by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases New Xeon E5-4600 v4 For 4 Socket Servers

Today Intel announced the release of yet another Xeon processor family, the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 family. This family is designed specifically for 4 socket servers used in next-gen data centers and cloud deployments. Intel states that servers utilizing these new processors can now have up to 22 cores and 44 threads for enough processing power for most scale-out and large workloads.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Tripp Lite SRCOOL7KRM Rackmount Air Conditioning Unit Review

When it comes to running a business that relies on storage technology, keeping equipment cool is paramount, as overheating can cause unscheduled shutdowns, system malfunctions, and even complete failures; all of which can result in expensive repairs/replacements, loss of important data, and valuable operation time. That’s where solutions like Tripp Lite’s SRCOOL7KRM come in. This rack-mounted air conditioning unit effectively blasts 7,000 BTU/h of close-coupled cooling power into highly-targeted areas of IT equipment. To that end, the SRCOOL7KRM is well-suited for heat-sensitive gear used in data centers, server rooms, network closets and other where rack-mounted equipment susceptible to heat. Because it has a small physical footprint, Tripp Lite’s air conditioning unit is also ideal for use cases where floor space is limited.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Announces Next Gen 100G InfiniBand & Ethernet Smart Interconnect Adapter

This week Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced what it is calling the most advanced 10, 25, 40, 50, 56 and 100Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet intelligent adapter on the market, ConnectX-5. ConnectX-5 introduces several new features that that are aimed at enabling higher performance, future-proofing, and ROI. ConnectX-5 introduces smart offloading engines as well as being the first PCI Express 3.0 and 4.0 compatible adapter.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SurgeX SX-20NE-RT-AR Branch Circuit Review

The SurgeX SX-20NE-RT-AR is a versatile branch-circuit surge eliminator highlighted by its ability to be managed and controlled remotely through a simple yet intuitive web interface. Featuring an AC surge eliminator and power conditioner, the SX-20NE-RT-AR supports up to 20A at 120V and provides admins with the option to remotely cycle power, rebooting any attached device, such as monitors, routers, and servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

ContainerX Announces GA Of Its New Platform

Today ContainerX announced the general availability of its new comprehensive, multi-tenant container container-as-a-service (CaaS) platform designed for enterprise IT admins. The company is announcing two paid versions one aimed at midmarkets and another aimed at larger enterprises. On top of that, ContainerX is also announcing a free version enabling companies to setup a CaaS environment in as little as minutes.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS216+ Review

The Synology DS216+ is equipped with high-quality components and two drive bays giving it a unique appeal to performance-minded users that don't necessarily need a huge storage pool. That being said, users can still enjoy up to 16TB of storage (using two 8TB HDDs), which is certainly enough capacity for the home user and at least through the beginning stages of smaller businesses. Synology has also designed the DS216+ to make the installation of hard drives quick and easy, as it uses a screw-less bays with hot-swappable support to eliminate the need for any tools.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces New Version Of vSTAC

Today Pivot3 announced its first joint product since its acquisition of NexGen, the latest version of vSTAC. According to Pivot3, this new version will take HCI past where it is currently being used (VDI, backup, DR, and ROBO) and bring it into the full spectrum of data center applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Scality S3 Server Now Generally Available

Hot on the heels of last week’s update to RING Version 6.0, Scality has announced the General Availability of its S3 Server software, an open source version of its S3 API. Scality S3 is packaged as a Docker container, which is designed for easy deployment on a single server. Scality indicates that it will allow developers to code the S3 API locally with the ability to extend the API as needed. The company adds that enterprises will be able to use the Scality S3 Server to accelerate time-to-market of cloud applications without having to make the decision of where the application will be deployed during production. Additionally, applications will be freely deployable on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud without changing having to make any modifications to code.

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by Chris Thomas

Egnyte Launches Hybrid Data Governance Solution

With an update to its EFSS service, Egnyte Connect, Egnyte today launched a hybrid data governance solution for enterprise called Egnyte Protect. Comprised of four file services, Egnyte Protect offers customers a level of control over files shared over any content environment. The new host of services also allow users to fix user permissions and prevent critical files from getting lost in data migrations.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS216j Review

Released in March of this year, the Synology DiskStation DS216j is touted as the more affordable model of the DS216 line (which includes the DS216play and DS216se). Even though this is considered a more budget-oriented model, this 2-bay DiskStation still features a dual-core CPU with a hardware encryption engine, the latter which helps diverts encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU for optimized efficiency. Synology has specifically designed the DS216j for home users with looking for an effective storage solution that focuses on multimedia streaming as well as seamless file management and synchronization.

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