by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cohesity, AIC, Ballistix, GIGABYTE, TYAN, Panzura, Seagate, Tegile, & AMD

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cohesity partners with Lenovo. AIC announces new rack, NVMe series, and high-performance storage server solutions. Ballistix announces Tactical Tracer DDR4 RGB gaming memory modules. GIGABYTE expands its ARM server portfolio. TYAN showcases its new HPC and cloud computing server platforms. Panzura wins eight patents in sixty days. Seagate releases another Xbox drive for the game pass. Tegile expands its Lifetime Storage program to include controller refresh program. AMD announces two new GPUs, the Radeon Pro WX 2100 and WX 3100.

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by Adam Armstrong

EchoStreams Announces High-Density NVMe Platform, FlacheSAN2N

This year at Computex 2017 in Taipei, EchoStreams Innovative Solutions LLC. announced what it refers to as the “world’s fastest” 2U NVMe Platform, the FlacheSAN2N. In a 2U form factor, EchoStreams has figured out a way to get up to 24 NVMe SSDs and the performance that would bring. This ultra-high level of performance would be ideal for use cases ranging from artificial intelligence and edge computing to graphically intensive military deployments in harsh conditions and media-heavy entertainment implementations.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS1517+ NAS Review

The Synology DiskStation DS1517+ is a 5-bay NAS designed for encryption and intensive tasks. Powered by a Quad-core 2.4GHz CPU with AES-NI hardware encryption engine, the DS1517+ comes equipped with quad 1GbE LAN ports and up to 16GB DDR3 RAM (dual channel). Synology also quotes speeds of 1,165MB/s and 527.99MB/s in sequential reading and writing, respectively, and can be expanded from 50TB to a maximum of 150TB using 15 drives via two DX517 expansion units.

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by Lyle Smith

Acronis Backup 12.5 With Standard and Advanced Versions Announced

Acronis has announced the latest release of Acronis Backup with version 12.5, which comes in comes in two editions: Standard and Advanced. With Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, businesses can start small and have the ability to upgrade to the Advanced edition when their infrastructure grows large enough by simply switching out license keys. Earlier this year, Acronis added Office 365 support to its backup solution.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel SSD DC P4501 Series Announced

Intel has announced the SSD DC P4501 Series, the newest addition to their 2nd Generation Intel 3D NAND SSD family. Built from the ground up with an all-new Intel designed NVMe controller and firmware, the new Intel SSD is touted as a low-power SSD for the data center, fitting nicely alongside the recently announced Intel DC P4500 and DC P4600 Series. The DC P4501 Series has also been optimized for read-intensive workloads and to maximize CPU utilization, which allows data centers to increase users, add more services, and perform more workloads per server.  

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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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