Several months ago you could have criticized Mozilla for dragging its feet with new Firefox releases while one of its main rivals -- Google Chrome -- was kicking out new builds nearly as fast as you could download them. Mozilla responded by implementing a rapid release schedule of its own, and now that it has, some IT users are concerned things are developing a little too quickly. To put those fears to rest, Mozilla this week unveiled its Enterprise User Working Group.
According to Seagate, "Most SSD suppliers aren't fully aware of the needs of the enterprise," and that's where the company's Pulsar XT.2 solid state drive comes into play. The Pulsar XT.2 combines single-level cell (SLC) flash with a native 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface to make it Seagate's fastest drive to date, and it's now shipping through the distribution channel.
Solid state drives appear to be simple things. Slap some NAND flash memory on a circuit board, add a SATA interface, and cover the contraption with a case. There's a bit more to it than that, and for OCZ's enterprise PCI Express and SAS SSD solutions, the real magic happens in its proprietary Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA). Now in its second generation, OCZ says its revamped VCA supports even more enterprise features and is the next step in the evolution of virtualization layers for solid state storage.
Acer dropped us a note this morning to let us know about its new TravelMate 5760 laptop built around Intel's second generation Core platform. It's a 15.6-inch notebook crammed full of security features for enterprise road warriors, including Acer ProShield Security, a suite of security manageability tools integrated in a unified user interface. Boasting pre-boot authentication, Acer claims its new TravelMate keeps business users protected from the BIOS level all the way to the application level.
OCZ today introduced a new line of high-performance solid state drives intended for the enterprise market, the Deneva 2 series. These new drives take full advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s interface and, according to OCZ, have been designed for a wide range of enterprise applications including servers, cloud computing, and data centers.
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.