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Samsung debuts Universal Flash Storage removable memory card portfolio, with up to 256 GB capacity

Samsung Electronics launched late Wednesday its removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard that can be used in high-resolution mobile shooting devices such as DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. Coming in a range of storage capacities including 256, 128, 64 and 32 gigabyte (GB), Samsung’s UFS cards are expected to bring a significant performance boost to the external memory […]

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AWS releases Elastic File System to deploy and scale durable file systems in the cloud

Amazon Web Services announced this week that Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), its fully managed service that makes it easy to set up and scale file storage in the AWS Cloud, is now available to all customers. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as files are added and removed, so that applications have the storage they need, when they need it. Amazon EFS file […]

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Virtium launches self-encrypting drives with AES-256 encryption to meet needs of the industrial and embedded market

Virtium announced on Tuesday its StorFly self-encrypting drives (SEDs) that includes AES-256 encryption, with features tailored to the industrial and embedded market segment. With these new SEDs, Virtium provides industrial-grade SSDs with self-encryption available across all major drive form factors. Many industrial-system makers and their customers continue to push functionality closer and closer to the network edge and the end-customer. This puts systems and the data they hold at risk […]

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New Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 offers improved object storage capabilities, improved ease of use

Red Hat released Wednesday Ceph Storage 2, its next generation of open software-defined storage platform that is based on the Ceph Jewel release. It also introduces new capabilities that enhance support for object storage workloads and promote greater ease of use. Red Hat Ceph Storage is an open, cost-effective, software-defined storage solution that supports cloud infrastructure and web-scale object storage; combines the stable version of Ceph with a storage management […]

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EMC reports increased customer adoption of VCE VxRail Appliances as demand for flash grows

EMC Corp. announced Monday that customer adoption of the VCE VxRail Appliance is exceeding expectations as it penetrates into more market segments. VxRail Appliances are hyper-converged infrastructure appliances that are jointly engineered with VMware and are fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested for VMware environments. With sales in more than 45 countries in less than four months VxRail Appliances are delivering simplicity, scalability and automation at the right price point for […]

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Cavium will acquire QLogic to drive significant growth at scale in data center, storage markets

Cavium and QLogic Corp. announced Wednesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Cavium to acquire all of the outstanding QLogic common stock for approximately $15.50 per share, comprised of $11.00 per share in cash and 0.098 of a share of Cavium common stock for each share of QLogic common stock (valued at approximately $4.50 based on the volume weighted average Cavium trading price for the three trading […]

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Chef introduces Habitat, its open source project that automates applications

Chef announced Tuesday Habitat, its open source project that introduces a new approach for application automation. Applications packaged with Habitat have the intelligence to self-organize and self-configure. Habitat makes applications independent of underlying infrastructure, so it is easy to run applications across increasingly diverse environments such as containers, PaaS, cloud infrastructure and on-premise data centers. The Habitat project offers a new approach to application management. Habitat makes the application and […]

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QLogic offers 25Gb Ethernet connectivity by blending performance, flexibility and scalability for HPE servers

QLogic launched Thursday six new connectivity offerings, further extending its portfolio of I/O solutions that deliver a new set of features and performance enhancements for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) customers. The new HPE 620QSFP28 4x25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) Adapter provides advanced features and functionality in a small footprint, fulfilling the needs of telco, managed service provider (MSP), cloud and enterprise customers. The new 4x25GbE Adapter is HPE’s initial 25GbE adapter, and […]

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Lenovo forges ahead in data center market with string of storage, networking offerings

Ahead of its annual Lenovo TechWorld event in San Francisco Thursday, Lenovo intensified its focus on the $87 billion data center technology market by unveiling an expanded arsenal of IT solutions, including next-gen software defined storage, enterprise networking offerings and capabilities, the latest high-performance servers and an enhanced suite of hyperconverged appliances. The line drives Lenovo deeper into IT and strengthens its ability to help customers transform their data centers […]

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