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

Caringo Releases Swarm 8

Today Caringo announced that it has released the latest version of its object storage software, Swarm version 8. Swarm 8 is offered as a complete software appliance. Users can consolidate all files onto Swarm and quickly search for the data they need reducing total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Review

Being able to see into one’s storage can be critical in some cases and at least helpful in most. This becomes even more beneficial when dealing with multi-vendor NAS and/or SAN arrays. SolarWinds’ Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is a relatively in-expensive way for organizations to gain insight into their arrays. SolarWinds SRM gives administrators insight into all storage layers including virtualization and applications and supports several of the large vendors with a support list that continues to grow.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM & Catalogic Combine Solutions For Hybrid Cloud & DevOps

Today IBM and Catalogic announced that a new set of solutions that combines Catalogic’s flagship product, ECX, with several of IBM’s products. The new joint solutions are aimed at modernizing IT infrastructure including automation of storage and data management, self-service capabilities, and complete RESTful API management.  This modernization should deliver superior results while lowering OPEX. The joint solutions will enable companies to accelerate implementation of new use cases and workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Updates CloudLink App

QNAP has announced the latest release of their CloudLink app, which is designed to improve the remote access functions of the myQNAPcloud service for easier access to QNAP devices via the Internet; all without any complex domain redirection processes. With the CloudLink app, users will have timely access to their files on a QNAP NAS using myQNAPcloud or by sharing download links with contacts to track the task status.

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by Adam Armstrong

Customers Can Now Control Pivot3’s vSTAC OS Through VMware vCenter Server

Pivot3 announced the release of a plug-in for its vSTAC OS Management Client Integration. This new plug-in connects directly with VMware vCenter Server and gives administrators a single point of control, through VMware interface, for Pivot3's global hyper-converged infrastructure technology.

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by Lyle Smith

Cleversafe Announces Software Defined/Hardware Aware Storage Approach

Cleversafe has announced its software defined/hardware aware storage approach, which is designed to take hidden costs and complexity out of software defined storage (SDS) by giving enterprises the ability to manage their hardware and software from a single management system. In addition, they have also announced newly certified hardware platforms built to give enterprise customers greater deployment flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces First Combined FIPS & AWS GovCloud Solution

Today Druva announced that it was the first company to provide Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) enabled endpoint data protection in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) GovCloud. This will be ideal for government agencies and contractors that must adhere to the FIPS 140-2 encryption standard but that want to run their applications in the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Announces Beta Of 2nd Generation Cloud SQL

Google first launched SQL for its Cloud platform in 2011. Google maintains that the service is easy-to-use and helps companies build applications by managing mundane tasks such as applying patches and updates, managing backups and configuring replications. Google Cloud SQL was not only easy to use it was easy to connect to as well. Google is now announcing the beta of its new Cloud SQL for Google platform.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Complete Active Directory Backup & Recovery For Azure Cloud Environments

Dell has announced the latest update to Dell Recovery Manager for Active Directory and Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest (RMAD) with Edition 8.7, which allow businesses running hybrid Active Directory environments with Azure AD Connect to back up, view and restore changes to AD objects in both real-time on-premises and in the cloud. RMAD also allows for on-premises automated forest-level recovery and the ability to create of a fully functional virtual lab environment.   

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces Object Storage for Bluemix

IBM has announced their new Cloud service called IBM Object Storage, which gives developers the ability to interactively compose and connect object storage into their apps. Available in beta on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud Platform, Object Storage also offers app creators a fully scalable, API-accessible platform to store and retrieve unstructured data, while giving access to this valuable data from external apps. IBM indicates that this will allow developers to build and scale their apps around this content, creating new ways to tap into its value.

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