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QNAP Launches TS-x70 Pro Series Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-x70 Pro series Turbo NAS, available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models, for home and small/home office use. Powered by a Dual-Core Intel Core i3 3.3 GHz Processor and 2 GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-x70 Pro series delivers real-time and smooth multimedia transcoding capabilities, and is ideal for connecting home digital assets as a multimedia hub.

The TS-x70 Pro series can deliver up to 447 MB/s Read and 446 MB/s Write speed with optional 4 Gigabit LAN port configuration. "Network-Attached Storage (NAS) has become an increasingly popular element in home applications, and high-quality multimedia experiences require a solution with well-integrated hardware and software features," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. "The TS-x70 Pro series boasts a powerful Dual-Core 3.3 GHz Processor to enable superior performance and allow users to benefit from a smoother and higher-quality multimedia transcoding," added Hsu.

AMD Enables Server APU Software to Reimagine the Server

AMD today announced it is enabling its accelerated processing units (APU) for next-generation servers through important advancements in software tools developed by AMD and in collaboration with technology partners and the open source community. In his keynote address at APU13, AMD Corporate Fellow Phil Rogers highlighted the significant progress AMD has made in both developing software internally and empowering others to develop software to take advantage of the capabilities of AMD APU technology, which combines industry leading AMD Radeon graphics processing engines with x86 computational processing on a single chip.

"Servers must be efficient, scalable and adaptable to meet the compute characteristics of new and changing workloads. Software applications that leverage server APUs are designed to drive highly efficient, low-power, dense server solutions optimized for highly parallel and multimedia workloads," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice president and general manager of the Server Business Unit, AMD. "We have evolved our processor roadmap to support this opportunity, and now we are showcasing how the APU software ecosystem is gaining momentum and what developers can do to participate."

AMD SeaMicro SM15000 Server to Support Bare Metal Features in OpenStack Compute

AMD today announced that the SeaMicro SM15000 server supports bare metal features in OpenStack Compute. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server is ideally suited for massive OpenStack deployments by integrating compute, storage and networking into a 10 rack unit system.

The system is built around the Freedom fabric, the industry's premier supercomputing fabric for scale out data center applications. The Freedom fabric disaggregates compute, storage and network I/O to provide the most flexible, saleable and resilient data center infrastructure in the industry. This allows customers to match the compute performance, storage capacity and networking I/O to their application needs. The result is an adaptive data center where any server can be mapped to any hard disk/SSD or network I/O to expand capacity or recover from a component failure.

Western Digital Introduces New Ultra-compact Network Storage Plus Servers

WD, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC) and world leader in digital storage solutions, today expanded its small- and medium-sized (SMB) storage solution portfolio with the introduction of the new WD Sentinel DS5100 and WD Sentinel DS6100 (S-series) ultra-compact network storage plus servers. The WD Sentinel S-series features high-performance Intel Xeon processors and are pre-installed with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. All WD Sentinel network storage products feature WD enterprise-class hard drives and these 4-bay WD Sentinel S-series desktop appliances offer up to 16 TB of raw storage. Additionally, unlike traditional NAS systems, the WD Sentinel S-series allows small businesses to run line-of-business applications on their network storage platform.

"WD is using enterprise-class components to build a new family of network appliances for small businesses," said Bill Evans, general manager of WD's business storage solutions group. "The WD Sentinel S-series network appliances are engineered with Intel Xeon processors, pre-populated with WD Se datacenter 3.5-inch hard drives for rapid deployment, and feature dedicated 2.5-inch boot drives for maximum reliability. No other vendor offers a comparable network storage plus server in an equally small form factor. With a small footprint and quiet fan, an S-series appliance can be deployed anywhere."

Transcend Introduces DDR3-1866 Modules to Support High-Powered Servers

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce its launch of 4 GB DDR3-1866 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) and 4 GB DDR3-1866 Unbuffered ECC DIMM (ECC UDIMM) memory modules. Ideal for use in Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor-based servers, the new DDR3 modules ensure optimal performance in today's virtualized data centers.

Developed to support increasing use of server virtualization, Transcend's DDR3-1866 memory modules are tested to be fully compatible with Intel Romley-EP platforms based on Intel's latest generation server processor, the Xeon E5-2600 v2 family (code named "Ivy Bridge-EP"). As Transcend's highest frequency DDR3 server modules, the 4 GB DDR3-1866 DIMMs are constructed with top quality DDR3-1866 DRAM chips that deliver exceptional performance and durability.

