by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Launches All-Flash Hyper-Converged Appliance At 90% Lower Cost

Atlantis Computing announced today that it has launched the first turn-key hyper-converged appliance to deliver all-flash performance, Atlantis HyperScale. Atlantis also claims that its appliance will deliver this performance at 50-90% lower cost than other hyper-converged appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Release VNXe3200 Unified All-Flash Array For Under $25K

Today at EMC world 2015, EMC Corporation announced that they have broken the $25,000 price barrier for unified all-flash arrays with the VNXe3200. This is the first time customers can leverage EMC flash technology at such a low price.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Announces Availability of the Intel SSD Data Center S3510 Series

Intel has announced the availability of the Intel SSD Data Center S3510 Series, expanding on their storage offerings in the Intel SSD Data Center Family as well as to meet the demands for high-performance, high-capacity data stores in the data center. The Intel SSD DC S3510 Series is built to provide cost and power advantages over hard disk drives all the while delivering performance and reliability. As a result, this makes it ideal for read-intensive or virtualized applications in a cloud or data center environment, such as web servers, operational databases and analytics.

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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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