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by Lyle Smith

Quantum DXi6900-S Enterprise Deduplication Appliance Now Available

Quantum has announced the availability of their DXi6900-S, the newest addition to their DXi6900 line of enterprise deduplication appliances designed for large, multi-site data protection environments. The DXi6900-S is stated as having two times the density and four times the sustained performance compared to any current DXi6900. Quantum adds that their newest model is the first deduplication appliance to feature 8TB self-encrypting drives with up to 544TB of useable space in 18U of rack space. This considerably reduces its physical footprint while consuming significantly less power.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS815RP+ NAS Review

The Synology RackStation RS815RP+ (the RP referring to its use of redundant power supplies) is a high-performing NAS built specifically to handle intensive, resource-heavy tasks and encryption. As is the case with most Synology RackStations, the RS815RP+ is built to easily scale for growing businesses by leveraging the company's RX415 expansion units via eSATA. This allows for the use of 8 total drives for a maximum raw capacity of 80TB, making it ideal for small businesses looking for a rack-based storage solution that can grow with the organization. The RS815+ also features an AES-NI hardware encryption, an engine which distributes the encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU to help improve overall performance. 

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC XtremIO Now Has Several New App Integrations

Ahead of VMworld 2016 next week in Las Vegas, EMC corporation announced today that its XtremIO all-flash storage platform for VMware and Microsoft virtualized environments now has new application integrations and management features. According to EMC, these new integrations and features will enable application and infrastructure teams to take full advantage of simplified resource provisioning and management workflows, automation and orchestration in virtualized environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Introduces Six New 3D NAND SSDs

Today Intel unveiled six new 3D NAND SSDs. These new SSDs are designed to hit various aspects of the industry from client to data center to drive designed specifically to handle the Internet of Things (IoT). These drives are the first SSDs from Intel to utilize 3D NAND.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces Its Availability Platform For The Hybrid Cloud

Veeam Software made a few announcements recently with the largest being a new product, the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. Along with they new platform, Veeam is announcing primary storage integration with the IBM Storwize family and IBM SVC platform (to be including in Veeam Availability Suite v10). And Veeam unveiled new capabilities to support Microsoft 365.

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by Lyle Smith

Caringo SwarmNFS Annouced

Caringo has announced SwarmNFS, touted as the first lightweight file protocol converter that brings scale-out object storage (e.g. built-in data protection, high-availability, and powerful metadata) to the NFSv4 protocol. SwarmNFS is a stateless Linux process that directly integrates with Caringo Swarm so that mount points can be accessed from anywhere. Caringo claims that their new technology provides a global namespace across NFSv4, S3, HDFS, and SCSP/HTTP, indicating that it delivers data distribution and data management at scale without the burden of the high cost and complexity that is inherent of legacy solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Reports 2Q 2017 Earnings

Today Nimble Storage reported its second quarter 2017 earnings and things are looking a bit better overall for the company. While their stock hasn’t gone up much since their last earnings report it hasn’t taken a beating either. In fact, Nimble’s numbers overall are on an upward trend.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Updates Its Data Protection Suite For VMware

Today EMC announced updates to its Data Protection Suite for VMware as well as new products designed to optimize the protection of VMware workloads across the spectrum of VMware environments. The new enhancements include support for VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere, and expanded data protection options for VCE VxRail Appliances. EMC also announced that it would be demonstrating VMware integration in its primary storage arrays at VMworld.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic & Komprise Work Together To Tackle Exponential Data Growth

Today Spectra Logic and Komprise announced that they have worked together, creating a new data storage solution. This new solution is for Spectra Logic customers struggling with exponential data growth. Using the solution, customers will be able to optimize their storage and control costs using file analytics and tiered storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New All-Flash Products

Ahead of VMworld next week, IBM announced today that it is expanding its all-flash storage products. These new all-flash products will be in IBM’s Storwize family line and is aimed at all companies from small to large with an eye on primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. IBM is also announcing its new migration program, “Flash In.” This program is designed for clients to easily transition to IBM storage solutions. 

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