Samsung 970 PRO SSD NVMe

Samsung’s 970 PRO has always been the fastest of the NVMe SSDs. I have been very impressed with its performance and reliability. It appears the SATA days with regard to workstations have finally come to an end. I installed the 1 TB 970 PRO in an Aorus Ultra Z390 Board with 64 GIG of ram and the new Intel Core i9-9900k .

The Samsung SSD 970 PRO is the 3rd generation of Samsung’s Client-PC NVMe SSD. The Samsung 970 PRO is specially designed for tech enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and professionals whose workloads are intensive on PCs and workstations. Featuring the latest Samsung 2bit MLC V-NAND technology and a newly enhanced Phoenix controller, the 970 PRO delivers fearless performance and unprecedented reliability in a small M.2 2280 form factor and offer customers the most advanced Samsung SSD technology currently available for Client PCs.

Samsung 970 Pro

Delivering unprecedented performance, the 970 PRO maximizes the potential of NVMe bandwidth. With much greater performance than the previous generation, the new 970 PRO offers unparalleled sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,500/2,700 MB/s respectively and random performance of up to 500,000 IOPS for both of read/write operations. The 970 PRO is the best solution for processing massive amounts of data, 4K graphic work, 4K/DirectX 12 games and data analytics.

Finally we have some serious hardware that is leaping forward. The advanced Data Encryption is a major plus.

The 970 PRO provides multiple advanced data encryption features. Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security technology will help keep data safe at all times. The 970 PRO includes an AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption engine to ensure that your personal files remain secure. Being hardware-based, the encryption engine secures your data without the performance degradation that you may experience with software-based encryption. Also, the 970 PRO is compliant with various advanced security management solutions (TCG Opal and Encrypted Drive-IEEE1667).

Read more at the Samsung’s website: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/970pro/

The Adept Enterprise advanced software systems are designed for the new Samsung 970 PRO SSD. Performance, reliability, security and scalability are all major demands for enterprise software systems and the hardware required to run them in the 21st century. The Samsung 970 PRO SSD surpasses this demand. Good Job!

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Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors

Following the launch late last year, Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors are amazing. It appeared to me the CPU market has been boring since 2012. No real performance boosts like we saw year to year in the late 1990s. Suddenly, the 9th generation has been a jump, especially the Core i9.

For the Laptops, Intel announced that its 9th Gen Core mobile processors will launch in Q2 2019.

Intel's 9th Gen Core processors

Intel was quiet on details other than the impending release timeframe, but the full complement of 9th Gen Core processors we have come to expect will be available. That includes 9th Gen Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 chips.

Adept Enterprise is designed for the new Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors, and the 9th Gen Core mobile processors will increase speed of complex queries in the field. Probably an over kill today, but will be a good investment for long term use, especially with upgrades.

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Adept Enterprise: Finding what best fits with your organization

Adept Enterprise: Finding what best fits with your organization

We offer Adept Enterprise in 3 flavors. Private Cloud, On Premise, and Hybrid. We know there are certain mission critical systems that can never be placed outside the organization, while other mission systems can.

It really comes down to the requirements of the organization. As a software vendor to numerous government and businesses we are held to strict data security requirements, including where data can be stored, either in a Private Cloud, On Premise, and/or Hybrid storage models.

In some cases where organizations are subsidiary to larger organizations, and are bought and sold every two to five years, it makes sense to have your mission systems stored in a private cloud.

Another interesting flavor is our hybrid systems where On Premise systems and Private Cloud systems work together based on the requirements of the organization.

Adept Enterprise

Adept Enterprise in three flavors

Being a pioneer in enterprise software requires us at Adept Technologies to leverage On Premise, Private Cloud, and Hybrid platforms. Most of our clients have been surprised to find that lower costs have not been the biggest benefit of our private cloud systems, but they come from operational shifts, performance gains, and zero percent down time.

We at Adept Technologies do not leverage 3rd party cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Zadara Cloud storage for our Private Cloud services. The reason why is we do not trust the public cloud. We like to know what server stores your data, where that data is and where it goes at all times. We build our servers and we program them and we place them in our server racks (we own the racks too) at our different datacenters via our partner corporation Tierpoint. They provide the redundant space, power and internet communications. We have been working side by side with Tierpoint for over eight years, providing our Adept Enterprise private cloud services to numerous clients, and we have had 100% update time.

Offering Adept Enterprise in 3 flavors, On Premise, Private Cloud, and Hybrid gives our customers the flexibility to manage their systems, that best fits their organization, and prevents critical information from being in the hands of the wrong people.

We mold Adept Enterprise around your organization.

Microprocessor Speed vs Security Flaw

Microprocessor Speed vs Security Flaw

Spectre and Meltdown are both flaws in every modern microprocessors, based on the concept of predictive computing, that dates back to 1967, but wasn’t implemented into microprocessors until the 1990s.

It appears that for the last twenty years microprocessors have been built for speed over security, thus every modern microprocessor can be exploited.

Intel has rushed to release patches to address these flaws, but has run into system reboot problems and stability problems, which has caused systems to crash. Intel on Monday advised all users to not apply any of their firmware patches.

Software Attack Risks

Major Problems

Intel also isn’t the only vendor having problems patching Meltdown and Spectre. Microsoft pulled their patches after systems froze, and end users received the blue screen of death. Antivirus companies were also required to patch their systems after Microsoft patches were installed.

Many cloud vendors are still trying to figure out which of their products and services are at risk.

It seems the patch updates is getting very messy in the high target Cloud computing market where the systems can be exploited in these public shared computing environments much easier than in non-shared public environments.

For typical desktop users, the risk is less significant, it still is a problem, but less targeted.

Basically the Microprocessor Speed vs Security Flaw has come to roost, and it is and will continue to be a long term messy and costly fix.

Major Questions

The question now is with all the patches being rushed to market, and as we are seeing crashing servers, what other security flaws are being created? How safe in your data in the “Cloud”?
We then add Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook apps, website access, Google searching, and the hundreds to thousands of unknown web server sessions for your modern microprocessors to calculate, along with the hundreds to thousands of server’s microprocessors calculations, are you safe?

Are You Safe?

No you are not safe. Running your enterprise in the public cloud is a bad idea, and sadly the savings to risk analysis will only get worse.

With the constant security flaws in our modern technology world, we recommend running your enterprise with our Adept Enterprise Software, which medicates the risk of being a huge target with Cloud providers to being a very small target with Adept Technologies on-premises systems and private service systems.

It is easier to manage the risks, and it is cheaper when your systems are not a huge and easy target to exploit.

Contact us today to see how Adept Enterprise can help your organization.

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Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (http://money.cnn.com)

Technology News

The Google announced Monday 1/13/2014 that it is buying connected device maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash.

Nest Labs, led by former Apple designer Tony Fadell, develops “smart” home appliances like thermostats and smoke detectors that can program themselves and communicate with smartphones.

Nest Labs will maintain its brand name and continue to be led by Fadell, Google said, adding that the deal will likely close in the next few months.

Fadell told Fortune’s Dan Primack that Google made a very strong pitch for how we could have all the resources of a large company while retaining the independence of a next-generation Nest.
“This allows us to accelerate and stay in front of the coming wave of products for what we like to call the conscious home,” Fadell said.

Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement that Nest is “already delivering amazing products you can buy right now – thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe.”

“We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!” Page said.

Google shares ticked up 0.7% in after-hours trading Monday.

(Continue reading at http://money.cnn.com)

My Two Cents: Very interesting, as long as the information about your house is not being tracked and saved by Google for 3rd parties, I feel this is a great thing for everyone!