by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Releases HybridMount File-based Cloud Gateway

QNAP Systems, Inc. announced the release of the official version of its new file-based cloud gateway for elastic hybrid cloud environments, HybridMount. This new cloud gateway is all about easing deployment of a highly cost-effective, elastic, and secure hybrid cloud storage environment. The official version of HybridMount now includes Transfer Resource function to improve cloud access though enabling users to allocate NAX processor resources and data transfer bandwidth. 

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by Adam Armstrong

InfiniteIO Releases New Application Accelerator

InfiniteIO released a new application accelerator that they state will deliver dramatic performance improvements for critical applications by processing file metadata independently from on-premises storage or cloud systems. This new accelerator is ideal for use cases such as AI/ML, HPC, and genomics. The company released new tiering software features as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Its 665P QLC SSD

Today Intel announced the release of its latest QLC SSD, the 665P. This new 96-Layer SSD comes in capacities as high as 2TB and performance numbers quoted at 2GB/s sequential read and write and 250K IOPS. The new drive comes with 1.5x endurance compared to the Intel SSD 660P.

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by Adam Armstrong

NSX Service Mesh Now On VMware Tanzu

Back in August, VMware announced its Tanzu portfolio that is aimed at changing how enterprises build software on Kubernetes. Not only would Tanzu change software build, it is said to help consistently run Kubernetes across clouds as well as help manage Kubernetes fleets from a single control point. VMware just recently announced that it has introduced NSX Service Mesh on VMware Tanzu. 

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by Tom Fenton

KubeCon 2019 On The Ground

We were able to spend 4 days at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, which was put on by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The event was held in San Diego at the Conference Centre from November 18th to 21st and drew in 12,000 attendees and 300 vendors. This conference is one of three annual meetings put on by CNCF to discuss Kubernetes (K8S) and computing in the cloud. Below is a summary of the announcements made at the convention as well as other items that we found interesting.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 Review (Intel Scalable 2nd Gen)

The new PowerEdge R640 is Dell’s dual-socket server platform designed for use cases such as dense software-defined storage, application tier service providers, dense private cloud, virtualization and high-performance computing (HPC). This is not to be confused with the previous Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 we reviewed last year. The lastest version is outfitted with two 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, opening up uses cases such as HPC. 

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by Tom Fenton

HP mt45 Mobile Thin Client Review

The HP mt45 client is geared towards mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users that need a very powerful laptop form factor VDI client. To give a brief overview of its specifications, the HP mt45 is a laptop format, thin client that has a 14” screen, with multiple ports, is powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU with integrated Radeon GPU that runs HP ThinPro or Windows 10 IoT enterprise operating system. It supports all major VDI environments as well as a HP RGA. It has a few features that we have not seen on other VID clients such as an outward facing third microphone, loud speakers and collaboration keys.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #23: KubeCon and SC19 Roundup

In this week's podcast the team discusses key happenings at KubeCon San Diego, where Tom once again avoided eating a steak to spite Brian. Kevin and Tom discuss some of their favorite finds including Dynatrace, Kioxia, NetApp and many more. Brian walks through the biggest news of the week from Dell Technologies, AMD, IGEL and NVIDIA. Most importantly there's a cowboy hat update and more complaining about it being cold in Austin. Also check out the new StorageReview subreddit

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Zerto 7.5 Review

IT environments are making progress really fast, from physical servers, virtualization, software-defined data center to the now trendy cloud (private, hybrid, and public.) With all these flavors of IT available, planning for business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) can be a huge pain in the neck for companies working with multiple environments. Zerto IT Resilience Platform is a software-based platform designed to mitigate the challenges of evolving IT. Zerto provides BC/DR solutions in various environments, enabling workload mobility, migration, protection, and recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Makes Several Storage Announcements Ahead Of re:Invent

As AWS re:Invent is right around the corner, Amazon is starting to release some of its announcements before the event begins. The first slew of announcements center around a subject close to our hearts, storage. The company is launching several new features for Amazon Elastic Block Store {EBS), Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Amazon Elastic File System (EFS,) AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). 

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