by Michael Rink

Arcserve Announces Updates To Replication & High Availability Service

Today Arcserve announced the newest version of Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA). Arcserve Replication and High Availability delivers heartbeat-powered automatic failover, and continuous data protection for Windows and Linux applications and systems that are on-premises, remote, or in the cloud. With this release, Arcserve RHA adds full system high availability for Linux, extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides several enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series Review

The Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series is a family of storage arrays designed to meet the needs of the entry storage market, which is generally thought of in the sub-$25K price band. However, the PowerVault ME4 Series is exceedingly flexible. The system can be deployed in an HDD configuration to meet the needs of the entry market or edge with starting pricing below $10K, or it can be configured in hybrid or as all-flash to meet more demanding needs of a growing business. Regardless of how it's deployed, the PowerVault ME4 provides organizations with an easy-to-deploy and manage storage solution that offers a depth of features that are common in enterprise storage products.

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by Tom Fenton

Atrust mt188L Mobile VDI Client Review

The Atrust mt188L client is geared towards mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users that need a laptop form factor VDI client. To give a brief overview of its specifications, the Atrust mt188L is a laptop format, thin client that has a 15.6” screen, with multiple USB and video ports, is powered by an Intel CPU that runs a bespoken Linux operating system. It has 700mAh, 64.98Wh battery. It supports all the major VDI environments.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD NAS Review

The Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD, though announced at CES back in January, only recently hit the market at the end of April. The IronWolf 110 SSD is an edition to Seagate’s enterprise-class drives, promising accelerated reads and writes through Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite technology, which also is said to extend the life of the flash. But let's not go too far into this without acknowledging the fact that Seagate has launched an SSD specific to the NAS use case, an industry first. If nothing else this gives more creedence, as if there wasn't enoungh prior, that the performance profile of flash is wanted in just about every use case possible, so long as cost, durability and capacity meet customer's needs. The last one is an interesting point. While HDDs have hit the 14TB water mark, SSDs are far too costly to go into NAS workloads at that capacity. What flash unlocks however, is the ability to enable deduplication, compression and erasure coding to net effective capacities of 4:1 or more, depending on workload. So the top capacity Ironwolf 110 SSD, could really come out at nearly 12TB effective in the right environment.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel Optane Memory M15 Announced

Intel has announced the next generation M15 Intel Optane memory, featuring performance enhancements over its predecessor, the M10. Designed for 7th Gen or later Intel Core platforms, the Intel Optane memory M15 features two extra PCIe lanes, which allow for higher throughput bandwidth to significantly improve system acceleration and responsiveness. In addition, the next-gen Optane memory adds incremental NVMe features, improved low power states, improved power state transitions, and used an 80mm M.2 form factor with a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe interface.

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by Michael Rink

Pivotal Releases Spring Runtime for Java

Today Pivotal Software announced Pivotal Spring Runtime, a support package for Java environments. Pivotal Application Service will also include Pivotal Spring Runtime. Pivotal Software is a cloud-native platform provider founded six years ago.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Tyan Announces Thunder SX TN76-B7102 Edge Server

TYAN announced today at the annual Computex event in Taipei the completion of its GPU server line with the release of the Thunder SX TN76-B7102 edge server. The TN76-B7102, a 2U dual-socket 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based storage platform, supports up to four NVIDIA T4, 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, and maximum expansion up to 8 standard PCIe slots. It aims to provide improved process and response times to data through its low-latency architecture between device and analytics endpoints.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.4.1 Beta Released

QNAP has announced the immediate release of QTS 4.4.1 Beta, focusing on high-efficiency backup and hybrid cloud storage. Version 4.4.1 is highlighted by HBS 3 with QuDedup technology, which deduplicates backup data at the source and increases backup and recovery efficiency. It also now features CacheMount, giving users local caching for connected cloud storage to speedier access to cloud data. Also released with 4.4.1 is the AI-based photo management and sharing application, QuMagie, featuring customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool. Moreover, QNAP NAS solutions will support Fibre Channel SAN so users can seamlessly add them to existing SAN environments as an inexpensive storage and backup solution.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

GIGABYTE Bigtera VirtualStor Scaler Deep Dive

GIGABYTE, a well-regarded manufacturer of computer-related hardware components and systems, has jumped into the data storage market by partnering with Bigtera to offer a unique high-performance, software-defined storage solution. GIGABYTE supplies the hardware, pairing with Bigtera's VirtualStor software platform to offer a range of storage appliances to meet different capacity and performance requirements. While most people will be familiar with GIGABYTE (which has been in business for over 30 years), Bigtera may be a new name for some. Bigtera, founded in 2012, has two development centers and over a hundred customers running VirtualStor in production environments.

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by Guest Author

Measuring Storage Performance Based On Real-World Applications

Imagine if your exercise app only recorded you doing a simple regimen that never changed or required any adjustment in your level of effort. The 2D graph plot of your workout would look like the flat line on a heart monitor, providing little enlightenment about your overall performance. Unfortunately, that's what a plot line of a synthetic benchmark for workstation storage performance looks like. These types of benchmarks are designed to extract peak values out of the storage device using access specifications that are heavily optimized across firmware, drivers and hardware.

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