by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS216 and NVR216 Announced

Back in October, Synology released the DS416, DS216play, and DS216se, the latter which we reviewed. Today, Synology has announced the DiskStation DS216, an all-in-one, high-performance NAS server, which is catered more towards small offices and workgroups. Compatible with the latest version of DSM, the Synology DS216 is an effective centralized backup solution using both Windows and Mac operating systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Announces Enhancements To Its AssuredSAN RealStor Family

Seagate Technology announced major enhancements its recently acquired AssuredSAN RealStor Family of hybrid and all-flash storage arrays. Seagate states that these new enhancements will enable OEMs to provide customers with greater options for cost-competitive, high-performance midrange enterprise-class storage. Seagate is also adding new features to their highest performing solution in the family, the RealStor 6004.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Intends To Power The Internet With Renewable Energy

Google has laid out the goal to power 100% of its operations through renewable energy, and has made the first major step toward completing that goal earlier this month. Google made the largest, and most diverse, purchase of renewable energy ever made by a non-utility company. Google’s investment will add 842 megawatts (MW, or 842 million watts) of renewable energy to power its data centers worldwide.

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by Adam Armstrong

PMC Introduces Smart HBA 1000 Series

Today PMC-Sierra announced its first smart family of solutions aimed at high-performance cloud and enterprise server storage connectivity, the HBA 1000 series of 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters. The new series is stated to deliver maximum resiliency and the industry’s lowest power using field-proven Smart intellectual property (IP) from the most widely deployed server storage stack and PMC’s SmartIOCTM controller. The HBA 1000 series comes in five models and provides a native server connectivity solution that can handle the most demanding workloads and configurations with up to 16 internal or external SAS/SATA ports in a low-profile MD2 form factor.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #2: Josh Goldstein, EMC

In our second podcast, I interview Josh Goldstein, the VP Marketing & Product Management of the XtremIO Business Unit at EMC. In this podcast we look at the evolution of XtremIO over the years, it’s use of flash and the market’s adoption of it, and its ease of use. He shares his views on converged infrastructure with us as well. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial Announces General Availability Of DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based Server Memory

Today Crucial announced the general availability of its new DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based RDIMM, LRDIMM and ECC UDIMM server modules. These new memory modules are designed to enable higher density, while increasing performance, bandwidth, and energy efficiency. On top of these benefits, Crucial also states users can see significant cost advantages when compared to 4Gb-based DDR4 modules.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tintri Adds New AFA And Hypervisor Support And Updates Its OS

Today Tintri Inc. made several announcements including a new entry-level all-flash array, the Tintri VMstore T5040, an update to their operating system, up to Tintri OS 4.1, and through the update comes support for the Citrix XenServer hypervisor. The new T5040 joins the VMstore T5000 All-Flash series and T800 Hybrid-Flash series giving customers even more flexibility. Along with these announcements, Tintri is also hosting a preview of Tintri Analytics with VM and application level predictive analytics capabilities on December 10.

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by Adam Armstrong

InterModal Data Introduces Disaggregated Data Storage Software Solution

Today InterModal Data unveiled its disaggregated data storage software solution, the InterModal Data solution. The solution is built to deliver scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness achieved by companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The solution is system software that is able to disaggregate commodity hardware architecture, similar to HPE’s composable infrastructure. In other words, this solution will enable much more efficient usage of resources, which in turn can reduce the amount of hardware needed and the costs associated with them.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

EMC Durham Center Of Excellence Overview

The EMC Durham Center Of Excellence is a massive 450,000 square foot facility located in Durham, North Carolina. The Center Of Excellence (COE) serves a few purposes for EMC. The COE serves as a state of the art, highly virtualized cloud data center support over 60,000 EMC employees all over the world. Over 130,000 square feet of the COE are dedicated to research and development labs. And the COE demonstrates cloud computing and delivering IT as a Service (ITaaS). The StorageReview team stopped by to get a deeper dive into all of this and more that goes on in Durham.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic & Brocade Demonstrate NVMe Over Fabrics With Fibre Channel

Today at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, QLogic and Brocade demonstrated the industry’s first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fabrics solution using Fibre Channel as the fabric. The demonstration is based on the draft specification of NVMe over Fabrics under definition by the NVM Express, Inc. organization and the draft Fibre Channel over NVMe (FC-NVMe) standards under definition by T11.

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