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Toshiba NVMe SSDs will now be available with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers

Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) announced Tuesday its collaboration with Lenovo to integrate its PX04P Series of NVM Express (NVMe) SSDs with Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers to drive high performance and endurance, while giving customers flexible storage and data center infrastructure options. ThinkSystem servers aim to expand traditional data center infrastructure to enable hyperscale and HPC deployments, and ThinkAgile focuses on software-defined deployments. This news demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to continued momentum and […]

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Western Digital launches four-bits-per-cell (X4) technology on 3D NAND to deliver multi-level cell storage

Western Digital announced Monday development of four bits per cell, X4, flash memory architecture offering on 64-layer 3D NAND, BiCS3, technology. Building on its pioneering innovation of X4 for 2D NAND technology and past success in commercializing it, the company has now developed X4 for 3D NAND by leveraging its deep vertical integration capabilities. These include silicon wafer processing, device engineering to provide sixteen distinct data levels in every storage […]

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Infortrend launches EonStor GS 3060, its 4U 60-bay storage system to meet data to growth, floor space challenges

Infortrend Technology launched Tuesday EonStor GS 3060, its 4U 60-bay unified storage with 12Gb/s SAS host and drive side interfaces. The high density and massive capacity design meets the challenges of rapid data growth and limited data center space in today’s business environments. Accommodating 60 drives in a 4U enclosure, EonStor GS 3060 allows users to optimize data center footprint and raise energy efficiency. Additional scalability up to 900 drives, […]

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Bloombase data-at-rest encryption offering now interoperable with ATTO Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA, FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet adapters

Bloombase and ATTO Technology announced Monday mutual certification of Bloombase StoreSafe data-at-rest encryption solution with ATTO Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet network interface cards (NICs). The interoperable solution addresses enterprise data leakage and exfiltration vulnerabilities and helps organizations meet stringent confidentiality and regulatory compliance mandates by locking down their crown-jewels managed in storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS). ATTO offers businesses […]

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New Intel Xeon scalable processors enhance business experiences with company’s Mesh Architecture, QuickAssist, Optane SSDs and Omni-Path Fabric

Intel launched this week its new Xeon scalable processors, providing businesses with breakthrough performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Intel Xeon Scalable processors also provide businesses with the richest suite of platform feature innovations that deliver significant performance increases across key workloads. These include artificial intelligence which delivers 2.2 times higher deep learning training and inference compared to the previous generation, and 113 […]

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Mellanox releases Spectrum-2, its scalable 200 and 400 gigabit open Ethernet switch offering

Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, launched Thursday Spectrum-2, its scalable 200 gigabit and 400 gigabit Open Ethernet switch solution. Spectrum-2 is designed to set new records of data center scalability, more than 10 times higher than market competitors, and reduces data center operational costs by delivering 1.3 times better power efficiency. Moreover, Spectrum-2 provides new levels of programmability […]

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Toshiba unveils QLC BiCS flash 3D memory with 4-bit-per-cell technology; achieves capacity of 1.5TB in a single package

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) unveiled Wednesday its BiCS FLASH three-dimensional (3D) flash memory. The BiCS FLASH device features 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology and is initial 3D flash memory device to do so. Toshiba’s QLC technology enables larger (768 gigabit) die capacity than the company’s third-generation 512Gb 3-bit-per-cell, triple-level cell (TLC), and pushes the boundaries of flash memory technology. Toshiba’s QLC BiCS FLASH device features a 64-layer stacked cell structure and […]

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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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