by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Review (DataON HCI-224 with Intel Optane NVMe)

So far we’ve dived deep into the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, the on-premise implementation of Microsoft’s Azure cloud service. Azure Stack HCI can be seen as a best-of-both-worlds type of platform. It has all the management tools from Azure like Azure Monitor, Azure Security Center, Azure Update Management, Azure Network Adapter, and Azure Site Recovery, while housing the data on-prem and meeting certain regulations. Azure Stack HCI is broken down into three parts: software defined architecture, Azure services, and hardware. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic StorCycle Unveiled

Today Spectra Logic introduced its new storage management software solution designed for data-driven organizations that need a modern storage lifecycle management workflow, StorCycle. The company makes the claim that its new software solution can reduce the overall costs of data storage by up to 70% through the creation of a Perpetual Tier of storage. Users will still have full access to their data and can combine StorCycle with existing NAS devices, or Spectra hardware or use as standalone software in a public cloud. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC PowerMax Introduces SCM As Persistent Storage

Today Dell EMC announced that it will be leveraging Storage Class Memory (SCM) as true persistent storage. The Dell EMC PowerMax product will now ship with dual port Intel Optane drives. To further boost performance, PowerMax now supports NVMeoF, with 32Gb NVMeoF for Fibre channel connectivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces New SAN Technology Innovations

Today Cisco announced new Storage Area Networking (SAN) Technology innovations. The new innovations focus on getting storage networking ready for 64G, analytics for SAN NVMe/FC, and new DevOps innovations. These new innovations are aimed at protecting organizations investment in next generation SAN giving them more bandwidth and visibility. 

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces Gaming SSD, Refreshed Passport Line, SanDisk Products

Western Digital has announced that it will be showcasing several new products at IFA 2019, including the latest offerings from its WD Black line of gaming products, WD and SanDisk brands.

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by Lyle Smith

NETGEAR Announces Nighthawk EAX80 and Updates to its Insight Management Solution

NETGEAR has announced the new Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80) and new features to its Insight management solution in addition to the (approximate) worldwide release dates for the Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System and Meural Canvas II. All of these new technologies will be showcased at IFA 2019, Europe's biggest tech show.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NETINT, Cisco, Cloudian, Dell, Virtual Instruments, Dell EMC, Samsung & Fujifilm

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. NETINT Codensity SSDs achieve PCIe 4.0 compliance. Cisco to acquire CloudCherry. Cloudian announces general availability of HyperStore Xtreme. Dell Technologies announces second quarter earnings. Virtual Instruments releases VirtualWisdom 6.2. Dell EMC releases OneFS 8.2.1. Samsung develops KV SSD prototype. Fujifilm releases LTO Ultrium 8 data cartridge.

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by Alex Schuchter

HP ZBook 14u G6 Review

HP has released the HP ZBook 14u G6, the 6th generation of their mobile workstation line. It features a thin and light design with beefed up specs and a stunning display. Designed to meet the demands of modern workflows the HP ZBook 14U G6 offers high performance without the weight. It is geared towards power users and designers who need daily dependability running resource intensive applications like Adobe or Solidworks while on the go. A look at the specs show a range of options notably 8th gen Intel Quad-Core i7 processors, up to 64 GB of RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 3D Graphics (4GB). Multiple on board features aid in collaborative work as well. 

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by Adam Armstrong

AWS Lowers Price on Amazon EFS Infrequent Access

AWS announced the largest price reduction in AWS Cloud’s history. The price reduction is specifically for customers leveraging Infrequent Access (IA) with Lifecycle Management with Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). With the new price reduction customers can utilize the technology for as little as $0.08/month.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scale Computing & Acronis Partner On Data Protection, Continuity, & DR

Today Scale Computing and Acronis announced a partnership for OEMs that will offer Acronis Backup through Scale Computing channels. This can bring all of the benefits of Acronis Backup (including archiving, enhanced data protection, disaster recovery, and threat mitigation) to the Scale Computing HC3 platform. 

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