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StorageCraft Targets Mid-Market with Converged Data Platform

StorageCraft today announced converged scale-out storage and data protection platform OneXafe. OneXafe is a brand new trademark issued just 5 days ago on August 15th and replaces the s in safe with an x. Why? Storagecraft didn't say, but its a naming scheme they seem to be fond of because they announced a new data protection solution called ShadowXafe too. This is beginning to seem like the month for converged platforms; just last week we covered Quantum's converged tape appliance.

Samsung 860DCT SSD Review

Samsung’s new data center drive, the 860DCT, is a SATA, 2.5” SSD. The drive is designed for read-intensive, data-streaming data centers. Part of being designed for read-intensive, data-streaming uses is having the drive engineered for the endurance needed. The company states that leveraging its V-NAND technology, reinforced controller and high TBW, make the 860DCT the right drive for the above use cases. 

Gigabyte Releases 1U & 2U Cavium ThunderX2 Arm Servers

GIGABYTE Technology announced from Taipei, Taiwan that they are adding 2 new state of the art models to their existing ARM server lineup. The 1U dual socket R181-T90, and the 2U dual socket R281-T91, both run on Cavium's ThunderX2 arm CPUs and both are part of GIGABYTE’s R-Series general purpose rack server product family.

NetApp Reports 1Q19 Earnings

NetApp reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2019 that ended July 27, 2018. The company delivered fairly good numbers. It stock seemed to bit all over the map after the earnings report but generally down as of this writing, but up from the beginning of the quarter.

Cisco Reports 4Q18 & FY18 Earnings

Cisco reported both its fourth quarter and full year earnings for its fiscal 2018. The company’s numbers were good and able to beat expectations. Cisco’s stock is roughly where it was a quarter ago, up slightly this morning, and up a great deal in a year. 

Dell Mid-Range Monitor Review: P2219H, P2319H, P2419H and P2719H

Dell has recently updated their mid-range lineup of monitors: P2219H (21.5-inch), P2319H (23.0-inch), P2419H (23.8-inch) and P2719H (27.0-inch). We will be looking at these new Dell  displays in one sweeping review as there's virtually no difference between each model from this updated line, except for the display size, which is indicated in the first two numbers of their product name.

Quantum Introduces Converged Tape Appliance For Veeam Environments

Quantum today announced the availability of a new converged tape appliance designed to simplify creating tape backups in a Veeam environment. The solution is available as a single SKU, making it easier to purchase and implement a tape library platform optimized for Veeam backups. The Quantum converged tape appliance offers both a Veeam tape server and a tape library rack unit, this will allow small to large companies to add tape backup capabilities painlessly.

Huawei ES3000 V5 SSD Review

Huawei launched the ES3000 V3 NVMe enterprise SSD in 2016, their first NVMe drive for the enterprise. Overall, the drive was a good first effort as NVMe was just finding its way into the most demanding applications in the data center. This summer, Huawei has built on the foundation of the V3 family with the ES3000 V5 portfolio. The product announcement came at Interop, where Huawei revealed several details of the upcoming drive, which will be generally available in Q4 this year. Compared to the V3, the V5 drives bring increased capacity, performance, and reliability to the table. 

NVIDIA Makes Several Announcements At SIGGRAPH 2018

This year at SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA made several announcements. These announcements include a new Graphics architecture, Turing, as well as the world’s first ray-tracing GPU, the Quadro RTX. NVIDIA is happy to announced endorsements from some of the top graphics software companies and it has made its Material Definition Language SDK available as open source.

Datrium Introduces CloudShift

Today Datrium introduced its new SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware, CloudShift. The new DR service combines Datrium’s single stack design with its SaaS platform to tackle real challenges that DR platforms are plagued with and can deliver predictable success. Datrium states that CloudShift will be simple to operate, with low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The company will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas, Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350.