by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Releases Its 2016 IT Trends Report

SolarWinds has released the findings of its latest IT Trends Report, subtitles The Hybrid IT Evolution. As the subtitle suggests, the report highlights the move of the majority of IT from on-premises-only to a more hybrid environment. The study features insights from IT practitioners, managers and directors in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Brazil and Singapore from public and private sector small, mid-size and enterprise companies.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Release New Arlo Q Plus Security Camera

Today NETGEAR Inc. announced that they have released yet another camera for their Arlo HD Camera System (formally the VueZone Camera System). This new release builds off of NETGEAR’s last Arlo Q camera that had two-way audio, built-in night vision, rolling seven days of free cloud storage for video recordings, and 1080p HD video. Unlike the previous version the Q Plus now support Power over Ethernet (PoE) and comes with a MicroSD card slot for local recordings in the event of a network failure.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Unveils Total Solution for Lustre

upermicro has unveiled its Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS at this week’s Lustre User Group conference. Leveraging the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre, this fully integrated software-defined storage solution is based on Supermicro 4U 90x top-load 3.5” 8TB hot-swap storage JBOD, 2U SuperStorage servers with Simply Double extreme performance all-flash 48x NVMe options, and 1U Ultra SuperServer. As a result, Supermicro believes this will accelerate deployment and scalability all the while lowering storage acquisition and operational costs. Last month, Supermicro announced their 2U Simply Double SuperStorage Architecture.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Aims To Deliver The Broadest Hyper-converged Infrastructure Portfolio In The Industry

Dell Inc. has announced that it is expanded its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio that it claims is the industry’s broadest. This newly expanded portfolio is aimed at helping customers accelerate and simplify IT deployment and management while also helping them to make their infrastructure future-ready. The new additions include VCE VxRail appliances, VxRack systems to flexible VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes, and next generation Dell XC Series hyper-converged appliances

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph

Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate And Intel Collaborate On New Lustre HPC Choices

Today Seagate Technologies announced that it would be incorporating Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre (IEEL) into its ClusterStor storage architecture for high-performance computing (HPC). Seagate states that this incorporation will strengthen its HPC data storage while providing customers with additional choices of Lustre parallel file systems. It will also create a common software platform between the two vendors, which should help drive advancements in the HPC and big data market.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Data Domain Virtual Edition

Today EMC announced the introduction of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE). As the name implies, EMC has separated the Data Domain hardware creating a software-only solution. Initially intended for remote office, branch office (ROBO), DD VE can support a variety of deployment options including cloud, converged and hyperconverged.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 10-nanometer Class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM Chips

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 10-nanometer class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM chips and the modules derived from them. Samsung indicates that it significantly improves the wafer productivity and increases the data transfer rate to 3,200 Mbps, both of which are 30% faster than the 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM. The new modules also consume 10 to 20 percent less power compared to their 20nm-process-based equivalents. Earlier this year, Samsung announced the mass production of HBM2 4GB DRAM package and 256GB embedded memory based on UFS 2.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Posts Somewhat Grim 2Q Earnings

Keeping with the recent trend of tech companies posting dismal earning (with the exception of EMC and Pure Storage), Micron has reported its second quarter earnings ending on March 3rd with results echoing those that we’ve seen recently. Micron revenue was $2.93 billion down 12% from $3.35 billion in the first quarter and down 30% from the same time last year, $4.167 billion.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Cisco UCS Mini Review

Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) is designed with the idea of unifying and simplifying the data center. Customers should be able to deploy servers quickly with less overall infrastructure all with unified management through UCS Manger. The Cisco UCS Mini takes the UCS blade server system, houses it into one 6U chassis, the Cisco UCS 5100, and optimizes it for remote and branch offices. The Mini offers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in a very dense form factor.

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