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ADATA Premier ONE SDXC UHS-II Card Review

ADATA’s latest SD cards designed for professional photographers promise a substantial speed increase, with read speeds up to three times faster than earlier versions thanks to UHS-II support. The new Premier ONE line was created with high-end cameras in mind, as it promises read/write speeds up to 290 MB/s, allowing photographers to capture Ultra HD 4K, 8K, or 3D video, or 360-degree images.

Lenovo Unveils Efficient Water-Cooled ThinkSystem SD650 For HPC

Lenovo announce that its new ThinkSystem SD650 server with warm water cooling has been shown to improve efficiency, performance, and cost savings for a customer. The ThinkSystem SD650 server along with the NeXtScale n1200 Direct Water Cooling enclosure are ideal for High-Performance Computing (HPC) where cooling and power consumption are areas that need close attention. The SD650 server and its water cooling are the result of several years of working with Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in Germany.

Compuverde & Microsoft Partner To Enable SMB File Transport Technology

Microsoft and data storage/cloud computing company, Compuverde, have announced a mutual license agreement that will enable access to Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) file transport technology for Compuverde’s software-defined storage (SDS) solution. This partnership is specifically meant to address the need for a comprehensive network file sharing protocol for enterprises as they continue to migrate some or all of their data and applications to the cloud. Moreover, both companies indicate that combining these two technologies will allow users to offload programs and files from multiple servers across multiple locations simultaneously.

QNAP TS-453B NAS Review

The TS-453B is the 4-bay model of QNAP’s completely redesigned line of versatile consumer and home business NAS devices. Powered by an Intel quad-core processor, the QNAP TS-453B is a QTS-Linux combo NAS that is well-suited for virtualization, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery. We previously reviewed the 2-bay TS-253B model, and found it to have a good mix of performance and capacity for SOHO and smaller businesses. 

IBM Updates Its SDS, Data Protection, & Storage

IBM Storage announced several new innovations around its software-defined storage (SDS), data protection, and storage systems portfolio. These announcements aim to help drive down costs, ease management, increase security, all the while helping users scale their storage to meet the needs of growing data volumes. This is the first major announcement from IBM Storage since hitting four consecutive quarters of growth.

Caringo Enhances Swarm & SwarmNFS Increasing Performance

Today Caringo, Inc. announced enhancements to both its Swarm Scale-Out Hybrid Storage, now in version 9.5, and SwarmNFS. The 9.5 release of Swarm increases interoperability between it and SwarmNFS 2.0 that in turn improves overall performance. Caringo will be exhibiting the new capabilities of Swarm 9.5 and SwarmNFS 2.0 at the JB&A pre-NAB Technology event April 8-9, 2018 as well as in booth number SL11807 of the NAB Show Expo in Las Vegas, NV April 9-12, 2018.

Samsung Announces Production Of the PM1643, The Industry’s Largest Capacity SAS SSD

Samsung Electronics has announced the production of the PM1643, touted as the industry’s largest capacity SAS SSD at 30.72TB, which is double the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup released back in March 2016. The PM1643 uses Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.

ADATA Premier microSD XC/SDHC UHS-I Class 10 Card Review

ADATA’s new premier microSD XC/SDHC UHS-I Class 10 memory cards are designed around adding support to smartphones and tablets as well as storing data from cameras and video recorders (be it DSLR cameras, action cams, drones, or security cameras at the edge). The microSD card runs in capacities form 16GB to 128GB providing enough space for up to over 40K photos, over 32K songs, or 1,120 minutes of HD video. And with class 10 and V10, the card fully support full HD (1080p) video recording.

News Bits: VIAVI, Pivot3, Silicon Power, Tachyum, Cloudian, Dell EMC, AMD, & 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. VIAVI unveils monitoring as a service. Pivot3 announces a terrific fourth quarter. Silicon power releases its first PCIe SSDs. Tachyum receives venture capital investment from IPM. Cloudian announces record growth for third straight year. Dell EMC unifies its ProDeploy Suite. AMD announces Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1. Apricorn releases 12TB Padlock DT. IBM & SpaceBelt collaborate on cloud storage in space.

Cisco Announces 2Q18 Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. reported its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2018 year for the period ended January 27, 2018. The company saw an improvement in revenue but also reported a net loss due to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs act. The company announced that it would be repatriating $67 billion in foreign profits back to the United States.