by Brian Beeler

RAID Calculator

Whether you are planning or designing a new storage solution, capacity is traditionally the first thing you need to consider; our RAID calculator is designed to help with this task. For storage appliances such as NAS, SAN, or others; a RAID type should be selected during the initial storage set up. Storage volumes are configured using RAID by grouping multiple drives; to gain capacity, and also to improve performance and redundancy. These volumes are later presented to operating systems (OS) and applications.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Inspur

Inspur Group Co., Ltd, know as Inspur, is a Chinese multinational information technology (IT) company. Its most important product is server hardware, but it also specializes in storage and other IT solutions. Inspur Group has four listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International, and Inspur Huaguang. With these subsidiaries, Inspur covers the data center, cloud computing, big data, smart city, and smart enterprise solutions. Additionally, Inspur acts as a software developer and an outsourcing partner for the United States and Japan.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces vSphere 6.7 Update 3

Today VMware Inc. announced the latest update to vSphere 6.7, update 3. The updated virtualization platform comes with several enhancements to benefit users. The two most notable is the support for multiple NVIDIA vGPUs and the support for 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces vSAN 6.7 Update 3

Today VMware Inc. announced the upcoming update to vSAN 6.7, update 3. The update delivers container-ready infrastructure to vSAN. VMware also announced the upcoming release of vSAN Enterprise Plus Edition, a bundle of vSAN Enterprise and vRealize Operations Advanced licenses.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate IronWolf Pro 16TB NAS HDD Review

The IronWolf Pro is an NAS family of HDDs designed for 24×7 performance in a multi-drive environment. For this review, we will be looking at the new 16TB model, which expands on the 14GB Pro from earlier this year. This makes for a whopping 384TB inside an 24-bay NAS, allowing users to store a huge amount of data without having to add any expansion units. This is certainly great for creative professionals, SOHO users and all types of growing businesses that work with large datasets, as it offers them a more cost-effective way to scale as data requirements grow. The Seagate IronWolf line features the usual 6Gb/s SATA interface, 7200rpm spindle speed and 1.2 million hours MTBF.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Supermicro

Super Micro Computer, Inc, know as Supermicro, is an Information Technology (IT) company that specializes in a variety of IT devices such as servers, storage, blades, rack solutions, and networking for enterprise IT, data center, virtualization, cloud computing, high-performance computing (HPC), big data, and embedded markets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review

Seagate continues to expand the capacity of their HDDs with the launch of the Exos X16 family earlier this year. As the second name implies, the capacity of these drives runs up to 16TB. The massive capacity in a 3.5” form factor can supply up to 33% more petabytes per rack, compared to 12TB drives. This would make the Exos X16 an ideal choice for hyperscale applications/cloud data centers, scale-out data centers, Big Data applications, and distributed files systems such as Hadoop and Ceph. The drives also have a 14TB version available. 

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by Blaise Robitaille

What is Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI)?

Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) is the move away from complex configuration and management of IT infrastructure to an easier to manage and significantly more streamlined management and deployment model.

Disaggregation happens by pooling hardware fabrics such as network, storage and compute into “resource” pools that are then managed by software. This allows for real time allocation of infrastructure resources that is independent from one another and that can be scaled up and down based on the individual needs of the application.

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by Michael Rink

Amazon Releases AWS Lake Formation

On August 8th, Amazon Web Services released AWS Lake Formation, a data lake service. Many customers were already using Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) for their data lake, so Lake Formation might best be viewed as a set of tools to make an Amazon data lake less expensive and more user-friendly. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces SSD & RAM Support For AMD EPYC 7002

Today Samsung Electronics, Ltd., announced that its Samsung PM1733 PCIe Gen4 Solid State Drive (SSD) and high density RDIMM and LRDIMM DRAM for the AMD EPYC 7002 Generation Processors. Since AMD launched its second generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Rome and also known as EPYC 7002), several vendors have announced support for the promising new technology. 

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