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by Adam Armstrong

Broadcom Releases New SAS/SATA/NVMe Controllers

Broadcom has released new tri-mode storage adapters, the HBA 9400 series. The HBA 9400 series marks the industry’s first HBAs with Tri-Mode SerDes. The series will be ideal for the modern data center where flexibility is desirable especially when it leads to increased performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases DSM 6.1

Today Synology Inc. announced the latest release of its award winning DiskStation Manager (DSM), version 6.1. The latest version of DSM comes with several enhancements, new applications, and refined data protection. Synology states that these updates will lead to a more secure, productive, and unified NAS experience.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Native Integration With Pure Storage

Today Cohesity announced that it would be integrating with Pure Storage to bring faster data protection and recovery. Not only will this native integration speed up data protection performance, but users will also be able to leverage the public cloud aiding in long-term data retention and accelerating DevOps with, according to the companies, instantaneous copies of any production application.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cavium, Stratoscale, Rubrik, Cisco, Seagate, Cloudtenna, Nutanix, NetApp

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cavium’s QLogic FC and Ethernet technologies are now available on HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure blade server platform. Stratoscale acquires Tesora and releases new services. Rubrik updates its Cloud Data Management platform. Cisco now offers the Microsoft Azure Stack on UCS. Seagate releases special edition Halo Wars 2 game drive. Cloudtenna announces a partnership with both Nutanix and NetApp. And NetApp states that they will be bringing an HCI to market through its SolidFire investment.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexsan Announces Unity Active Archive

Today Nexsan announced the release of two new features on its Unity solution, Unity Active Archive and Desktop. Active Archive will enable users to automatically archive unstructured data with policy-based guidelines. Not only does this allow companies to make their data even more secure, they can also enable their users to easily access the files and use features such as file sync and share, multi-site sync, and secure remote access via mobile devices and the web all without using a VPN.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 4000 Object Storage Appliance

Today Cloudian Inc. announced its new high-density object storage platform, the HyperStore 4000 appliance. The new appliance is designed to meet the demands of ever growing data without taking up lots of valuable data center space. Cloudian states that the new appliance can deliver on-premises performance with cloud-like prices, 40% lowers cost per GB compared to previous Cloudian solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Will Be On VxRail Appliances

Today Dell EMC announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will soon be available on Dell EMC’s VxRail Appliances. Dell EMC EHC on VxRail addresses both the increasing move by companies to adopt both hybrid clouds and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads. EHC on VxRail will enable customers to start off small and grow as their need for the hybrid cloud grows.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces Its 2Q17 Earnings

Today Cisco announced its second quarter earnings. As the trend of poor earning reports seems to be turning around, Cisco’s earnings aren’t fantastic but they are a far cry from some of the numbers we’ve seen in the last six months. Cisco also announced an increase in quarterly cash dividends. Cisco’s stock performance is up slightly from last quarter.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Introduces New Freedom Product Line

Today Panzura introduced a new product line that enables organizations to tackle the growing unstructured data challenges through a combination of cloud storage economics and flash performance. This new Freedom product line consists of Freedom Archive, Freedom NAS, and Freedom Collaboration. As the name implies, this new product line can free companies from storing unstructured data on expensive NAS systems while enabling them to move, manage, and access that data in any cloud. 

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by Josh Linden

Dell EMC VxRail Overview

VxRail is part of Dell EMC's hyper-converged infrastructure offerings, bringing together a streamlined hardware, operating system, and software stack for implementing VMware vSAN. The VxRail family competes in a marketplace where other major vendors offer two paths to hyper-converged infrastructure: either vendor-specific systems or vSAN ready nodes. VxRail takes a third route, making it as straightforward as possible to deploy vSAN via dedicated appliance nodes with tight VMware integration, rigorous component testing and single-vendor support. Our aim in this portion of our vSAN coverage is to highlight the benefits of VxRail when it comes to deploying vSAN in an organization. 

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