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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Improves Hybrid Cloud Management

Microsoft announced several improvements and innovations today to help customers manage their hybrid clouds. Previously at their Ignite event, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Operations Management Suite. This hybrid management solution extended the value of System Center and helped manage corporate workloads. Back-up and migration functionality in Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery were also introduced at Ignite. Now Microsoft is adding a new OMS add-on for System Center, support for physical and VMware virtual machines in Azure Site Recovery, new capabilities in Azure Backup, and enhanced support for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Release DLm 4.3

EMC announced that it is released an update to its software for Disk Library for mainframe (DLm), version 4.3. The update includes significantly boosting the capacity of virtual tape libraries and enhancing data protection and disaster recovery testing. EMC’s new update is aimed at ease the pressure that Third Platform technologies are putting on mainframes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces New Storage Enhancements for v9

Veeam Availability Suite v9 is now on the horizon, though no exact date has been given. With the new version of its software, Veeam is starting to let some of what users can expect out. Veeam recently announced the support of storage arrays for its storage snapshots integration; these arrays include EMC’s VNX and VNXe. And today there are announcing a few more storage enhancements.

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by Adam Armstrong

Parsec Labs Releases HyperQ Storage Router

Today Parsec Labs LLC announced its new product, HyperQ Total Storage Management solution. The HyperQ Total Storage Management solution provides storage virtualization, bringing what Parec’s states as “the ultimate storage tiering solution to data centers.” HyperQ can add hybrid flash storage to any storage environment allowing data to cascade from flash to spinning disk to cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

451 Research Finds That Enterprises Are Increasing Investments In Datacenters

451 Research ran a survey on datacenter trends in for the second quarter of 2015 and found that a majority, 87%, of datacenter operators are maintaining or increasing their spending on their datacenter facilities. Not only are operators still spending on datacenter facilities, the study found that 25% are expected to increase their spending in the next 90 days. The survey was conducted on datacenters operators in North America and Europe. The results are somewhat surprising given all the recent investments in cloud and colocation providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

NexGen Announces First NVMe Ready, VM level QoS

Today NexGen Storage announced the latest release of its ioControl software, version 3.5. This release features new Quality of Service (QoS) Manager for vCenter Server 6 and new VM-level QoS, the industry’s first and only VM-level QoS designed for VMware Virtual Volumes and PCIe Flash. The latest software release is also NVMe ready and thus “future proofs” NexGen’s solutions as the industry moves more toward NVMe. The new software will give IT the management simplicity of a converged solution and VM-level software defined performance, reducing the need to storage vMotion.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba MC04 Enterprise HDD 6TB Model Announced

Toshiba has announced a new high-capacity 6TB addition to their MC04 Series, which was launched back in May of last year. The MC04 6TB model enterprise HDD is designed for bulk storage systems and servers that support cloud-based applications and scale-out workloads. Using a 3.5-inch form factor, the MC04 Series offers 7,200 RPM to support service levels for high performance cloud-based applications and storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Condusiv Release V-locity 6.0

Today Condusiv Technologies released the latest version of its I/O reduction software solution for virtual environments, V-locity 6.0. Condusiv is also announcing that they have updated their IntelliMemory DRAM read caching engine stating it now delivers 3 times the performance of the previous version. IntelliMemory has gained the performance increase by focusing on caching effectiveness versus cache hits.

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by Adam Armstrong

Metalogix StoragePoint Achieves VSPEX Labs Validation

Today Metalogix announced that its Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) product, StoragePoint, has achieved VSPEX Labs Validation for EMC’s VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Isilon. Vendors such as Metalogix can validate their offerings as part of a VSPEX solution in the EMC Lab through the VSPEX Ecosystem. Their channel partners benefit by now having a tested and validated solution along with a best practice deployment guide that describes the steps to deploy Metalogix StoragePoint on the VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Isilon solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netgear Releases New Cloud-Based IT Service Platform

Today Netgear Inc. announced the launch of its first secure, cloud-based IT service platform, Business Central. Business Central is a platform of various services that are aimed at providing small to medium businesses with a cost-effective way to establish, provision, and manage key IT networking services and network devices. The first service module being launched today is Business Central Wireless Manager. Business Central Wireless Manager enables organizations, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), and other Systems Integrators (SIs) to centrally manage an entire wireless network through the cloud.

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