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by Adam Armstrong

Netgear Arlo Wireless HD Camera System Review

Netgear has updated its VueZone Wireless Camera system with the new Arlo Wireless HD Camera System. The cameras are completely wireless, the only wires are the Ethernet from the Base Station to the router and from the Base Station to an outlet. Users can have the system up and running in under 10 minutes, with a few more minutes to put up the mounts and place the cameras. The cameras are then monitored using a smartphone or tablet, or through a web browser. The Arlo system supports up to 30 cameras and has a slew of use cases such as security, baby monitoring, pet monitoring, nanny cams, or a way to share videos with friends and family.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Cloud Platform Adds Status Update Dashboard

Google has added status update functionality to their Status Dashboard of the Google Cloud Platform, acknowledging that even small interruptions can cause issues with users and businesses and lack of information pertaining to what’s going on only adds to the problem. This new transparency helps to improve their current tools and services, such as Google Cloud Monitoring, which monitors the health of a service. As such, Google hopes that these augmented services will help to make disruptions more manageable by presenting users with the latest information on all issues as well as the ability to help find workarounds to these issues.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases LeftHand OS 12.0 for StoreVirtual

HP has released the latest version of the operating system for its HP StoreVirtual storage platforms, LeftHand OS 12.0. Like the update to 11.5, the latest version comes with several new enhancements as well as a few fixes for the previous version of LeftHand OS.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces 200GB microSD Card, Portable Flash Storage

SanDisk has announced various new products to their storage portfolio including two new microSDXC cards: the 200GB SanDisk Ultra UHS-I card, which is the industry’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices, and the company’s first high endurance microSDXC memory card built to withstand up to 10,000 hours of Full HD Video recording.

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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 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 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

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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