by Lyle Smith

QCT Announces Three New Storage Servers

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) has unveiled the QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH, T21P-4U, and T21SR-2U, three new storage solutions that are designed to accommodate a variety of storage applications ranging from tiering, scale out cloud storage to large-scale, high-computing enterprise applications. All three hybrid, ultra-dense, and converged storage platforms will be on display at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 event.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tegile Raises Another $70 Million In Funding

Today Tegile Systems announced that it has raised an additional $70 million in series D funding. This brings their total funding to $117.5 million. Tegile came out of stealth and shipped its first array in 2012. Tegile has shipped over 1,500 units since launching and has seen year-over-year revenue growth of 350%.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton S-Series Rack Review

The Eaton S-Series rack comes in both 42U and 48U heights, with depths of either 42” or 48”, and a variety of widths. The racks are ideal for small to medium-scale datacenter deployments to hold servers, storage arrays, and networking equipment as well as all the necessary power equipment to keep it up and running. The S-Series racks play an integral part in the growing StorageReview Lab where the overwhelming majority of enterprise equipment is rack-mounted, with a great deal of hardware is needed to operate the benchmarks we use in our day to day operation. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Cloud-Integrated Backup And Restore Solution

Today NetApp Inc. announced a new cloud-integrated backup and restore solution, NetApp AltaVault (formally SteelStore). AltaVault aims to provide customers with the ability to quickly backup data to any cloud, public or private, at up to 90% lower cost than on-premises solutions. The new solution will include physical, virtual, and cloud-based appliances.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Passport Ultra and My Passport For Mac Now Available

WD has announced a new, redesigned 7th generation My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives available in capacities up to 3TB and in four colors; Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. In addition, WD has introduced WD Grip Pack, a new optional soft band accessory, which encircles the drive to provide consumers with an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives.

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by Lyle Smith

HP t420 Affordable Thin Client Announced

HP has announced the HP t420, an affordable, cloud-ready thin client designed for task workers in call centers, Desktop-as-a-Service, and remote kiosk environments. The new HP thin client offers a choice of essential operating systems, such as the Linux-based HP Smart Zero Core and HP ThinPro, and Windows Embedded 7. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Introduces New Automatic Transfer Switch

Today Eaton introduced a new automatic transfer switch (ATS) for data centers in both North and South America, the eATS30 Monitored platform. In the event of a power failure, Eaton’s new ATS switches to an alternating current power source. Eaton’s latest product will allow for consistent uptime for equipment with a single power supply.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Z400s Economical SSDs Announced

SanDisk has announced the new cost-effective SanDisk Z400s SSD, which is specifically designed to replace hard-disk drives in computing platforms and embedded applications. This line of SSDs is a significant release by SanDisk, as the company promises they will be priced on par with other consumer HDDs all the while offering much better performance, reliability, and power consumption. If this pricing claim is true, it would essentially eliminate the cost difference between solid state and hard disk drives, a gap which has be shrinking significantly over the past few years.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD Memory Card Review

Samsung has once again added to their industry leading portfolio of memory cards with the Plus versions of their very impressive PRO and EVO lines. For this review, we will be looking at the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD memory cards (or Evo+), which are specifically designed for content creation and the increasing storage demands of the newest smartphones, tablets, compact cameras and Full HD camcorder users. Last year, we looked at the 32GB version of the Samsung EVO line, and found it to be easily one of the best available microsSD cards on the market for its class, offering great performance at an unbeatable price. The new Plus version improves on its predecessor in every way, including a boost in storage capacity to 128GB, which is double the maximum of the previous EVO line.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Release r300 Hybrid Cloud Appliance & Raises $41 Million In Funding

Today Rubrik announced the general availability of its new hybrid cloud appliance series, the r300 series. Its Converged Data Management Platform underpins this new hybrid cloud appliance series. The company is also announcing that in series B funding it has raised an addition $41 Million. This combined with its series A funding, brings its total funding to $51 million.

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