by Lyle Smith

Toshiba OCZ RC100 Series SSD Review

Toshiba is looking to enter the mainstream end-user NVMe stage with the OCZ RC100 Series SSD. Launching at a competitive price point, the RC100 is designed for those looking to upgrade their rigs to the much faster NVMe technology, fitting in the middle of their SATA (such as the OCZ TR200) and higher-end NVMe SSDs (such as the RD400). Eventually NVMe will supplant SATA in PCs, offering solutions for value and an alternate line for performance. Toshiba is getting out ahead of the curve with the RC100 as it tries to address that space. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Introduces HyperFlex 3.5

At Cisco Live 2018, the company announced new updates to its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), HX 3.5. This is a follow up to the large update to 3.0 earlier this year. The latest version adds ultra-low latency performance, container monitoring, and DR enhancements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Announces vSAN ReadyNode With Intel Optane

Lenovo today announced the release of vSAN ReadyNode with VMware and Intel to release a new vSAN ReadyNode based off of its ThinkSystem servers and Intel Optane technology. This new solution has been released to address the limitations that are met for virtualized applications. As storage has become the bottleneck in these instances, the companies have switched to a faster storage. 

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo 15-inch, VR-Ready ThinkPad P52 Announced

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad P52, the company’s newest mobile workstation designed for ISV workflows, AR and VR content creation, large models and datasets, real-time playback and mobile AI deployment. With its equipped NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU and Intel’s all-new Xeon hexa-core CPU, the P52 is Lenovo’s first 15-inch, VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation. The P52 also features a 4K Ultra high-definition panel with 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rackspace Launches Colocation Services

Today Rackspace launched its new service that allows customers to deploy their hardware of choice in Rackspace data centers, Rackspace Colocation. This new service aims to support companies on their digital transformations while reducing TCO. At the same time, Rackspace claims that this service will also improve scalability, strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, reduce application latency, and help IT meet security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze Announces New PBlaze5 NVMe SSDs

At its Step Ahead event in Beijing, Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd. released two new NVMe SSDs. Both new are part of the PBlaze5 Series, with new lower power 500 series models and an expansion of the 900 series that brings even better performance and nearly 16TB of capacity. Both Series leverage 64-Layer enterprise level 3D NAND, a first in Asia. StorageReview was present for the launch, as well as one of the speakers.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates VMware Cloud On AWS

VMware Inc. has updated its popular VMware Cloud on AWS with a major quarterly update that the company claims will deliver more of everything. This includes expanding even farther into AWS Europe, to the Frankfurt Region, a new Kickstart ability for SDDC, GDPR readiness, increased availability, and VMware Horizon 7 now available on VMware Cloud on AWS.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x32XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TS-x32XU rackmount NAS series: the 4-bay TS-432XU, 8-bay TS-832XU, and 12-bay TS-1232XU, all of which have single power and redundant power options. Powered by the new 64-bit Alpine AL-324 ARMv8 Cortex-A57 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and DDR4 memory, the TS-x32XU boasts noticeable performance improvements and supports snapshots, Qtier 2.0 tiered storage and RAID 50/60. The new QNAP NAS is designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a versatile solution that can scale based on their needs.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Propels Autodesk Into The Cloud

NVIDIA has announced virtual GPUs (vGPUs), which are specifically designed to give Autodesk developers and sales technicians quick access to all their applications and products from anywhere. NVIDIA’s vGPU is a highly-advanced technology used for sharing the company’s GPUs across virtual machines and virtual applications. NVIDIA vGPU software products include GRID Virtual PC, GRID Virtual Apps, and Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces New CPUs With HPE & Cisco At Computex

This year at the Computex conference in Taipei, AMD announced several new solutions that ran the gamut from client to enterprise and both CPU and GPU. AMD releases a slew of new CPU and GPU options for client compute uses and gaming. The company also announced the immediate availability of EPYC processors for a new HPE single-socket system and for the first Cisco UCS Server platform.

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