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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).

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.

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.

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.

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. 

NetApp EF570 All-Flash Array Review

Around this time last year, NetApp introduced several new offerings into its Big Data analytics portfolio. Among the offerings announced was the company's latest all-flash array (AFA), the NetApp EF570. The EF570 is a midrange AFA that is designed for high performance, high availability, simplicity, and a strong price-to-performance ratio for a 2U system. 

Violin Announces Extreme Performance XVS 8

Today Violin Systems announced a new addition to its Extreme Performance Storage Platform family, the Violin XVS 8. The XVS 8 offers to give users what they have come to expect form Violin gear, namely high performance coupled with low latency as well as enterprise-class data services. The XVS8 is aimed at uses cases such as financial services, healthcare, government, education, transportation, and media and entertainment.

HPE Announces New, Simplified Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new hybrid cloud data protection and copy data management solutions for its storage portfolio. These new solutions include the next generation of StoreOnce backup appliances, HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) 6.0, HPE StoreOnce with Commvault, and HPE GreenLake Backup enhanced with next-generation HPE StoreOnce and Commvault software integration. The new features and solutions certain around reducing costs, improving performance, and decreasing operator time. 

QNAP Releases QTS 4.3.5

QNAP Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of QTS 4.3.5, its latest proprietary OS update. QTS 4.3.5 aims to provide better support in demanding, high-speed networks by unleashing the full potential of SSDs through SSD Extra Over-Provisioning and support for Virtual & Network Switch. In addition to the software-defined network architecture and added functionality, QTS 4.3.5 delivers a performance-driven experience to users.

Engineering Samples Of Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA Card Available

Intel recently extended its field programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration platform portfolio with the addition of the new Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA. The Stratix 10 SX is manufactured on Intel's 14nm process and leverages the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs, providing data center developers a robust platform to deploy FPGA-based accelerated workloads. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be the first OEM to incorporate the Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA along with the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon Scalable processor with FPGAs into its server offering.