HGST, the company formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, is wasting no time in showing new owner Western Digital how it rolls in the storage space by unveiling what it claims is the world's first 4TB enterprise-class hard drive family. The Ultrastar 7K4000 represents a new generation of 512e Advanced Format drives and offers up oodles of storage space for both traditional enterprise customers and the ever growing cloud/Internet market.
Microsoft is rolling a hard six with their tablet strategy in Windows 8, and while it might be a hard sale with iPad crazy consumers, at least in the Enterprise they have a fighting chance. Dell knows this, and plans to be ready to go with tablet offerings for businesses on Windows 8 launch day. The information came from a Bloomberg interview conducted last week in which CEO Michael Dell praised the new Microsoft OS, and claims demand will be strong for a “secure Windows tablet that works with all Windows applications”.
At a recent event organized to promote new servers from Dell, the company’s eponymous founder and CEO Michael Dell described the world’s third largest PC vendor as an end- to-end IT solutions provider, even going as far as saying “we’re not a PC company.” Actually, Dell’s focus on the enterprise market has a strong arithmetical basis, with the consumer market being many times smaller than the multi-trillion dollar enterprise market. Not only is Round Road, Texas-based Dell in pursuit of a greater share of the enterprise IT market, but it wants to leave no stone unturned along the way.
It's not all fun and games for the PC building gurus over at a AVADirect. The boutique system builder also caters to the enterprise crowd with a robust line of server system and storage solutions, and the company's newest piece of work-related equipment is a monstrous 36-bay SATA/SAS 4U rack manufactured by Supermicro and powered by up two Intel Xeon 5600 or 5500 series processors.
Mum's the word on what controller Hitachi has attached to its new enterprise-class Ultrastar SSD400S.B family of solid state and whether it skipped Intel's chipset in favor of something from SandForce, just like the Santa Clara chip maker recently did, but we at least know the new SSDs are rocking Intel-produced 25nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, a fact both companies are quick to boast.
Asus is already an ultrabook veteran, having been the first company to unveil an ultrabook. But at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where we saw dozens of new ultrabook models from almost all other major vendors, Asus seemed content with merely announcing two new color options for its existing Zenbook lineup of ultrabooks. That said, the company didn’t announce any new notebook models either. Now that CES is well behind us,though, the company seems to have found the time to launch a new enterprise laptop, the B23E.
Built-in webcams are everywhere these days, some of which are better than others. Whether it's for integrated webcams or standalone models, there's still room for innovation, and Logitech is at the forefront of pushing through new technologies. The latest fad in webcam technology is Full HD 1080p support, one of a handful of features Logitech is introducing to business users.
Since when did the enterprise market get a sense of style? That's the first question that comes to mind when spying pureSilicon's new line of enterprise-focused storage devices, the Kage K1 USB Flash Drive and the Kage K1 SATA SSD, both of which bring a little pizazz to the storage sector. The "impossibly thing" (4.5mm) flash drive is especially funky looking and resemebles something you might see in a sci-fi flick.
Enterprise hardware and software firm Oracle has a pretty big 'Patch Tuesday' of its own lined up for tomorrow. A so-called "Critical Patch Update" scheduled to roll out on January 17, 2012 is the first of the year for Oracle and will include 78 new security vulnerability fixes across hundreds of Oracle products, some of them affecting multiple products, the company stated in a pre-release announcement.
Toshiba on Tuesday morning announced that a complete tiered solution of its enterprise hard drives and solid state drives have been qualified by Super Micro Computer, Inc. That doesn't mean much for the average home user, but in the enterprise, being part of Supermicro's storage solutions means customers will be able to deploy Toshiba drives in each tier of the solution, from SSDs and HDDs for tier 0 and tier 1 storage requirements, to HDDs for nearline storage applications, Toshiba says.