by Adam Armstrong

ADATA Premier microSD XC/SDHC UHS-I Class 10 Card Review

ADATA’s new premier microSD XC/SDHC UHS-I Class 10 memory cards are designed around adding support to smartphones and tablets as well as storing data from cameras and video recorders (be it DSLR cameras, action cams, drones, or security cameras at the edge). The microSD card runs in capacities form 16GB to 128GB providing enough space for up to over 40K photos, over 32K songs, or 1,120 minutes of HD video. And with class 10 and V10, the card fully support full HD (1080p) video recording.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: VIAVI, Pivot3, Silicon Power, Tachyum, Cloudian, Dell EMC, AMD, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. VIAVI unveils monitoring as a service. Pivot3 announces a terrific fourth quarter. Silicon power releases its first PCIe SSDs. Tachyum receives venture capital investment from IPM. Cloudian announces record growth for third straight year. Dell EMC unifies its ProDeploy Suite. AMD announces Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1. Apricorn releases 12TB Padlock DT. IBM & SpaceBelt collaborate on cloud storage in space.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces 2Q18 Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. reported its second quarter earnings for its fiscal 2018 year for the period ended January 27, 2018. The company saw an improvement in revenue but also reported a net loss due to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs act. The company announced that it would be repatriating $67 billion in foreign profits back to the United States.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces Its 3Q18 Financial Results

NetApp reported its financial results for its third fiscal quarter year of 2018, ended on January 26,2018. The company saw a small bump in revenue and a large jump in its net loss. NetApp’s stock took a sharp drop this morning after the earnings report yesterday afternoon.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces Its New P4510 Series SSD

Today Intel introduced its new data center SSD that it is calling “cloud inspired, storage optimized,” the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series. The new drive series offers up to 8TB in capacity and better performance and QoS than the previous version. Intel is also announcing broad industry collaboration on its EDSFF, or ruler, form factor.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-253Be & TS-453Be NAS Solutions Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of their quad-core Intel-based 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be NAS devices, both of which are equipped with a PCIe expansion slot for M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity. The new TS-x53Be line features HDMI output and 4K H.264/H.265 transcoding for an enhanced multimedia experience as well as snapshots functionality to help protect data against ransomware threats. Storage space can also be easily expanded using an 8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P expansion unit.

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by Adam Armstrong

Carbonite Announces Agreement To Acquire Mozy From Dell

Today Carbonite, Inc. announced its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results for a period ending December 31, 2017. The company also announced that is has entered into a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies Inc. to acquire Mozy, the online backup, cloud backup, and data backup company. The Mozy deal will expand Carbonite’s customer base and is priced at $145.8 million in cash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its CI Line With VxBlock System 1000

Today Dell EMC announced that it was expanding its converged Infrastructure (CI) portfolio with the introduction of its next-generation Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000. The new system is a pre-integrated, turnkey system that is all about simplification and offers storage and data protection from Dell EMC as well as compute and networking from Cisco. The company claims that customers can see data center footprint reduction by as much as 60%.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate & RackTop Systems Partner On SDP2

Today Seagate Technology and the software-defined storage company, RackTop Systems, announced a new partnership on a joint product, the Secure Data Protection Platform (SDP2). Targeted at governments, the SDP2 is designed to solve key cyber security and compliance issues. The SDP2 is a drop-in data storage solution that specifically addresses NIST 800-171 and GDPR security and compliance requirements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Oracle Makes Several Announcements At its CloudWorld New York

Today in NYC, Oracle made several announcements around its cloud offerings. These include a demonstration of the company’s Autonomous cloud focused on autonomous operations. Oracle announced what it is referring to as the industry’s strongest and most comprehensive cloud guarantee. And the company announced aggressive global expansion of its Oracle Cloud.

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