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Toshiba Delivers Value SAS SSDs

Today Toshiba Memory America Inc. announced a new category of SAS SSDs that they expect to replace SATA SSDs in server applications. The new drive series, The RM5, is a 12Gbit/s value SAS (vSAS). These new drives offer higher capacity, performance, reliability, manageability, and security all the while giving SATA a run for its money on the price front.

Lenovo Reveals Its Neptune Liquid Cooling For The Data Center

This week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, Lenovo announced a new holistic approach to liquid cooling for the data center it is calling Neptune. The company is making the bold claim that this new technology can allow data centers to run up to 50% more efficiently, without hindering performance or density. Lenovo will be demonstrating the technology at its booth (C1220).

News Bits: Cohesity, Samsung, Seagate, Xbox, Western Digital, Dropbox, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cohesity raises $250 million in Series D funding. Samsung begins volume production on 16Gb, 64GB DDR4 RDIMM. Seagate releases 2TB SSD Game Drive for Xbox. Dropbox qualifies Western Digital Ultrastar Hs14 SMR HDDs. Commvault supports Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack. HYCU announces new patent. Pivotal has strong first quarter. Rubrik announces Alta 4.2. Synology releases Active Backup Suite.

Tintri Is Running Out Of Cash & Possibly Out Of Time

The “VM-aware” storage company, Tintri Inc., it not doing as well as it hoped. It released its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results this morning and things are looking down. Form a liquidity standpoint; the company doesn’t seem to have enough cash to go beyond the end of the month.

News Bits: QNAP, Mellanox, Samsung, Maxta, Red Hat, HP, TYAN, AMD, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. QNAP unveils wireless adaptor that turn NAS into an access point. Mellanox announces hyper-scalable enterprise framework. Samsung releases 10nm-Class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs. Maxta now supports Red Hat OpenShift. HP releases new ProBook x360 440 G1. TYAN adds AMD EPYC-Based HPC servers. Intel introduces 380GB M.2 Optane SSD. Marvell launches new client NVMe SSD controller family. Riverbed releases latest version of SteelCentral. Netstor releases Thunderbolt 3 LTO archiving solutions. 

Toshiba OCZ RC100 Series SSD Review

Toshiba is looking to enter the mainstream end-user NVMe stage with the OCZ RC100 Series SSD. Launching at a competitive price point, the RC100 is designed for those looking to upgrade their rigs to the much faster NVMe technology, fitting in the middle of their SATA (such as the OCZ TR200) and higher-end NVMe SSDs (such as the RD400). Eventually NVMe will supplant SATA in PCs, offering solutions for value and an alternate line for performance. Toshiba is getting out ahead of the curve with the RC100 as it tries to address that space. 

Cisco Introduces HyperFlex 3.5

At Cisco Live 2018, the company announced new updates to its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), HX 3.5. This is a follow up to the large update to 3.0 earlier this year. The latest version adds ultra-low latency performance, container monitoring, and DR enhancements.

Lenovo Announces vSAN ReadyNode With Intel Optane

Lenovo today announced the release of vSAN ReadyNode with VMware and Intel to release a new vSAN ReadyNode based off of its ThinkSystem servers and Intel Optane technology. This new solution has been released to address the limitations that are met for virtualized applications. As storage has become the bottleneck in these instances, the companies have switched to a faster storage. 

Lenovo 15-inch, VR-Ready ThinkPad P52 Announced

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad P52, the company’s newest mobile workstation designed for ISV workflows, AR and VR content creation, large models and datasets, real-time playback and mobile AI deployment. With its equipped NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU and Intel’s all-new Xeon hexa-core CPU, the P52 is Lenovo’s first 15-inch, VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation. The P52 also features a 4K Ultra high-definition panel with 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut.

Rackspace Launches Colocation Services

Today Rackspace launched its new service that allows customers to deploy their hardware of choice in Rackspace data centers, Rackspace Colocation. This new service aims to support companies on their digital transformations while reducing TCO. At the same time, Rackspace claims that this service will also improve scalability, strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, reduce application latency, and help IT meet security and compliance requirements.