by Adam Armstrong

Datera Releases Version 3.2 Of Its Platform

Datera Inc. recently announced the latest version of version of its platform, Datera 3.2 Platform. According to the company, the 3.2 version enables customers to automate data operations and capitalize on the transition to server-based architectures to solve their data challenges. The release also adds integration into container-based applications and expands its relationship with persistent memory technology leaders such as Intel and Samsung.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 Server Review

Earlier this year, Dell EMC released 2 new single-socket PowerEdge servers with AMD EPYC processors - the PowerEdge R6415 and the PowerEdge R7415. The PowerEdge R7415 is a 2U single-socket server with enterprise-class AMD EPYC processors available. Being a single-socket server, users can expect a cost savings in both lower license costs and power costs, resulting in a better TCO. Of course, AMD has also stated that the price of the CPU is lower than the two CPU counterparts, giving the R7415 access to new workloads where conventional dual-socket systems may not be ideal. The R7415 can be loaded with up to 24 NVMe drives that not only can bring a large performance boost but with the ever increasing density of these drives, can potentially offer incredible capacity. This would position the server ideally for use cases such as software defined storage (SDS) or business analytics.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkStation P330 Desktop Workstations

Lenovo has just launched the ThinkStation P330 series, a new line of entry-level workstations that focus on optimal performance and feature a compact design. Available in tower, small form factor (SFF), and “Tiny” models, this new family is highlighted by an 8th Gen Intel Xeon E and Core processors, high-end professional graphics cards like the NVIDIA Quadro P620 GPU (as well as dual graphics support), and M.2 NVMe storage directly on the motherboard.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-951X 9-Bay Hybrid NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has added another high-capacity, compact 9-bay NAS with the multimedia-centric TVS-951X NAS. Highlighted by a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor and its affordability, the 951X can be used as private cloud solution due to its storage capabilities and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. Moreover, its 10GbE connectivity, multimedia transcoding/streaming, and 4K HDMI output makes for highly-efficient, feature-rich, and high-performing NAS solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Snowflake Now Available On Azure

Today Snowflake Computing announced that its data warehouse-as-a-service is immediately available on Microsoft Azure for preview. Up until today, Snowflake’s WaaS only ran on AWS. This expansion allows an entirely new set of customers to take advantage of the benefits of Snowflake’s cloud-built data warehouse. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Announced New DP4400 Offering 24-192TB of Memory

Dell EMC announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400; available for purchase immediately. Touted as simple to manage, deploy, and upgrade, the DP4400 provides 24-96TB of in place memory; growing up to 192TB in the cloud with no additional hardware. Built from the ground up for mid-size organizations, the DP4400 features enterprise-class capabilities for backup, replication, recovery, and the Dell EMC Future-Proof Loyalty Program; providing up to 55:1 Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee.

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by Michael Rink

Storbyte Introduces Its Active On-Line 4:96 Hard Disk Storage System

Following up their release of their ECO FLASH Arraylast May, Storbyte is now aiming to deliver high reliability archive storage at low cost to operate. The compnay today introduced its SBJ series of hardware-defined storage solutions. Storbyte claims that their new SBJ 4:96 model provides 100% zero power to an individual drive, individual drawer or dataset transparent to the host. Offering organizations a purpose-built solution delivering a verifiable data validation and protection plan capability.

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by Adam Armstrong

DDN Intends To Buy Tintri Assets

Last month we reported that Tintri was running out of cash. Without liquidity it seems very unlikely that the company will be able to continue (employees like to get paid). Today DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its has entered into a non-binding letter of intent agreement with Tintri, Inc. to acquire all of their assets. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Mass Production of 5th-Gen V-NAND

Samsung has begun mass producing its fifth-generation of 90-layer 256Gb 3D TLC NAND V-NAND memory as the industry's first company to use the Toggle DDR 4.0 interface. The company went on to say that, due to this new interface, the data transmitting speed between storage and memory via their new V-NAND hit a whopping 1.4Gbps, which is a 40% improvement over Samsung's 64-layer predecessor. Additionally, because of improvements to V-NAND's atomic layer deposition process, Samsung was able to increase manufacturing productivity by roughly 30% and reduce the height of each cell layer by 20%.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces FlashSystem 9100

Today IBM announced the latest addition to its FlashSystem all-flash storage solutions with the FlashSystem 9100. The latest edition to the FlashSystem line is built with NVMe from “end-to-end.” The system comes with several of IBM’s software technologies to address several needs.

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