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by Lyle Smith

WD My Cloud Expert and Business Series Announced

WD has announced additions to their portfolio of network attached storage solutions with the new My Cloud Expert Series, which includes the My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay) as well as the My Cloud Business Series, which includes the My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay), and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay). These four new products are designed to address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among consumers.

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by Brian Beeler

Avago To Acquire Emulex

Avago Technologies has announced it is acquiring publicly traded Emulex for $8/share, in an all cash transaction topping $606 million. Avago has been busy the last year or so, buying LSI in December 2013 for $6.6 billion, before selling off LSI's storage business to Seagate in May of last year for $450 million. The combination of Emulex's interconnect solutions and Avago's existing storage adapters and fiber optics make for a broad solutions portfolio. Emulex is expected to operate as a business within Avago's enterprise storage segment.

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by Josh Linden

Dell Announces Three XC Series SDS Appliances with Nutanix and 13G PowerEdge Technology

Dell today published details for three new web-scale converged storage appliances that will be joining the company’s XC Series. The new appliances are built with 13G PowerEdge servers as the foundation and are equipped to handle applications such as virtual desktop infrastructure, private cloud storage, and big data. The new appliances can be configured with more than a 50% increase in storage capacity and double the rack density of previous XC offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

Connected Data Transporter 15 and 30 Appliances Announced

Connected Data has announced the Transporter 15 and 30, two new private cloud file sync and share appliances designed to deliver critical business-class file sharing features, performance and capacity to small businesses, departments and remote offices. Both appliances help preserve the privacy and control of business data all the while offering users with the same benefits and experience as public cloud solutions like Dropbox. When coupled with Transporter, Transporter 75 and Transporter 150 appliances, Connected Data now offers a diverse range of private cloud file sync and share solutions for consumers and businesses of all sizes.

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by Lyle Smith

SolarWinds Announces New Product Offerings for Optimal Application Performance

SolarWinds has announced new and enhanced product offerings designed to help IT ensure optimal application performance by monitoring the complete application stack (AppStack) through a single pane of glass. Enhancements include the new Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) and significant updates to Server & Application Monitor (SAM) as well as Virtualization Manager and Web Performance Monitor (WPM), which include greater integration with SolarWinds’ Orion technology and the new SolarWinds AppStack dashboard.

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by Lyle Smith

Scale Computing's HC3 HyperCore Version 6.0 Now Available

Scale Computing has announced the release of HC3 HyperCore Version 6.0, which adds built-in VM level remote replication as well as a new, streamlined user interface to make its HC3 platform cater more towards small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprise departments looking to overcome the obstacles of implementing virtualization, and fast recovery from IT disasters. Scale Computing also indicates that their HC3 products offer the server hardware, virtualization software, and storage needed in a hyperconverged platform managed from a single, unified interface, all of which now can extend to remote disaster recovery as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases New, Free Plug-In For Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

EMC has released a new Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c. Following their announcement of deeper integration with OEM 12c, the latest version of the Plug-in is designed to work with a broad range of EMC storage systems such as VMAX, VMAX 3VNX Block, VNX File, and XtremIO. The previous versions of the plug-in were specific to various EMC storage systems.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Expands its Embedded Computing Solutions Portfolio

Supermicro will be showing off its latest portfolio of Embedded Building Block Solutions this week at Embedded World in Nürnberg, Germany. During this event, Supermicro will focus on its new Internet of Things (IoT) Gateway System (SYS-E100-8Q), which adds to Supermicro’s Embedded solutions ecosystem with an ultra low-power Edge-to-Cloud mesh network device powered by a 2.2W Intel Quark SoC X1021. This new solution features 512GB DDR3 ECC memory, a ZigBee module socket and expansion support with Micro SDHC (up to 32GB), and 2x Mini-PCI-E slots.

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by Brian Beeler

Toshiba Claims Highest Areal Density in a 2.5" HDD

Toshiba has made a technology advancement in the areal density of their platters used in 2.5" client hard drives. Toshiba has managed to hit one terabit per square inch (1Tbit/in2) which translates to 750GB per drive platter. In a four-platter 15mm platform, that's 3TB per drive, which is a 40% boost over Toshiba's highest capacity drive in that class. 

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Improves Data Backup And Archive To The Cloud

Today NetApp announced several software updates and solutions for hybrid cloud deployments aimed at improving backup and recovery times. NetApp's new software and solutions come with integration for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

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