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by Adam Armstrong

Google Brings Its Undersea Fibre Optic Cabling Online

Today Google announced that its FASTER Cable system, an undersea fibre optic cable that runs from the US to Japan, is now online. Google states that this will give them up to 10 terabytes per second, which is a sixth of the cable’s total bandwidth. Google claims that this is the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built, roughly 10 million times faster than the average cable modem.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Isolated Recovery Solutions To Combat Hackers

EMC recently commissioned a data protection index that highlighted various cyber threats. The study was conducted by the independent Vanson Bourne and looked at enterprise backup in 18 countries around the world. EMC states that the index shows business have been doing well at protecting against the best known threats but are unprepared for upcoming attacks. In order to help companies with these future attacks, EMC is releasing its new Isolated Recovery Solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Appoints New President And CEO

Today Veeam Software announced Peter C. McKay as its new COO and President. Peter C. McKay was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas with VMware. The company is also promoting their current Executive Vice President, William H. Largent, to its new CEO. Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, Veeam’s co-founders and directors, will remain active in the company with a shift toward market strategy and new product development. Veeam states that these new appointments will add further depth to an already accomplished executive lineup.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Eases Organization With New RS Enclosures

Today Eaton announced the launch of a new enclosure that is designed to simplify installation and configuration of vital data center equipment and help data center operators and IT professionals organize, protect and manage critical IT resources, the RS Enclosure. The new enclosure is flexible and customizable making it an ideal fit for a broad array of devices. Eaton claims that the RS Enclosure can help streamline installation time and reduce costs in the data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Release Version 3.0 Of Its DataPlatform & DataProtect

Today Cohesity released the latest versions of its Cohesity DataPlatform, version 3.0. The latest versions of its DataPlatform and DataProtect expands data protection to physical servers, which Cohesity claims will result in faster recover times, and double performance levels of its distributed, scale-out data platform. The latest versions of these products are designed to help enterprises consolidate fragmented secondary storage workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Announces Its B2 Cloud Storage Is Out Of Beta

Today Backblaze announced that its B2 Cloud Storage is moving out of beta with its 1.0 launch. As the name implies, B2 is cloud storage for organizations of all sizes. Backblaze states that the two main benefits that they offer is that they are roughly one-fourth the price of similar competing cloud storage (AWS and Azure), it comes with a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA), and B2 offers both free and premium support options. Moving B2 out of beta will open it up to all interested parties.

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by Adam Armstrong

Actifio Updates Its Resiliency Director

Today Actifio announced a major update to its Resiliency Director platform. Actifio states that is Resiliency Director works with its Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky to deliver complete resiliency in the cloud while being able to restore functionality quicker and at a lower cost. The update automates tasks during and after disaster recovery that, according to Actifio, will streamline and simplify the process.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Tripp Lite SRCOOL24K SmartRack Portable Air-Conditioning Unit Review

While our focus is primarily on storage products, we sometimes explore their related hardware, including cooling solutions designed to keep our equipment running smoothly. Our primary source of cooling is fresh air, but during excessively warm periods we turn to spot chillers to keep sensitive review equipment cool. To that end we've added Tripp Lite's new SRCOOL24K SmartRack portable air conditioner to the test lab. Packing 24,000 BTU (2 Tons) of cooling power, this unit is designed remove up to 7kW of equipment load from a room in a fully self-contained package.

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by Lyle Smith

Cisco Tetration Analytics Announced

Cisco has unveiled Tetration Analytics, a solution that helps customers gain “complete visibility” across everything in the data center--all in real time. Using “advanced machine learning techniques” this new platform analyzes information gathered by telemetry from hardware and software sensors. Tetration Analytics also addresses critical data center operations such as policy compliance, application forensics, and moving to a whitelist security model. The new platform will be a full rack appliance deployed on premise at the customer’s data center.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

SuperMicro X11 MicroBlade Solution Review

The SuperMicro MicroBlade family is made up of two key components: a wide selection of chassis configurations, and a multitude of dense-blade options. The MicroBlade enclosure comes in two primary flavors, one being a 3U unit that supports 14 servers and the other a 6U unit that supports 28 servers. Between those sizes there are varying power-configuration options that users can chose from depending on how the ultimate solution will be configured. The servers themselves cover a broad landscape, from single- or dual-processor Intel Xeon systems to ultra-dense blades offering quad Intel-Avoton powered nodes. This allows Supermicro to reach high core per rack counts, upwards of 6272 cores with 784 quad-Avoton nodes in a 42U footprint. The variety of options provides a ton of flexibility for those who need dense compute for high-intensity applications, or for those who want to start small, but know their compute demands will need to scale rapidly. In either case, the MicroBlade enclosures offer a simple deployment model, as well as a chassis management module (CMM) for remote access to blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches.

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