by Lyle Smith

Synology RS3614xs+ Rackstation Announced

Synology has announced the launch of the RS3614xs+, the latest in their XS+ rackstation line. The new RS3614xs+ provides enterprise features at SMB prices so that small businesses can now take advantage of performance, scalability, and the virtual storage options of VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V all the while still offering general-purpose storage that businesses require.

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by Josh Linden

Dell Announces EqualLogic PS6210 Storage Arrays and EqualLogic Platform Updates

Dell’s PS6210 storage arrays will be available this month, representing a new generation for Dell’s EqualLogic platform with up to three times random read performance improvement compared to predecessor PS6110XS arrays. The announcement also introduces new functionality for EqualLogic Array Software 7.0, EqualLogic SAN Headquarters 3.0, and new support for the Fluid File System (FluidFS) v3 on EqualLogic FS7610/7600 NAS appliances.

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by Josh Linden

Dell Announces OpenManage Updates and New Network Solutions for Campuses

Dell has announced updates for its OpenManage platform alongside a new generation of network solutions purpose-built for campus environments. New campus network solutions include wireless access points specified at 1.3Gbs via the 802.11ac standard as well as a lineup of streamlined enterprise networking switches. New Dell OpenManage capabilities also reduce system configuration time by allowing administrators to configure a baseline device and automatically replicating server settings to additional servers.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD Line Announced

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including the industry's first 1TB mSATA SSD. The new SSD features the compact mSATA form factor, which is roughly a quarter size of a 2.5-inch SSD, while offering the same level of high density and high performance.

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by Josh Linden

HP Announces Updated 3PAR Operating System and Converged Storage Portfolio

HP today announced upcoming availability for the new 3.1.3 release of its 3PAR Operating System and a range of new Converged Storage solutions and technology. The HP Converged Storage platform is built on a single architecture that incorporates backup and archive functionality as well as primary storage for midrange, enterprise, and all-flash arrays. New devices for the HP Converged Storage portfolio include a new generation of StoreOnce Backup, StoreAll Archive, and StoreAll Storage systems along with updates for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba PX03SN Enterprise SSD Announced

Toshiba America has announced the PX03SN, their latest enterprise SSD designed for read-intensive workloads. The Toshiba PX03SN is available in capacities ranging from 200GB to 1.6TB and supports one full drive write per day. The drive features a 7mm 2.5-inch form factor, SAS 12Gb/s interface and lower cost, enterprise-quality Toshiba 19nm MLC NAND. In addition to read-specific workloads, the SSD is built for many other use cases like host server storage, caching applications, and use in storage arrays; essentially anywhere that enterprises are looking for an affordable and reliable light-duty drive without having to sacrifice performance.

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by Kevin OBrien

OCZ Files For Bankrupcy, Assets to be Acquired by Toshiba

OCZ has filed for bankruptcy announcing that Toshiba plans on acquiring their storage assets within the next 60 days for roughly $35 million. We had an opportunity to speak at length with OCZ on their current and future plans to gain insight on what's to be expected. The prognosis for customers hasn't changed, OCZ has no plans to stop selling consumer or enterprise SSD hardware or software solutions in channel, and most importantly warranty support in this interim period remains the same.

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by Lyle Smith

Icy Dock Black Vortex MB074SP-B SAS/SATA Cage Announced

Icy Dock has announced their latest in SAS/SATA cages, the Black Vortex MB074SP-B, which includes a range of features and functionality such as a 4-in-3 storage bay that can fit 4 x 3.5" drives in 3 x 5.25" slots. The Black Vortex also has front access and EZ-Grip handles to make swapping drives quick and easy, and without having to remove the entire cage. Additionally, with its quiet 120mm fan combined and all metal ventilated design, it has the ability to keep both the drives and system cool. The new Black Vortex also is equipped with built-in LEDs on the fan, Illuminating the case with an ambient blue color.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology’s Surveillance Station Version 6.1 Now Available

Synology has announced the latest version of its Surveillance Station with version 6.1. Surveillance Station is Synology’s fully-integrated network video recording solution, introducing numerous additions and upgrades with version 6.1, making Surveillance Station even more feature-rich. Edge recording and center management are powerful tools that help to solve bandwidth issues and maximize the storage of remote cameras. Additionally, with edge recording, primary data storage is kept where cameras are located while center management keeps camera control at a single location, helping to minimize unnecessary footage transmission.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RS814 RackStation NAS Now Available

Synology has announced the release of its latest RackStation NAS with the RS814, a high-performance 4-bay 1U server designed to scale up to 8 drives when using an RX410 expansion module. The RS814 is opptimized for SMB environments and provides scalability for growing companies as well as productive uptime. Improving on its predecessor, the new RackStation provides the DiskStation Manager OS with performance that small businesses need: over 200MB/s for read tasks and 130MB/s for write. With the dual NIC configuration, it also enables MPIO failover support for additional network redundancy. 

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