by Adam Armstrong

HP Makes Several Announcements For Workstations & Displays

Today HP made a slew of announcements at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. These announcements centered on workstations, both desktop and mobile, and professional displays to areas that appeal to the creative professional. For workstations, HP is releasing the second generation of the Z Turbo Drive as well as a new mobile workstation, the HP Omen Pro, which is much thinner and lighter than their current mobile workstations. HP is also announcing new monitors including a large 32” 4K monitor and several ultra-narrow bezel monitors.

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by Adam Armstrong

Avere And Google To Deliver High Compute And Storage In The Cloud

Avere Systems announced today that it is collaborating with Google to enable its customers to easily move their compute intensive workloads and storage to Google Cloud Platform. The collaboration will enable Avere to move data between NAS storage systems and Google Cloud Platform simply, with low latency, and high performance. It also lets customers reap the benefits of Google’s highly-scalable and reliable cloud infrastructure.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN MEDIAScaler and GRIDScaler 3.0 Announced

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced that it expanded its high-performance file storage portfolio with the DDN MEDIAScaler and DDN GRIDScaler 3.0. The former addition is the industry’s first file-based workflow solution to offer simultaneous, concurrent access to media content across hundreds of users all the while improving transcode, reducing hardware footprint, and integrating with the Cloud. The DDN GRIDScaler 3.0 is designed for high-performance computing workloads with enterprise feature demands for integrated data protection, replication and data security.

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by Lyle Smith

Ringling College of Art and Design Deploys 1.6PB of DDN Storage

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced that the Ringling College of Art and Design has deployed 1.6PB of DDN storage. By relying on DDN’s SFA high-performance storage as the foundation of a powerful, unified content creation and storage platform, the company claims that this will allow students to push the boundaries of computer-generated graphics, resulting in more visually compelling content.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Shipping Ultrastar SN100 Series Of NVMe PCIe SSDs

HGST, a Western Digital company, announced today that it shipping its new NVMe compliant PCIe SSD series, the Ultrastar SN100 series. HGST is billing the drive series as "the industry's highest-performing NVMe compliant SSDs." Hot on the heels of Intel's new PCIe SSD, the SN100 series is designed for mission-critical data center workloads, including scale-out databases powering today’s largest online and cloud services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces New WSS NAS For Small Businesses

Seagate Technology introduced a new line of business NAS solutions, the Seagate WSS NAS. This new line of NAS solutions enable Microsoft-based small to medium sized businesses an easy method to collaborate better with seamless integration with Microsoft Cloud, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure Backup.

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujifilm And IBM Announce 220TB Tape Cartridge

Today Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. announce that, in conjunction with IBM, it has developed the highest capacity storage media ever achieved. This advanced prototype media is a magnetic particulate tape that has an areal data density of 123 billion bits per square inch. A single cartridge can store up to 220TB of uncompressed data.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Updates To Its Zero Clients

HP has announced updates for its HP t310 and HP t310 All-in-One Zero clients. These updates will ease connectivity and collaboration in the cloud. The new updates are coupled with the release of Teradici firmware version 4.8.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Announces New Container Technology & Nano Server For The Cloud

Today Microsoft made two announcements around next generation cloud technologies. Microsoft followed up on its joint announcement with Docker last October about bringing a Windows Server Container that brings together Windows and Docker Ecosystem. This is going to be done through new Hyper-V Containers. Microsoft is also announcing a Nano Server for powering born-in-cloud applications as well as the Hyper-V Containers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netlist Introduces New EXPRESSvault EV3 PCIe 3.0 NVRAM

Netlist Inc. announced the newest product in its NVvault family, the EXPRESSvault EV3 PCIe 3.0 NVRAM. The EXPRESSvault EV3 comes in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities and is an ideal match for server and storage solutions in next-generation data centers for cloud computing that integrate IBM POWER or Intel Haswell/Broadwell CPUs and PCI Express SSD products.

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