by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Releases DVX 4.0

Datrium announced that it had made a major update to its software, DVX 4.0. The latest update extends capabilities of DVX Tier 1 and extended support for Oracle RAC, greater VM fault tolerance, and improved data and administrative security. Included with the new upgrade is Cloud DVX.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN XCubeSAN XS5226D Review

Last year we reviewed the QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Series that we found to have good performance, good capabilities, and a good price for the SMB and ROBO markets that were its target. For this review, we will be looking at the same appliance with the higher-end XS5226 controller in it. As design and build and management are identical (we are using the same chassis), readers can refer back to the previous review.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS2418+/RS2418RP+ Now Available

Synology has announced the availability of their new RackStation RS2418+/RS2418RP+ 12-bay NAS solution. Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, the new 2U, 12-bay rackmount offers scalability at an affordable TCO as it supports up to 144TB raw capacity in a single 2U chassis with the ability to expand up to 288TB via an RX1217/RX1217RP. This allows the new RackStation to easily expand as a business grows. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Announced its 8th Gen Core Processors

Today Intel announced details around its 8th generation Core processors. The company is announcing new mobile and desktop CPUs as well as its new Intel 300 Series chipsets. The latest generation CPUs also adds support for its popular Optane technology in both the Optane Memory and the more standard Optane SSDs.

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by Brian Beeler

VMware vSAN with Intel Optane Preview

We've tweeted about it and it's been featured in our newsletter, but to share the news with the rest of our audience, we have been working on prepping a four node vSAN cluster. In partnership with Supermicro, VMware and Intel, we have several reviews and content pieces forthcoming that highlight vSAN capabilities across a broad specturm of storage, interconnect, CPU and RAM configurations. Primarily we'll be working within what's dubbed Intel Select Solutions for VMware vSAN; but depending on timing and components, we may be able to expand into other areas including VMware tools like replication or VMware cloud options within AWS for instance. 

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #21: Secure Digital Workspaces

The cybersecurity landscape may be one of the few things evolving as quickly as today’s mobile workforce. It is now commonplace for executives to spend more time traveling, both domestically and internationally, than in their actual offices. Whether the executive is accessing private documents using public Wi-Fi or running their device through airport security, companies’ data has never been more vulnerable. To meet the competing needs of security and productivity while traveling, executives are starting to turn to secure digital workspaces that rely on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and thin clients to keep data safe and employees productive, no matter what they consider their ‘office’ for the day. The definition of the modern workplace has evolved and VDI and thin clients have done the same, delivering better connectivity and performance than outdated laptops or even your legacy thin client models. In this podcast I sit down with Jeff McNaught, vice president and chief strategy officer, Cloud Client-Computing at Dell Technologies to discuss further.
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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: SQream, X-IO, SolarWinds, Pivot3, SwiftStack, HYCU, Nutanix, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. SQream and X-IO partner on ultra-fast computing. SolarWinds introduces cloud-first backup service. Pivot3 announces Cloud Edition. SwiftStack demonstrates multi-cloud media workflows at NAB Show 2018. HYCU expands data protection to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Gluster releases version 4.0. MariaDB acquires MammothDB. Veritas acquires fluidOps. Adobe and NVIDIA announce AI partnership.

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by Brian Beeler

Secure Digital Workspaces with Jeff McNaught, Dell Technologies

The cybersecurity landscape may be one of the few things evolving as quickly as today’s mobile workforce. It is now commonplace for executives to spend more time traveling, both domestically and internationally, than in their actual offices. Whether the executive is accessing private documents using public Wi-Fi or running their device through airport security, companies’ data has never been more vulnerable.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze PBlaze5 NVMe SSD Review

Memblaze has released another NVMe SSD series with the PBlaze5. This marks the company’s second generation of NVMe SSD products after the PBlaze4. The new drive comes in two form factors, U.2 and HHHL AIC, and in two series, the 700 and 900 series. The 700 series runs up in capacity to 11TB and is aimed for data center usage. The 900 series has higher endurance and is aimed for enterprise applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

DDN Hit 33GB/s With Its EXAScaler DGX Solution

At the tail end of the GTC 2018, DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its new EXAScaler DGX Solution. The new all-flash array is quoted at being able to demonstrating whopping 33GB/s of throughput. DDN was demonstrating this new solution at their booth #609.

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