by Adam Armstrong

Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS HDD 12TB Review

Seagate has expanded its Guardian Series of HDDs with even higher capacity version. On the NAS front, Seagate has taken both its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro and expanded the capacity up to 12TB per drive. The IronWolf Pro is designed specifically for use in NAS devices and is aimed toward creative professionals, SOHO, and SME markets. While both drives share many of the same features, the Pro version supports up to 16 drive bays, has a higher mean time between failures (1.2 million hours), has rotational vibration sensors on all capacities, and is better optimized for multi-users (300TB/year).

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate IronWolf Review (12TB)

As data requirements continue to rapidly grow, so does the cost of managing storage through devices such as NAS solutions. This puts organizations in a tight spot, as their budgets don’t necessarily correlate with this massive growth, which is why new high-capacity releases like Seagate IronWolf 12TB is so attractive: it helps to lower the total cost of ownership and gives organizations the ability to and stay within and better manage their budgets. The company has also released a Pro version of the drive, reviewed here.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Advances Its All-Flash FlashSystem

Today IBM announced that it was making several changes to its all-flash storage solutions and software. These changes are aimed to both drive down costs and extend the solutions out to the cloud. Aside from support for cloud, IBM’s news advanced data center solutions also deliver support for containers and machine learning.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Expands Its PCaaS Solution

Today Dell announced it was expanding its PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) solution making it easier for companies to procure, deploy and manage PCs. Dell, with a partnership with VMware, also announced zero-touch Windows 10 Provisioning by VMware AirWatch service, as well as joint engineering initiatives to integrate VMware Workspace ONE, powered by AirWatch technology, with Dell Client Command Suite. The expanded PCaaS and partnership with VMware aim to simplify PC lifecycle management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Reports 1Q18 Earnings

Today Seagate Technologies reported its earning for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. While the past few earnings had been a bit of a disappointment for the company this time they seemed to beat estimates. After reporting their earning the company saw its stock jump as high as 15%, or as high as $40.53 this morning, the highest it has been since June.

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by Adam Armstrong

SonicWall NSA 2650 Review

The SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2650 (and the rest of the NSA line) provides threat prevention and security to mid-sized networks, branch offices, and distributed enterprises. Like the full NSA line, the 2650 leverages SonicWall’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) engine and the new SonicOS 6.5 operating system. The NSA 2650 has ample connectivity with 22 ports: one console and 1GbE management port, four 2.5GbE SFP ports, four 2.5GbE ports, and twelve 1GbE ports. The firewall also comes with room for expansion, consisting of an expansion module as well as a 16GB storage module with room for an optional power supply to add further redundancy.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cisco, Virtuozzo, DataCore, LTO Program, Ubuntu, Cloudera, Cloudian, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cisco announced predictive services powered by AI. Virtuozzo announces its Storage for Kubernetes. DataCore announces a new version of its software-defined infrastructure products. LTO Program announces LTO-8 Cartridge specifications. Ubuntu releases version 17.10. Cloudera, Cloudian, Ingeous, and Datos IO partner. Dell EMC support Microsoft Azure Stack with its 14G PowerEdge line. Virtual Instruments partners with Gigamon on monitoring NAS deployments. Lenovo announces support for Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs for ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces Seagate Secure Across Its Enterprise Datasphere Fleet

Seagate Technology launched a stringent collection of security features rolled out across the entirety of Seagate’s Enterprise Datasphere Fleet, Seagate Secure. This new set of features aims to keep all of the drives under the banner secure with specific feature sets. This will add even more security to the company’s proven technology. Seagate is also announcing its Exos line of high capacity enterprise HDDs.

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by Lyle Smith

HP ZBook x2 Detachable PC Announced

HP is set to showcase the new performance-driven HP ZBook x2 detachable PC today at the 2017 Adobe MAX conference. Built for artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need a powerful mobile solution that excels Adobe Creative Cloud and other professional applications, the HP ZBook x2 is dubbed the world’s first detachable workstation.

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by Adam Armstrong

Morro Data Releases CacheDrive R1100

Today Morro Data announced its first rackmount cache file server, CacheDrive R1100. Advancing its CloudNAS Enterprise solution, the CacheDrive R1100 is stated to allow SMBs with hundreds of users to scale cloud capacity, manage files across multiple offices, and collaborate on large file formats without disrupting workflow. Combining the two technologies will offer a 3-in-1 global file services solution for “unlimited” file storage, multiple office sync, and disaster recovery.

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