by Adam Armstrong

Avere Unveils Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) System

Today Avere Systems announced its new Cloud-Core NAS (C2N) System. This system is what Avere is calling the only storage solution to combine the simplicity of NAS and the efficiency of object storage to deliver cloud-enabled infrastructure to the enterprise. The C2N system helps companies follow the trend of moving their storage environments to the cloud. As an object storage solution, the C2N also starts off smaller at 120TB and scales to 5PB, enabling businesses to start small and scale as needed.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN EXAScaler 3.0 Offers New Scalability & Management Capabilities, Open Source Contributions

DataDirect Networks has unveiled the next generation of EXAScaler, their high-performance Lustre solution developed in collaboration with Intel. Touted as simple to install, scale and manage, EXAScaler 3.0-based solutions are designed specifically for HPC and data-intensive Enterprise environments. It couples storage platforms from DDN with the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 3.0 to offer advanced Lustre appliances as well as full Intel and DDN global support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nasuni Announces The GA Of File Services 7.5

Today Nasuni announce the availability of the latest version of its Nasuni File Services, version 7.5. This updated version features upgrades to the Nasuni Management Console, improved support for OS X and key engineering applications, and the ability to side load local filers. Nasuni is also announcing that individual storage volumes within its cloud-native filesystem, UniFS, have been qualified up to one billion files, with no technical restriction on expanding beyond 1 billion and no limit on the number of volumes that can be created.

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by Lyle Smith

Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available

Zetta has announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a cloud-first disaster recovery solution that features a "sub-five minute failover".  Zetta has designed their new disaster recovery solution specifically for small and mid-sized enterprise customers and partners, allowing them to access business-critical applications with minimal disruption to everyday operations during a downtime event, both expected and unexpected. Zetta indicates that their new service is a cost-effective solution that provides high availability and reliability for demanding recovery time objectives.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces Systems and Expanded Partnerships for the Hybrid Cloud Era

At IBM Edge 2016, IBM has announced a range of cloud-ready systems, services, and solutions designed to make the movement of data, applications, and services much simpler in a hybrid cloud-environment. These include Power Systems for cloud, z Systems for cloud, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management and Protect. IBM also announced a series of new and expanded partnerships with organizations, such as with Red Hat, with an emphasis on hybrid cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

SNIA Releases New Swordfish Specifications

Today the Storage Network Industry Association’s (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative (SMI) announced the completed version (Version 1.0) of the SNIA Swordfish storage management specification. This specification extends the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish application programming interface (API) to handle the management of storage equipment and storage services found in modern data centers. The new specification is the result of broad collaboration of several of the leading companies in the storage industry.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Netlist Gets New Patent, Unitrends' New Backup Solutions, & HPE Partners With Zerto

We receive quite a bit of news every week, some times dozens of pieces per week. While we strive to cover those topics that are most relevant to our readers or the topics we think that our readers will be most interested in, we can't cover them all. Other times we are presented with several pieces that are just too short to be their own story. So we will be taking the shorter pieces throughout the week and combining them into one "News Bits" piece, even if the news presented isn't necessarily related.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces ScaleIO Ready Nodes

Today Dell EMC announced that its ScaleIO will now be available on a Ready Node, a software-defined, all-flash offering running on Dell EMC PowerEdge x86 servers. This is the second announcement since the two companies finished their merger last week. The previous announcement combined the powerful DSSD D5 NVMe storage with PowerEdge servers. The merger gives customers the best of both worlds, allowing ScaleIO software to run on the flexible configurations of the Dell PowerEdge servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Announces New AFAs, Customer & Cloud Services

Today Violin Memory announced that it new all-flash arrays (AFAs) in its Flash Storage Platform (FSP) family, the 7650 and 7450. Along with the new arrays, Violin announced a new platinum level of customer support for its entire FSP line, including the two new models announced today. And Violin is announcing a new cloud servicer, Concerto in the Cloud, a virtualized instance of the company’s OS that can be deployed in the cloud, public, private, or hybrid.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

Following its announcement of joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner program last month, Datos IO announced today that it was joining Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Partner program. The company is also announcing that latest release of its flagship software, RecoverX 1.5, also called Orion. Orion will support Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services, which offer advanced data recovery features purpose-built for 3rd Platform applications deployed on non-relational databases in GCP.

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