by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Rolls Out New Appliances

Today at their annual GO conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Commvault announced two new cloud-ready appliances, the Commvault HyperScale Appliance (model HS3300) and the Comvault Remote Office Appliance. The HS3300 is for MSPs and large enterprises while the Remote Office Appliance takes Commvault’s Complete Backup & Recovery and extends it to ROBO. Commvault is also reiterating its integration with HPE StoreOnce.

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces Complete Backup & Recovery as-a-Service

Today at their annual GO conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Commvault announced that it was taking its flagship Complete Backup & Recovery and releasing it a as-a-Service portfolio, B&RaaS. This will take all the benefits of Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery and offers it in a more flexible as-a-service package. The portfolio includes three new cloud-based services: Commvault Complete B&RaaS, Commvault Complete B&RaaS for Virtual Machines (VMs), and Commvault Complete B&RaaS for Native Cloud Applications.

Read more
by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Announces Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation Enhancements

NVIDIA announced today the latest enhancements to the Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstations (Quadro vDWS), aimed to accelerate demanding graphics and compute workflows by delivering high performance of a virtual workstation.

Read more
by Michael Rink

Veritas Partners With Pure Storage

Today Veritas Technologies and Pure Storage announced a joint effort to help customers protect and maximize the value of their data. Veritas Technologies has primarily focused on providing enterprise data protection. Pure Storage offers all flash storage platforms. The two companies have jointly adopted one another’s technology, product enhancements, sales, and support.The consolidation of the technologies between the two companies enables AI and machine learning to be performed on larger, more diverse data sets than either company could support alone —yielding greater business intelligence that can lead to faster innovation.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Seagate Nytro 3530 SSD Review

Announced roughly a year ago, the Seagate Nytro 3000 line of enterprise SAS SSDs is making its way through the market. These drives are part of an endurance-driven family of SSDs designed specifically for demanding enterprise applications and to improve TCO. The use cases include server virtualization, databases, software-defined storage, and all-flash arrays. In this review, we will be looking at the Nytro 3530, the light-endurance line aimed at OLTP and other more mainstream workloads.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Samsung PM1635a SSD Review

The Samsung PM1635a is an enterprise SSD designed to handle mixed read-write intensive workloads. Categorized as a "mainstream" enterprise drive, the PM1635a features a 12 Gb/s SAS interface and a capacity range up to 3.2TB. The Samsung drive is also built to handle 3 drive writes per day (in comparison, the PM1725a offers 5 DWPD).

Read more
by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases The SSD DC P4610

Over the last few weeks, Intel quietly released a new data center (DC) SSD, the P4610. This new drive is also aimed at cloud storage and comes in capacities up to 7.68TB in a U.2 form factor. The SSD leverages the company’s 64-Layer TLC NAND with the promise of performance, QoS, and capacity improvements.

Read more
by Lyle Smith

Seagate IronWolf Pro 14TB NAS HDD Review

Data requirements continue to explode and there's no sign of it slowing down, and as such, companies that need always on, always accessible 24×7 performance continue to look for cost-effective and scalable solutions in hard disk drives, particularly smaller businesses. Seagate looks to address these issues with the most recent model of their SMB/SME enterprise line of HDDs, the IronWolf Pro 14TB, designed as a scalable solution for any NAS environment. This massive capacity gives organizations a viable option to better manage their storage server budgets. We've also reviewed the IronWolf 14TB non-Pro version.

Read more
by Marshall Gunnell

Seagate IronWolf 14TB NAS HDD Review

Increasing popularity in the NAS hard drive space has pressed Seagate to release the highest capacity NAS HDD for the consumer on the market at this time – the IronWolf 14TB NAS HDD. This means that an 8-bay NAS can hold a total of 112TB of data without adding any expansion units, which is ideal for creative professionals, SOHO, and SMB’s that need to keep up with the rapid expansion of data requirements without crippling their budget. The Seagate IronWolf family features a 6Gb/s SATA interface, has a spindle speed of 7200rpm, features 1 million hours MTBF, and comes in smaller capacities ranging from 1TB to 12TB.

Read more
by Michael Rink

SUSE Releases Enterprise Storage 5.5

SUSE released version 5.5 of Enterprise Storage, their software-defined storage solution. This latest version is based on the Ceph Luminous release and built on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3. It delivers a scalable software-defined storage cluster that provides object, block and file storage. It is designed for bulk storage, compliance, archive, data protection, disaster recovery, large data file applications, big data applications, HPC storage, cloud storage, and virtual machine storage. Notably, it extends support to service non-Linux environments, particularly Windows. 

Read more