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Arcserve Announces Updates To Replication & High Availability Service

Today Arcserve announced the newest version of Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA). Arcserve Replication and High Availability delivers heartbeat-powered automatic failover, and continuous data protection for Windows and Linux applications and systems that are on-premises, remote, or in the cloud. With this release, Arcserve RHA adds full system high availability for Linux, extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides several enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications. 

Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series Review

The Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 Series is a family of storage arrays designed to meet the needs of the entry storage market, which is generally thought of in the sub-$25K price band. However, the PowerVault ME4 Series is exceedingly flexible. The system can be deployed in an HDD configuration to meet the needs of the entry market or edge with starting pricing below $10K, or it can be configured in hybrid or as all-flash to meet more demanding needs of a growing business. Regardless of how it's deployed, the PowerVault ME4 provides organizations with an easy-to-deploy and manage storage solution that offers a depth of features that are common in enterprise storage products.

Seagate BarraCuda 510 NVMe SSD Review

The Seagate BarraCuda 510 is a consumer drive for users looking to leverage the NVMe interface inside their ultra-thin laptops, workstations, and desktop PCs, though it’s also available in a 2.5 SATA model. First revealed during CES 2019 in January, the BarraCuda 510 features 3D cTLC NAND and capacities up to 512GB. The new Seagate drive also comes bundled with SeaTools SSD, which is the company’s free software that tests and analyzes their drives for health monitoring.

Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD Review

The Kingston KC2000 SSD is the company’s next generation M.2 NVMe drive that is geared toward power users. The drive leverages 96-layer, 3D TLC NAND and the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller to deliver quoted speeds of 3.2GB/s read and 2.2GB/s write. With the drive’s performance and endurance, Kingston states it would be a good fit for desktops, workstation, and high-performance computing systems. 

Computex 2019 Roundup

Computex 2019, an annual event held in Taipei which focuses mainly on AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovations & Startups, Gaming & XR, Computing Technologies, Storage, and so on, took place this week and we were on the show floor. Over 1,600 exhibitors were there with more the 5,500 booths, all showcasing their latest technology. In addition to what was going on at the Nangang Exhibition Center where Computex is held each year, some companies opt to rent suites at the Grand Hyatt Hotel or showcase their products at their local office. This means that it’s nothing short of a Herculean effort to see everything there is to see, especially since the event lasts only 5 days.

Atrust mt188L Mobile VDI Client Review

The Atrust mt188L client is geared towards mobile virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users that need a laptop form factor VDI client. To give a brief overview of its specifications, the Atrust mt188L is a laptop format, thin client that has a 15.6” screen, with multiple USB and video ports, is powered by an Intel CPU that runs a bespoken Linux operating system. It has 700mAh, 64.98Wh battery. It supports all the major VDI environments.

Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD NAS Review

The Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD, though announced at CES back in January, only recently hit the market at the end of April. The IronWolf 110 SSD is an edition to Seagate’s enterprise-class drives, promising accelerated reads and writes through Seagate’s exclusive Durawrite technology, which also is said to extend the life of the flash. But let's not go too far into this without acknowledging the fact that Seagate has launched an SSD specific to the NAS use case, an industry first. If nothing else this gives more creedence, as if there wasn't enoungh prior, that the performance profile of flash is wanted in just about every use case possible, so long as cost, durability and capacity meet customer's needs. The last one is an interesting point. While HDDs have hit the 14TB water mark, SSDs are far too costly to go into NAS workloads at that capacity. What flash unlocks however, is the ability to enable deduplication, compression and erasure coding to net effective capacities of 4:1 or more, depending on workload. So the top capacity Ironwolf 110 SSD, could really come out at nearly 12TB effective in the right environment.

Intel Optane Memory M15 Announced

Intel has announced the next generation M15 Intel Optane memory, featuring performance enhancements over its predecessor, the M10. Designed for 7th Gen or later Intel Core platforms, the Intel Optane memory M15 features two extra PCIe lanes, which allow for higher throughput bandwidth to significantly improve system acceleration and responsiveness. In addition, the next-gen Optane memory adds incremental NVMe features, improved low power states, improved power state transitions, and used an 80mm M.2 form factor with a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe interface.

Toshiba Announces XG6-P SSD Series

Toshiba has announced the XG6-P SSD series, an offshoot of its performance-driven NVMe M.2 XG6 Series. The new Toshiba line are designed for high-end workstation PCs and gaming systems and cost-optimized data center and composable infrastructures. Available is capacities up to 2TB, Toshiba claims a significant improvement over other Toshiba drives, including double the capacity of the XG6, faster write speeds than the XG5-P, and a lower power envelope and smaller form factor than the datacenter class XD5.

Pivotal Releases Spring Runtime for Java

Today Pivotal Software announced Pivotal Spring Runtime, a support package for Java environments. Pivotal Application Service will also include Pivotal Spring Runtime. Pivotal Software is a cloud-native platform provider founded six years ago.