by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Releases Recovery Series Gen 8

Today Unitrends released the new Gen 8 version of its flagship Recovery Series backup appliances. The latest version of the hardware appliances have built-in efficiencies that are designed to increase density, reduce power and cooling, and help customers save on costs. The Gen 8 Recovery Series are also pre-integrated with Unitrends Backup 10.2 software that can optimize cloud replication and performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Enhances Its Enterprise Tape Library Offerings

Today Spectra Logic announced several updates it was making to its enterprise tape libraries. Today’s updates and enhancements are designed to benefit customers that need to preserve massive amounts of data for long periods of time, such as governments, scientific research, HPC, and M&E. The updates and enhancements include Time-Based Access Ordering System to speed up recall times, and Assisted Self Maintenance and Zoning.

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by Michael Rink

Fujitsu Expands Partnerships With Cloud Providers

Fujitsu has been collaborating with several cloud providers, such as Microsoft and VMware. To further meet customer demands and needs, the company announced that it is expanding partnerships with new cloud service providers (CSP), SAP and Oracle. These expanded partnerships help to strengthen and accelerate companies’ digital transformations and adoption of multi-cloud environments. 

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by Michael Rink

Supermicro Launches Xeon E-2100 Optimized Workstation & IoT Systems

On the same day, July 12th, Intel announced their new 6-coreXeon E-2100 processor, Supermicro launched their product lineup optimized for it.  In addition to their newest 1U IoT System and workstation, Supermicro also offers 4 new motherboards. With these releases the company shows that it is responding to the growing customers needs of IoT systems. 

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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 deļ¬ned 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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