Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Adam Armstrong

EMC Launches ViPR Controller 3.0

Today at EMC World 2016, EMC corporation announced the latest updates to its storage automation software, EMC ViPR Controller 3.0. EMC states that the new updates are designed to help customers modernize their multivendor storage environments, with support for over 50 EMC and third-party storage platforms. This SDS release should reduce manual tasks by up to 73%, which should increase efficiency, help mitigate risks, and free-up resources. EMC claims that the ViPR Controller will effectively bridge traditional and cloud native environments, providing ease of use, time savings and reduced OPEX.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Debuts Beta Of Free Cloud-based Workload Analysis Service

Today at EMC World Conference in Las Vegas (booth #931), Virtual Instruments announced the beta launch of its new free storage workload analysis service and community, WorkloadCentral. WorkloadCentral is designed to help IT resources better understand how their application workloads interact with the underlying storage infrastructure. It will be able to make better deployment choices by using WorkloadCentral to gain insight into application workload performance profiles gaining a better understanding, while being able to benchmark and analyze existing storage infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

SwiftStack Releases Version 4.0

Today SwiftStack announced that it has released the latest version of its object storage software, SwiftStack Version 4.0. The latest version has “customer-driven capabilities” that will deliver scale and metadata search as well as plans for file native access and cloud synchronization. SwiftStack claims that these new features will help customers move from traditional file systems to more flexible, scalable cloud infrastructures in a more simple and accelerated fashion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Delivers In-Cloud NAS On Microsoft Azure

Today Panzura announced that its Panzura Cloud Controllers have been certified for Microsoft Azure. With its Cloud Controllers certified, users will have an end-to-end global file system Panzura controller’s on-premises and Panzura controllers running inside Azure, all using Azure Storage. This announcement follows other such announcements of Panzura working with OracleVMware, and AliCloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Diamanti Exits Stealth & Scores $12.5 Million In Funding

Today Diamanti (formally known as Datawise.io in stealth) came out of stealth to announce the beta availability of its first product, the industry’s first turnkey networking and storage appliance that brings guaranteed performance levels to Linux containers such as Docker. Guaranteed performance levels is a major requirement in containers’ progression from developer sandbox to production deployment. The company is also announcing the close of a $12.5 million Series A venture funding round from CRV, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cloudian Announces HyperStore 6.0

Cloudian Inc. has announced the release of the latest version of its flagship object storage solution, Cloudian HyperStore 6.0. This new version of HyperStore incorporates innovative automation for data storage management that Cloudian states will enable enterprises and solution providers can simply and cost-effectively manage petabyte-scale data volumes. HyperStore 6.0 will feature unique proactive repair, and Amazon S3 cross-region replication for disaster recovery, as well as smart storage analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases VirtualWisdom 4.4

Today Virtual Instruments announced that they have released the latest update to its Infrastructure Performance Management software, VirutalWisdom 4.4. The latest update builds off of Virtual Instruments recent merger with Load DynamiX. The update features new analytics, a new platform appliance, as well as enhancements to reporting and notifications.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Partners With Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe & Asia

IBM will be extending its global partnership with Box to give enterprises the option to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. As such, IBM will be able to use Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments via their deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. Box Zones will also leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage Services, as it will enable clients from both companies to locally store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data through the cloud in a range of different regions located across Europe and Asia.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Enhances Its STaaS With ZIOS Intelligent Object Store

Today Zadara announced an addition to its award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud, the ZIOS Intelligent Object Store service. This new service is aimed at both enterprises and service providers. ZIOS is said to deliver a common storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform that can be deployed at any location, supporting any data type and connecting to any protocol. Zadara is also introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity and large flash cache options.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera Emerges From Stealth & Launches Datera Elastic Data Fabric

Today Datera emerged from stealth launching its first product, Datera Elastic Data Fabric. Datera Elastic Data Fabric is scale-out storage software that turns standard, commodity hardware into a RESTful API-driven, policy-based storage fabric for large-scale clouds. Datera states that their solution is the first storage solution for enterprise and service provider clouds that is designed with DevOps style operations in mind.

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