Pogo partners with SanDisk at HostingCon – Pogo SSD Week

 
Pogo SSD Week continues as HostingCon kicked off yesterday. If you can be in Miami Beach today, you have a great opportunity to see just how transformational SSD technology really is. Pogo is demonstrating our new Iris XF line of SSD-based storage servers at HostingCon. We’re in booth #237 with our partner SanDisk.

About the Iris XF Demo System

Iris Server with SanDisk SSDs
Solid State Drives are perfect for many environments, including virtualization, online transaction processing, databases, and application serving. However, each environment has a different performance requirement, read/write profile, and budget constraint. The Iris XF line of servers is designed to use a variety of drives from the SanDisk line-up, allowing customers to get a system custom-tailored to their specific workload, without over- or under-buying.

Celebrate #PogoSSDweek by visiting PogoLinux.com to read more and configure your own SSD Server.

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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Pogo SSD Week – See the new video

Pogo SSD Week

Pogo Linux begins “Pogo SSD Week” with ‘A Brief History of Solid State Drives,’ detailing the modern history of SSDs

 
Welcome to Pogo SSD Week!  In honor of the recent launch of our Iris XF Servers, all featuring solid state drives, we have decided to devote the entire week to SSDs.  And what better way to start the week off than with a little history about where all this high speed NAND based madness began!  Solid State Drives were not always the fast, stable storage medium they are today.  There was a long and somewhat painful evolution leading up to the speed and performance available in modern-day SSDs.

Pushing our recall to the max, we put together a brief video documenting this evolution. Please enjoy – pass it along to your storage-hungry friends, too!

More about the Iris XF

 
Solid State Drives are perfect for many environments, including virtualization, online transaction processing, databases, and application serving. However, each environment has a different performance requirement, read/write profile, and budget constraint. The Iris XF line of servers is designed to use a variety of drives from the SanDisk line-up, allowing customers to get a system custom-tailored to their specific workload, without over- or under-buying.

Celebrate #PogoSSDweek by visiting PogoLinux.com to read more and configure your own SSD Server.

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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Pogo is Your Source for Supermicro

Supermicro Servers from Pogo Linux

Supermicro has established itself as an industry leader in high performance server technology. Their extensive range of server hardware is consistently well engineered and extremely reliable. Their vast line of products provides the foundation for Pogo Linux solutions ranging from compact 1U servers and phenomenally powerful workstations, all the way up to massively dense storage systems.

Supermicro A+ 1U Server

Here are just a few reasons why Pogo Linux is your best source for Supermicro servers:

Supermicro Rack1. Experience

Supermicro servers have been a Pogo specialty since the 1990s. For the past fifteen years, Pogo Linux has provided thousands of Supermicro-based solutions to organizations at every corner of the globe.

2. Support

Since Pogo started, our first-class Linux, Unix, and Windows support has led the industry. When you call Pogo, you are in the hands of engineers who know the technology inside and out.

3. Agility

When new technologies are introduced, Supermicro is often first to market with server products. Pogo Linux has the engineering expertise and agility to bring fully vetted Supermicro based solutions to market quickly.

4. Value

Now more than ever, low TCO is a necessity. Not only is Pogo at the head of the pack for Supermicro solutions, our pricing has always been relentlessly competitive.

5. ROI

Pogo Linux offers standard 3-year and optional true 5-year warranties on every server we sell. We make sure you get the maximum return on your investment.

For the full range of Pogo built Supermicro barebones products, visit our Supermicro page. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us for a custom quote. We can always provide the ideal solution for your organization!

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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7 Reasons You Need to Attend LinuxFest Northwest 2014

7 reasons you need to attend LinuxFest Northwest

Each and every April, the Linux and open source community descends on Bellingham Technical College for LinuxFest Northwest. For the 11th consecutive year, Pogo Linux is proud to take part in the northwest region’s premier conference and expo for all things Linux and open source. Here are seven very good reasons why you should not miss this event!

1. Informative Presentations

Whether you are veteran of the IT world or a brand new Linux user, you will find a plethora of informative and relevant sessions presented by thought leaders of the IT and open source communities. From the basics of the Linux kernel to the complexities of advanced encryption and everything in between, there is something here for everyone. Pogo will be well represented by our head of Product Development, Paul Bibaud. Paul will be doing an insightful presentation about ZFS and Software Defined Storage. Don’t miss it!

