Western Digital SSD Dashboard Review

February 11th, 2020 by Lyle Smith Western Digital SSD Dashboard is used to manage the company’s drives (which includes SanDisk products), featuring useful disk information, ways to optimize and sanitize/clean your SSD, and easy point-and-click firmware updates.  At first glance, we noticed that the interface has a much more modern look than most other SSD [...]


HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus Announced

February 9th, 2020 by Lyle Smith HPE has announced the ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus, a powerful entry-level server in an ultra micro tower form factor. Organizations can customize the Gen10 Plus for on-premises, hybrid cloud or workloads that need datacenter performance. The server also features the latest Intel Xeon E and Pentium processors with 4x 1GbE onboard [...]


StorageReview Podcast #33: David Lundell, Intel

February 7th, 2020 by Brian Beeler In this week's podcast we debut our new interview segment, starting with David Lundell from Intel’s' Client SSD division. David updates us on the momentum of QLC SSDs in the end user space and talks a little but about what to expect with 144-layer QLC SSDs later this year. [...]


Nexsan Announces QLC-Powered E-Series 18F Storage Platform

February 6th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong Nexan, part of the StorCentric family, released its new E-Series 18F (E18F) storage platform. The E18F leverages quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology that should allow for better performance than HDDs while providing a cost-effective flash method for workloads. Nexsan also announced that it was adding RoCE and private blockchain [...]


QNAP ES2486dc 24-drive All-flash NAS Announced

February 6th, 2020 by Lyle Smith QNAP Systems has announced the ES2486dc 24-drive bay all-flash storage solution, the newest addition new to the company’s enterprise ZFS NAS series. Designed to fulfill mission-critical file servers, virtualization servers, and commercial cloud applications, the new ES2486dc is QNAP’s first high-availability NAS that features all-flash arrays and is highlighted [...]


Dynatrace Announces Updates To Its Infrastructure Monitoring & Expands Kubernetes Support

February 5th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong Today at the Perform 2020 conference, Dynatrace announced the next generation of its Infrastructure Monitoring module in its all-in-one Software Intelligence Platform. The latest generation platform will include upgrades such as enhanced AI, expanded out-of-the-box observability and the ability to create custom metrics from log events. The company has [...]


DataCore SANsymphony Integrates With Veeam

February 4th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong Today DataCore Software announced that it has integrated its SANsymphony software-defined storage platform with Veeam Software’s Universal Storage API Plug-In. According to the two companies, this integration will enable customers of Veeam Software Backup and Replication can take snapshots and backups of VMware data stores residing on SANsymphony virtual [...]


Quantum To Acquire WD’s ActiveScale Portfolio

February 3rd, 2020 by Lyle Smith Quantum has announced an agreement with Western Digital Technologies to acquire its ActiveScale object storage business product line. WD offers a range of products under the ActiveScale name, including ActiveScale P100 appliance and the ActiveScale X100 hybrid cloud solution. This acquisition also comes with WD’s object storage software and [...]