by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell Precision Tower 7810 Workstation (Broadwell) Review

The Dell Precision Tower 7810 (T7810) is dual-socket tower workstation designed specifically for professionals who are looking for a desktop with some extra power for their graphics- or CPU-intensive workloads. Previously, we looked at the last generation of the T7810, which we found to be both flexible and performance-driven. For this review, we will be looking at the newly refreshed T7810, as Dell has upgraded its new Intel Broadwell EP Processors with more cores and better performance (specifically for multi-threaded applications). With these upgrades, Dell indicates that the T7810 will be even more effective for professional modeling, analysis, and calculation use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware & AWS Announce VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) have announced a strategic alliance to bring a hybrid offering of the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience to the most popular public cloud, VMware Cloud on AWS. This new solution enables AWS customers to run their applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. In other words, Customers will be able to continue using their VMware software and tools while leveraging the benefits of AWS.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces BarraCuda And FireCuda Mobile Hard Drives

Seagate has announced the immediate availability of the 5TB mobile BarraCuda and the 2TB FireCuda, two new mobile consumer drives based on Seagate’s 2.5 inch 1TB platters. The BarraCuda drive is offered in both internal (a 7mm thin mobile or laptop upgrade design) and external (laptop upgrade design and a 15mm) models, while the FireCuda is the company’s thinnest and lightest 2TB hard drive, offering impressive performance and capacity at a competitive price. Both BarraCuda mobile and FireCuda are part of the recently launched Guardian Series.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Announces Next-Gen FlashArray//m

Pure Storage released the latest version of its flagship all-flash array, FlashArray//m. Pure states that with the new array companies now have access to petabyte-scale storage for mission-critical cloud IT. Along with petabyte-scale, //m offers 99.9999% availability and always on Quality of Service (QoS).

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by Adam Armstrong

Caringo Launches Swarm 9

Caringo has announced that it has released the latest version of its object storage software, Swarm version 9. Swarm 9 focus on simplified tenant and data management at scale. The latest version of Swarm comes with new features such as a next-generation UI, data encryption, and comprehensive protection policies.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Releases New Object Storage Service

Today IBM introduced what it is calling the first cloud object storage service to redefine the security, availability, and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds, IBM Object Storage Service. This new offering will include over 400 patents that IBM claims will deliver clients better value in the industry’s most secure environment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Igneous Comes Out Of Stealth With Its First Product

Igneous Systems came out of stealth today and announced their first product, the Igneous Data Service. The idea behind the Igneous Data Service is to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) on customer premises. This gives customers what Igneous refers to as a “true” cloud for local data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Unveils Edge Office For SMB & ROBO

Pivot3 announced its new hyperconverged solution for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices (ROBO), Edge Office. As with most hyperconverged solutions, Edge Office consolidates compute and storage components into a single, highly-efficient, flexible and scalable infrastructure, which would be ideal for the needs of SMB and ROBO.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Makes Several New Announcements Including An Enterprise Cloud

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., made a few announcements around improving and accelerating digital transformation initiatives. HDS is introducing three new solutions to tackle these issues: Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC), Hitachi Management Automation Strategy, and enhancements to the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 2000. HDS also added a host of new services to Hitachi Cloud Services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces New Scalar Storage Platform

Today Quantum Corp announced its new Scalar storage platform that is designed to store and manage the ever-increasing volumes of unstructured data. The first products based on this new storage platform include the tape libraries, Scalar i6 and Scalar i3, as well as the purpose-built rich media archive appliance, StorNext AEL6. The new storage platform is the latest addition to Quantum’s vast portfolio that stretches from tape storage to hybrid flash.

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