by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Veeam, N2WS, Supermicro, Quantum, QNAP, & Virtual Instruments

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Veeam acquires N2WS. Supermicro announces Early Shipment Program. Quantum announces new DXi backup appliances. QNAP introduces Fibre Channel connectivity. Virtual Instruments has a record year going into 2019. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Baidu Announces OpenEdge

Today at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Baidu, Inc. announced its open source intelligent edge computing platform, OpenEdge. OpenEdge is stated as being able to enable developers to build light, secure, and scalable edge applications and solutions with more flexibility to accelerate AI applications. Along with OpenEdge, the company announced two other intelligent edge computing technologies: BIE-AI-BOX and BIE-AI-Board. 

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by Brian Beeler

QNAP Backup and Recovery Solutions Brief: Accelerating Data Availability with Veeam and Flash

Over the last several weeks we've been working with QNAP, Veeam and Samsung to develop a set of best practices to unleash the power of NAS when it comes to the problem of data availability and recovery. For small businesses, ROBO, retail and others, the idea of backup is generally well understood. But recovery is where the pain really is, when it comes to restoring files or standing up an environment after something like a ransomware attack. Flash is often overlooked for backup environments though either because of cost concerns or because the backup application can't take advantage of SSDs. 

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by Michael Rink

Netgear Releases New Router & Wireless Access Point

Today at CES in Las Vegas, Netgear released several new networking products. While Netgear is one of the leading providers for home, small and medium business networking appliances, the products released here primarily target small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The new products include an IPV6 switching line, Insight wireless access points along with an update to the Insight platform, and a new Orbi Pro Mesh Wi-Fi satellite.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces 16TB MG08 Series HDDs

Today Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced what it is calling the largest Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD, the MG08 Series. The new HDD series comes in a whopping 16TB, 33% more capacity than the more commonly used 12TB and 14% more capacity than the prior 14TB models. The new MG08 Series leverages CMR meaning that it can be dropped in as a higher capacity replacement for lower capacity drives in several systems. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN2312 Review

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2312 is a high-density 12-bay 1U rack NAS designed for SMB’s looking for low-cost storage with future expansion potential. The RN2312 features its OS business features that users have grown accustomed to, including automated backup, disaster recovery, and 5 levels of data protection. This 1U NAS is ideal for environments requiring high-performance and data scalability at a low initial investment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atrust Launches Dual Screen Raspberry Pi, t32C

Today Atrust Computer Corp announced its latest thin client, the t32C. The t32C is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3B + and Pi Zero and comes with the Citrix Ready Workspace Hub. The new Atrust t32C is a cost-effective solution for virtual workspaces while still offering high-performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung 983 DCT NVMe SSD Review

The Samsung 983 DCT is the company’s latest Data Center SSD. The 983 DCT leverages NVMe interface and comes in two form factors: 2.5” and M.2. The drive is built off of proven Samsung components and its battle proven V-NAND. The drive is specifically geared toward performance but also come end-to-end data protection, more efficient management through the Samsung SSD Toolkit software, and a 5-year warranty.

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by Marshall Gunnell

Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 Review

The TYAN Transport SX TN70A-B8026 is a 2U rackmount server, based on the Tomcat SX single-socket AMD EPYC motherboard, that’s designed for SME’s and is ideal for real-time analytics, video streaming, software defined storage, in-memory databases, and big data applications. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

QNAP TS-963X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-963X, launched back in May earlier this year, is an affordable NAS designed for small to medium-sized businesses. Powered by an AMD quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, up to 8GB RAM (expandable to 16GB, and 10GBASE-T connectivity that supports 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M connection speeds, this 9-bay NAS is perfect for organizations looking to enhance their mission-critical tasks performance through increased data efficiency and network transmission speed.

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