Synology Launches RackStation RS2414+/RS2414RP+ and RX1214/RX1214RP NAS Servers

Synology today launched RackStation RS2414+ and RS2414RP+, the 2U 12-bay rackmount NAS severs that deliver high performance and scalability to small and medium businesses.

"RS2414+ and RS2414RP+ are built to address SMB's growing needs of performance, capacity and reliability", said Chad Chiang, Product Manager of Synology Inc. "An array of advanced hardware designs and reliability features are thus applied to ensure those needs are perfectly answered," added Chiang.

Verizon Selects AMD SeaMicro SM15000 Servers For Its Cloud Services

AMD today announced that Verizon is deploying SeaMicro SM15000 servers for its new global cloud platform and cloud-based object storage service, whose public beta was recently announced. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server links hundreds of cores together in a single system using a fraction of the power and space of traditional servers. To enable Verizon's next generation solution, technology has been taken one step further: Verizon and AMD co-developed additional hardware and software technology on the SM15000 server that provides unprecedented performance and best-in-class reliability backed by enterprise-level service level agreements (SLAs). The combination of these technologies co-developed by AMD and Verizon ushers in a new era of enterprise-class cloud services by enabling a higher level of control over security and performance SLAs. With this technology underpinning the new Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage, enterprise customers can for the first time confidently deploy mission-critical systems in the public cloud.

Sony WG-C20, 9mm Thick Portable Wireless Server To Hit Retail In November

Measuring just 14.4x7cm and 9mm thin, the pocket-sized server is evolved from the WG-C10, now adding even more possibilities to manage all your content while you're on the move or at home. Styled to match the latest Xperia smartphone, it's also a great companion for other phone and tablet users. Slip in an SD memory card and use the WG-C20 to view and share all those photos, videos and MP3 music? even office documents and other PC files. For even more storage capacity, hook up USB devices like a flash memory, digital camera or portable hard drive1.

It's the first Portable Wireless Server from Sony that supports NFC for fuss-free wireless connection. Just touch your Xperia or other NFC-equipped mobile device briefly against the WG-C20: the app wakes up and automatically makes a direct Wi-Fi connection with no fiddly set-up codes. Then enjoy wireless streaming of photos and movie clips from the server onto your smartphone. With support for DLNA, the WG-C20 is just like a mini home media server. Stream stored video, photos and music to your TV, hi-fi, PCs, tablets and other networked DLNA client devices around the house - with no cables needed. You can also hook up an external hard drive via USB cable and share the contents.

Eurocom Ships Ready to Go Mobile Server with Microsoft 2012 Server Edition

Eurocom, www.eurocom.com is shipping the Panther 5SE Mobile Server that is ready to go (R2GO), right out of the box, loaded with Microsoft Server 2012. The EUROCOM Panther 5 Server Edition with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 provides extra virtualization capability, allowing higher performance, low cost computing through virtualization on one platform.

Mobile Server Overview
A Mobile Server is a computer system that has full server capability while being easily portable in a laptop form factor. Eurocom launched its first Intel Xeon powered Mobile Server in 2007, named the Phantom-X. Since its introduction Eurocom has been building on the capabilities and improving on the Mobile Server concept with every new version. The most advanced version yet, the Panther 5SE is the most stable, capable, scalable and durable Mobile Server solution to date.

QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models

QNAP Systems, Inc. today updated QTS 4.0, Turbo NAS operating system, for its business-class Turbo NAS models, featuring advanced functions for SMB users, including 400TB scale-up solution, intelligent Storage Manager, flexible volume management with thin-provisioned volume supported, SSD cache, SMART data migration, VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support and more, and greatly enhancing the efficiency in storage management, expansion, data process, and management in virtualization environments.

"Our previous release of QTS 4.0 for home-class Turbo NAS models has been a great success with tremendous positive feedback from our users," said Tony Lu, product manager of QNAP. "Now we are pleased to bring forth the QTS 4.0 for QNAP's business-class Turbo NAS models that we believe will greatly benefit business applications of the Turbo NAS," added Lu.

