by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Produces 16Gb GDDR6 For Advanced Graphic Systems

Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it is producing the industry’s first 16- gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory. This new memory is designed to be used in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network, and artificial intelligence systems.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-x73e SMB NAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems released their high-performance SMB NAS TVS-x73e series today, which is comprised of the TVS-873e (8-bay), QNAP TVS-673e (6-bay) and QNAP TVS-473e (4-bay) models. These new NAS devices are highlighted by an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (for SSD cache acceleration with Qtier auto-tiering), a QuickAccess port, dual 4K HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video transcoding acceleration.  The TVS-x73e series is both secure and scalable, and is equipped with two PCIe slots that support 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards or USB 3.1 10Gbps cards. This allows small and medium businesses to build a private cloud for applications such as high-speed data transfer rates, backup/recovery, virtualization, media playback, and graphics display.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Announces New “Shuttle” Storage Solutions

Today G-Technology, a Western Digital Corporation (WDC) company, announced two new products in its G-SPEED Shuttle family. These new 4-bay storage solutions are built for users that need high capacity, portability, and high performance. The solutions run up to 48TB and up to 1GB/s transfer speeds.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Systems Offers New Deployment Options

Violin Memory came out strong as one of the early flash and all-flash storage vendors. Unfortunately they hit a few bumps along the way and pulled the shingle off their door last January. They are back, now as Violin Systems, and are offering all-flash systems with interesting acquisition and deployment options.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Acquires N2WS

Veeam Software has acquired N2WS, a provider of cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS). N2WS cloud backup solution for AWS workloads allows organizations to back up data and applications whenever they require along with near-instant recovery. Veeam believes that this acquisition will strengthen their position in Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, and its ability to protect AWS deployments. N2WS (who had a previous strong partnership with Veeam) will operate as a standalone company, keeping its brand name; however, it will be labeled as “A Veeam Company.”

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x28A Entry-level Home NAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-128A and TS-228A NAS solutions, the two models from the company's new entry-level home TS-x28A series. These new TS-128A and TS-228A are designed to offer users multimedia storage, sharing and streaming functions, and complete file and data protection capabilities as well as snapshot protection. 

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Twistlock, Kingston, Cisco, Virtual Instruments, SoftNAS, Veeam, & Code42

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Twistlock launches version 2.3. Kingston launches 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Cisco and Hyundai reduce time to market of the connected car. Virtual Instruments reports record revenue and customer growth. SoftNAS announces Cloud Essentials version 3.7 for Veeam. And Code42 announced enhancements to its Data Security solution.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces The New HGST Ultrastar 7K6 HDD

WD has announced HGST’s new Ultrastar 7K6 HDD, the company’s latest enterprise-class hard disk drive. The Ultrastar 7K6 is an air-based drive catered to the mid-range capacity enterprise segment and provides an array of system options and price points.

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by Lyle Smith

NetApp Announces General Availability of ONTAP 9.3

Announced back in October 2017, NetApp ONTAP 9.3 has officially gone GA today. Touted as a free and easy non-disruptive upgrade, NetApp’s comprehensive proprietary operating system is used in a range of storage disk arrays such as NetApp FAS and AFF, ONTAP Select and ONTAP Cloud. With the GA release, organizations will be able to save time and money coupled with impressive performance and security upgrades.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Begins Producing Its New 8GB HBM2 Memory

Today Samsun Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun mass production of its 2nd-generation 8GB High Bandwidth Memory-2 (HBM2). The new product, Aquabolt, is claimed to be the fastest data transmission speed on the market with 2.4 Gbps data transfer speed per pin. This would make it ideal for supercomputing and graphic rich applications.

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