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News Bits: NComputing, Cisco, CTERA, Syncplicity, & Panzura

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. NComputing launched a Raspberry Pi based Thin Client, the RX300. Cisco announced new virtualization and security technologies. CTERA introduced zero minute DR for ROBO file servers. Axway announced that it has acquired Syncplicity. Panzura has launched a Freedom Partner Program to compliment its new Freedom product line.

Samsung PM1725 SSD Review

Samsung has successfully established itself as an innovator in flash-based storage across the enterprise and consumer markets. For example, the prosumer-oriented Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD recently broke our consumer SSD benchmark record for sequential performance,while also reaching the highest capacity of any M.2 drive on the market. Two and a half years ago, Samsung was first to market with an enterprise NVMe SSD with its XS1715, which maintained a dominant position among enterprise NVMe SSDs though 2015. Thus, we were excited to begin our benchmark of Samsung's successor to the XS1715 -- the PM1725 NVMe PCIe SSD.

Veritas & Microsoft Partner To Optimize The Cloud

Today Veritas Technologies and Microsoft Corp. announced a multi-year partnership. This partnership is aimed at helping organizations to use Microsoft Azure to both optimize hybrid cloud use as well as hosting Veritas’ Enterprise Vault.cloud management and governance capabilities on Azure.  The partnership builds off of the longstanding relationship between Veritas and Microsoft.

Diamanti Ships First Bare-Metal HCI Container Platform & Raises $18M

Today Diamanti made two announcements. First they are announcing the general availability of their new bare-metal hyper-converged infrastructure container platform, Diamanti D10. According to Diamanti, the D10 will allows companies to deploy Docker containers in seconds with guaranteed service levels at a fraction of the cost of traditional data center infrastructure. Diamanti is also announcing that it has raised an additional $18 million in series B funding.

Broadcom Releases New SAS/SATA/NVMe Controllers

Broadcom has released new tri-mode storage adapters, the HBA 9400 series. The HBA 9400 series marks the industry’s first HBAs with Tri-Mode SerDes. The series will be ideal for the modern data center where flexibility is desirable especially when it leads to increased performance.

Synology Releases DSM 6.1

Today Synology Inc. announced the latest release of its award winning DiskStation Manager (DSM), version 6.1. The latest version of DSM comes with several enhancements, new applications, and refined data protection. Synology states that these updates will lead to a more secure, productive, and unified NAS experience.

Cohesity Announces Native Integration With Pure Storage

Today Cohesity announced that it would be integrating with Pure Storage to bring faster data protection and recovery. Not only will this native integration speed up data protection performance, but users will also be able to leverage the public cloud aiding in long-term data retention and accelerating DevOps with, according to the companies, instantaneous copies of any production application.

News Bits: Cavium, Stratoscale, Rubrik, Cisco, Seagate, Cloudtenna, Nutanix, NetApp

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Cavium’s QLogic FC and Ethernet technologies are now available on HPE Synergy Composable Infrastructure blade server platform. Stratoscale acquires Tesora and releases new services. Rubrik updates its Cloud Data Management platform. Cisco now offers the Microsoft Azure Stack on UCS. Seagate releases special edition Halo Wars 2 game drive. Cloudtenna announces a partnership with both Nutanix and NetApp. And NetApp states that they will be bringing an HCI to market through its SolidFire investment.

Nexsan Announces Unity Active Archive

Today Nexsan announced the release of two new features on its Unity solution, Unity Active Archive and Desktop. Active Archive will enable users to automatically archive unstructured data with policy-based guidelines. Not only does this allow companies to make their data even more secure, they can also enable their users to easily access the files and use features such as file sync and share, multi-site sync, and secure remote access via mobile devices and the web all without using a VPN.

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 4000 Object Storage Appliance

Today Cloudian Inc. announced its new high-density object storage platform, the HyperStore 4000 appliance. The new appliance is designed to meet the demands of ever growing data without taking up lots of valuable data center space. Cloudian states that the new appliance can deliver on-premises performance with cloud-like prices, 40% lowers cost per GB compared to previous Cloudian solutions.