Windows tablets have so far failed to capture the imagination of consumers, and are unlikely to do so anytime before the release of the next iteration of Microsoft’s otherwise popular operating system. But not everyone is willing to wait until the release of Windows 8, least of all TabletKiosk, which has just introduced the most powerful tablet PC in the world. Hit the jump for more.
Micron is making the claim that its new RealSSD P320h solid state drive series is the world's fastest enterprise SSD line built to take advantage of the PCI Express bus. These new drives come in 350GB and 700GB capacities, use 34nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, and offer up to 3GB/s of sustained data throughput, more than double that of the nearest competitor, Micron says.
OCZ has thrown another bone to the enterprise market by announcing its new Talos series, a line of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives. Talos SSDs come equipped with multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory and boast OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) technology to storage OEMs, but perhaps most importantly is that within the Talos line is the highest capacity 6Gbps SAS drive available on the market today (960GB).
We love solid state drives because of the impact they have on overall system performance. Faster load times, snappier system response, and even some applications benefit from improved read and write times, as compared to mechanical hard drives. But where SSDs really spread their wings is in the enterprise environment. This, along with small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) is where OCZ is aiming its new VeloDrive PCI-Express SSD.
Motorola might have been the first to market with an Android Honeycomb tablet, but its next tablet could very well be based on Gingerbread instead of the tablet-specific OS. That’s according to an Engadget article detailing Motorola’s plans for an enterprise tablet. Hit the jump for more.
If you're strictly a home user, you've probably never heard of a Virident, which specializes in enterprise-class storage solutions, particularly solid state drives. The company's newest SSD, called "tachIOn," is one such product. The tackIOn takes advantage of the PCI-E interface to deliver sustained performance of up to 300,000 I/O operations per second (IOPS) with a 4KB block size on mixed read and write workloads. This, Virident says, is several times faster than competing PCI-E based SSDs.
Intel on Tuesday announced the availability of the“Westemere-EX” family of 32nm server chips. The launch means that the title of Intel's fastest server chip, which hitherto belonged to the native 8-core Nehalem-EX processor, now firmly rests with the 10-core Westemere-EX. The new chips, eighteen in all, are no longer known by the Westemere-EX codename, but by the Xeon E7 product line that they now form. More details after the jump.
Last week, a senior Dell executive dismissed the iPad’s chances of enterprise glory, citing concerns about its high price. But he seemed quite confident of his company’s “considered approach to tablets.” He touted Dell’s decision of giving people a lot of choices through a “multi-OS” (Android and Windows 7) tablet strategy. However, if a new rumor is to be believed, the Windows 7 component of that multi-OS strategy is unlikely to appear before fall. Hit the jump for more.
It doesn't appear Apple is having any trouble moving iPad tablets. The recently released iPad 2 sold out almost as soon as it went on sale, and there's now a waiting period if you place an order with Apple. Be that as it may, a senior Dell executive says the iPad has no place in the enterprise because of its high price, at least when you toss in the necessary peripherals, and that Android will lead eventually lead the way.
Seagate this morning announced a slew of new enterprise storage solutions, covering all the bases in the process. These include two new members to Seagate's performance-oriented Pulsar solid state drive (SSD) family, two next generation Savvio 15K and 10K hard drives, and a high capacity Constellation ES.2 3TB HDD.