by Lyle Smith

Lenovo P900, P700 And P500 Workstations Announced

Lenovo has announced the launch of its new ThinkStation P Series: the P900, P700 and P500, which are rebuilt from the ground up and join the entry-level P300 as the most powerful professional-grade desktop workstations available on the market. The new P Series are designed for professionals in engineering, architecture, media and entertainment, oil and gas, medical and science, finance and other industries that require enhanced productivity and reliability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite

Today Dell Software announced the release of a new data protection bundle, the Dell Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite. Through a single capacity-based licensing model, customers will have access to Dell's full backup and recovery software portfolio. This new bundle will allow businesses to better create a solution that matches their needs versus paying too much for something that they don't need or paying extra to gain something they can't be without.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Acquires Symform's Cloud Services Platform

Quantum Corp has announced that is has acquired Symform's cloud storage services platform and its development team, including Symform's CTO and co-founder, Bassam Tabbara. Quantum plans on leveraging Symform's cloud technology to expand its own cloud software capabilities and service offerings in data protection and scale-out storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SM1623 Enterprise SSD Released

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the SM1623, a new high-performance SAS SSD using 10-nanometer class MLC NAND flash. The new Samsung SAS SSD is designed to meet the needs of many global customers for cost-effective, high-capacity SSDs and is targeted at enterprise customers. 

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by Mark May

EMC ProtectPoint Overview

Last month EMC hosted a Megalaunch in Londer, announcing their new VMAX family as well as a several other offerings. Though we mentioned ProtectPoint at the time (last paragraph before availability) there wasn't a tremendous amount of detail at the event. Since then EMC has provided much more on the emerging technology. ProtectPoint is a data protection offering which hopes to bring the benefits of snapshots together with the benefits of backups. By integrating the primary storage with the protection storage, ProtectPoint reduces cost and complexity, increases speed, and maintains recoverability of backups.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Syncplicity Releases A New App For iPhones

Syncplicity has released a new version of their app for iPhones, version 3.2.0. Syncplicity is EMC’S cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. The app gives users secure, full access to all of their files on their mobile devices.

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by Josh Linden

PMC NVMe Controllers and Flashtec Non-Volatile DRAM Drives Announced

PMC today announced its new Flashtec NVRAM drive, built from DRAM paired with a flash-based backup unit that provides persistence during power failures. The Flashtec NVRAM uses a PCIe 3.0 interface and can be mapped directly by its host as persistent memory, a configuration which PMC benchmarked at ten million IOPS with small random access transactions. The drive can also be configured as an NVMe block device for DMA transactions, which reached one million random read IOPS in manufacturer 4K benchmarks.

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by Josh Linden

Memblaze FlashRAID Controllers Announced

Memblaze has announced the addition of a new FlashRAID controller family to its portfolio of storage solutions that leverage the company’s proprietary portfolio of flash storage technologies. FlashRAID is a PCIe 3.0 controller solution capable of consolidating up to 12 NVMe SSDs into a single pool. SSD storage that is being managed by a FlashRAID controller can take advantage of Memblaze’s proprietary global wear-leveling technology for improved flash storage reliability and longevity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Silicon Motion SM2256 SSD Controller for TLC NAND Released

Silicon Motion Technology today introduced the SM2256 SSD controller. The SM2256 is the world’s first complete merchant ASIC/firmware SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller solution, which supports 1x/1y/1z nm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND and the upcoming 3D NAND from all major NAND suppliers. This makes Silicon Motion the only merchant controller supplier offering a SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller with complete ASIC and firmware for TLC NAND.

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by Lyle Smith

BiTMICRO MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs Now Available

BiTMICRO Networks has announced the MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs, which are powered by BiTMICRO’s patented Talino ASIC Architecture. The new MAXio E-Series SSDs are designed deliver the capacity, performance, and reliability companies require in order to support high volume application workloads. The MAXio E-Series SSD is an ideal solution for enterprise applications with heavy load demands including video-on-demand, video streaming, online transaction processing, non-linear editing, gaming, file servers, web applications and cloud services.

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