Synology Releases DVBLink Server Package for DiskStation DS213j

Synology today partnered with DVBLogic to extend the availability of DVBLink Server to DS213j. Developed by DVBLogic, the DVBLink Server package is an alternative TV program recording and streaming solution. "We're very excited to have DVBLink Server support our latest DiskStation 2-bay member," said Darren Lin, senior product manager of Synology Inc. "Combined with DVBLink Server's rich features and unsurpassed recording experience, we believe DiskStation DS213j is the ideal model for anyone looking for a personal video recorder."

DVBLink Server turns DiskStation DS213j into a personal video recorder, allows users to record TV programs distributed via Satellite (DVB-S/S2) or Terrestrial (DVB-T) in original quality, and streams live or recorded programs to Windows Media Center, XBMC, Plex Media Server clients, DLNA compatible devices and iOS and Android devices by using DVBLink mobile apps. DVBLink Server supports up to 4 DTV tuners and features integration with the premium EPG services of Digiguide, EpgData.com, IceTV, PercData and TimeFor.TV.

Lenovo and Acronis Team Up for New Complete Data Backup Protection Solution

LenovoEMC Limited today announced the worldwide launch of a unique new data protection solution providing 360 degree backup protection for business information storage on servers, PCs and NAS. This solution is available globally as an add-on application for owners of existing Lenovo EMC high performance px Series NAS products and as the new all-in-one Lenovo EMC px Series Acronis Backup Appliance for European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific markets.

The combination of LenovoEMC storage technology with leading backup software by Acronis gives business users an all-in-one backup and recovery appliance with a hassle-free data protection strategy. With one product, available at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the hardware and software separately, business customers can now protect client PCs and servers by backing them up to the NAS, as well as protect the NAS data by backing it up to a separate network location. This solution provides multiple layers and locations for data protection.

Transcend Introduces High Performance Server Memory

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, today announced the arrival of its 8 GB DDR3L-1600 Low Voltage 1.35V RDIMM memory module. Aimed at improving high performance data mining and big data analytics, the DDR3 Low Voltage RDIMM allows enterprises to address the challenges of server memory density, performance, and power consumption.

Strong demand for data center services continues to grow as more organizations are taking advantage of the huge and highly available computing and storage resources of cloud and virtualization systems. However, the success of implementing these technologies rests on the ability to quickly load applications and easily process information.

Eurocom Panther 5SE Added Support for RedHat Enterprise Linux Server Edition 6.4

Eurocom (www.eurocom.com), has officially added support for RedHat Enterprise Server Edition 6.4 in its EUROCOM Panther 5SE Mobile Server solution for onsite, server deployment wherever needed.

"Eurocom is excited to offer an all in one Mobile Server enterprise solution in a Notebook Form Factor able to run RedHat Enterprise Server Edition 6.4, with no server room required. The Panther 5SE is a portable, mobile and scalable enterprise technology, designed specifically for fast growing and dynamic organizations that do not have or do not require a permanent IT infrastructure" EUROCOM President, Mark Bialic.

Acer Altos Servers & Veriton Workstations Support New Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs

Acer announces the support for the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processor across its line of high performance Altos servers and Veriton Workstations starting September 2013. With up to 50% more cores per processor, lower thermal design power (TDP), and improved clock speeds, the new line of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors offers extraordinary performance for companies and researchers alike. "Our professional line up of Altos servers is a cornerstone of our renewed focus on the commercial marketplace," stated Evis Lin, AVP of Commercial Products and Solutions Management at Acer. "Now with complete support of Intel's high-performance Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs, the Altos line is positioned perfectly to capitalize on channel and data center markets."

Acer's Altos line of professional server products offers robust functionality, best-in-class time to market, and scalable performance to meet a wide range of customer demands. Not only performance minded, the Altos servers can be configured based on customer demands with form factors that emphasize density and power savings, as well as other form factors to meet data-intense demands. Acer also offers its own management software, Acer Smart Server Manager, free of charge, enabling customers to simultaneously manage and rollout updates across multiple systems.

New 64 GB Crucial LRDIMMs Double a Server's Memory Capacity

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and server memory, today announced the 64 GB Crucial DDR3L Load-Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) for servers, which enable more DIMMs per channel for up to twice the installed memory capacity per server. Additionally, these modules offer up to a 35 percent increase in memory bandwidth per server compared to standard DIMMs, and eliminate the channel ranking limitation of standard DDR3 registered DIMMs. The Crucial DDR3L LRDIMMs is designed for IT professionals that manage high-end server environments with demanding workloads.

