by Alex Schuchter

Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 Review

The Aegis Fortress L3 is a portable SSD that offers external storage for organizations and companies that require the highest level of protection for their data. The drive is a compact sleek black vault for your data that utilizes a built in PIN authentication pad to unlock allowing you to take large amounts of sensitive data wherever you go. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Adds 10TB To Its Ultrastar DC HC300 Family

Recently, Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it was expanding its Ultrastar DC HC300 line with the addition of a 10TB model, Ultrastar DC HC330. While WD did have a 10TB DC HDD, the previous version as air filled while the Ultrastar DC HC330 is Helium filled meaning fewer disks and heads, while hitting the same capacity. WD goes on to state that the new HC330 comes with nearly a 40% performance boost on low queue random depth writes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Urges User Action Against Potential Ransomware Attacks

Today Synology announced that it had found several of its NAS users were under ransomware attack. These attacks saw admins’ credentials stolen brute-force login attacks, and users’ data was encrypted as a result. While Synology made the announcement, the attacks didn’t single them out. Several NAS vendors were targeted so all users should check their systems.

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by Adam Armstrong

Proxmox VE 6.0 Released

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced the latest update to its open-source virtualization management platform, Proxmox VE 6.0.  The latest version if the solution is based on Debian 10.0 Buster. The update adds bug fixes as well as support for Ceph Nautilus and Corosync 3. 

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases KACE SDA & SMA Updates

Today Quest released new versions of their KACE SDA software and KACE SMA software. The KACE SDA (Systems Deployment Appliance) update is a full version upgrade to 7.0. However, the KACE SMA (Systems Management Appliance) update is only an incremental update to 9.1. Quest KACE is a collection of tools to help manage an astonishingly broad array of endpoint devices and system images. 

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by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Proxmox VE Hypervisor

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Proxmox, the hypervisor for Proxmox Virtual Environment (PVE). PVE is an open-source server virtualization environment. PVE is a Debian-based Linux distribution with a modified Ubuntu LTS kernel and allows deployment and management of virtual machines and containers​.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: IGEL, CloudJumper, Aperion, HPE, SwiftStack, NVIDIA, SAP, Rubrik, & 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. IGEL partners with CloudJumper to simplify Cloud Workspaces on Azure. Aperion ADS1000 launches an HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network. SAP expands its Open Source commitment. Rubrik enhances Its Velocity Partner Program. Druva acquires CloudLanes. Carbonite Expands Data Protection for Office 365. Samsung begins mass production Of 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM. Toshiba RM5 Series Earns VMware vSAN Certification On HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers. VMware to acquire Bitfusion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Memory Will Rebrand As Kioxia In October

Today Toshiba Memory America, Inc. announced that on October 1st of this year, it will officially change its new to Kioxia America, Inc. Kioxia (pronounced kee-ox-ee-uh) will be the new name of all Toshiba Memory companies around the same date. The name change is a result of the spin-off of Toshiba Memory from the parent company of Toshiba Corporation last year. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Western Digital Expands & Improves Its IntelliFlash Lineup

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced that it was enhancing and expanding its IntelliFlash data center systems portfolio. The company claims that it is doubling available performance and density as well as enhancing certain capabilities for data migration aims at hybrid-cloud mobility. Western Digital says these enhancements will give their customers greater choice and flexibility when designing their hybrid-cloud infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivotal Announces Alpha PAS On Kubernetes

Today Pivotal Software, Inc. announced the new alpha version of its Pivotal Application Service (PAS) on Kubernetes. The company also announced other new products based on PAS features that are aimed at improving the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes.

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