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New Western Digital 15TB Ultrastar DC HC620 HDD adds SMR technology to improve areal density, lower TCO for cloud and data centers

Western Digital announced on Wednesday its 15TB Ultrastar DC HC620 host-managed SMR HDD that delivers high capacity point with a time-to-market advantage for customers who have invested in, and continue to take advantage of the benefits of shingled magnetic recording (SMR). Based on host-managed SMR technology, this 3.5-inch hard drive helps address big data challenges and the emerging sequential write workload segment in the data center. Optimized to deliver the […]

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Western Digital strengthens surveillance storage and analytics line to boost demands of smart video at the edge

Western Digital Corp. expanded on Tuesday its line of data storage devices purpose-built for the surveillance market, introducing three new offerings: an industrial-grade 3D NAND UFS embedded flash drive (EFD) for surveillance; an expanded WD Purple microSD card series to support up to 256GB capacity; and Western Digital Device Analytics, the new device analytics technology enabling OEMs and system integrators to proactively manage their storage subsystems and maintain optimal operation. […]

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ATTO Technology introduces XstreamCORE FC 7600 32Gb Fibre Channel to 12Gb SAS hardware accelerated storage controller

ATTO Technology announced on Friday availability of the ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7600 storage controller, a standalone, accelerated storage controller that connects any external SAS device, such as a JBOD of HDDs or SSDs, a RAID array or external tape devices, and presents them isolated to individual hosts or shared over a Fibre Channel SAN fabric. The storage controller includes ATTO exclusive technologies, ATTO xCORE hardware acceleration processor and ATTO intelligent […]

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Lenovo collaborates with Scale Computing to solve edge infrastructure challenges for retailers

Lenovo and Scale Computing announced on Wednesday a global partnership and a new joint product providing a solution for edge infrastructure for global retailers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. The alliance is ideal for highly distributed, on-premise environments, such as retail stores or bank branches, with multiple locations managed by the enterprise from a central location. Lenovo’s range of servers combined with efficient, intelligent edge infrastructure software from […]

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Caringo releases Swarm 10 platform, single server object storage; delivers S3 throughput with sustained PB-scale NFS read/write

Caringo announced on Wednesday the Swarm 10 Platform that touches every part of the Caringo Product suite, and leverages Swarm’s unique pure-object approach to deliver enhanced performance at petabyte scale. Caringo also launched a new single server appliance targeted at media and entertainment (M&E) organizations, particularly targeting post-production houses, studios, broadcasters and small enterprises. Unlike most object-based storage solutions—which require an initial Linux install on disk, relying on expensive caching […]

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Western Digital debuts 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 embedded flash drive for high-end smartphones

Western Digital Corp. introduced on Tuesday its initial 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 embedded flash drive (EFD), the Western Digital iNAND MC EU321, accelerating the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), multi-camera high-resolution photography, 4K video capture and other demanding applications for high-end mobile and compute devices. Leveraging Western Digital’s 96-layer 3D NAND technology, advanced UFS 2.1 interface technologies and Western Digital’s iNAND SmartSLC 5.1 architecture, the new […]

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Violin XVS 8 delivers high performance storage offering that maximizes application performance while reducing IT costs

Violin Systems announced this week latest addition to its Violin Extreme Performance Storage Platform family, the Violin XVS 8, which delivers consistent high performance with low latency and enterprise-class data services, enabling customers to accelerate business-critical workloads while reducing IT infrastructure costs. The XVS 8 offers single platform with selectable efficiencies by LUN. Violin simplifies the customer experience by allowing selectable deduplication and compression per LUN to enable high performance […]

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SQream DB includes GPU-accelerated data warehouse optimized support for IBM POWER9 architecture

SQream, developer of SQream DB, announced at the OpenPOWER Foundation Summit in Europe that SQream DB now includes optimized support for the IBM POWER9 multi-core architecture. The combination of SQream DB, IBM POWER9 and NVIDIA GPUs results in advanced performance, with SQL query performance improvements of up to 150 percent compared to GPU-equipped x86 servers, with reduced cost and systems complexity. By combining NVIDIA’s GPUs, together with IBM POWER9 and […]

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New HPE Nimble Storage and 3PAR offerings aim to simplify hybrid cloud data protection

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) released on Monday new hybrid cloud data protection and copy data management solutions for its storage portfolio. These new capabilities allow customers to increase operational efficiency by up to 95 percent, enable faster backup to the cloud, and reduce cloud storage costs by up to 20 times. The Palo Alto, California-based vendor announced next generation of HPE StoreOnce backup appliance portfolio that increases business continuity with […]

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