The 64 GB Crucial DDR3L LRDIMMs operates using 1.35V, unlike the 1.5V common in DDR3 RDIMMs, making the new module more energy-efficient and cost-effective, especially in large deployments. Since Crucial LRDIMMs transmit power in a more efficient manner to the CPU (via the data path buffer), they use less voltage, which allows for additional power savings. These new memory modules are also compatible with OEM servers and warranties, allowing users to upgrade their existing server infrastructures without having to purchase an entirely new system. Crucial LRDIMMs fully support the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 family.

Lenovo Announces New ThinkServer Models

Lenovo today announced, at the Intel Developer Forum, two new tower servers, the ThinkServer TS140 and ThinkServer TS440. Armed with the latest Intel Xeon E3 processors and Intel AMT 9.0 for remote manageability, these affordable, whisper-quiet tower servers are designed for powerful performance and expansive scalability, ideal for small-to-medium-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that require rich features and functionality at an attractive price point.

Equipped with the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 processors, the ThinkServer TS140 and TS440 tower servers offer 15 percent faster performance than previous generations. The TS140 and TS440 also feature Intel AMT 9.0 to provide outstanding remote manageability tools for easy and efficient server maintenance. Intel's AMT technology is certified with popular MSP ecosystem management consoles like N-Able, Level Platforms and Kasaya, enabling MSPs to manage end-user networks remotely and more cost effectively.

Super Computer Sheds Weight, Gains Mobility, Becomes Server on the Go

EUROCOM Super Computer Sheds Weight, Gains Mobility, Becomes Server on the Go

Intel has published a case study on the EUROCOM Panther 5SE Mobile Server as part of winning the "Form Factor Solution Innovation Award", titled "Super Computer Sheds Weight, gains mobility, Becomes "Server-on-the-Go". As an Intel Platinum Reseller, Eurocom works very closely with Intel to offer innovative and cutting edge technology to professionals who demand powerful computing solutions wherever they may be. At the 2013 Intel Solution Summit, Eurocom was awarded the Form Factor Solution Innovation Award for delivering the most innovative mobile solution based on Intel Technology to meet our customers' demands for mobility.

More specifically the EUROCOM Panther 5SE was awarded this distinction by conquering the challenge of creating a portable server for application developers, emergrency responders, on site trainers and other who need powerful server capability on the go. As Intel Explains "Eurocom corporation successfully conquered this challenge by outfitting a desktop replacement chassis with the highest quality components, including the Intel Xeon processor E5 series and Intel S3700 solid state drives - chosen for their ability to support both workstation and server-class operations."

ASUSTOR NAS Receives Impressive Upgrades with ADM 2.0

All ASUSTOR NAS devices will be upgraded to ASUSTOR's ADM 2.0 NAS operating system, fully optimized user interface is easy to use with zero learning curve, newly added features include original technology such as Searchlight search engine, Mission Mode backup, FTP Explorer and more; App Central also receives updates in App Central V2, along with the launch of two new mobile apps AiMaster and AiData, effectively combining cloud storage with multimedia applications.

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that all of its NAS devices will be upgrading to the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.0 operating system. ADM was the first NAS operating system in the world to be designed around the use of Apps and features an intuitive graphical interface that provides users with a familiar experience closely resembling the simplicity enjoyed on mobile and tablet devices. ADM also features the App Central App repository which contains over 100 unique NAS Apps. Users with needs ranging from business to SOHO to home and personal will all find Apps that they can use to create a customized NAS device for themselves.

Huntkey Releases Power Supplies for Servers and Industrial Personal Computers

Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, has delivered numerous industrial power supplies to meet various demands from servers, communication, workstation, storage, networking application or any other automation applications.

Huntkey has released all kinds of form factor power supplies, such as 1U, 2U, 4U, ATX, FLEX, SFX, TFX, and so on. The high-load electrical components adopted by Huntkey industrial PSUs make them work perfectly in an industrial environment. In addition, with its full range of input and output electrical features, Huntkey products also comply with the latest safety and EMC standards, and therefore meet various regulations all over the world. Customers will be impressed by the longtime working and stable performance of Huntkey industrial PSUs.

