by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces Next-Gen ThinkStation P920 and P720

Lenovo has announced updates to their ThinkStation P920 and P720 systems with new performance-driven components to enhance user experience. Design for mission-critical tasks in engineering, architecture, media, entertainment, finance, and medical industries, the P720 Power can be customized with a range of powerful options while supporting 12 drives via Flex Trays that hold up to two drives per bay. Ideal for the most demanding workflows. The I/O-driven ThinkStation P920 also supports Flex Trays as well as Tri-Channel Cooling for enhanced reliability and is ideal for the demanding workflows such as rendering, simulation, visualization, deep learning, and artificial intelligence across industries.

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by Adam Armstrong

In The Lab: Installing The E10G17-F2 10GbE Ethernet Adapter In A Synology NAS

Nothing is worse than having a powerful NAS for your business needs to only have the bottleneck manifest itself in the network. Synology has a quick and easy fix for this with its network AIC, the E10G17-F2 Ethernet Adapter. The E10G17-F2 easily adds dual 10GbE SFP+ ports (there is also a single port option, E10G15-F1) to a NAS in a few minutes. For this In The Lab, we will go over how to install the card. 

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by Adam Armstrong

DDN Announces Intent To Acquire Nexenta

Today DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its intent to acquire Nexenta, the market leader in Software Defined Storage (SDS) for 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). The acquisition will help broaden DDN’s AI and multi-cloud management while bringing in Nexenta’s 5G, IoT, and SDS to DDN’s customers. The new division created will be Nexenta by DDN.

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by Guest Author

Home Lab Deep Dive: An Educator's Perspective

My lab started with a need to simplify my work load, but had big ideas attached to it. A single server purchase started it off, then it quickly snowballed as I learned more about what was possible on a budget. The lab grew bigger as the ideas became clearer. My home lab hasn’t reached the bottom of the hill just yet, but I ready to start telling the story of how it came to be and what lies ahead. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Kingston DC500R Enterprise SSD Review

The Kingston DC500R, announced in mid-March of this year, is an enterprise-grade SSD, ideal for read-intensive applications such as server boot, web serving, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases, and analytics. This 2.5” form factor SSD is optimized for read-intensive applications and is the first to implement Kingston’s strict QoS requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance and low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads.

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by Michael Rink

Violin Systems Doubles Capacity of XVS 8

Violin Systems LLC announced that it had virtually doubled the capacity of its XVS 8 storage platforms. Earlier versions of the XVS 8 from last October had usable capacities ranging from 14 to 88TB. The current models now boast usable capacities ranging from 25 to 151TB, a little less than twice the previous. This is such a significant upgrade that I’m surprised they’re not changing the name.

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by Adam Armstrong

Open Infrastructure Summit 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week the OpenStack Open Infrastructure Summit took place in Denver, Colorado. While we covered the major announcements from the OpenStack Foundationand Red Hat, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Trilio, SoftIron, Canonical, and Rook.

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by Michael Rink

Formulus Black Partners with Nth Generation

Formulus Black and Nth Generation announced a new partnership. Nth Generation, an IT consulting and services company, has agreed to assist with deploying Formulus Black's ForsaOS. Nth Generation has been providing IT consulting and security services since 1991. Formulus Black, previously known as Symbolic IO, is a much younger company created to develop and release their memory management software. We covered ForsaOS when Formulus Black debuted it last March.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB) Announced

Today Unitrends, a Kaseya company, announced its direct to cloud backup, Unitrends Cloud Backup (UCB). UCB allows small and mid-sized companies, as well as MSPs, to directly replicate data on servers and end point devices to Unitrends Cloud. Unitrends states that this allows for data protection without the hassle of managing local physical storage devices. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Technologies World 2019 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week the Dell Technologies World 2019 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. While we covered the major announcements from the Dell and VMware, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Dell EMC, Faction, Apstra, and Unisys.

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