customers have learned to expect from Dell thin clients.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexsan To Spin Out From Imation & Go Private

Today Nexsan announced that it will be spun out form its parent company, Imation Corp. Nexsan will spin out in a transaction with Spear Point Capital Management, once again making it a private company. The newly private Nexsan will be run by Imation leaders Bob Fernander, CEO, and Geoff Barrall, CTO.

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