by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS3614xs Announced

Synology has announced the RackStation RS3614xs, the latest model in its rackmount XS series. The new XS uses Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS (DSM 5.0), providing enterprise storage features for small- to medium-sized businesses at an affordable price point. An extra 24 bays can be added with two RX1214(RP) expansion chassis for a total of 36-bays and up to 216TB of raw storage using 6TB drives. In addition, the RackStation RS3614xs is quoted to deliver sequential performance at more than 500MB/s and over 280,000IOPS.

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by Tucker Mindrum

JetStor NAS 1600S Review

The JetStor 1600S is a 3U 16 bay NAS capable of storing up to 384TB of data (if optional SAS JBODs are employed). The 1600S can support NAS, Fiber Channel, and iSCSI and almost every RAID level. It also supports application features like VMware VAAI, HA (High Availability), thin-provisioning, app support, and data backup. Most of the major components that come with the JetStor 1600S are field-replaceable, reducing potential down time. 

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Partnership With Seagate and New Turbo NAS Solutions Announced

QNAP Systems has announced at a partnership with Seagate Technology at CeBIT 2014 to demonstrate a new series of Turbo NAS and storage expansion solutions with its new QTS 4.1 NAS operating system, VioStor NVR firmware QVR 5.0, and more. 

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperSBB 2U/3U Cluster-in-a-Box Storage Solutions Announced

Supermicro has announced new 2U/3U Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) storage solutions, which are certified and preinstalled with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. With the SuperSBB hardware running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, businesses have access to the latest storage innovations from Microsoft, such as Data Deduplication and Storage Spaces for maximizing and scaling your storage capacity; Storage Tiers, SMB Direct, SMB Multichannel, and NIC Teaming for maximum performance; and Enhancements to Failover Clustering and Hyper-V for improved reliability.

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by Mark Kidd

Astute Networks Announces Updated ViSX G4 Appliances and Operating System

Astute Networks today announced ViSX G4 Performance Storage Appliances with increased capacity options and new support for OpenStack in cloud deployments as part of the updated ViSX OS version 5. The ViSX lineup of 2U rackmounted appliances are meant to accelerate virtual machine and application performance without extensive changes to existing storage infrastructure. ViSX G4 OS version 5 adds NFS v2, v3, and v4 protocols to existing iSCSI support.

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by Lyle Smith

Buffalo TeraStation 7120r Enterprise Review

The Buffalo TeraStation 7120r Enterprise is a high-performance 2U rack mountable NAS that features enterprise-class hard drives. In the past, Buffalo Technology had always focused on network storage for consumers and small-to-medium businesses; however with the entry of this powerful NAS/IP SAN appliance, it likely signals a move towards the enterprise market as the TeraStation 7120r is designed specifically for enterprises that are looking implement a reliable, RAID-based NAS solution for large, high-traffic networks and business critical applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RS3614xs+ Rackstation Announced

Synology has announced the launch of the RS3614xs+, the latest in their XS+ rackstation line. The new RS3614xs+ provides enterprise features at SMB prices so that small businesses can now take advantage of performance, scalability, and the virtual storage options of VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V all the while still offering general-purpose storage that businesses require.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Aberdeen AberNAS N21L Review

The Aberdeen AberNAS N21L Series arrays are built entirely with SSD technology and high throughput in mind. The AberNAS N21L delivers high IOPS (320,000 IOPS, 4K Random Reads Specifically for VDI) with a maximum storage capacity of 15.3TB of SDD storage (or 19.2TB if opting for HDDs) in a 2U form factor. The customizations on top of the Linux OS unifies NAS, iSCSI/IP-SAN functionalities, and Fibre Channel Target support into one device giving IT departments their choice of NAS or iSCSI, or FC. 

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by Brian Beeler

Starboard Storage to Cease Operations

Starbaord Storage, who sold hybrid storage arrays, has told StorageReview they're closing down. According to the company, "we have decided to cease operations, and have begun a process to wind down the business." Clearly not everyone in the hybrid storage business was going to survive, though Starboard certainly had hoped for a better outcome. The problem at its root is that many of these companies just aren't creating storage solutions that are terribly impressive over time. While the first movers added flash as a dynamic tier before most of the big guys, now everyone has a hybrid or flash-based tiered data solution and that feature on its own is regarded as table stakes for more advanced arrays. Starboard's issues run deeper unfortunately; their systems just weren't good enough.

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by Mark Kidd

Synology RackStation RS10613xs+ Review

The RackStation RS10613xs+ offers the greatest maximum capacity and performance in Synology’s network storage portfolio with the ability to manage total raw capacity as high as 424TB and maximum throughput specified at 2,000MB/s with 400,000 IOPS when both SSD caching and optional dual aggregated 10GbE interfaces are enabled. Running its DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system, Synology is marketing the device as a convergence of NAS and SAN capabilities. As with the RackStation RS3412xs we benchmarked at the beginning of the year, Synology’s approach with the RS10613xs+ is to unify file-level NAS storage with block-level SAN functions while providing hooks and integrations for a wide spectrum of common enterprise and SMB applications.

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