by Adam Armstrong

Nexsan To Spin Out From Imation & Go Private

Today Nexsan announced that it will be spun out form its parent company, Imation Corp. Nexsan will spin out in a transaction with Spear Point Capital Management, once again making it a private company. The newly private Nexsan will be run by Imation leaders Bob Fernander, CEO, and Geoff Barrall, CTO.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate SSD For Xbox Review

One of the main drawbacks to the current generation of console gaming is that fact that the games are so large, capacity-wise, that they can easily fill up the consoles’ internal drives. Some games are as large as 120GB, and with all the add-ons and downloadable content (DLC) can push most games past the standard sizes. Gamers have the choice of buying consoles with larger internal drives but there is still a relatively small limit. Seagate has offered a solution with its Game Drive for Xbox with up to 4TB of additional space. Taking this to the next logical step, Seagate is now selling an SSD version of the its Drive which will lead to faster load times, transfer of data, and overall better performance one expects with SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton 9PX3000RTN UPS Review

A few years ago, we reviewed the Eaton 9PX6K, a UPS from the company’s line of high-efficiency battery backups designed to protect medium-to-high-density IT equipment in computer rooms. Overall, we found that it offered comprehensive management and power protection and kept our lab tests running seamlessly. Earlier this year, the company released a broader range of models in the Eaton 9PX line, which consisted of devices that fit in a slightly smaller scope. Among these new models is the 2U 9PX3000RTN 3000VA 120V UPS, which we will be looking at today.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Announces All-Flash For As Little As 3¢/GB/Month

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today its new initiative around flexible storage consumption models and accelerating all-flash data center adoption with its HPE 3PAR Flash Now. HPE is also announcing an update to its StoreFabric 32Gb (Gen 6) Fibre Channel portfolio for faster networking. And they have entered a partnership with Spectra Logic for enhanced data protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Its First All-Flash NAS, The FlashStation FS3017

Synology has launched its first all-flash NAS, FlashStation FS3017. Synology has a ton of NAS devices and they have supported flash for some time (with a flash caching option as well). The FS3017 marks the first time the company has released a product specifically designed for flash as opposed to also supporting it. Synology states that the FS3017 is ideal for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces Version 6.4 Of S3 Server For RING

Today at Amazon re:Invent in Las Vegas, Nevada, Scality announced the latest version of its flagship object storage software, RING. The latest version, 6.4, includes extended security features that are becoming crucial in today’s evolving digital business environment. The company is also announcing that it was joined AWS marketplace and has released the Open Source S3 Server to the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Its Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Today Cohesity announced a new product that extends the benefits of its on-premises consolidated secondary storage solution to public cloud infrastructure, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE). Cohesity’s new DataPlatform CE allows organizations to reap the benefits of the cloud including scalability, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. The Cohesity DataPlatform CE will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Announces Its 3Q 2017 Earnings

Today Nimble Storage reported its third quarter 2017 earnings and once again saw an overall improvement. While Nimble’s stock has been a bit more stable than some of the other earnings we cover, it has seen a modest increase since its last earnings report. Nimble saw an increase in revenue and an decrease in net loss but it saw a decrease in gross margin.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lexar C1 microSD Reader & JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive Review

USB-C is a new interface that has the benefit of being omnidirectional (meaning it can face up or down and still work, just not sideways). On top of that several devices can be powered through the port including a new slew of notebooks, mostly from Apple. The biggest drawback has been lack of adoption and therefore lack of third parties making USB-C compatible devices. With the new release of Apple’s current generation MacBook Pro along with releases form Dell, Lenovo, and HP, USB-C is more prevalent and more devices are coming on the scene. Lexar has recently added a handful of USB-C devices including the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and Lexar JumpDrive C20c Flash Drive.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Launches Its New Quad-Core, 16-Bay SMB NAS

Today QNAP Systems, Inc. released a new 16-bay NAS aimed at the SMB market, the TS-1635. This new NAS supports up to 12 3.5” drives and 4 2.5” SSDs. On top of this, the TS-1635 also comes with two 10Gbe ports and two Gigabit ports helping companies meet the demands of next-generation networks. QNAP states that all of this comes in a cost-effective NAS, though there doesn’t appear to be a price listed at the moment.

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