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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze Introduces PBlaze4 700 Series of NVMe Compliant PCIe SSDs

Today Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd. launched its next generation of PCIe SSD Series with comprehensive support for the NVMe 1.1 standard and PCIe 3.0 interface, the PBlaze4 700 Series. First announced back in December of 2014, the new PBlaze4 700 Series is based on PMC’s Flashtec NVMe controllers and is designed to provide a high-performance and high-reliability SSD for hyperscale data centers and enterprise clients.

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by Lyle Smith

Cisco Announces New Storage Networking Innovations for the Agile Data Center

Cisco has announced a series of new storage networking advances spanning the company’s MDS and Nexus portfolios that focus on helping customers design efficient IT operations and easily adapt to changing business needs. Included in these new innovations are: the new Cisco MDS 9396S Fabric Switch, which is a 96-port high-density 16G fabric switch that allows the deployment of shared storage, common backup and business continuity solutions for SMB and enterprise customers in a small footprint while still leaving room for future growth; 40 Gigabit Converged Ethernet support across Nexus 7700 and Nexus 7000 platforms, which gives customers the flexibility to deploy 40 Gigabit FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, IP-based object storage, and LAN connectivity on a single platform; and support for the highest performance 16G FICON capabilities in the industry on Cisco’s existing MDS 9700 and 9250i platforms, all the while supporting FICON Distance Extension using 10G FCIP and specialized acceleration technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Updates Its Engineered Solutions For EVO:RAIL

Today Dell Inc. announced the general availability of a new hyper-converged end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance for VMware EVO:RAIL, Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE). Dell is also announcing the first update to Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL, infrastructure edition 1.2. Both solutions are aimed at giving customers faster time-to-value, elasticity, and greater ease of use.

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by Adam Armstrong

Data Protection Concerns Rise With The Increase In SaaS Usage

Asigra Inc. has pointed to further evidence showing an increasing use of Software as a Service (SaaS) is on the rise and companies need to examine the issue of data protection. Businesses are continuing to use SaaS more and more with popular applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, and Salesforce.com. With the continuing adoption and expansion of using such applications, organizations need to take a closer look data protection to prevent data loss.

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by Adam Armstrong

Drobo Gets Spun Off Of Connected Data

Today Drobo announced that it has been acquired by an investment group comprised of seasoned tech executives. Drobo had been an independent subsidiary of Connected Data. Drobo will now be a standalone entity effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorMagic Announces Full Support For VMware vSphere 6.0

StorMagic announced a new dashboard plugin that gives full support to VMware vSphere 6.0 as well as tools to monitor health of virtualized storage in VMware deployments. StorMagic’s SvSAN enables businesses to store critical data on remote sites so that they are available at all times, even without the access or need for a company wide network. SvSAN keeps the data local for high availability but manages the data and applications through a centrally controlled virtualized storage platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Coho Releases All-Flash Array And Raises $30 Million In Funding

Today Coho Data announced the general availability of its first All-flash storage node, the DataStream 2000f. Coho Data has also announced that is has raised an addition $30 million dollars in Series C. This last round was led by March Capital Partners and brings Coho’s total funding to nearly $65 million.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends 8.1 Release Available

Unitrends announced the availability of the latest version of the software that powers its physical backup Recovery-Series family as well as its virtual Unitrends Enterprise Backup, Release Version 8.1. This is the first update in six months. Unitrends states that this update will result in up to 50 times faster backup windows, a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) deployment option, and advanced support for VMware vSphere 6.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces OpenStack Shared File System Service

Red Hat Inc. announced a preview of its new technology capabilities for OpenStack community’s new Manila project. Red Hat’s Gluster Storage now provides enterprises with a scale-out shared file system service for OpenStack cloud infrastructures. These capabilities expand the options for hybrid cloud storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Introduces NVMe Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Series

Today OCZ Storage Solutions introduced a new series of SSDs that combine NVMe technology and PCIe Gen 3 technology, the Z-Drive 6000 series. The new SSD series is all about performance and capacity. The Z-drive 6000 series is highly flexible as well, with multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings.

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