Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced the results of a global survey of 3,000 small and medium sized business (SMB) decision-makers. The survey, commissioned by Seagate, reveals that despite economic headwinds, existing SMB IT infrastructure for many SMBs has shown resilience, and a majority of SMBs believe business data will play an important role in their long-term recovery plans. The company also announced an update to its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines, aimed at home and small office environments, with new 18TB capacity HDD and new SATA SSD models. These new drives deliver unrivaled speed, capacity, and stamina to bring reliable, scalable, and consistent performance to NAS solutions.
Many SMB’s existing IT infrastructure shows resilience
Despite the rapid and unexpected shift to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, existing SMB IT infrastructure proved resilient, according to Seagate research. More than half (54%) of SMB decision-makers reported no difficulty in accessing files or company data remotely, and 61% reported similar productivity levels to when their employees are in the office. 45% of SMB decision-makers reported their company’s existing data infrastructure was more resilient than expected during the pandemic. All SMBs included in the study have fewer than 250 employees, and the majority have fewer than 50.Add a comment
QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the new GM-1000 series NAS – a highly-flexible enclosure-based system with two replaceable NAS nodes powered by Intel® Xeon® E processors. Running the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, the GM-1000 focuses on data integrity and features powerful block-level inline data deduplication and compression. Near-limitless snapshots, real-time SnapSync, and many more business-oriented features are also included to achieve reliable service-level agreement performance and Big Data storage.
“The GM-1000 features a unique dual-NAS architecture that delivers cost-efficient and space-saving advantages, ideal for offloading services between the two NAS nodes or running cross backup,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Its ZFS storage and performance makes it perfect for massive file storage, virtualization, and post-production with outstanding reliability and cost-effectiveness.”Add a comment
Nimbus Data, a leading innovator in flash memory storage, today unveiled ExaDrive NL, the world’s highest capacity QLC flash SSD and the industry’s first QLC flash SAS SSD for enterprise workloads. With industry-leading capacity up to 64 TB in a single SSD, ExaDrive NL helps organizations eliminate server sprawl, reduce software licensing costs, improve efficiency, and reduce data center operating costs by up to 75%.
“Customers are always looking for more capacity and more efficient ways to access their data,” said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Vice President, IDC. “High capacity QLC flash SSDs, like Nimbus Data’s ExaDrive NL, help organizations migrate to enterprise-grade flash storage as cost-effectively as possible, while simplifying hybrid storage that blends HDDs and SSDs seamlessly to optimize cost and performance for their workloads.”
Accelerate and Scale While Reducing OpEx and Maximizing Existing Investments
By replacing hard drives with ExaDrive NL series SSDs, organizations can increase storage capacity by 4x, improve data access times by over 100x, and reduce power per terabyte by 75%. Available in a 3.5 inch form factor just like enterprise hard drives, ExaDrive NL is plug-and-play compatible with virtually any 3.5 inch HDD slot. While existing QLC SSDs cannot match the capacity of the latest hard drives, ExaDrive NL is available in 16 TB, 32 TB, and 64 TB sizes, easily eclipsing all HDDs and QLC SSDs on the market. This makes transitioning to flash more affordable than ever before, enabling organizations to increase capacity and reduce OpEx while preserving their existing servers, racks, power, and cooling equipment.Add a comment
To meet users’ different upgrade capacity requirements, TEAMGROUP today launched the highly compatible M.2 2280 specification, PCIe Gen3x4 interface MP33 PRO M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive, and CX1 and CX2 Series 2.5” Solid State Drives with advanced SLC caching technology. Both solid state drives provide a full range of storage capacities, offering stable performance and a new option for expanding storage capacity.
MP33 PRO M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive adopts PCIe Gen3x4 high-speed interface and highly compatible M.2 2280 specification. The maximum read/write speed can reach 2,100/1,700MB/s, and the random read/write capacity of 4K IOPS 220,000 can greatly increase the efficiency of data processing. A large capacity of up to 2TB is released for professional users, which can meet the needs of creators and gamers who need large amounts of storage space for their material. And the built-in smart algorithm management mechanism can ensure operation efficiency, speed and data storage stability.Add a comment
Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB data storage devices, today announced that FIPS 140-2 level 3 validation (certification #3703) has been awarded to the Aegis Secure Key 3NX by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This level of certification serves to authorize a device's use in industries and institutions -- healthcare, finance, defense, and legal; both nationally and globally -- in compliance with stringent data security regulations such as HIPAA, FERPA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and GDPR.
Originally released in late 2018, the Aegis Secure Key 3NX employs the latest Apricorn Secure Key encryption chipset while delivering cooler operating temperatures and a wider range of storage capacities than its predecessor, the Secure Key 3z.