Paul Bibaud and LFNW Sessions

2. Fun Technology Expo

A cornerstone of LinuxFest Northwest has always been the expo hall, packed full of up-to-the-minute technologies for you to see and experience. The expo has continued to grow so much each year that it had to be moved to a larger facility on the college campus. Stop and say hi at the Pogo Linux booth and grab some fun swag!

3. Raffle for Pogo Linux Workstation and Other Great Prizes

Pogo Linux is proud to be donating a fully-loaded Linux Workstation, to be given away to one lucky winner! There are a great many other prizes given away, as well. Be sure to buy plenty of raffle tickets!

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4. Parties

There is always a lively after-party on Saturday night, as well as lots of impromptu get togethers at various bars and restaurants around Bellingham. (Be sure to check out April Brews Day!)

5. Community

The northwest open source community is incredibly diverse, intelligent, and thriving. This is the place to rub elbows with current and future thought leaders from the open source and IT communities. Lots of networking opportunities!

Bellingham6. Bellingham

If you’ve ever been to Bellingham, you already know what a great place it is. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. It’s a beautiful town full of fun things to do, indoors and out. (Don’t forget about April Brews Day.)

7. It’s Free

Last but not least, it’s free (yes, as in beer)! LinuxFest Northwest is a Washington state non-profit and Federal 501(c)(4) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. This event is really about interacting and exchanging information with the open technology community. It is sponsored by companies such as Pogo Linux, along with donations and the proceeds from the raffle (make sure you buy lots of raffle tickets – trust us, you want that Pogo workstation!).

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You need to join us at LinuxFest Northwest. It’s informative, fun, free, and you can win an awesome fully decked out Pogo Linux workstation!

LinuxFest Northwest 2014
Bellingham Technical College
3000 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225

Sat. & Sun, April 26th & 27th: 9:30 PM – 5:00 PM (both days)
Register here: http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/2014
 
LFNW 2014
From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
 
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Pogo Shows SSD Servers and Upcoming NexentaStor 4.0 at INTEROP

 

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We are so excited about INTEROP this year.  Why? Not because it’s April Fool’s Day. Because we’re continuing our long-standing tradition of bringing together the latest storage technologies. If you happen to be in Las Vegas over the next few days, make sure you stop by booth #1462 and say hello! We are showing off our latest high-performance rack mount servers, based around SanDisk solid state drives. We are also looking forward to demonstrating NexentaStor 4.0, the brand new Software Defined Storage solution from Nexenta.

Lower your TCO with Solid State Drives

The Pogo Linux Iris XF series represents a new benchmark for the Iris line of rack mount servers. These economical Intel® Xeon® powered high performance servers can now be configured with a wide range of SanDisk® Optimus SAS or Cloudspeed SATA solid state drives.

SanDisk Optimus SSDDespite their superior read/write performance compared to standard Hard Disk Drives, SSDs were once regarded as being expensive and having a short life span. Now, SSDs have evolved to become a compelling replacement for Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). With no moving parts, SSDs use less power, generate less heat, are resistant to shock and vibration, and are significantly faster for most read/write operations. For enterprise server and cloud computing environments where performance and reliability are mission-critical, SSDs are now the ideal solution.

NexentaStor 4.0 – The Imminent Release from the Leader in Software Defined Storage

With NexentaStor 4.0, enterprises can continue to liberate themselves from the traditional hardware-centric storage approach and have a fully-featured, unified solution that scales to meet growing storage requirements on any platform.

NexentaStor 4.0As the first “Premium Partner” in the Nexenta Partner Program, Pogo Storage has more than five years of proven expertise in engineering and supporting solutions based on the NexentaStor ZFS platform. Pogo’s new line of StorageDirector storage appliances — fully certified for NexentaStor 4.0 — continues to provide significant TCO advantages over proprietary legacy storage solutions. The enterprise class Nexenta SDS platform, integrated with reliable and value driven Pogo hardware, is as much of a cost savings alternative now as it was 5 years ago.

In addition to the product demos, Pogo is partnering with SanDisk to give away some great prizes. Stop by Pogo’s booth #1462 to find out how you can win!

INTEROP Las Vegas is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inspire and inform the world’s IT community.

SHOW INFO
INTEROP 2014 - Pogo Storage Booth #1462
Mandalay Bay Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, April 1st: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 2nd: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 3rd: 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Find out more at pogolinux.com and interop.com.
From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.

