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Broadcom Release Advanced SAN Software and Appliance

On December 20th, Broadcom released both the Brocade SANnav Management Portal software and the Brocade 7810 Extension Switch appliance. That company states that is new software is aimed at delivering a dynamic, comprehensive, and faster managment experience for SAN users. The new switch is aimed to better hit DR requirements through faster dater transfer over a distance. 

QNAP Releasing Flexible NAS Appliances

On December 19th QNAP Systems Inc started releasing a new series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Their new TS-x83XU enterprise NAS series boasts an impressively wide array of configurations and sizes. They have so many options almost any IT team is likely to find something that suits their needs.

Advantech SKY-8101L Overview

The Advantech SKY-8101L is a series of 1U servers that leverage a single Intel Xeon Scalable processor. The family uses a 27.5" short-depth design, making them ideal for situations where density is critical. Storage configurations vary across the models with up to 8x 2.5" hot-swappable HDD/SSD drives and optional 2x 2.5" NVMe SSDs, or 4x 3.5" hot-swappable HDD drives. The servers also have a single M.2 2280 SATA slot for boot SSD. Additionally the servers support 6x DIMM sockets and two FHFL PCIe x8 Gen3 slots.

Tintri releases TGC 4.0

Tintri by DDN launched the latest version of its Tintri Global Center, TGC 4.0. According to the company, this marks a major step forward towards creating a centrally managed and fully autonomous storage environment. This is also the first major release by Tintri since DDN’s acquisition.

LaCie Portable SSD Review

The LaCie Portable SSD is a light, easy to carry drive with a sleek, modern design. This compact portable SSD features the latest USB-C connectivity with impressive quoted transfer rates. It also makes a fantastic travel companion, being only 82g and 9mm thick, and drop-resistant of up to 2 meters. The LaCie is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities. 

HyperX SAVAGE EXO Portable SSD Review

The HyperX SAVAGE EXO Portable SSD is a incredibly compact external SSD drive that leverages 3D NAND technology. Though the EXO Portable can certainly be used for every day applications, it is marketed as as a fast and effective device to install games for the PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

ClearCube CD7012 ZERO+ VDI Client Review

The ClearCube CD7012 ZERO+ client is geared towards heavy duty security-conscious virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) user bases, such as governmental agencies, the military, financial institutions, or any other VDI users that need an especially robust and secure VDI client. While other VDI clients with a similar price point may be more feature-rich, the ClearCube CD7012 makes up for this with its ruggedness and security features. 

QNAP TVS-x72XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the 8th Gen Intel Core-based TVS-x72XU rackmount NAS series, which include 8, 12, 16, and 24-bay models. The new line also features a 9-bay hybrid storage model that supports four 3.5-inch HDDs and five 2.5-inch SSDs. All NAS solutions in the TVS-x72XU series are equipped with two 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC ports, PCIe expansion slots, and HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output. They are designed for high-speed storage, collaboration, backup, disaster recovery, and iSCSI applications. With the latest version of QTS (4.4.0), the TVS-x72XU series provides businesses with a “well-rounded” NAS solution that focuses on performance, reliability, scalability, and comprehensive business-ready capabilities.

Intel SSD DC P4610 Series Review

The Intel SSD DC P4610 Series is the company's newest line of data center drives specifically built for performance, QoS, and capacity. Leveraging the NVMe specification 1.2 inside a U.2 2.5” form factor, this focus on storage efficiency allows organizations to minimize service outages and to effectively manage their data centers "at scale". The new Intel line also helps improve server agility and utilization and accelerates applications in a variety of different cloud workloads.

QSAN XCubeFAS XF2026D Review

Earlier this year, QSAN launched its first All-Flash SAN with the QSAN XCubeFAS XF2026D. As opposed to being a update to QSAN’s XCubeSAN line, the XCubeFAS XF2026D is an all new SAN product. The product is built on the foundations of being user-friendly, can be deployed and integrated into any environment, and is affordable regardless of the size of the company.