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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

In The Lab: Xitron XT2640 Precision Multi-Channel Power Analyzer

Power consumption is front of mind when it comes to designing, building, and running a datacenter. Not only does power usage eat into IT operations budgets, there are many other influences power consumption has as a larger part of the IT infrastructure. The StorageReview lab is no different. Not only does our testing at times draw huge amounts of power (think the Griswold household when the Christmas lights went on in Christmas Vacation) but we want to know how much power everything we plug in draws. If we test a storage device that out performs all other in a given segment, it is nice to point out if it draws more power than Godzilla’s atomic breath, putting a more complete cost of ownership profile together.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Backup And Replication v8 Review

Veeam Backup and Replication is data protection software for virtualized applications and data, regardless of size or complexity. Veeam Backup and Replication unifies both processes into a single solution to “increases the value of backup and reinvents data protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.” The solution offers many benefits such as fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. Veeam actually calls their recovery instant with claims of recovering a failed VM in as little as 2 minutes and being able to recover guest OS files and folder on the fly. The solution protects data with built in replication and options such as Cloud Connect. And Veeam Backup and Replication has deduplication and compression in order to minimize storage needs.

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by Lyle Smith

Quantum Announces Significant Enhancements to the Scalar i6000 Tape Library

Quantum has announced substantial upgrades to the Scalar i6000 tape library, including twice the drive density, the addition of unique RESTful web services management capabilities and 80 PLUS certified power supplies. With these new updates, Quantum believes that it now offers the most feature-rich and technically advanced enterprise tape library available on the enterprise market, which is ideal for today’s most demanding tiered storage workflows such as with media and entertainment, video surveillance, data center archives, and high performance computing. Quantum had also recently announced new solutions aimed at helping companies address the challenges of unstructured data growth.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron And Intel Partner On New NAND Technology 3D XPoint

Today Micron Technology Inc. and Intel Corporation unveiled new non-volatile memory technology that they claim may revolutionize any device, service, or application, 3D XPoint (cross point). 3D XPoint is in production now and is the first new category of memory introduced in over 25 years.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Adds Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys to Google Compute Engine

In addition to Google Nearline’s Cloud Storage’s recent general availability, the company has announced the beta version of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine, giving their users the ability to bring-their-own-keys to encrypt compute resources. This certainly brings the best of both worlds, as it provides users the power and flexibility of public cloud all the while giving users desired control over data security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Media And Entertainment Organizations Are Using SwiftStack Object Storage To Deliver Breakthrough Advancements

Today SwiftStack announced that top organizations in media and entertainment are using its object storage to gain incremental value in their production workflows. These organizations are finding that when they combine SwiftStack object storage with their media asset management solutions they are getting better productivity from new levels of access and protection. And producers are able to achieve predictive and affordable cost at scale, enabling them to spend less time on their storage solutions and more time on creative output.

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by Adam Armstrong

Savage IO Releases SavageStor

Today Savage IO released its software agnostic, open storage platform, SavageStor. Savage IO states that SavageStor is the most-densely populated storage server on the market. SavageStor is designed to handle the capacity and IO needs of cloud storage, big data analytics, HPC, enterprise and ROBO environments. 

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Announces iglu Bridging Fully Featured And Software-Defined Storage

Today X-IO Technologies announced a new portfolio of storage systems, iglu. The iglu family is designed to bridge the paths between fully featured storage and software-defined storage (SDS). iglu will bring X-IO’s intelligent storage element (ISE) arrays into the world of SAN. X-IO is stating that iglu will be a worry-free SAN that will run fast forever and will have virtually zero maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura & AWS Partner To Optimize Hybrid Cloud

As we previously mentioned, Panzura released SkyBridge to run VDI and application virtualization completely in the cloud. Now Panzura is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run SkyBridge within AWS as a seamless extension of the datacenter. This partnership aims to simplify networking with the cloud, connect to on-premises authentication services, automate the configuration of cloud services instances, and eliminate potential performance issues when applications and data are separated by latent network connections.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Confirms It Is Ending Its Invicta Storage Appliance

According to both The Register and CRN, Cisco has confirmed that will cease its Invicta Storage Array line. Cisco first acquired the Invicta All-Flash array when it purchased Whiptail in 2013 for $415 million. Within a year Cisco halted shipments from apparent customer complaints. After two years of issues, Cisco will no longer develop the Invicta Appliance and its Scaling Systems products.

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