by Josh Linden

PROMISE Technology Announces VSky A-Series Software-Defined Storage Appliances

PROMISE Technology today announced the forthcoming launch of its VSky A-Series family of storage solutions which are designed to support petabyte-scale volumes for applications such as backup and archiving, media editing, video surveillance, virtual environments, and content delivery. The A-Series uses a single flat namespace as part of an architecture that can be deployed with support for object, file, and block storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Facebook Announces Yosemite, the First Open Source Modular Chassis for High-Powered Microservers

Facebook has announced the first open source modular chassis for high-powered microservers, code-named Yosemite, while proposing the design as a contribution to the Open Compute Project for all members of the community to build on and deploy. Yosemite is designed as a modular chassis containing high-powered system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor cards, providing Facebook’s infrastructure with capacity that scales out when required.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Offers Lower Price Software Bundle For VNXe

We reviewed the VNXe3200 back in October of last year and we liked the little platform. But not everyone felt the same. The performance of the unit wasn’t the question so much as the licensing. Now EMC has introduced a new software bundle that is 88% cheaper.

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Launches All Flash Array ISE 800 Series

X-IO Technologies has launched its own series all-flash arrays (AFA), the ISE 800 Series. This marks an expansion of X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage portfolio, which also includes the X-IO ISE 700 and ISE 200 Series. The new ISE 800 Series has also achieved the  number one position for price-performance in the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 benchmark delivering $0.32 per SPC-1 IOPS.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive Now Equipped With USB-C Technology

LaCie has announced the addition of USB–C technology to its Porsche Design Mobile Drive. With USB-C technology, both ends of the cable are identical and the connector is reversible, which helps make the LaCie Mobile Drive easier to connect, as there is no need to think about which end goes to which device or worrying about plugging it in the wrong way.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces World’s Most Power-Efficient, High Capacity Datacenter HDD

Today WD, a Western Digital company, announced the worlds most power-efficient, 6TB HDD for datacenters, the WD Re+ hard drive family. The new drives only consume 6 watts per 6TB. WD has also announced that the WD Re And WD Se will now be expanding to include a 6TB model as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Solutions Are Now Available On vCloud Air

Today Barracuda Networks announced that several of its storage solutions have achieved VMware Ready – vCloud Air status. The status indicates that Barracuda’s products have undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment, and are supported on VMware vCloud Air. The solutions that achieved this status are Barracuda NG Firewall, Barracuda Message Archiver, Barracuda Spam Firewall, and Barracuda Web Application Firewall.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Introduces New Open, Hyperscale Servers

HP announced today at the Open Compute Summit that they were introducing a new family of compute platforms, HP Cloudline. These new platforms are designed to enable service providers, that are running hyperscale IT architectures, to maximize their data center efficiency and increase cloud service agility. Along with the Cloudline servers, HP announced a new portfolio that is also aimed at service providers. These new services include HP Service Provider Growth Suite and HP Datacenter Care for Service Providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches New Line Of Low Power, High Density Server Solutions

Today Supermicro announced the launch of a new line of low power, high-density server solutions that support Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 product family. The new solutions run the gamut of various configurations from UP motherboards to 1U and Mini-Tower servers all the way up to a high-density 6U 56-node MicroBlade microserver.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Seagate Archive HDD Review (8TB)

The Seagate Archive HDD represents several major advancements in hard drive technology for the company. First, the massive 8TB capacity is Seagate's highest to date. Second, the methodology to get to that 8TB is new to the market. Seagate uses Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) to change the way tracks are laid out on the platters, which drives higher platter density. This new series of Archive HDDs isn't a general purpose drive however, that duty is aligned with the Enterprise Capacity family. In this case, as the name implies, the drives are intended for use in large-scale data centers where density, power consumption, data integrity and data retrieval are paramount.

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