News Bits: Cloudian, Cohesity, TYAN, HYCU, Fujifilm, Komprise, & Zerto

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cloudian obtains FIPS certifications. Cohesity announces SmartFiles. TYAN announces several new servers. HYCU announces cloud services provider program. Fujifilm Object Archive Software pricing model announced. Komprise extends Intelligent Data Management capabilities. Zerto raises $53 [...]


The Impact of Storage and GPU on AI Workloads

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear from an IT vendor about the impact their solutions have on orgs that are involved in artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning or edge intelligence. The problem however is material insights on how these solutions impact the performance of each of these tasks is lacking. Recently [...]


ADATA Swordfish M.2 SSD Review

The ADATA SWORDFISH is the company’s latest consumer-grade SSD. Featuring the PCIe Gen3x4 interface via the usual M.2 2280 form factor, the Swordfish is equipped with 3D NAND Flash and comes in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB. Like most ADATA consumer drives, the company focuses more on price over performance (specifically in writes), which [...]


Lenovo Think IoT Back to Work Solutions Now Available

Lenovo has announced the immediate availability of Think IoT Back to Work Solutions, the company’s offerings specifically designed for businesses returning to work after the coronavirus pandemic. The new solution validates, deploys, and manages these end-to-end solutions globally via a turnkey offering, which is important for large businesses with distributed locations. Lenovo has announced the [...]


Dell EMC VxRail D Series & E Series Announced

Today Dell Technologies announced new Dell EMC VxRail D Series and Dell EMC VxRAil E Series. Dell is taking an interesting track here releasing both an Intel Xeon Scalable (2nd generation) and an AMD EPYC 7002 version. The Intel is a ruggedized model for harsher, edge environments. And the AMD model marks the introduction of [...]


Chenbro RB14604 Level 6 1U Rackmount Server Announced

Chenbro has announced the RB14604, a 1U server featuring integrated Intel Server Board M10JNP2SB for Intel Xeon E processors and 4x Hot-Swap 3.5” Drive Bays. This Level 6 barebones server solution comes pre-integrated with a server-grade microATX motherboard, which is ideal for applications such as web hosting, content delivery, storage applications, and entry-level Cloud services. [...]


Veeam’s New VAO v3 & DR Pack Announced

This week, at VeeamON 2020, Veeam has announced a new Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) v3 and new DR Pack. VAO v3 provides intelligent orchestration and testing for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) and migration operations. And the new DR Pack is a game-changer for enterprise-grade DR, which delivers orchestration and automation capabilities at a [...]