by Adam Armstrong

Intel & Micron To Go Their Separate Ways On NAND Development

Intel and Micron announced today that they were updating the joint development program on NAND. The two companies will complete the 3D NAND projects that they are jointly working on for the rest of this year and into next. After that, the two companies will begin developing 3D NAND technology independent of each other.

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by Adam Armstrong

Flexxible IT Launches Citrix Ready SmartWorkspaces

Today at the Citrix Summit in Anaheim, California, Flexxible IT launched its newest solution that delivers ready-to-use virtual workspaces powered by Citrix Cloud and XenServer, Flexxible | SmartWorkspaces. SmartWorkspaces is verified Citrix Ready and is said to bring on-prem Citrix Cloud for enterprises. The new product comes with a multi-tenant and multi-environment cloud console management, automated deployment and the promise of simple scaling.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces RC100 M.2 NVMe SSD At CES

Today at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Toshiba Memory America announced its new mainstream M.2 NVMe SSD Series, the RC100. The new series of SSDs bridge the gap between cost-effective and high performance for M.2 NVMe drives. Toshiba will be offering the drives in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Dethrones HPE In Server Shipment & Revenue

Today Dell EMC is happy to announce that they have taken the top spot in both server shipments and revenue. Dell EMC had been shipping more units, they had 18.8% unit share in the fourth quarter of 2017. Now they are reporting that their x86 server revenue increased 37.9% year over year, nabbing the top spot in revenue as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Aberdeen Announces AberVDI

Aberdeen LLC announced its VMware Horizon 7.0 certified Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, AberVDI. This new turnkey solution contains all of the software and hardware that one would need to deploy their VDI in a single package. The company goes on to state that customers will be able to custom configure a VMware Horizon 7.0 VDI solution in minutes.

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by Ed Hardy

Netstor NA611TB3 Portable NVMe Enclosure Review

The Netstor NA611TB3 is, as of the writing of this review, the first portable NVMe enclosure and it is also RAID-capable. It offers dual M.2 slots, so two PCIe NVMe flash storage modules can be installed with a potential max capacity of 4TB. Despite its small size, it includes active cooling and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Unveils New All-in-One Zero Client, The t310 G2

Today HP announced the t310 G2 all-in-one zero client. The new zero client sports a narrow bezel that the company states will help provide seamless visuals, improved ergonomics and maximum data security. The new zero client is powered by Teradici and is compatible with VMware and Amazon virtual workspace environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Acquires Avere

The acquisitions are off to an early start in 2018, as today the Microsoft Corporation announced it has acquired Avere Systems. This should give Microsoft a leg up to its hybrid cloud strategy and an overall boost to Azure. The terms of the acquisitions weren’t disclosed.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Introduces Orbi Outdoor Satellite

In recent months we took a look at NETGEAR's Orbi WiFi system (we specifically looked at the pro version). In our review we found that deploying Orbi, along with one of its satellites, immediately corrected WiFi dead spots and gave a big performance boost throughout the home versus just near the wireless router. While the Orbi is a great device that can speed up users' wireless connections, the one thing that it lacked was reaching the connection outdoors for those that entertain outside. Today, NETGEAR is fixing that with the introduction of the Orbi Outdoor Satellite.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Submissions Approved in Highly-Esteemed VMmark 3 Benchmark

A member of the Dell Technologies family business, VMware first launched its VMmark freeware in 2007 in an effort to more accurately benchmark the performance and scalability of single-server virtualized IT environments. VMware built on this by expanding its freeware to encompass multiple servers and multiple platform-level workloads with VMmark 2. VMware has now upped the ante with VMmark 3. As the world of computing becomes even more complex, VMmark 3 is a standardized benchmark that allows organizations to compare disparate virtualization and hardware platforms and configurations. The benchmark has much integrity in the industry and has become the standard for evaluation of virtualization platforms.  

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