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by Adam Armstrong

Condusiv Release V-locity 6.0

Today Condusiv Technologies released the latest version of its I/O reduction software solution for virtual environments, V-locity 6.0. Condusiv is also announcing that they have updated their IntelliMemory DRAM read caching engine stating it now delivers 3 times the performance of the previous version. IntelliMemory has gained the performance increase by focusing on caching effectiveness versus cache hits.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Demonstrates HAMR HDDs at InterMag

At the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (InterMag) this year, Seagate Technology discussed and demonstrated some of the new storage technologies that they have been working on such as heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) and bit-patterned media (BPM) technologies. InterMag was held in China for the first time in its 52-year history, China accounts for a growing portion of the world's hard drive sales. Along with Seagate there were several other major vendors present including Intel, TDK, Showa Denko, Samsung, Fujitsu, IBM, and Toshiba.

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by Adam Armstrong

Metalogix StoragePoint Achieves VSPEX Labs Validation

Today Metalogix announced that its Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) product, StoragePoint, has achieved VSPEX Labs Validation for EMC’s VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Isilon. Vendors such as Metalogix can validate their offerings as part of a VSPEX solution in the EMC Lab through the VSPEX Ecosystem. Their channel partners benefit by now having a tested and validated solution along with a best practice deployment guide that describes the steps to deploy Metalogix StoragePoint on the VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Isilon solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netgear Releases New Cloud-Based IT Service Platform

Today Netgear Inc. announced the launch of its first secure, cloud-based IT service platform, Business Central. Business Central is a platform of various services that are aimed at providing small to medium businesses with a cost-effective way to establish, provision, and manage key IT networking services and network devices. The first service module being launched today is Business Central Wireless Manager. Business Central Wireless Manager enables organizations, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), and other Systems Integrators (SIs) to centrally manage an entire wireless network through the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces General Availability Of Its Hyper-Converged All-Flash Appliance

Pivot3 recently announced the general availability of its new hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) all-flash enterprise appliance. The new appliance joins Pivot3’s wide selection of high-capacity systems and can be combined with their other HCI appliances through their central management system. Pivot3 also announced that Trent Landreth and Jason Peoples have joined their executive team.

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by Adam Armstrong

Iron Mountain Reveals Study Results That Could Generate Millions

Iron Mountain Incorporated has sponsored a white paper study through IDC. Just recently they revealed the results of the study and have found that organizations could save and be generating millions of dollars if their data archives were mined effectively. This finding effects organizations of all sizes. What’s more, organizations that can leverage their data properly are able to generate as much as $10 million more in saving and revenue.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces Solutions For Red Hat, Ceph, And OpenStack

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Super Micro Computer Inc. announced that it would be delivering Open Source optimized solutions across its portfolio of computing and storage platforms. Supermicro’s Red Hat solutions will now support Linux 7 for open hybrid cloud and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures. Supermicro also announced that its next generation X10 Storage Servers will be optimized for Ceph.

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE VTrak J5000 JBOD Expansion Units Now Available

PROMISE Technology has announced that its VTrak J5000 JBOD expansion units for cloud and enterprise data centers are now globally available, including the J5300s, J5320s, J5600s, and J5800s. Quoted to deliver double the bandwidth and throughput, the VTrak J5000 Series 12 Gb/s SAS subsystems deliver a SAS solution with enterprise level reliability and functionality while leveraging high-performance HDDs and SSDs. Previously, Promise announced their VSky A-Series software-defined Storage appliances, which is able to connect to Promise’s Vess and VTrak storage systems in order to create a unified storage pool.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases VS360HD

Today Synology Inc. announced that they are releasing their latest VisualStation, VS360HD. The VS360HD can be paired with a Synology Network Video Recording system (NVR) running Synology’s Surveillance Station, providing a robust security system that doesn’t need a dedicated computer. The VS360HD can decode and display up to 36 channels of HD video.

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by Adam Armstrong

RAIDIX Releases Latest Version Of Its Unified Storage Software

RAIDIX announced the latest version of its unified storage software, RAIDIX 4.3. The latest update aims to bring increased performance, fault tolerance, ease of implementation and use. RAIDIX claims that their software is now even faster, more reliable and convenient.

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