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Storage and Storage Software

Intel Expands Enterprise SSD Lineup

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Intel Expands Enterprise SSD Lineup

Intel presents 6 enterprise SSDs-- all featuring 3D NAND technology and designed as a cost-effective traditional HDD replacement in datacentre and Internet of Things applications.

“These new SSDs reflect Intel’s 30-year commitment to memory technologies and our long-term plan to transform the economics of storage with trusted, breakthrough 3D NAND technology from Intel,” the company says. “Intel is uniquely positioned to address multiple market segments simultaneously from consumer to business, Internet of Things and datacentre [..] This broad array of new 3D NAND SSDs expands the reach of PCIe solutions.”

The SSDs support the NVMe protocol for quicker throughput than SATA with HDDs.

For datacentres, Chipzilla offers the P3520 series-- SSDs optimised for cost-effective performance in read-intensive applications, such as storage virtualisation and web hosting, in capacities ranging from 450GB up to 2TB. Also available is the DC S3520 series, described by the company as better suited for entry-level customers making the shift from HDDs to SATA SSDs.

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Intel Tests Optane SSDs on the Cloud

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Intel Tests Optane SSDs on the Cloud

Enterprises curious to try Intel's 3D XPoint storage can soon do so over the cloud, as the Chipzilla will soon provide free remote access to systems equipped with Optane SSDs based on the technology.

The test systems allow users to run benchmarks confirm whether claims on the technology are true or not, as well as optimise software for better read/write performance. According to Intel 3D Xpoint technology is 10x faster than standard SSDs, making it fast enough to act as both storage and a DRAM substitute (through the application of software-defined memory technology).

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Datto Expands European Footprint

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Datto Expands European Footprint

Data backup, recovery and business continuity specialist Datto announces a "dramatic" expansion towards EMEA as it opens a new HQ for the regions, increases the number of datacentres and launches new solutions.

Based in Reading, UK, the new Datto EMEA HQ houses 150 team member and comes complete with an onsite Partner Experience Centre and a pub (dubbed the Blue Ram) for partner hospitality.

“The new HQ is an exciting step for everyone at Datto, as we had outgrown our previous office after 2 years," the company says. "The dedicated partner experience centre is particularly crucial to our continued expansion, and we look forward to welcoming current and future partners to experience it over the coming months.”

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Micron Packs QuantX SSDs With 3D XPoint Memory

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Micron Packs QuantX SSDs With 3D XPoint Memory

Micron announces QuantX-- a line of SSDs featuring 3D XPoint non-volatile memory for performance results the company claims are 10 times better than than "the best" NAND flash-based SSDs.

Prototype QuantX models using a PCIe gen 3 interface also show write speeds of less than 20 microseconds and read speeds of 10ms. Access to 4 PCIe channels delivers IOPS reaching 900000, a number an 8-lane PCIe connection boosts to 1.9m IOPS.

"Micron QuantX solutions are expected to perform well for low queue depth workloads and will show noticeable improvement in traversing large graph trees," the company says. "With Micron QuantX products and systems, you bring the workload and we’ll bring results!"

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IBM Intros All-Flash DeepFlash 150

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IBM Intros All-Flash DeepFlash 150

IBM announces DeepFlash 150-- an all-flash array desigend for applications involving unstructured data, such as big data analytics, social media and mobile content.

According to Big Blue the array features capabilities not found in standard all-flash storage. Customers can deploy it as either no-frills SAN-like JBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash) or in conjunction with the Spectrum Scale (aka GPFS) parallel file system to provide scale-out NAS file access capability complete with snapshots, replication, compression and encryption.

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