by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announces More 7th Gen CPU & Optane Details

Leading up to CES this year, Intel is trickling out some more details for its 7th generation Core processors (Kaby Lake). First announced back in August of 2016, Intel is announcing the full line of 7th generation Core processor families today. On top of that, Intel is also announcing its Optane Memory Ready Program. This program reveals a few more details about Intel’s new memory product.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v6 Review

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K is a 2.5” SAS HDD, Seagate’s sixth generation of the 15K drive. This time around Seagate has made a drive with up to 900GB of capacity and a 50% increase in performance over the previous generation. The drive is designed to meet the performance demands of several applications while having a small physical footprint and a lower total cost of ownership versus other high-performance options.

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by Adam Armstrong

2017’s Upcoming Enterprise Tech Shows

Every year there are several shows and conference vendors throw to show off new products, show their customers a good time, or give the media a chance to see their wares in a "hands on" fashion (along with access to some of the powers that be for interviews). StorageReview attends a handful of these shows every year, and would not be offended to go to a few shows hosted in Hawaii in the colder months, or any time. Here is a list of some of the major shows coming up with their whens and wheres.

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by Brian Beeler

Storage Deals and Special Offers

No one wants to pay list price for storage and with the rapidly falling prices of NAND, SSDs for instance are getting more affordable by the day it seems. We've set up this page to highlight some of the best deals available on SSDs, hard drives, NAS systems and more, but only for products we trust. Consider this a curated list of deals that's largely based on our consumer storage leaderboard that highlights our favorite products in each category. If you find a great deal, let us know about it.

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by Josh Linden

Netgear ReadyNAS 4312X Review

The ReadyNAS 4312 series packages Netgear’s latest storage technologies into a 2U rackmount form-factor. The ReadyNAS 4312X features an Intel Xeon E3-1245v5 quad-core processor with 16GB DDR memory and dual 10GbE interfaces for network throughput, while ReadyNAS OS 6 provides the administrative interface to a wide range of functionality. The result is a general-purpose workhorse NAS that can take on most common SMB scenarios including shared storage, backup, and virtualization.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware vSAN Continues To Gain Customers

VMware recently announced that customer adoption of its Virtual SAN is continuing to grow, now topping 5,500. On top of adding customers, VMware has pointed out that the updated branding of their Virtual SAN product is vSAN similar to vSphere. Several customers, users, competitors, and news sources (including this one) have incorrectly named the product as VSAN, when the proper letter case for the “v” is lower case. From here on, the product will be referred to as vSAN as opposed to VSAN or Virtual SAN.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Gold HDD Review (8TB)

The WD Gold hard drive is designed for a wide range of demanding use cases, including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers/storage and rack-mount datacenter servers/storage enclosures. Announced back in April of this year, the WD Gold can handle up to 550TB in workloads per year with an MTBF of 2.5 million hours. The WD Gold also leverages HelioSeal helium-technology, which allows the HDD to increase performance, capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption needed to effectively operate in datacenter environments of all sizes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces The GA Of Freedom Archive

Today Panzura announced the general availability of its cost-effective archive data solution, Freedom Archive. Panzura states that its new solution is ideal for longer-term storage that still needs high-performance such as the storage and access of surveillance video, healthcare imaging, seismic data, and life sciences information. Such customers as Chevron, American College of Radiology, NBC Universal, Time Warner Cable, and multiple law enforcement agencies are already using freedom Archive.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Duet Review

The Seagate Duet is a 1TB portable storage device that works with Amazon Drive to provide unlimited cloud storage. The Duet allows users to store up to 1TB of files, photos, videos, or music locally, as well as sync with the users Amazon Drive account. That way files are backed up on the device with a copy on the linked Amazon Drive account. This has two benefits: if anything happens to the Duet files are still safe and if users are without the drive itself, they can log into their Amazon account from various devices in order to share files.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: DDN, IBM, VMware, Crucial, Nasuni, Virtual Instruments, & 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. IBM and DDN work together to provide Yahoo! Japan a 50TB/day transfer rate with a new active archive system. Virtual Instruments announced Load DynamiX Enterprise version 5.2. VMware has made its integrated containers generally available. Crucial upgrades its DDR4 sever memory to 2666MT/s. IBM announced a 12-month free trial of its Cloud Object Storage solution. Nasuni raises $25 million in new round of financing. And Datera partners with CoreOS to accelerate stateful Kubernetes for on-prem clouds.

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