 

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SCaLE 12x Wrap-up

Pogo Linux SCaLE 12x Wrap-Up

Pogo Linux has just returned from another great trip to The Southern California Linux Expo. We always enjoy spending time with our southland customers, our partners in the industry, and all our friends in the open source community.

Pogo Linux always enjoys supporting the show by sponsoring fun giveaways, and this year was no exception. Aside from our ever popular “Linux coin” stickers, we brought some nice prizes to the show.

SCaLE 12x Pogo SanDisk SSD Giveaway Winners

Steven from San Bernardino, CA was the lucky winner of the grand prize at the SCaLE game night raffle, a brand new fully loaded Verona 930H Workstation! We also drew a lot of crowds to our booth by conducting drawings for several brand new scale12x_nerfSanDisk X110 256GB SSDs. The winners of the drives were so stoked, we can’t wait to do this again!

This year, we had lots of good conversations about linux distros, rackmount servers, solid state drives (SSD), cloud storage buildouts, high-end workstations, and advanced Nerf weaponry.

Pogo Linux SCaLE 12x LSI BoothOur friends from LSI stopped by our booth and we chatted about the Super Bowl and Syncro, their new HA DAS product. We are very excited about the opportunity that HA DAS brings to the table. With this great combination of hardware and software we have a real winner! We also talked about how happy our customers have been with our systems that utilize the LSI Nytro MegaRAID controller with flash cache. They love how much it accelerates their cloud and hadoop workloads.

We’re already looking forward to SCaLE 13x in 2015. Hope to see you there!

SCaLE is SoCal’s premier annual show devoted to Linux and the open source software community. From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.
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Win a Verona Workstation at SCaLE 12x

Win a Verona 930H Workstation at SCaLE 12xPogo Linux is excited to present you the opportunity to win a brand new Verona 930H Workstation!

Attendees of The Southern California Linux Expo this weekend will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the SCaLE raffle. Many great prizes will be given away on Saturday night, with the grand prize being a brand new Pogo Linux Verona 930H Workstation!

Here are just a few of the system specs:

In addition to the Verona Workstation, Pogo is giving away several SanDisk X110 256GB Solid State Drives. Stop by Pogo’s booth #92 to find out how you can win!

SCaLE is SoCal’s premier annual show devoted to Linux and the open source software community. You can receive a 40% discount on your registration by using the promo code: POGO.

SHOW INFO
SCaLE 12x - Pogo Linux Booth #92
Hilton LAX - 5711 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Saturday, Feb. 22nd: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, Feb. 23rd: 10 AM – 4 PM

Find out more at pogolinux.com and socallinuxexpo.org.
From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.

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Visit us at SCaLE 12x

Pogo Linux is proud to once again sponsor The Southern California Linux Expo. Now in it’s
twelfth year, SCaLE is SoCal’s premier annual show devoted to Linux and the open source software community. You can receive a 40% discount on your registration by using the promo code: POGO.

Here are just a few reasons to come and see us at SCaLE:

  • Workstation Raffle – Pogo Linux has donated a fully-loaded workstation to the SCaLE raffle. Make sure to pick up some raffle tickets!

  • SanDisk X110 Solid State Drive Giveaways – Visit us at our booth (#92) for your chance to take home a brand new SanDisk SSD.

  • Learn about Pogo – Find out how Pogo Linux brings together open source software, the latest hardware, and world-class tech support.

  • Get cool swag – Pogo is always happy to bring you new ways of showing your Linux pride!

SHOW INFO

SCaLE 12x - Pogo Linux Booth #92
Hilton LAX - 5711 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

Saturday, Feb. 22nd: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, Feb. 23rd: 10 AM – 4 PM

Find out more at Pogolinux.com and socallinuxexpo.org.

From a powerhouse desktop workstation to a multi-petabyte storage system, there’s a Pogo solution that’s perfect for your IT needs. To learn more, visit www.pogolinux.com or call (888) 828-POGO (7646) to speak with a knowledgeable sales advisor.

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Pogo’s Top 5: Things to Know About the HGST Acquisition of sTec, Inc.

sTec SAS SSDs

You may have heard that sTec, Inc., the leading global supplier of enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs), was recently acquired by HGST.  As a systems and storage integrator with hundreds of SSD deployments and as an sTec Diamond Partner, we’ve been closely watching this acquisition, and we figured you might be, too.

As a current (or future) SSD customer, are you wondering if this merger could affect your business?  Well, never fear — Pogo is here to help!  We’ve come up with a short list to help you, our customers, understand what the merger may mean for you.

