by Josh Linden

LSI's Accelerating Innovation Summit Highlights the Datacenter in the "Datacentric Era"

LSI is using its annual Accelerating Innovation Summit (AIS) with a theme of "The Datacentric Era" to bring together industry leaders to describe a vision for future of the datacenter. AIS will present keynotes and panels focusing on the management of massive volumes of data and where datacenter luminaries and representatives from LSI partners will discuss technologies and architectures including flash, OpenStack and Open Compute, and software defined storage and networking solutions.

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by Josh Linden

LSI Announces First-to-Market 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID Controller Cards and Expanders

LSI today introduced a new family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller cards and expanders for performance-intensive enterprise storage environments. This announcement follows LSI’s first-to-market availability of 12Gb/s SAS HBA cards, RAID-On-Chip (ROC) ICs, and I/O controller ICs earlier this year.

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by Josh Linden

LSI Announces Nytro XP 6200 Series PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards

LSI has announced the Nytro XP 6200 PCIe flash series of accelerator cards, which use LSI SandForce controllers to target clients in datacenter and SMB markets by using affordable MLC flash and focusing on optimized power and thermal characteristics. LSI intends for the XP 6200 series to open a new market for by pricing these PCIe flash solutions within reach of small and medium businesses as well as hyperscale cloud and web datacenters. Nytro XP 6200 series cards will offer up to 2TB of MLC flash starting at $2.44 USD per gigabyte when ordered in small quantities.

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by Josh Linden

NetApp Announces New EF550 Flash Array and E2700 Arrays, Updated E5500 Array

NetApp has announced two new storage platforms and updated a third, reflecting NetApp’s strategy of serving a broad spectrum of flash-accelerated enterprise storage clients and use cases via the EF-Series of all-flash storage arrays and the E-Series of SAN arrays. The new NetApp EF550 flash array is designed for latency-sensitive data, while the E2700 array will emphasize price/performance ratio for small, remote, and branch offices. Updates for the NetApp 5500 SAN array improve performance, density, and modular flexibility for data-intensive workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS Announced

Seagate Technology has introduced the latest addition to its business storage product offerings, the Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS. Designed for offices or workgroups with up to 50 employees, Seagate's new 4-bay NAS centralizes storage, enabling access, collaboration, and the sharing of files securely from all computers within a business network, while simultaneously hosting PC backups in one central location.

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by Bill Valle

Imation Enhances Nexsan Storage Arrays with E-Series V

Imation has released Nexsan E-Series V with unprecedented levels of storage density combined with extremely low power consumption.  In a 4U space - one third of the rack space required by most storage arrays, the E-Series V can accommodate up to 240 Terabytes.  Nexsan AutoMAID is a disk management utility that can reduce overall power consumption by up to 87%, reducing operating cost and also extending the life of the storage system.

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by Lyle Smith

LSI SF3700 SandForce Flash Controller Line Unveiled

LSI has unveiled the third generation of its SandForce flash controller line, the SF3700. Designed to support power-sensitive client computing applications in addition to I/O-intensive enterprise and hyperscale environments, the new LSI SandForce SF3700 flash controller family offers increased levels of flash performance, reliability and endurance, meeting the growing needs of SSD manufacturers.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-212P Turbo 2-Bay NAS Released

QNAP Systems has announced the release of the TS-212P Turbo 2-bay NAS for home and small/home office use. With its 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB DDR3 RAM, it delivers reliable performance for daily tasks such as file storage, sharing, data backup, and serves as an ideal media center for multimedia files across a range of platforms.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x70 Pro Series Turbo NAS Announced

QNAP Systems has announced the release of the TS-x70 Pro series Turbo NAS, available in 4, 6, and 8-bay tower models for home and small/home office use. The TS-x70 Pro series is powered by a Dual-Core Intel Core i3 3.3 GHz Processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM, which delivers smooth real-time multimedia transcoding capabilities and up to 447MB read and 446MB write speeds with optional 4 Gigabit LAN port configuration.

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by Brian Beeler

EMC Announces General Availability of XtremIO Flash Arrays

EMC has announced the general availability of their XtremIO all flash arrays. XtremIO was acquired by EMC in May of last year as a way to boost EMC's offerings and visibility in the all flash array arena. EMC showed off "Project X" at VMworld a few months later, touting the unique feature set that let XtremIO bricks run at a consistent and predictable IO and throughput rate over its life and at any available capacity level. This past summer at EMC World, XtremIO were said to be in directed availability, which more or less means being sold to their best and friendliest customers. All that is past us now as XtremIO arrays hit the big time, now generally available for the first time and ready to compete in the competitive and cutthroat high-performance flash storage array segment.

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