The 3NX FIPS validation comes just one month behind the release of its sister product, the Secure Key 3NXC, which is the same device but replaces the traditional USB "A" connector with a USB 3.2 C-type connector; the first USB C encrypted flash key to market. "Initially, the 3NX was designed as a lower cost alternative to the FIPS validated Secure Key 3z," said Kurt Markley, Apricorn's Director of Sales. "While the NX has all of the same security features as all of our other devices, it addressed the following encrypted flash key market needs: cooler operating temperatures, a wider (lower) range of storage capacities to better optimize the spend on devices, and lower price points for large corporate deployments that don't require FIPS. As the NX began to catch on, requests from companies requiring FIPS validation compelled us to obtain FIPS 140-2 level 3 validation on this device as well."Add a comment
skyBOX, the all-in-one, portable SSD storage with built-in Wi-Fi 6 technology and universal compatibility, ensures effortless streaming and backup of photos, videos, and music files from and to any mobile devices, cameras or drones. It is a must-have for photographers/videographers/content creators who travel light without laptops.
skyBOX is just about the size of a credit card. It will fit in a pocket or bag easily so that it is easy to back up devices anywhere. Backing up the internal storage of a device or an SD card only takes one touch and a minute, thanks to the Wi-Fi 6 technology and extreme transfer speed up to 2200MB/s. Wi-Fi 6 can transfer 40% faster than current Wi-Fi 5. Internal SSD is available from 512GB to 4TB as options.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, unveiled the rackmount TS-x73AU NAS Series with high-performance and energy-efficient AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 series V1500B 4-core/8-thread, 2.2GHz processors.
With dual-port 2.5GbE transmission and the ability to natively host virtual machines and containers while performing as an all-in-one server protected by key snapshot and backup technologies, the Ryzen CPU-powered TS-x73AU Series meets the most-demanding needs of enterprises. With PCIe expansion, additional functions can be added to the TS-x73AU Series (including 10 GbE, M.2 SSD caching or Fibre Channel support). The TS-x73AU Series is available in 8, 12 and 16-bay models with single and redundant power supply options.Add a comment
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading brand of digital storage and multimedia products, today announced the release of CFexpress 820 Type B memory card designed exclusively for professional photographers using DSLR and advanced camcorders. With a PCle interface, the CFexpress 820 Type B memory card boasts transfer speeds as high as 1,700MB/s, and large capacity up to 512GB, becoming an optimal storage option for the professional photography and filmmakers' market.
Higher speed for higher performance
With read/write speeds reaching 1,700MB/s and 1,300MB/s respectively, CFexpress 820 Type B memory cards allow experts to capture burst mode images in RAW format and film 4K video seamlessly. The card is also backwards compatible with specific XQD cameras and camcorders.
Large capacity to save more files
The CFexpress 820 Type-B memory card comes in two sizes-512GB and 256GB. Shutterbugs can retain large quantity of RAW images and even Full HD videos without having storage limitation inhibit their creative expression.Add a comment
Crucial, Micron’s global consumer brand of memory and storage, today announced the new Crucial X6 portable solid-state drive (SSD). This new transportable, ultra-sleek drive expands the company’s award-winning SSD portfolio and offers more value, capacity and performance options, making it perfect for customers who require instant access to all their digital content.
“The need for flexible access to digital content is essential right now — and the Crucial X6 and X8 portable SSDs bring Micron’s unparalleled quality in storage technology directly to customers’ fingertips,” said Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of Micron’s Consumer Products Group. “Whether working remotely, staying home with family, preparing for a virtual class, or getting out for an adventure, storing and accessing digital files has never been easier — even without an internet connection or access to the cloud.”Add a comment
KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), is the first supplier to launch PCIe Gen4 NVM Express (NVMe) data center-class solid-state drives (SSDs) within the HPE NVMe mainstream performance SSD portfolio available on HPE ProLiant, HPE Synergy and HPE Apollo servers. KIOXIA offers the industry’s broadest SSD product portfolio and has been collaborating with HPE to create best-in-class flash-based storage solutions for years. Today, the company announced that its CD6 Series of PCIe Gen4 NVMe U.3 SSDs now enables HPE customers to upgrade from SATA to NVMe performance at an affordable price point.
“Customers increasingly turn to HPE for IT solutions that continue to offer the most advanced, innovative capabilities, to accelerate application performance across new and demanding workloads and fast-track delivery for new ideas, products and services,” said Krista Satterthwaite, vice president, HPE Compute Product Management. “Through our latest collaboration with KIOXIA, we are offering customers high-performance storage at an affordable price by combining HPE servers with new cutting-edge PCIe Gen4 NVMe mainstream performance U.3 SSDs.”
“At KIOXIA, we are committed to working closely with our customers to create value and deliver greater performance, reliability and TCO,” said Jeremy Werner, senior vice president and general manager, SSD Business Unit, KIOXIA America, Inc. “Our OEM customers are bringing cutting-edge storage performance to end users thanks to our lineup of PCIe Gen4 and U.3 solutions. With the CD6 Series, HPE can offer the latest technology and improved application and system efficiency.”Add a comment