by Tucker Mindrum

WD My Cloud OS 3 Review

WD has revamped its web and mobile interface for all My Cloud devices with My Cloud OS 3. They seem to have modeled this new interface after some of the other successful interfaces, pursuing a simplistic and functional design with some new features. This OS still provides remote access to content stored on My Cloud units, but WD has made it much easier to share or sync files, and administrative functions are more streamlined.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces New Fluid File Video Solution For Surveillance

Recently Dell Inc. announced a new solution to support to the growing customer demand of in storage requirements for video surveillance, Fluid File Video Solution. Video surveillance and cameras are creeping into every place imaginable, whether it is for security or analytical purposes. Not only are their cameras almost everywhere, they are using better and better resolution cameras that generate even more data that needs to be stored.

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by Brian Beeler

Interview with Lee Caswell, NetApp

In our first podcast I interview Lee Caswell, the Vice President of Products, Solution, and Services Marketing at NetApp. Lee speaks with us about trends in the industry, such as clouds data management, and all-flash arrays. Lee also shares his insights on how the dropping price and adoption of new flash technology will impact the enterprise. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Netlist And Samsung Partner To Deliver NVDIMM-P

Today Netlist, Inc. announced that they have entered into a five year Joint Development and License Agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to produce a new class of memory solution, NVDIMM-P (NV-P). NV-P is based off of Samsung’s NAND Flash and DRAM technology and Netlist’s pioneering work on HyperVault. This new technology is aimed at cloud computing, big data, and server and storage markets, but in order to facilitate adoption the two companies are currently working on a standardized product interface.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Scalable System Framework & Omni-Path Fabric Expand Applications Of HPC Systems

Mentioned briefly in the Dell release on Monday, Intel has announced various advancements to its Intel Scalable System Framework (Intel SSF), with the IT giant asserting that it will bring high-performance computing capabilities and its benefits to more industries and new workloads. As such, Intel has introduced the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), a new HPC-optimized fabric technology that enables more accessible performance of HPC clusters and to a broader range of applications and users.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Introduces Custom Machines Types For Its Cloud Platform

Today Google Cloud Platform announced Custom Machines Types. With this new feature users that run their applications in the cloud no longer have to over buy VMs that are sold in pre-packed numbers, typically in twos. Instead users will be able to build the VM in the shapes (vCPU and memory) they need for their given workload.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-1271U-RP 12-Bay NAS Review

The QNAP TVS-1271U-RP is a 4th generation NAS storage solution designed for data backup, file synchronization, and remote access. Ideal for SMB use cases, it also features cross-platform file sharing, a wide-range of backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization scenarios, as well as all kinds of practical business functions. The QNAP also includes abundant multimedia applications and a wide selection of different component options, all backed by impressive hardware specifications. The TVS-1271U-RP is also a highly scalable solution as it can support up to 1,120TB of raw capacity using multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures. 

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by Lyle Smith

Cloudian & Quanta Cloud Technology Partner To Deploy Object-Based Storage

Cloudian has announced a partnership with Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) aimed at deploying HyperStore smart data storage software in order to bring object-based storage to QCT’s customers. In this collaboration, QCT will integrate HyperStore software (currently in version 5.2) within its Intel-powered storage appliances, indicating that customers will benefit from hyperscale in both business and operational areas as well as from the software-defined object storage with full AWS and S3-cloud compatibility.

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by Lyle Smith

ClusterHQ Releases New Tools For Dev Community & Partners With Leaders In Enterprise Storage

ClusterHQ has made several announcements recently including the release of two new solutions, dvol, a CLI providing Git-like functionality for data and the ClusterHQ Volume Hub, both of which are designed to manage stateful microservices all the way from development to production. ClusterHQ indicates that their new solutions will address various challenges DevOps teams face as they have the ability to better assist Docker users looking to test, build and run stateful container-based applications. As a result, developers and operations teams can expand their resources for testing and managing containerized applications. This will allow users at any level to seamlessly manage their data in containers from devices like a laptop.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Introduces Predictive Platform & 3D TLC Memory

Today Pure Storage announced innovations that are aimed at dramatically simplifying storage ownership. Pure is announcing a predictive customer support with Pure1 Global Insight, new 3D TLC NAND flash technology, and its FlashStack Converged Infrastructure now also includes solutions for Oracle and SAP. Pure States that these new innovations will increase customer loyalty and the simplicity will exceed expectations.

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