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NETINT Codensity EdgeFusion E408 Announced

Today NETINT Technologies announced that it was combing its video processing expertise with its SSD technology into a single compact integrated edge solution, the Codensity EdgeFusion E408. The new solution is geared toward improving video processing economics at the network edge. NETINT will be at FMS from August 6-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Booth 724 to further demonstrate Codensity EdgeFusion E408.

StorONE Rolls Out S1aaS On Dell Hardware

Today StorONE announced its that its S1 storage software platform will be available as-a-Service on Dell Technologies hardware. According to the company, this would make S1-as-a-Service (S1aaS) a complete enterprise storage solution, for needed performance and data protection, for a cost-effective subscription model. 

Western Digital Releases ActiveScale Updates

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced enhancements to its ActiveScale storage system portfolio. Western Digital offers a range of products under the ActiveScale name, all related to long term data storage. Two of the three products under the ActiveScale name are the ActiveScale P100 appliance and the ActiveScale X100 hybrid cloud solution. Both the P100 and X100 run on the confusingly named ActiveScale Operating System (OS). Not only is the ActiveScale OS being upgraded to version 5.5, but WD also is adding the option of having 14TB drives in both products.

NVIDIA Unveils New RTX Solutions at SIGGRAPH 2019

Last year at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA announced its RTX technology, among other announcements. This year the company is announced that RTX is in many more applications expanding the reach of the technology through the industry. NVIDIA is also announcing NVIDIA RTX studio laptops and mobile workstations and vendors such as Dell, HP, Lenovo and BOXX.

How To Upgrade To 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

In the lab recently we worked on one of our Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd test platforms, performing an 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPU upgrade. We have an upcoming VDI project so we are upgrading the test platform to get ready. As we will detail below, it was a pretty simple process with a mixture of software and hardware updates.

What is Ansible?

Ansible is an agentless automation tool written in Python. It connects to your clients via SSH and allows you to automate the boring, repetitive tasks you don't want to do. It allows you to take a task done by a human that may take an hour to perform, and convert it into a single command that completes within minutes. This improves your performance and allows you to start work on the next big project.

Toshiba BG4 NVMe SSD Review

Back at CES this year, Toshiba announced its new BG4 lineup. BG4 stands for the fourth generation of the company’s ball grid array (BGA) SSD product line. These new SSDs come in the tiny M.2 2230 form factor making them ideal for ultra-mobile PCs, 2-in-1 notebook PCs, IoT/embedded devices, and server and storage array boot drives. Though the drives are small in size they do come in capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB. 

The Importance of Hardware in Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

In a previous article we looked at Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, an on-premises implementation of Microsoft Azure cloud service, and how a Microsoft certified hardware vendor (DataON) has been integrating it with their hardware to provide a turnkey solution for it. In this article we will take a deeper look into that hardware and the relationship that DataON has built with their hardware provider to ensure that DataON customers have a platform that is built on reliable and technologically advanced components.

The Impact of NVMe SSDs on Vision-Based Data [Sponsored]

The demand to efficiently store high volumes of information from cameras is growing rapidly, from surveillance and factory automation to processing data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Market research firm Statistics MRC believes the global industrial machine vision market will expand from $8.54 billion in 2017 to $16.89 billion by 2026, while Allied Market Research predicts that the global automotive camera market will see annual growth of almost 10% to reach $24.1 billion by 2025.

New iXsystems FreeNAS Mini Models Announced

Today iXsystems announced that it has expanded its FreeNAS Mini series of NAS devices with two new models. The models are the FreeNAS Mini XL+ that is aimed at larger organizations as well as the FreeNAS Mini E aimed at entry-level deployments. The new models have tighter integration with TrueNAS and cloud services and can be managed by the company's unified management system, TrueCommand.