by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

The Intel SSD DC P4500 Series is part of the company’s Intel 3D NAND SSD line and is designed to handle software-defined cloud infrastructures across the multi-cloud environment, specifically to reduce server footprint. With its availability in 2.5-inch PCIe, HHHL PCIe, and “ruler” form factors, the P4500 offers a ton of flexibility and will suit the needs of a range of different physical use cases. The Intel drive also features pair-to-CPU core mapping, which supports both high drive count and multiple SSDs scaling on Intel platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Unveils 5th Gen ZBook Mobile Workstations

Today HP Inc. announced a new range of fifth-generation HP ZBook Mobile Workstations. These new workstations are all designed with the creative and technical professional in mind. The new line up features what the company is calling the world’s most powerful convertible PC, HP ZBook Studio x360 G5, and the world’s most powerful mobile workstation, the HP Z Book 17 G5.

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by Lyle Smith

Western Digital Black 3D High-Performance NVMe SSD Announced

WD has announced the Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD, a high-performing drive that features the company’s own SSD architecture and in-house controller. The drive is designed to accelerate data performance for PC applications including high-resolution video, audio, and gaming content.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Launches NexentaCloud

Today Nexenta launched its new product family of cloud native storage solutions, NexentaCloud. The new family is built to be an extension of Nexenta’s Open SDS solution, taking all of the benefits and bringing them to the cloud. The first product launched today is the NexentaCloud for AWS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Launches Its SaaS Platform For Data Management, Polaris

Today Rubrik announced what it is calling the industry’s first SaaS platform for Data Management Applications, Rubrik Polaris. Polaris provides a global policy framework, workflow orchestration, and deep data intelligence as cloud-delivered applications that is particularly beneficial for backup/recovery, archival, and DR. The new SaaS platform will complement Rubrik’s existing Cloud Data Management products.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Releases DVX 4.0

Datrium announced that it had made a major update to its software, DVX 4.0. The latest update extends capabilities of DVX Tier 1 and extended support for Oracle RAC, greater VM fault tolerance, and improved data and administrative security. Included with the new upgrade is Cloud DVX.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN XCubeSAN XS5226D Review

Last year we reviewed the QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Series that we found to have good performance, good capabilities, and a good price for the SMB and ROBO markets that were its target. For this review, we will be looking at the same appliance with the higher-end XS5226 controller in it. As design and build and management are identical (we are using the same chassis), readers can refer back to the previous review.

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston A1000 M.2 NVMe SSD Review

The Kingston A1000 is a high-performance, budget NVMe SSD that uses the standard M.2 2280 form factor with a PCIe Gen3 x2 interface. While there are higher-performance options available now such as the KC1000, which was the company’s first dabble in the PCIe NVMe market, the A1000 is more in line with Kingston's usual budget-friendly, price per performance storage products. 

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS2418+/RS2418RP+ Now Available

Synology has announced the availability of their new RackStation RS2418+/RS2418RP+ 12-bay NAS solution. Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, the new 2U, 12-bay rackmount offers scalability at an affordable TCO as it supports up to 144TB raw capacity in a single 2U chassis with the ability to expand up to 288TB via an RX1217/RX1217RP. This allows the new RackStation to easily expand as a business grows. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announced its 8th Gen Core Processors

Today Intel announced details around its 8th generation Core processors. The company is announcing new mobile and desktop CPUs as well as its new Intel 300 Series chipsets. The latest generation CPUs also adds support for its popular Optane technology in both the Optane Memory and the more standard Optane SSDs.

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