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News Bits: Asigra, DataCore, Scality, Cloudian, Veeam, FalconStor, Toshiba, & 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. Asigra announces unlimited subscription license. DataCore simplifies migration to Kubernetes and Docker. Scality extends partnership with Veeam. Cloudian provides Veeam with multi-cloud storage. FalconStor renames flagship product to FalconStor Data Mastery Platform. Toshiba Memory first to sample UFS 3.0 Embedded Memory Devices. Teradici and IGEL announce expanded endpoint support for multicloud environments. NetApp announces the graduation of its third cohort. HP releases new ProBooks aimed at SMB.

Synology DS1819+ Review

Synology expanded their already-extensive portfolio back in November, 2018 with the 8-bay tower NAS, DS1819+. The DiskStation DS1819+, successor to the DS1817+, comes equipped with a Quad Core 2.1GHz CPU with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, and 4GB DDR4 RAM with expansion capabilities up to 32GB. For businesses demanding a NAS with a large data storage capacity, the DS1819+ provides a maximum internal raw storage capacity of 112TB with expansion capabilities of up to 252TB when using two DX517 expansion units.

QNAP TR-004 RAID Expansion Enclosure Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion unit that supports PCs or NAS solutions with USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity. It can be used to increase the available storage of a NAS (or used as an external storage device attached to the NAS) or as a hardware-based RAID storage solution for PCs. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations.

Eaton 5P1500RC 5P UPS Review

The Eaton 5P1500RC 5P is a new compact 2U UPS designed to protect equipment in edge computing environments. The 5P1500RC is specifically designed for those who need advanced protection features but have limited space available. The 5P1500RC is highlighted by a rail kit design for wall-mount with two-post and four-post mounting options, adding a ton of versatility and support for multiple applications.

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Review

The Aegis Secure Key 3z is Apricorn’s newest and smallest, in terms of size not capacity, secure USB drive. The drive ranges in capacity from 8GB to 128GB. The 3z comes with 100% hardware-based 256-bit AES XTS encryption and an onboard keypad PIN authentication. The drive has a USB 3.1 interface, claims speeds as high as 190MB/s read and 80MB/s write, and works with just about any OS that possesses a USB port.

QNAP TVS-951X NAS Review

The 9-bay QNAP TVS-951X is a compact, performance-driven multimedia NAS with 10GbE connectivity. Described as a "budget-friendly" option for SMBs, the TVS-951X features the usual suspects for QNAP NAS devices; this includes three USB 3.0 ports (1 in the front and 2 on the back panel), a USB One Touch Copy button, an HDMI port, an a gigabit Ethernet port. It is also compatible with 3.5-inch, 2.5-inch hard drives, and 2.5-inch solid state drives.

Veeam Announced Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4

Today Veeam Software announced the general availability for its Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, Update 4. Veeam also made announcements around its upcoming Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console v3. According to the company these new cloud data management capabilities will deliver cost effective data retention, easy cloud migration and data mobility, cloud-native backup and protection for Amazon Web Services (AWS), portable cloud-ready licensing, increased security and data governance, and solutions to make it easier than ever for service providers to deliver Veeam-powered services to market.

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB Review

Announced today, the 970 EVO Plus is Samsung’s latest enhancement to its NVMe SSD portfolio. Succeeding the 970 EVO, the 970 EVO Plus comes in an M.2 2280 form factor and, as with its predecessor, is ideal for IT professionals, pro gamers, creative professionals, and general tech enthusiasts, providing reliability and handling intensive workloads on PCs and workstations.

Atrust t176L VDI Client Review

The Atrust t176L client is geared towards virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) knowledge workers looking for an unobtrusive VDI client that supports dual monitors. To give a brief spec overview, the Atrust t176L is a small form factor thin client that has 4 USB and 2 DisplayPort ports that is powered by an Intel CPU that runs a bespoken Linux operating system. It supports two monitors at 3840 x 2160 @30Hz or 2560 x 1600 @60Hz. It supports all of the major VDI environments.

New Bits: Datera, HPE, XenData, Zadara, VMware, Pivotal, Excelero, NVIDIA, & 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.  Datera joins HPE Complete. XenData launches LTO Tape to Cloud Migration Service. Zadara announces Virtual Private Storage Array for VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware named validated partner for Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended for EMMs. Pivotal releases PKS 1.3. Excelero announces 4x revenue growth for 2018. Google Cloud makes NVIDIA GPUs available in new regions. Rackspace delivers end-to-end management for AWS Database Services. Kingston releases Managed Model of IronKey D300 Serialized Encrypted USB. HP unveils new HP Education Edition Chromebooks.