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by Lyle Smith

Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II Review (256GB)

The Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II (U3) is the company’s latest high-end memory card to hit the market. This tiny storage solution is expected to reach some fairly impressive speeds, as Lexar quotes 150MB/s read and 90MB/s write. The Professional 1000x also comes with a generous 256GB in storage capacity, that, according to Lexar, can store upwards of 36 hours of HD video, 67,600 photos, or 58,100 songs.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Oracle, HPE, ViON, & Kaminario

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Oracle enhances its block volume offering. HPE unveils computer built for the era of Big Data. ViON and Kaminario partner to deliver Flash Storage as a Service (FSaaS) to the federal market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam & Microsoft Extend Backup & DR In Azure

At VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans, Veeam Software announced it was working with Microsoft to add new capabilities for protection in the hybrid cloud. This announcement builds off of the long-standing alliance between the two companies. The new solutions announced include, Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure and Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure. Veeam is also announcing its latest version of Veeam Backup for Office 365.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam New Innovations For Multi-Cloud & Hybrid-Cloud Environments

Veeam Software is holding it annual event, VeeamOn 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This year the company has invited StorageReview, as well as a few thousand others, down to have a look at some or its new innovations. These new innovations are designed to help enterprises thrive in multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments. Among the announcements is the all new Veeam Availability Suite v10, which allows businesses to bring their continuity and agility to new levels.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataGravity Adds Behavior-Driven Data Management To Veeam Environments

Today at VeeamOn 2017, DataGravity announced DataGravity for Availability with Veeam support. DataGravity states that its new solution will be the first to automatically respond, in real-time, to data exposure and security threats in a Veeam backup repository. This behavior-driven management will help companies to better defend insider threats while also providing higher levels of visibility and availability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Announces Its 3Q17 Earnings

Cisco announced its third quarter earnings. The company saw a sharp sell off of its stock in after hour trading after releasing earnings. While the earnings as a whole weren’t bad, the company predicted a lower than analysts estimate for next quarter’s revenue. The company also announced an additional 1,100 layoffs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces Tighter Integration With Veeam

Today at VeeamOn 2017, Quantum Corp. announced integration with Veeam for two of its products, DXi deduplication appliances and Scalar tape storage platform. The new integrations are all about using Veeam’s “3-2-1 rule” (storing at least three copies of data on two different types of media with one backup copy offsite). Quantum and Veeam will be showcasing joint solutions at VeeamON 2017, May 16-18 in New Orleans. 

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by Lyle Smith

Commvault VM Backup and Recovery Trial Software for Customers Launched

Commvault has announced the availability of its VM Backup and Recovery trial software for customers and partners, citing substantial enhancements to user experience, disaster recovery and cloud on-ramp features. Available for free on the company website, Commvault indicates that their newly updated software allows customers to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle and will allow them to migrate data and VMs to the public cloud of their choice.  

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by Adam Armstrong

WDC Announces HGST Ultrastar SAS SS300 SSD

Today Western Digital Corp. (WDC) announced its highest-performing SAS SSD to date, the HGST-branded Ultrastar SS300. This new addition to the Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family is designed, like the rest of the family, to meet the rigorous data demands of many of the world’s largest companies. The drive was designed in partnership with Intel and has random performances of 400K IOPS read and 200K IOPS write.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: NetApp, Canonical, WDC, Red Hat, TYAN, Virtual Instruments & More.

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NetApp and Canonical collaborate to supply Open Cloud Solutions. WDC announces new iNAND EFD for connected, autonomous cars. Red Hat releases OpenStack Platform 11. TYAN showcases its new GPU-optimized platforms. Virtual Instruments releases VirtualWisdom 5.2. Cisco and NetApp are now strategic investors in Datos IO. Cavium accelerates adoption of NVMe over fabrics. Micron announces new all-flash Ceph storage reference architecture. Cisco announces intent to acquire MindMeld.

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