by Adam Armstrong

Dell Aims To Deliver The Broadest Hyper-converged Infrastructure Portfolio In The Industry

Dell Inc. has announced that it is expanded its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio that it claims is the industry’s broadest. This newly expanded portfolio is aimed at helping customers accelerate and simplify IT deployment and management while also helping them to make their infrastructure future-ready. The new additions include VCE VxRail appliances, VxRack systems to flexible VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes, and next generation Dell XC Series hyper-converged appliances

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat & QCT Collaborate On Systems For OpenStack & Ceph

Today Red Hat Inc. and Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced that they are working together to deliver combined Red Hat offerings (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with QCT servers, storage, and networking. These joint solutions will increase private and hybrid cloud deployments, and enable customer success on the combined offerings through joint testing, validations, reference architectures, and more.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate And Intel Collaborate On New Lustre HPC Choices

Today Seagate Technologies announced that it would be incorporating Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre (IEEL) into its ClusterStor storage architecture for high-performance computing (HPC). Seagate states that this incorporation will strengthen its HPC data storage while providing customers with additional choices of Lustre parallel file systems. It will also create a common software platform between the two vendors, which should help drive advancements in the HPC and big data market.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Data Domain Virtual Edition

Today EMC announced the introduction of Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE). As the name implies, EMC has separated the Data Domain hardware creating a software-only solution. Initially intended for remote office, branch office (ROBO), DD VE can support a variety of deployment options including cloud, converged and hyperconverged.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of 10-nanometer Class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM Chips

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 10-nanometer class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM chips and the modules derived from them. Samsung indicates that it significantly improves the wafer productivity and increases the data transfer rate to 3,200 Mbps, both of which are 30% faster than the 20nm 8Gb DDR4 DRAM. The new modules also consume 10 to 20 percent less power compared to their 20nm-process-based equivalents. Earlier this year, Samsung announced the mass production of HBM2 4GB DRAM package and 256GB embedded memory based on UFS 2.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Posts Somewhat Grim 2Q Earnings

Keeping with the recent trend of tech companies posting dismal earning (with the exception of EMC and Pure Storage), Micron has reported its second quarter earnings ending on March 3rd with results echoing those that we’ve seen recently. Micron revenue was $2.93 billion down 12% from $3.35 billion in the first quarter and down 30% from the same time last year, $4.167 billion.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Cisco UCS Mini Review

Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) is designed with the idea of unifying and simplifying the data center. Customers should be able to deploy servers quickly with less overall infrastructure all with unified management through UCS Manger. The Cisco UCS Mini takes the UCS blade server system, houses it into one 6U chassis, the Cisco UCS 5100, and optimizes it for remote and branch offices. The Mini offers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in a very dense form factor.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its HPC Portfolio

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new solutions centered around deep learning systems, high-performance computing (HPC), and financial industry (FSI) applications. These new solutions are workload optimized compute platforms that are designed to accelerate customer innovation and time-to-value.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Refreshes Its Dual Processor Workstations

The latest release of Intel Xeon Processors is seeing lots of vendors refresh their devices with these new CPUs to get higher core counts and more performance out of them. Not wanting to be left out, Lenovo is also refreshing its dual processor workstations, including the ThinkStation P910 and ThinkStation P710, with the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. Lenovo states that the workstations will now run 22% faster than the previous generation.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TBS-453A M.2 SSD-based NASbook Now Available

QNAP Systems has released the TBS-453A NASbook, which is touted as the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS. The TBS-453A provides users with full NAS functionalities and RAID protection in an ultra-compact size. It also acts as a physical network switch to share network access with multiple users and features a near-silent design, dual HDMI output, and 4K display.

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