OCZ Technology Delivers ZDrive-XL SQL Accelerator

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the general availability of its ZD-XL SQL Accelerator which was first showcased live at Interop 2013 and won the Best of Show Award in the Data Center and Storage category. This award-winning product is a tightly integrated hardware/software storage solution that accelerates and optimizes Microsoft SQL Server database applications in enterprise environments.

ZD-XL SQL Accelerator includes a high-performance flash-based PCIe solid-state drive working in combination with innovative acceleration and caching software to deliver the right and relevant SQL Server data when the application needs it. Through a user-friendly advanced graphical user interface, ZD-XL provides simple step-by-step implementation wizards that guide database administrators (DBAs) through best practice models of its flash-based resources to deliver easy and efficient deployment into SQL Server environments.

AMD Unveils Server Strategy and Roadmap

AMD today publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap to recapture market share in enterprise and data center servers by unveiling innovative products that address key technologies and meet the requirements of the fastest-growing data center and cloud computing workloads.

Additionally, AMD revealed details of its 2014 server portfolio including best-in-class Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), two- and four-socket CPUs, and details on what it expects to be the industry's premier ARM server processor. This is on the heels of announcing the general availability of the AMD Opteron X-Series processor, code named "Kyoto," which dominates the small-core server market on every performance benchmark. These forthcoming AMD Opteron processors bring important innovations to the rapidly changing compute market, including integrated CPU and GPU compute (APU); high core-count ARM servers for high-density compute in the data center; and substantial improvements in compute per-watt per-dollar and total cost of ownership.

TRENDnet Launches Powerful NAS Media Server

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today is excited to announce the 2-Bay NAS Media Server Enclosure, model TN-200 -- a powerful entertainment and storage hub of your digital network. DLNA certified Smart TVs, media players, and game consoles can automatically find and play multiple HD videos and music from the TN-200 simultaneously. An iTunes server provides the ability to share a massive iTunes library across your network.

The TN-200 accepts two 3.5" SATA hard drives, sold separately, for a total storage capacity of up to 8 Terabytes. Additional storage can be added using a convenient USB share port. A Gigabit Ethernet port maintains a high speed connection to the network. The intuitive setup wizards get the TN-200 up and running quickly. "The TN-200 has an intuitive interface which novice users can easily navigate," said Sonny Su, technology director for TRENDnet. "It's packed full of features to support efficient content storage and sharing."

AMD Launches the AMD Opteron X-Series Family of Microserver Processors

AMD today unveiled a new family of low power server processors: the AMD Opteron X-Series optimized for scale-out server architectures. The first AMD Opteron X-Series processors, formerly known as "Kyoto," are the highest density, most power-efficient small core x86 processors ever built. The new X1150 and X2150 processors beat the top performing Intel Atom processor on key performance benchmarks, including single thread and throughput performance with superior power-efficiency, twice the cores and L2 cache with a more advanced pipeline architecture, higher integration and support for up to 32 gigabytes of DRAM -- 4x more than the Intel Atom processor.

The AMD Opteron X-Series processors come in two variants. The AMD Opteron X2150, which consumes as little as 11 watts, is the first server APU system-on-a-chip integrating CPU and GPU engines with a high-speed bus on a single die. This enables customers to take advantage of leading-edge AMD Radeon HD 8000 graphics technology for multimedia-oriented server workloads. The AMD Opteron X1150, which consumes as little as 9 watts, is a CPU-only version optimized for general scale-out workloads.

AMD Open 3.0 Delivers Premium Server Performance at Half the Cost

AMD today announced availability of servers based on its AMD Open 3.0 specification, defined as part of the Open Compute Project, delivering workload versatility and performance equal to competing proprietary OEM servers at significantly lower cost. In comparison to benchmarks running virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the AMD Open 3.0-based system supported just as many virtual desktops and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by 57 percent: $4,589 versus $10,669 for just a single server. This cost effectiveness translates into a dramatic reduction in cost per virtual desktop, from $91.19 to only $38.24 per desktop. More details on the findings are available online and will be discussed at a roundtable event tomorrow in New York City and other select cities. The servers will be available through distributor partners.

"Global IT organizations have the difficult task of choosing between price and performance when investing in servers," said Bob Ogrey, cloud evangelist and fellow, AMD. "We don't believe organizations have to compromise one for the other. Using systems based on the AMD Open 3.0 specification -- the first open source, modular platform for the masses -- enables high performance and energy efficiency at a reasonable price, making it the best choice for organizations.
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