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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Release SMART Sync

Today Panzura announced that it is including its new SMART Sync technology within its Panzura hybrid cloud software. SMART Sync is a multi-site and cloud sync technology that builds off of Panzura’s existing global deduplication and global metadata technology. Panzura claims that this new technology is the fastest way to move files from one site to another by only moving the least amount of data possible. This would give companies the ability of cross-site real-time collaboration, which in turn can speed up productivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba PX04P NVMe SSD Review (2.5")

The Toshiba PX04P is a series of NVMe SSDs (Non-Volatile Memory Express Solid State Drives) designed specifically for servers and storage appliances that need scalable performance at the lowest possible latency. The PX04P series is offered in both 2.5” and half-height half-length add-in card (HHHL) form factors. Both form factors are offered in capacities ranging from 800GB to 3.2TB and come in several flavors to meet write-endurance needs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic’s BlackPearl Integrates With Amazon & Cyberduck

Spectra Logic has announced that it has made enhancements to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that enables direct archive to Amazon’s public cloud offering. BlackPearl can now integrate directly with Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Standard, and can automatically restore data archived to Glacier and Infrequent Access. Spectra Logic also announced the certification of the Cyberduck open source client software tool with its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS916+ Review

Acting as an upgrade to the DS415+ in both size and components, the DiskStation DS916+ is the latest addition to Synology's Plus Series of NAS solutions designed for media professionals and new and existing businesses that are planning for growth in the future. The DS916+ offers a ton of scalability when leveraging Synology's DX513 expansion units, creating a 9-bay NAS that can house a total raw capacity of 72TB using nine 8TB HDDs. This will certainly allow businesses to lower their startup costs with the capability to at least double their storage capacity when needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

Acronis Releases Its Backup 12 & Other Protection Solutions

Today Acronis announced the release of its new solution that protects companies’ full digital image, Acronis Backup 12. The nature of how businesses store data has changed, data location is no longer static and data can be stored on several devices and clouds. Acronis claims their new backup solution can protect data that resides in the cloud, on-premises, across virtual and physical systems, in remote systems, and on mobile devices. Acronis is also releasing other solutoins today to further help companies with the modern nature of data.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces Guardian Series Of 10TB HDDs

Seagate Technology has announced the Guardian Series of 10TB hard disk drives, which includes the 10TB Seagate BarraCuda Pro desktop drive, the Seagate IronWolf drive for NAS applications, and the Seagate SkyHawk drive for surveillance. Designed for customers looking to improve the management of the huge amounts of digital data, the new Guardian Series caters to all kinds of use cases including personal, creative and design computing, online gaming, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large-scale surveillance systems. The new 10TB drive HDDs also come equipped with multi-tier caching technology (MTC Technology), an intelligent caching architecture for maximized performance, while the AgileArray feature optimizes drive performance via error recovery control, dual-plane balancing, and power management.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton Announces 9PX UPS 2-3 kVA Models

Not long after Eaton’s announcement of new 1U and 2U options for their ePDU G3 line, the company has unveiled the launch of their 9PX uninterruptible UPS. Available in 2 to 3 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) units, the Eaton 9PX family will provide new automation options that are designed to help IT managers remotely manage and protect critical infrastructure while saving on both time and costs. 

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by Kevin OBrien

EMC VxRack Node Powered By ScaleIO: VMmark Performance Review (HCI)

When deployed in hyperconverged mode, the EMC VxRack Nodes running ScaleIO are often found running VMware. While not always the case, the nodes support just about everything, VMware is the easiest to understand from a performance perspective thanks to VMmark. When we reviewed ScaleIO running VMmark in two-layer, the all-flash VxRack Node handled 26 tiles. The system could have probably handled a few more as it had capacity to spare, but the four loadgen servers were at their max. This time we run the same benchmark in HCI, combining the storage and compute into one 2U box versus the 10U total in the two-layer test. In this test the efficiency of the management software will be obvious as the box will be at saturation points everywhere; storage capacity, CPU utilization and RAM footprint will all be under duress. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 To Fully Integrate With Windows Server 2016 & Hyper-V

Today Veeam Software announced that its upcoming Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 would fully integrate with Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V technologies. The collaboration between Veeam and Microsoft claims to offer greater security and easy integration between Microsoft’s releases of Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V 2016, and enterprise applications later this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

SwiftStack & Cisco Enter Reseller Agreement

Today at Cisco Live in Las Vegas, SwiftStack announced that it has entered a reseller agreement with Cisco. The two companies state that this agreement will further enable the delivery of a turnkey enterprise cloud solution giving customers the ability to innovate faster, and respond to market opportunities with start-up speed and enterprise reliability. This solution will be Cisco’s first object storage reseller agreement. This agreement builds off of SwiftStack’s membership in the Cisco Solution Partner Program.

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