News Bits: Cloudera, Supermicro, Oracle, Plugable, AWS, IGEL, Datera, & HiveIO

January 26th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cloudera adds support for Apache Flink. Supermicro Systems now certified with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Plugable launches 512GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive. AWS Outposts available in more [...]


Cisco Eases Day 2 Operations

January 25th, 2020 by Alex Schuchter Cisco is expanding its Data Center Network Assurance and Insights Suite. This expansion is aimed at making Day 2 Operations, running a network, easier for those in IT Operations. This portfolio of software analytics can comprehensively analyze all components of a data center to assure business intent, guarantee reliability, [...]


StorageReview Podcast #31

January 24th, 2020 by Brian Beeler The team got together for the weekly podcast to discuss the news of the week highlighted by Dell EMC, VMware, QNAP, Samsung, NAKIVO and much more. We give many updates on the YouTube channel and Tom discusses almost dying twice on his journey to Israel. In Adam's Movie Corner we discuss American Psycho; his recommendation [...]


How To: Expand a VMware vSAN Cluster with a New Host

January 23rd, 2020 by Juan Mulford Last week we started a new configuration in our lab using a 3-nodes vSAN cluster. You can check the introduction of this configuration here, and for more details, take a look and explore the video (and more to come) in our revitalized YouTube channel.  So, in our cluster, we have three Dell [...]


How To: Migrate To a New Synology NAS using Synology Migration Assistant

January 22nd, 2020 by StorageReview Enterprise Lab Here we take a smaller 2-bay Synology NAS, the DS712+, and migrate the data to a larger 4-bay Synology NAS, DS918+. This is less about capacity, as the need for capacity and the general use of the NAS were met by the 2-bay, and more about modernizing the technology. Aside [...]


Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch Review

January 21st, 2020 by Alex Schuchter Earlier this month Samsung introduced a next-generation external storage solution, the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch. This drive is faster, more compact, and features convenient data protection all wrapped inside a sleek and slim aluminum palm-sized case roughly the size of a credit card. The T7 Touch delivers read/write speeds [...]


Dell EMC Unity XT Hardware Overview and System Configuration Video

January 20th, 2020 by Brian Beeler The Dell EMC Unity XT storage array is the tip of the Dell EMC midrange storage spear. With a big boost in performance over the prior generation Unity arrays, the XT can deliver over 2.5 million IOPS and support 16PB in the top end configuration. Our particular model in for [...]


GIGABYTE R281-NO0 24 NVMe Bay Server Hardware Overview Video

January 18th, 2020 by Brian Beeler The GIGABYTE R281-NO0 is a 2 processor, 2U server designed for demanding enterprise applications. Because of its 24 NVMe bays across the front and plenty of expansion options in the back, the server is also ideally suited for software defined storage as well. The platform supports 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, [...]


QNAP Adds Teradici PCoIP Technology

January 18th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong QNAP Systems, Inc. announced that they have added support for Teradici PCoIP (PC-over-IP) technology. The company has also added Teradici Cloud Access Software that QNAP states will provide a secure, smooth and flexible end-to-end hybrid cloud solution. The addition of Teradici technology will give users a secure, remote way [...]