by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Its New MN HDD Series

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has announced the first drives in its new MN HDD Series. The drives are designed to be a bridge between high-end enterprise HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs. The new series comes in capacities of 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB and deliver 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Caringo Unveils FileFly Secondary Storage Platform

Caringo has introduced its new secondary storage platform for tackling Windows Server storage bloat. Caringo Swarm and FileFly 2.0 power the new platform. The idea behind the FileFly Secondary Storage Platform is to take infrequently accessed unstructured data off of primary storage onto a more cost-effective tier.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

In The Lab: Eaton 5PX & EBM Battery Replacement

In the StorageReview Enterprise Lab we use a variety of power management tools and battery backups. If a data center is not generating their own power or has sufficient backup generators, an interruption in power supply is inevitable (in the cases above, interruptions are still a possibility). For our testing environments we use Eaton gear from 5PX UPS  for managing a subset of systems up to the BladeUPS and its ability to power several racks. The 5PX UPS has been running in our lab for over 5 years and the time has finally come to perform some scheduled maintenance on it and the connected EBM (Extended Battery Module). In this In the Lab we go over the steps required to swap out the batteries in the UPS and replace the EBM.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Announces SanDisk Skyhawk NVMe SSD Series

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) introduces their new Skyhawk Series of NVMe SSDs. The new series of drives are aimed at cloud providers, bringing all of the performance benefits of NVMe to cloud computing. The drives will come in two flavors, the Skyhawk which is a read-intensive drive and the Skyhawk Ultra for mixed-use workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Adds Advanced Anomaly Detection Capabilities

Today Druva announced it was adding new monitoring and detection capabilities to its data protection platform. The new capabilities are designed to proactively find anomalies that could potentially be dangerous and alert companies before something happens. With the new capabilities, Druva would be able to protect against threats such as ransomware.

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by Adam Armstrong

Acronis Adds Office 365 To Its Backup 12 Solution

Today Acronis announced the latest addition to its Acronis Backup 12 solution. Acronis added Microsoft Office 365 functionality to Backup 12. Acronis states that with this solution, Acronis Backup 12 is now the most complete, small business backup solution, enabling businesses to protect all data, local and in the cloud, with a single solution, single configuration, and a single interface.

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by Josh Linden

Synology RT2600ac Router Review

The Synology RT2600ac is a wifi router that brings together a comprehensive selection of wireless protocols and features with a management interface based on Synology's DSM operating system. Powered by a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor, the RT2600ac incorporates 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios and offers WAN aggregation, WAN failover, and hardware-assisted Layer 7 traffic control. The result is a wifi router and access point with a polished management experience that is specified for up to 100 connected devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces 512Gb, 64-Layer 3D NAND Chip

Today Western Digital Corp. introduced what it is referring to as the world’s first 512Gb 64-layer 3D NAND chip. WD states that it has begun its pilot production of the new NAND chip and intends to enter mass production in the second half of this year. The release of this chip, the first of it’s kind to market, is the result of nearly 30 years of flash technology development.

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by StorageReview Consumer Desk

NETGEAR Arlo Pro Security Cameras For Home Security Review

Arlo security cameras are a simple way to add cameras around the home without need of extensive, or even very much, technical knowledge. In our initial review, we found the cameras to be easy to install and manage with the enough features to keep the average consumer happy. As with anything, there is always room for improvement and improve the latest version, the Arlo Pro, are. Arlo took a look at some feedback around things like when the camera begins recording, swapping out batteries and its inherent cost, and what happens is the Internet goes out, and has made improvements across the board.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Refreshes Appliance Line & Expands Capacity

Today Barracuda announced that it was refreshing its portfolio of Backup products. Barracuda Backup is the line of products that comprise its data protection solutions. Barracuda states that the refreshed line will have more capacity (up to 100% on some models), better performance, and ransomware recovery.

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