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New Opengear Lighthouse 5 centralizes out-of-band management for IT infrastructure; delivers improved level of resilient access and visibility

Opengear released Monday Lighthouse 5, a redesigned version of the company’s centralized solution for out-of-band management of the IT infrastructure. Lighthouse 5 has been redesigned and built from the ground up to meet the evolving needs of NetOps professionals, with new and enhanced capabilities specifically tailored to their feedback. Lighthouse 5 provides a centralized out-of-band management portal for Opengear devices, which feature embedded Smart OOB, and support for other industry-standard console servers. Network […]

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New Supermicro X11 systems adopt Intel Xeon Processor scalable line; now optimized for AI and deep learning

Super Micro Computer unveiled Sunday its X11 generation High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions featuring multiple new HPC solutions that are workload optimized for oil/gas modeling, computational fluid dynamics, large data analytics and artificial intelligence applications. These systems deliver optimized performance per watt per dollar. The X11 generation systems, based on the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor scalable line (codenamed Skylake), include ultra servers with all-flash NVMe, offering maximum IOPs high-performance storage. The X11 BigTwin doubles […]

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New Toshiba AL14SX Series delivers 15,000 RPM enterprise performance 2.5-inch HDD

Toshiba Corp.’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company launched Monday AL14SX Series, new additions to its line-up of enterprise performance hard disk drives (HDD) for mission critical server and storage applications, with sample shipments beginning immediately. The 12.0 Gbit/s SAS interface AL14SX Series Enterprise Performance HDDs are Toshiba’s highest-performing 15,000rpm model line. Engineered for mission critical IT operations, an array of models are available with 512 native (512n), or emulated 512 […]

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Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 increases versatility of Ceph for object storage by broadening protocol support 

Open source company Red Hat released Tuesday Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3, based on Ceph 10.2 (Jewel) that introduces a new Network File System (NFS) interface, offers compatibility with the Hadoop S3A filesystem client, and adds support for deployment in containerized environments. Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 increases the versatility of Ceph for object storage by broadening protocol support so that the users can connect more effectively to and between […]

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New Hive-IO release adds software-defined NAS for VDI, virtual servers, Hadoop environments

Software-defined infrastructure company Hive-IO announced Thursday its latest release, version 6.9 that provides a software-define Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution, which includes deduplication, compression and caching that runs on existing data center infrastructure or commodity hardware. By harnessing the power of faster and cheaper processing in the software layer, Hive-IO eliminates the inefficiencies of SAN and NAS hardware, while providing superior storage performance at a fraction of the cost of current […]

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Toshiba debuts XG5 line-up of client NVMe SSDs using 64-layer, 3D flash memory

Toshiba Memory Corp. launched Monday the XG5 series, a new line of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs integrating 64-layer, 3D flash memories, with a maximum capacity of 1024GB in a thin single-sided form factor. Sample shipments to OEM customers start Monday in limited quantities, and Toshiba will gradually increase shipments from the third calendar quarter of this year. The XG5 series SSDs will be exhibited at the ongoing Computex show in Taipei, […]

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DDN’s Machine Learning programs boost time-to-results, analytics performance, ability to scale to nearly 10PB in single rack

DataDirect Networks announced Friday that large commercial machine learning programs in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, medical research and natural-language processing are overcoming production scaling challenges with DDN’s large-scale, high-performance storage solutions. Machine learning projects often stumble in the transition from proof of concept to production scale, which can introduce significant production delays in rapidly developing markets where time is of the essence. For machine learning applications at scale, DDN […]

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Embotics unveils vCommander 6.0 with improved cloud governance, cost optimization capabilities

Cloud automation company Embotics released Embotics vCommander 6.0 that enables enhanced hybrid cloud orchestration, governance and control, while providing an easy-to-use portal for end user self-service where they can intelligently select and provision cloud resources and track and report on spending. Embotics vCommander leverages a comprehensive set of multi-hypervisor virtualization and cloud management capabilities to allow organizations at any stage of cloud adoption to build and implement the framework, process, automation, […]

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Western Digital boosts NAS line to 10TB with new storage Helium-based WD Red, WD Red Pro hard drives

Western Digital expanded its WD Red and WD Red Pro NAS hard drives lineup with the debut of 10TB capacity models optimized for use in personal, home and small to medium business NAS systems. WD Red is designed specifically for NAS systems that have 1 to 8 drive bays in both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. The drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24×7 operating […]

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