by Lyle Smith

ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices Announced

ATTO Technology has announced their the newest addition to the Desklink Device line, the ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices, which boast transfer speeds at 20Gbps making it ideal for professionals who need reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications. 

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by Josh Linden

EMC Announces Data Protection Portfolio Refresh

Today EMC announced a major suite of updates and new solutions for the company's data protection offerings. The announcement outlines enhancements throughout the EMC Data Protection Suite, a new Data Domain operating system, and new releases of VPLEX and RecoverPoint that overall are meant to align EMC’s data protection portfolio across physical, virtual, and cloud storage environments. Newly announced technologies underscore EMC’s approach to promoting its comprehensive data protection-as-a-service functionality for software-defined storage environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Fusion-io NVM Compression Flash-Aware Interface Announced

Fusion-io has announced NVM Compression, a flash-aware interface with the ability to double the useable capacity of ioMemory flash such as the popular ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo PCIe SSDs all the while eliminating the performance impact that usually comes with disk-era compression algorithms commonly used with flash SSDs. NVM Compression delivers 4x more flash endurance when integrated with the Atomic Writes interface by streamlining commands to optimize databases for persistent flash memory architectures.

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE Technology's VTrak x30 and Vess R2000 Announced

PROMISE Technology has announced new additions to its VTrak and Vess lines of storage solutions: the VTrak x30 10G iSCSI and Vess R2000 10G iSCSI models. The new VTrak x30 10G iSCSI storage system meets the needs of enterprises for applications including virtualization, backup and cloud computing and offers customers high levels of reliability, performance and ease-of-use, making it ideal for IT infrastructures that need a cost-effective alternative to Fibre Channel. 

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by Lyle Smith

LSI Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i Announced

LSI has announced an addition to its Nytro line with the introduction of the Nytro MegaRAID 8140-8e8i card, which is designed for scale-out server and storage environments with high disk counts and capacity requirements. The 8140-8e8i card provides 1.6TB of onboard flash and 16 SAS/SATA connections doubling the flash capacity as well as a 4x increase in the number of ports compared to previous Nytro MegaRAID cards.

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by Lyle Smith

Chenbro RM43260 New High-Density Chassis Solution Announced

Chenbro has announced the RM43260 at Interop 2014, their new high density storage JBOD chassis and sub-system 4U 60-Bay JBOD enclosure. The new RM43260 features data redundancy on a dual domain SAS controller and 80 Plus Gold PSU and PWM fans while the modular design and available accessories make it a reliable, easy-to-maintain, environmentally-friendly enclosure solution.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Fuel 2TB Announced

LaCie has announced a 2TB version of their Fuel wireless hard drive, which is double the capacity the previous version. LaCie Fuel provides more storage than any 2.5” wireless hard drive on the market and is the ideal cable-free, portable solution for movie enthusiasts, photographers and others looking to gain 2TBs of on-the-go access and storage for iPad or iPhone and Mac. 

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces New CloudSpeed SATA SSDs

SanDisk has announced four new additions to its CloudSpeed Serial ATA (SATA) line: the CloudSpeed Extreme, CloudSpeed Ultra, CloudSpeed Ascend and CloudSpeed Eco SSDs. These new CloudSpeed SSDs are specifically designed to provide business-critical performance for the mixed-use, read and write-intensive application workloads that are becoming more and more important in today’s enterprise data centers and cloud computing environments. SanDisk combines its flash management Guardian Technology Platform with the new SSDs as well as its memory technology to become the first vendor to ship 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD), 19nm-based enterprise SATA SSDs, which gives customers longer-lasting drive operation at a better value. With the new CloudSpeed nomenclature, the drive families align more closely with the SAS-interface Optimus drives. 

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Cloud-Managed, SDN-Enabled Unified Wired and Wireless Networking Solutions

HP has announced new cloud-managed software-defined networking (SDN) enabled unified wired and wireless network solutions which helps customers to increase the agility of their network all the while simplifying its management. These new HP solutions are specifically designed to support mobility initiatives for all types of businesses by providing improved mobile end-user experiences at triple the speed. Additionally, HP’s unified wired and wireless network products are combined with SDN, which provide new business opportunities and thus enabling IT professionals to draw business value from the network.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

How To Lower Virtualized Data Center Expense With USB Flash

One of the little known or little explored secrets with servers running VMware ESXi 5.x is they can be booted off of USB or SD flash media. In such a scenario, enterprises could dump HBAs or RAID cards and the hard drives or SSDs that are used to boot the servers. Going this route yields a CAPEX benefit for new systems, the cost of flash media for boot is insignificant compared to the drives and storage adapter cards required to spin up a server. There are also gains in OPEX; the implications of moving to USB or SD flash media have a big advantage when considering the power required for a small flash media drive for boot vs. the more common practice of adapters and drives. 

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