The Top 5 Things to Know about the HGST Acquisition of sTec, Inc.

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1. The Enterprise SSD Market is Growing

Western Digital Corporation, the parent company of HGST, has strategically positioned itself to meet the increasing demand for enterprise solid-state drive solutions, a market which IDC predicts will grow from $2.5B in revenue in 2012, to $7B by 2017. The sTec acquisition is a key part of the company’s growth strategy, and they have big plans to nurture and expand this new business unit.

2. Strength through Strategic Consolidation

With HGST’s acquisition of sTec, and its recent purchases of VeloBit and Virident (an SSD caching software company and a PCIe-based SSD and flash storage vendor, respectively), HGST has given itself a significant advantage as a supplier of enterprise SSD and application acceleration technologies.

“We are excited to welcome the sTec team to HGST, where they will play a key role in our ongoing growth,” Mike Cordano, president, HGST, said in an announcement of the acquisition.  “sTec has a strong technology capability, and foundational intellectual property that will support our initiative to deliver intelligent storage devices tailored to the needs of today’s datacenter customer.”

3. Continued Support and Availability from HGST

Existing sTec end-users can rest assured that their product supply and support will continue.  In fact, the HGST merger will provide a more secure flash supply chain for customers.  With sTec SSD technologies, HGST is now poised to meet the demands of a maturing enterprise SSD solution space, with infinitely customizable solutions for even the most unique or demanding storage needs.

4. Continued Development of Pogo Solutions with SAS SSDs

At Pogo, we’re focused on delivering integrated SSD rack-mount server and network storage solutions for IT managers and directors in government, hosted services, health care, professional services, and other data-driven industries.  We were the first to be named an sTec Diamond Partner, and HGST‘s acquisition of sTec will further strengthen and enhance the relationship between their company and ours.  This is great news for our customers!

5. Get answers to any sTec-HGST related questions in person at SC13

Have questions about the merger, and you’ll be at Supercomputing Conference next week?  Stop by the Pogo Linux booth (#1829), November 19th – 22nd, to meet Pogo product engineers and HGST experts, and get answers to your questions!  We’ll be co-presenting a live product demo of sTec/HGST SSDs hourly at our booth.   If you’re in the high-performance supercomputing sector, this is your chance to discover, live and in-person, how you can leverage enterprise SSDs to maintain high IOPS in a system configured for large capacity!

Need a pass?  Email us at events@pogolinux.com for a FREE SC13 pass (exhibit hall only) – a $150 value! We look forward to seeing you.

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School’s Back In Session with Intel’s Newest E5-2600 Processor Servers

Shiny new books, new shoes, and apples for the teacher.  How about a shiny new upgrade for your data center to celebrate the arrival of Fall?!  New Pogo Linux systems, powered by the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors — just the upgrade your datacenter has been waiting for!

These versatile new Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors are the key to an agile, efficient blog_product-intel-xeon-e5-logodatacenter.  They’re 40% more energy efficient, and provide up to 35% greater performance than previous generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. They also include advanced virtualization features and increased processing efficiency, increasing performance for complex workloads with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.  That’s double the number of execution threads!

Here are just a few of the new features on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2, to whet your whistle:

Better Performance (compared to previous generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based server):
● Boost your overall performance by up to 35%
● Boost specific application performance — like server-side Java — by up to 46%

Increased VM Performance:
● Reduce virtualization performance penalties by eliminating many VM exits with Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller virtualization (APICv)
● The virtualization layer runs faster and enhances key virtualization usages (such as live migration, fast provisioning, dynamic load balancing, and disaster recovery) with Intel Virtualization Technology
● Delivers faster performance for core virtualization processes

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 4  (Intel® AVX):
● CPU instructions for accelerating floating point operations in life science engineering, data mining, and other technical computing applications
● Float 16 support to accelerate data conversion between 16-bit and 32-bit floating point formats

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Replacing your aging 4+ year old servers with next-generation Pogo Linux systems will give you extreme performance gains, while reducing both energy costs and equipment footprints. This could boost your general computing performance by up to 240%, and your technical computing performance by up to 480%.  (Just in case you missed it, that’s four-hundred and eighty percent.  That’s a lot of percent.  I don’t know about you, but we’ll take it).

Contact a Pogo Linux salesperson at (888) 828-7646 ext. 2 today for help in configuring your new Pogo Linux server, and take advantage of the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors today!

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