by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Updates To Its All-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation

HP has announced updates to their new all-in-one HP Z1 G3 Workstation, which boasts the performance normally found only in traditional tower workstations. Now equipped with a smaller, thinner and lighter build, the third generation HP Z1 Workstation is specifically designed for users in demanding applications. 

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by Brian Beeler

Is Seagate at Risk When it Comes to Flash?

Seagate’s stock is getting hammered after the company sent out an update earlier this week indicating the company would miss its prior quarterly guidance. Seagate files its financials at the end of this month; generally companies issue bad news like this ahead of time to soften the downward surprise when there’s a material miss like this. While one quarter doesn’t make a company, Seagate’s momentum can at least partially be traced to their lack of investment in flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei’s Modular UPS Makes A Big Splash At DCW

This week at Data Center World (DCW) in London, Huawei showcased its intelligent micro-module data center solution and high-efficiency modular UPS. This modular UPS has up to 97.5% efficiency when the system load is 40% of the rated load (compared to 86% efficiency of traditional UPS solutions). This high efficiency UPS has garnered much attention this year at DCW.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 6.0

Cloudian Inc. has announced the release of the latest version of its flagship object storage solution, Cloudian HyperStore 6.0. This new version of HyperStore incorporates innovative automation for data storage management that Cloudian states will enable enterprises and solution providers can simply and cost-effectively manage petabyte-scale data volumes. HyperStore 6.0 will feature unique proactive repair, and Amazon S3 cross-region replication for disaster recovery, as well as smart storage analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Adjusts Earnings Outlook & Takes A Beating

Seagate Technology announced some of the preliminary financial information for its third quarter that ended on April 1, 2016. Seagate now expects to report a revenue of approximately $2.6 billion instead of their forecast of approximately $2.7 billion. While this isn’t good news, Seagate is also expecting to report non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 23% as opposed to their forecast of non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 25.6%.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell SonicWALL Aims To Secure Remote Workforce

Today Dell Security announced updates to its SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access (SMA) operating system (OS), Dell SonicWALL SMA 11.4. These updates provide remote end-user working with mobile devices with policy-enforced SSL VPN access to mission-critical applications, data and resources. With the latest update businesses will be able to provision secure mobile access to all devices for any file anywhere. And the SonicWALL SMA 11.4 helps ensure security compliance in highly regulated industries.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils A Compute Solution For SMB & A $300 Server

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a new compute platform that is managed and updated through the cloud, the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid solution. This new compute platform is aimed at small to medium businesses (SMBs), educational institutions, and branch offices. The solution is subscription-based and according to HPE provides customers with an on-premise server that delivers security, performance and control with the flexibility of the cloud. HPE is also introducing a new HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 server, the ML10.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Has Been Selected By NBC To Archive The 2016 Olympic Games

Today Spectra Logic and NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced that Spectra will be providing video archive and disaster recovery services for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. This announcement was made by Spectra’s Chief Sales Officer, Brain Grainger, and NBC Sports Group’s Vice President, Post Operations & Digital Workflow, Darryl Jefferson.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality RING To Power LANL Supercomputer Trinity

Today Scality announced the production deployment of the Scality RING to power Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Trinity supercomputer. Scality is also announcing that it is working with Los Alamos on an open source software project that brings the power of object storage to all large-scale research computing environments, MarFS. This is yet another vendor to work with Los Alamos. We’ve seen Seagate leverage its ClusterStor A200 system for the Trinity supercomputer as well as providing storage with Cray’s Sonexion 2000 system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases VirtualWisdom 4.4

Today Virtual Instruments announced that they have released the latest update to its Infrastructure Performance Management software, VirutalWisdom 4.4. The latest update builds off of Virtual Instruments recent merger with Load DynamiX. The update features new analytics, a new platform appliance, as well as enhancements to reporting and notifications.

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