by Lyle Smith

Seagate Launches 2.4TB Enterprise Performance 10K 2.5-inch HDD

Seagate has announced the launch of their 2.4TB Enterprise Performance 10K 2.5-inch HDD, touting both market-best performance and capacity for 10K 2.5-inch drives. This budget-friendly drive is based on Seagate’s 9th-generation enterprise firmware (successor to the 8th generation) and is specifically designed for Database and transaction processing, VDI, file and print serving and similar workloads. Seagate also claims that it well-suited for mission-critical servers and external storage arrays, power- and space-constrained data centers, green IT and drive-retirement cost reduction initiatives, compliance and data security initiatives and for data center migrations from 3.5-inch drive systems to next-generation technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

WDC Introduces First Client SSD With 64-Layer 3D NAND

Today at Computex 2017, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) announced the first SSD for clients leveraging 64-Layer 3D NAND technology. According to WDC, this takes the benefits of this technology (lower power consumption combined with higher performance, endurance, and capacities) and extends it from the enterprise to client use.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Launches 64 Layer 3D NAND NVMe SSD, The XG5

Today Toshiba Memory Corporation launched its newest NVMe SSD, the XG5. The XG5 is the first SSD to ship with Toshiba's 64-layer BiCS 3D flash memory. The drive will initially be available as a single-sided M.2 form factor (2280) with up to 1TB of capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NVIDIA, Citrix, Microsoft, Login VSI, Cisco, Workspot, Cohesity, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NVIDIA GRID has been expanded in Azure and integrated into Citrix. Login VSI announces Login PI 2.0. Cisco announces IoT Threat Defense. Workspot achieves Microsoft Gold Certification. Cohesity partners with HPE and releases DataPlatform Cloud Edition on Azure. Crucial Announces 128GB DDR4 LRDIMM Server Memory. DDN launches machine learning at scale.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Reports 3Q17 Earnings

For the second time in a row, Nutanix has reported, “record revenue” in its quarterly financial report. This marks the third report since going public, again making it a bit easier to hit a record but is still impressive for the company to hit relative high revenue multiple times in a row. It is also worth noting that Nutanix was able to beat analysts’ expectations this quarter causing a spike in the after hours trading price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Releases Its 1Q18 Earnings Report

Pure Storage has announced its first fiscal quarter of 2018 earnings report. The company is reporting lower revenue and a higher net loss from the previous quarter. However, same quarter year over year showed a 31% increase in revenue and better operating margins. Overall the stock fluctuated a bit throughout the quarter to end near where it started.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Reports 4Q17 Earnings

NetApp Inc. announced its earning for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 as well as its fiscal year earnings. Overall NetApp put up some fairly good numbers. They have seen a bit of turbulence in their stock over the last quarter but it more or less where it started. NetApp also pointed to fact that it has shipped over an exabyte of flash in the fiscal year of 2017. According to CEO George Kurian, when comparing all-flash business to competitors: “we're up 140% year-over-year as compared to others who are in the 30% range.”

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Updates Its Flash Portfolio For A Broader Range Of Customers

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a major update to its flash portfolio adding new products and data protection solutions. These new solutions will aid customers as they transition to an all-flash data center. The new products and solutions include a midrange HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9450 all-flash array, primary and secondary all-flash Nimble arrays, fifth generation HPE MSA Storage, and high-speed, cloud-connected StoreOnce data protection.

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by Adam Armstrong

Citrix Announces New Unified, Secure Digital Workspaces At Synergy 2017

Today at Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando, Florida, Citrix Systems announced innovations that will help businesses to secure the expanding digital workspace. The innovations announced will help organizations to drive transformational performance and greater employee engagement. The new workspace offerings will also enable customers to rethink work, both the where and the how, as well as what “things” are connected and actively involved.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Thin Client Conversion Suite Announced

At Citrix Synergy 2017, HP has unveiled the new HP Thin Client Conversion Suite, software designed to accelerate the transition from traditional local computing strategies to a new VDI or other cloud-centric solutions.  HP’s new software suite repurposes older PCs into thin client solutions that support a range of backend systems. It also does this while maintaining the existing operating system, which helps to reduce risk and lower costs for training and hardware.

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