by Lyle Smith

LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 Now Available

LaCie has announced the availability of their LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 in a 48TB capacity. Originally announced back in April, the 8big Rack is the fastest, highest–capacity Thunderbolt 2 storage solution on today’s market, with LaCie quoting speeds upwards of 1,330MB/s when equipped with eight Seagate 6TB 7200 RPM enterprise hard drives. The 8big Rack is also designed with 4K video workflows in mind, allowing it to deliver ample bandwidth to support 10–bit, 4K footage so that videographers can work directly from RAW files in video editing software all the while seeing edits in real time. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VMware Workspace Suite, Along With Other Innovations

At VMworld today, VMware Inc. announced their new integrated platform that manages applications, data, and devices, VMware Workspace Suite. With VMware Workspace Suite IT management is simplified, while offering a single portal to access mobile, desktop, and data. VMware also announced other innovations in order to help customers adopt desktop virtualization to scale while eliminating the tradeoffs between performance and costs.

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by Josh Linden

EMC Announces New RecoverPoint Software Solution for VMware Cloud Environments

EMC today announced RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, a new software solution which extends the RecoverPoint family to provide disaster recovery and replication for VMware cloud environments. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines can be installed on existing ESXi servers, and in addition to supporting EMC's VMAX, VNX, and VPLEX storage, RecoverPoint for VMs can replicate to and from any VMware-certified storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate 8TB HDD Now Shipping

Seagate has announced that it is now shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive, providing scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency, and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage, and back-up disaster recovery storage.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces New Solutions for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN

SanDisk has announced broad support for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN with a series of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end-user computing (EUC) solutions for Horizon 6, which leverage the ULLtraDIMM solid state drive as well as Fusion ioMemory.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils EVO: RAIL

Today at VMworld, VMware Inc. introduced their new hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, VMware EVO: RAIL. EVO: RAIL will help customers streamline the deployment and scale-out of software-defined IT infrastructure. VMware EVO: RAIL is the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces New Innovations for the Software-Defined Data Center

Today at VMworld, VMware Inc. announced new solutions advancing VMware's complete product portfolio for implementing a software-defined data center. These new virtualization, cloud management, and integrated OpenStack solutions will expand customer choice through open frameworks, and support hybrid cloud environments based on both VMware and non-VMware technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Collaborates With VMware & Micron To Enable Highly Efficient VDI

At VMworld today, Mellanox Technologies Ltd announced a collaboration between itself, VMware, and Micron that will enable highly efficient deployments of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The VDI deployment will be a combination of Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect, VMware’s Virtual SAN, and Micron’s SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Actifio Announces New Enhanced Solutions for VMware

Actifio has announced a series of significant platform enhancements for businesses that use VMware’s cloud suite. These enhancements extend the power of virtualization from compute and networks to storage, delivering an application-centric data management model that breaks the bonds of legacy infrastructure.

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by Lyle Smith

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit Announced at $35,000

HP has introduced a new entry-level all-flash array, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit. HP's new all-flash array allows for affordable application performance acceleration as well as high service-levels, which helps to remove cost barriers to flash storage adoption. With a starting price of $35,000, customers can benefit from all-flash performance at half the cost of some competing entry-level all-flash arrays. HP also announced that it is continuing to collaborate with VMware to integrate HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage on VMware’s planned Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture.

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