by Adam Armstrong

DriveScale Unveils Software Composable Infrastructure For Flash

Today DriveScale announced what it is calling the market’s first Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for flash. This new innovation has been designed with cloud infrastructures in mind (specifically targeting modern applications such as NoSQL, Spark and Containers) and aims to make flash deployment more affordable and flexible. SCI for flash can help solve issues such as over-provisioning and scalability that affect cloud-native applications that are flash-based. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Burlywood Introduces TrueFlash Software

Burlywood has introduced its new storage software solution, TrueFlash. The software is designed to help users to use their flash storage in a more efficient manner. This can result in both higher performance and lower costs by tailoring the storage to their requirements and not buying more than needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN Releases XCubeFAS All-Flash SAN

QSAN Technology Inc. launched its, and apparently Taiwan’s, first All-Flash SAN, the XCubeFAS XF2026D. This new 2U SAN is designed for both SME and larger enterprises. The SAN has 26 bays and can be expanded to support 130 SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

IDC Releases Its 1Q18 Worldwide Server Tracker; Dell EMC Keeps Top Spot

International Data Corporation (IDC) ran its quarterly Worldwide Server Tracker for the first quarter of this year. It is looking to be a good year to be a server vendor with the numbers looking up. Dell EMC is having a particularly good go, expanding their lead, in both revenue and units shipped, in the server market.  

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by Adam Armstrong

NGD Systems Releases First 16TB NVMe Computational U.2 SSD

Today NGD Systems Inc. released its 16TB, U.2 NVMe SSD, the Catalina-2. What is unique about this NVMe SSD is that is leverages NGD’s “In-Situ Processing” capabilities. The company goes on to state that its new Catalina-2 can use these new capabilities without impacting reliability, QoS, or power consumption. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today at its Memory Storage Event, Intel announced the release of its new Optance DC persistent memory. Instead of a tweak on an existing technology such as new interfaces or different NAND, this is a new class of memory. Intel makes the bold claim that this could reimagine the data center memory and storage hierarchy, a claim that could be proven true. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces Data Protection & Governance For Office 365 & G Suite

Today Veritas Technologies announced its new set of data protection and governance offerings, Veritas Data Protection and Governance for Microsoft Office 365 and for Google G Suite. Veritas’ new software as a service (SaaS) is stated to be easy to use and activated. According to the company, this SaaS is designed to deliver enterprise-grade data management capabilities for analyzing, discovering, and recovering Office 365 and G Suite data wherever and whenever necessary. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Cypress Unveils Its Semper NOR Flash For Automotive Applications

Today Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced its Semper NOR Flash memory family. This new flash family is stated as a combination of safety and reliability for automotive and industrial applications. The family meets the ISO 26262 functional safety standard, as well as being ASIL-B functional safety compliant for superior endurance and data retention at the extreme temperatures common in automotive and industrial applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces AI & HPC With NVIDIA At GTC

Today at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Taiwan 2018, Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced the adoption of NVIDIA’s HGX-2 cloud server platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC). Supermicro is also showcasing its new GPU-optimized platforms based off of NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 Tensor Core GPU accelerators in its Platinum Sponsor Booth. These new platforms also address the demands of AI as well as deep learning and big data analytics.

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by Tom Fenton

Samsung NX-N2-T Zero Client Review

The Samsung NX-N2-T NX Series Tera2 Zero Client Desktop is a moderately-priced zero client designed to deliver a virtual desktop to an end-user. One of the features that distinguishes the device from many other clients is its built-in support for Teradici’s PCoIP remote display protocol via a Teradici Tera2321 (Tera2) processor. This support allows the device to be used by VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon DaaS, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), Leostream, or any other virtual desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol. Its ultra-small form factor minimizes the space it takes up on a desk, and it can even be mounted on the back of a monitor using a VESA mount. The client supports two monitors and has 6 USB connectors.

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