by Adam Armstrong

IBM Teams With Anthem To Strengthen IT Performance

IBM announced today that it has a new strategic technology service with Anthem Inc. The deal is valued at $500 million USD and will run for the next five years. IBM will provide Anthem with operational services for their mainframe and data center server, as well as provide operation services for Anthem's storage infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Active Archive Alliance’s 2015 Predictions For Data Storage And Archiving

Continuing on with forward-looking predictions, the members of Active Archive Alliance (in this case members from Crossroads Systems, DataDirect networks, Fujifilm, and Qstar) shared their predictions on the upcoming trends for the year of 2015.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco Review

The SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco launched in March of last year as part of the consolidation and rebranding of their line of SATA enterprise SSDs. The enterprise SATA family includes four models covering the gamut of use case needs. For its part, the CloudSpeed Eco is designed for the popular entry-enterprise category, which comprises mostly read-intensive workloads in scenarios including boot drive duty, web serving, media streaming, and performance read tier in hyperscale data centers. The CloudSpeed Eco comes in capacities of up to 960GB with cMLC NAND and supports a drive write per day over the three-year warrantied life. 

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces Service Enhancements For vCloud Air

With the recent rebranding of their vCloud Hybrid service as vCloud Air, VMware continues in their effort to simplify the use of their Disaster Recovery solution, VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, while providing extended capabilities to their service. VMware announced several service enhancements to their DR as well as announcing the general availability of vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand a service that allows customers to instantly signup for services online.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP VS-x71U series Turbo vNAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their new 10GbE-ready TVS-x71U series Turbo vNAS, including the TVS-871U-RP and TVS-1271U-RP. The TVS-x71U series provide high performance, scalability, a wide selection of business applications, and are designed for mission-critical storage needs and with persistent throughput for resource-demanding applications.  With an HDMI display, the new line allows users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, and play and multimedia content.

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by Josh Linden

Netgear Announces New ProSAFE Switch Chassis, ProSAFE Wireless Controller, and ReadyNAS 3130

Netgear today announced details about new wireless access management, switching, and storage products which Netgear is positioning to provide scalability for mid-sized organizations. According to Netgear, the company’s ProSAFE M6100 switches, ProSAFE WC9500 wireless controllers, and the ReadyNAS 3130 series of appliances are focused on higher-density environments such as mid-sized business or school and medical campus deployments which expect to scale their infrastructures.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of their business-class TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS, which support 10GbE networks and provide a high-efficiency storage solution for 4K video playback, transcoding and on-the-fly editing. In addition, the TVS-x71 series features QvPC Technology, allowing it to be used as a cost-effective PC by giving users direct access to content such as stored data, live surveillance feeds, and media files.

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by Adam Armstrong

ExaGrid Posts Record Growth in 2014

ExaGrid Systems Inc. has announced that it had double-digit growth from 2013 to 2014. For its fourth quarter revenue, the company had record bookings and was both cash and P&L positive in all four quarters of last year and for the entire year of 2014.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS3614xs+ Review

The Synology RackStation RS3614xs+ is a performance-driven network attached storage solution with 12 front-mounted hot-swappable 3.5-inch bays that is designed for businesses that require reliability and high uptime as well as a comprehensive set of business applications. Synology indicates that their RS3614xs+ simplifies data management, optimizes virtualization environments, and can rapidly expand storage capacity without having to worry about a time-consuming setup and maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Launches New RackStation NAS Servers

Today Synology launched two new RackStations, the RS815+ and the RS815RP+, as well as a new DiskStation, the DS2415+. These new additions to Synology’s lineup are aimed at small to medium businesses that are set to grow.

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