by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Worldwide Availability Of The $25K All-Flash SC4020 Array

Today Dell announced that their $25,000 all-flash SC4020 Array is now available worldwide. As we previously mentioned, though the SC4020 isn't new, this new price point of an All-Flash Array (AFA) not only gives Dell a major advantage over other vendors, but it gives more organizations incentive to sample the benefits of flash with enterprise-ready data services and support. 

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Announces Aquisition of Sanbolic

Citrix has announced it has completed its acquisition of workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies company, Sanbolic. Sanbolic technology allows customers to leverage software defined storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workload. This is accomplished by useing flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments, which helps to improve storage load balancing, application availability resulting in high-performance end-user experience. The Sanbolic team will join the Citrix organization staring immediately though the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Generally Availability Of ScaleIO 1.31

EMC has announced the general availability of the latest release of SaleIO, version 1.31. This new release will provide two times the performance improvement in VMware environments from an IO perspective and an improved vSphere deployment process with support for VMware installation manager.

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by Brian Beeler

SanDisk Spins Out ioControl Business - NexGen Reborn

In April of 2013, Fusion-io purchased NexGen storage as part of an IP rollup that included ID7. The vision was to combine Fusion's ioMemory, hard disk drives and ioControl software on x86 servers to create hybrid systems that offer flash-array performance at a far lower cost. Fusion-io paid $119 million in the deal to acquire NexGen. Now less than two years later, Fusion-io acquirer SanDisk has decided that the NexGen portfolio would be better off on its own, rebirthing the NexGen brand in a newly spun-off company. 

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces 3TB 2.5-Inch HDD

Toshiba has announced a new 3TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (MQ03ABB300) and the industry’s largest capacity for that specific form factor. The drive leverages perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and is the first 2.5-inch HDD to achieve 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB. The MQ03ABB300 is designed for external personal storage devices and space-constrained use cases that require high storage capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD Released

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing a high-performance, low-powered PCIe SSD, the SM951. The SM951 is designed for use in both ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

Lexar Announces Updated JumpDrive Line

Lexar has announced performance enhancements to its portfolio of JumpDrive USB 3.0 flash drives, including the Lexar JumpDrive P20, JumpDrive S75, JumpDrive S55, JumpDrive S35, and JumpDrive S25. Improvements include increased read and write speeds for faster transferring rates as well as EncryptStick Lite software to help protect essential files by providing the option to keep these files in a password protected vault.

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by Lyle Smith

Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs Announced

Crucial has announced two new solid state drives: the Crucial MX200, for those looking for high performance and premium features, and the Crucial BX100, for users looking for a more affordable option though it still has an emphasis on mainstream performance needs.

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by Lyle Smith

Patriot Ignite SSD Announced

Patriot has announced the Patriot Ignite SATA III SSDs, which are targeted towards content creators, gamers and performance enthusiasts looking to upgrade system performance and will be available in capacities of 480GB and 960GB. Also announced by Patriot are the new Supersonic Magnum 2 and Supersonic Rage 2 USB 3.0 flash drives.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Portable Storage Offerings

Toshiba has announced new branded storage product offerings at CES 2015, including the TransferJet, which enables fast point-to-point wireless data transfer between PC and mobile devices; FlashAir III Wireless SD Card, which is a storage device that allows users to share their images, videos and files wirelessly; Canvio Connect II Portable Hard Drives, which are a modern looking USB portable that offers all the essential functions as well as scheduled backups and remote access; and the 3TB Canvio Basics, which Toshiba’s simple storage solution and first to market at this capacity.

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