by Alex Schuchter

Micron Announces SSD Portfolio Expansion

Today at Micron’s Insight event in San Francisco, Micron has announced two new additions to their portfolio of SSDs; the 7300 Series of NVMe SSDs and the 5300 Series of SATA SSDs. These SSDs have been purpose-built to offer value and performance for the data center environment. The Micron 7300 Series of NVMe SSDs offers a complete NVMe platform ideal for NVMe flash storage in data centers across a wide spectrum of virtualized, I/O-sensitive workloads, and high throughput environments. Additionally, by utilizing 96-layer 3D TLC NAND it delivers low power and reduced total cost of ownership for cloud customers. The Micron 5300 series of SATA SSDs leverages innovations in NAND technology to bring cost-effect enterprise SATA SSDs built on 96-layer TLC NAND to the market. This series modernizes and further extends Micron’s broad SATA portfolio offering enhanced performance, security, and reliability as well as an above-average mean time to failure of 3 million device hours.

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by Lyle Smith

Parallels Remote Application Server Version 17.1 Will Preview at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Parallels has announced that it will preview version 17.1 of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) at Microsoft Ignite 2019, from November 4-8, which is slated for a full release this December. Parallels RAS is designed to simplify end-user computing for service providers and enterprises and helps to boost admin capabilities on Microsoft Azure. RAS version 17 was released back in June.

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by Juan Mulford

Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) Review

The Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) is part of the System Management tools of Lenovo. The company refers to this family of software tools as “foundation software for data centers who put a premium on it efficiency and precision execution.” These software tools and applications aim to help systems administrators standardize, simplify, and automate foundation infrastructure processes. Among this family of software, the XClarity Controller is a powerful management tool for deploying agile IT methodologies and speed up infrastructure delivery.

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by Alex Schuchter

WD ReadyView Surveillance System Review

WD ReadyView is a comprehensive NVR surveillance solution that offers easy setup, system expandability, on-site WD Purple storage, external backup, mobile access, and affordability. Two unique models of the security system are offered. All system bundles include four durable weatherproof HD cameras with night vision and motion detection, an NVR with WD Purple drive storage, and necessary cables. Looking at the differences between the two models, the 2MP camera bundle includes 2MP camera resolution, 2TB of storage, and can capture 90+ days of continuous 27/7 recording. The 4MP camera bundle includes 4MP camera resolution, 4 TB of storage, and can capture 120+ days of continuous 24/7 recording. In addition to the upgrades to camera resolution and storage capacity, the 4MP camera bundle also offers Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS) which includes intrusion, trip line, and intelligent identification features. For those interested in redundancy, external backup is as easy as plugging in an external USB storage device with NTFS formatting. The system is also expandable beyond the included four cameras up to eight.

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by Michael Rink

Veritas Announces Edge Data Protection Appliance Flex 5150

Today, Veritas unveiled their soon to be released Flex 5150 edge data protection appliance. The Flex 5150 will be Veritas’s first appliance designed for the edge that includes their NetBackup software. Veritas Technologies was founded in 1983 as Tolerant Systems, briefly merged with Symantec in 2004 before being spun off and sold to its current owner, The Carlyle Group. The current incarnation of Veritas Technologies focuses on providing data management and protection solutions including their newest appliance, the Flex 5150.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server Review

The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 one-socket 1U rack profile server is highlighted by its 2nd-gen AMD EPYC 7000 Series processor, which significantly increases performance compared to the previous generation AMD EYPC CPU. It has been a while since we reviewed a server from the ProLiant line (the last being the DL360), so we were eager to get our hands on this thing and see what it can do. As such, HPE has put a huge focus on intelligent automation, security and optimization for its newest iteration of the power-driven server line, adding more cores and faster memory bandwidth. The DL325 also server offers up to 8 SFF, 10 SFF, and 4 LFF drive configurations and 3 PCIe 3.0 slots for further expansion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston Releases DC450R SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc. announced the release of its newest high performance 6Gbps SATA SSD with 3D TLC NAND in the Data Center 450R (DC450R) Enterprise SSD. The new drive is designed for read-centric application workloads. For read intensive and read caching workloads, The DC450R is stated to deliver performance consistency through the use of Kingston’s strict QoS requirements.

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by Alex Schuchter

iStorage Datashur PRO2 Review

The iStorage datAshur PRO2 is a USB flash drive that is hardware encrypted for those that need the highest level of security on the go. Like all iStorage products, the datAshur PRO2 uses a PIN authentication pad to unlock for use; users can select a 7-15 digit PIN. Extra security measures leveraged by this drive include real time data encryption using military grade aes-xts 256-bit hardware encryption and a uniquely incorporated Common Criteria EAL4+ ready secure microprocessor. The drive comes in capacities up to 512GB.
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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed SteelConnect EX Released

Today Riverbed announced the general availability of its new enterprise-class and carrier-grade WAN Edge Infrastructure solution, Riverbed SteelConnect EX. The company states that the new solution is a combination of enterprise-class SD-WAN, best-in-class application acceleration, advanced network security. Riverbed also announced several advancements to its NPM solutions.

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston Digital KC600 SSD Now Shipping

Kingston Digital has announced that it is now shipping the KC600, the newest addition to the company’s budget SSD line. Inexpensive but reliable, these new drives come in a 2.5″ form factor and use the SATA Rev 3.0 interface with backwards compatibility.

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