by Lyle Smith

HP mt245 Mobile Thin Client Announced

HP has announced the mt245 Mobile Thin Client, designed for easy and flexible cloud computing on-the-go. This new mobile thin client provides users with a pro-class user feature-set as well as critical management software; all at an affordable price.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Announces Ultrastar SAS SSDs Are Now Rated For 2.5 MTBF

HGST, a Western Digital company, has hit a few milestones recently with their enterprise drives. They ship the largest capacity non-SMR drive, the Ultrastar He8 8TB. Of their helium drives, they have deployed over a million so far. Recently their Ultrastar Helium HDDs achieved a field reliability of 2.5 million hours mean time between failures (MTBF), and on the heels of that news, HGST’s SAS SSDs have also achieved a MTBF of 2.5 million hours.

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by Adam Armstrong

SuperMicro Releases Ultra Dense 6U MicroBlade Solutions

Super Micro Computer Inc. released a new extreme-density sever platform, MicroBlade. These new solutions are aimed at hyper-scale data center, cloud, web hosting environments and video streaming, VDI, high performance video/graphics applications. SuperMicro’s MicroBlade also enables VLP DDR4 16/32GB RDIMM, at the cost of regular DIMM, to increase energy efficiency and cooling. SuperMicro claims that the MicroBlade is a converged computing platform that combines the density, ease of use, manageability, high availability, serviceability, efficiency of blade servers with the cost advantage of rack-mount servers.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Adds Major Updates to its Data Protection Portfolio

EMC has announced major updates to its data protection portfolio with new products that provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud, and in the data center. EMC believes that this will allow customers to significantly reduce cost and complexity all the while protecting their data wherever it may be.

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by Adam Armstrong

VCE Unveils VxRack Hyper-Converged RackScale system

Today VCE unveiled the industry’s first family of hyper-converged RackScale systems, the VCE VxRack system. VxRack enable enterprises and service providers the ability to simplify deployment of next generation scale out mobile, cloud, and distributed Tier 2 applications. VCE claims that customers can start from dozens of servers and scale to thousands, with petabytes of storage capacity, while delivering the highest performance and value per IOP.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Unveils XtremIO 4.0

Today at EMC World, EMC Corporation unveiled the latest version of its high-performance all-flash-array (AFA) software, XtremIO 4.0. This is a free, non-disruptive upgrade for customers already using XtremIO 3.X arrays. EMC is also announcing new 40TB X-Brick building blocks. XtremIO 4.0 now supports these larger AFA configurations (up to eight 40TB X-Bricks).

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Updates to VMAX3 Platform

EMC Corporation has announced new updates to the EMC VMAX3 platform designed to provide new levels of automation, modernization, and consolidation to customers. In addition, EMC is extending enterprise data services to multiple platforms with the launch of FAST.X, automating storage tiering across the data center.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Project Horizon, a Next-Gen Content Platform for Digital Enterprise

EMC has announced a multi-year vision and new product offerings related to the future of content management at EMC World 2015. Announced by the company’s Enterprise Content Division, part of this new vision includes “Project Horizon,” which is a next-generation content platform and apps marketplace that helps CIOs and enterprises to pursue their digital agenda, strengthen their competitive advantage, and increase the unexploited value of business content. This marketplace will be managed by EMC, including EMC-built and partner-built apps and solutions. EMC has also announced that its latest offerings of Documentum Capital Projects Express and Documentum Life Sciences Solutions Suite will be available on Project Horizon as well.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Updates to Documentum Portfolio

In response to the emergence of social media, Cloud, and Big Data that continues fueling the digital evolution, EMC has announced new enhancements across its Documentum portfolio of enterprise content management (ECM) applications, allowing their customers to address next-generation ECM. EMC indicates that it will accomplish this by optimizing current investments as the backbone for new business models.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Combines Cloud, HPC, and Electronic Solutions

Seagate Technology announced today that it was combining its Cloud Storage, High Performance Computing, and Electronic Solutions groups. Seagate is leveraging this combination to further align the company’s full breadth of enterprise storage hardware capabilities.

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