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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Baidu

Seagate has announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu--China’s largest web services firm--in the industries of low-cost online storage, archiving, and Big Data analysis.

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by Josh Linden

HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Review

With the availability of Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processors, a variety of server vendors are launching compute platforms that take advantage of the performance increases of the new Xeon architecture. The DL360 Gen9 is the new mainstream 1U compute platform in the HP ProLiant family, and in addition to featuring new E5-2600 v3 processors and DD4 memory, the DL360 Gen9 reflects several progressive advancements in HP’s server technology portfolio and the company’s overall vision for converged data centers.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards Now Available

Toshiba has launched EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards, their new line of EXCERIA products. Meant for professional or amateur photographers and videographers, the new EXCERIA memory cards are designed for continuous shooting and full HD (including 4K resolution) video and are available in a wide-range of sizes at an affordable price tag.

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by Adam Armstrong

Caringo Awarded Patent for Erasure Coding, Replication in Storage Clusters

Caringo has announced that it has been awarded a patent for erasure coding and replication in storage clusters. The patent covers the “combining of replication and erasure coding managed by the storage cluster in order to take advantage of the benefits of each without needing control computers or control databases.” Caringo’s patents are current deployed in its unified storage software, Caringo Swarm (formally called CAStor). Swarm is a mature object storage system for private and public cloud usage and a target archive system.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drives Now Available

Toshiba has introduced the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive, a simple storage solution for the travelling consumer who needs a way to organize their growing collection of digital files.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Announces the Launch of FlashRay All-Flash Storage Array

Today NetApp announced the launch of their all-flash array (AFA), FlashRay and its operating system Mars OS. We first previewed FlashRay last year. FlashRay is NetApp's third all-flash storage array offering, the others being EF-series and the FAS series.

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by Adam Armstrong

A3CUBE Introduces Fortissimo Foundation for Ultra High-Performance Hyper-Convergence

A3CUBE Inc. introduced its new building block software solution, Fortissimo Foundation. Working in concert with A3CUBE's previously announced RONNIE Express platform, Fortissimo Foundation will provide improvements in application performance and data center efficiency, and is particularly aimed at unstructured, Big Data environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

PMC Delivers 16-port Storage Controllers for Data Center Servers

PMC-Sierra Inc. announced today that the company is the first to ship 16-port 12Gb/s SAS and 16-port 6Gb/s SATA I/O Controllers for data center servers. The new controller solutions are aimed at OEMs and ODMs who want to design low-cost customized server hardware for hyperscale deployment such as Open Compute, Windows Cloud Servers, OpenStack, and Project Scorpio. The new product line contains three controllers, the above-mentioned two and 8-port 12Gb/s SAS controller.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces General Availability of New Solutions for Building, Managing and Protecting Software-Defined Data Centers

VMware Inc. has announced the general availability of new solutions as well as updates to some of their current solutions. The new solutions and updates are aimed at helping businesses build, manage, and protect their software-defined data center environments. They include: VMware NSX 6.1, VMware vCloud Suite 5.8, VMware vRealize Operations Insight, VMware vRealize Suite 6, and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.8. VMware also announced the availability of VMware vSphere Remote Branch Office to allow businesses with multiple sites to take advantage of virtualization.

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by Josh Linden

Permabit SANblox Fibre Channel SAN Inline Data Efficiency Appliances Now Available

Permabit today announced the general availability of its new Albireo SANblox, a 1U data efficiency appliance for Fibre Channel primary storage. SANblox utilizes Permabit’s Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) and HIOPS Compression software to implement inline data efficiency processing that can be selectively applied to data that can benefit from deduplication or compression as it is written to the array.

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