by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces OpenStack Shared File System Service

Red Hat Inc. announced a preview of its new technology capabilities for OpenStack community’s new Manila project. Red Hat’s Gluster Storage now provides enterprises with a scale-out shared file system service for OpenStack cloud infrastructures. These capabilities expand the options for hybrid cloud storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Introduces NVMe Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Series

Today OCZ Storage Solutions introduced a new series of SSDs that combine NVMe technology and PCIe Gen 3 technology, the Z-Drive 6000 series. The new SSD series is all about performance and capacity. The Z-drive 6000 series is highly flexible as well, with multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings.

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by Lyle Smith

Unisys ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series Announced

Unisys has announced the new high-end ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series of systems, which are touted by the company as the most powerful members of the Dorado line. These new systems offer clients with expanded options for creating cost-efficient, open, highly available and secure environments for mission-critical applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD Review

The 8th generation Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K 2.5" HDD allows data centers to keep up with the rapid growth in data all the while offering low power consumption. The 10k.8 drives are optimized for write-intensive applications such as mission-critical servers, external storage arrays and power- and space-constrained data centers as well as with enterprises with compliance or data security initiatives or those looking to migrate from a 3.5-inch drive form factor system to the 2.5inch next-gen technology. In addition, Seagate offers a TurboBoost model, which helps to accelerate I/O operations and to optimize response times in order to complete additional transactions at a faster rate. The Seagate Performance 10K.8 comes in capacities up to 1.8TB, and while it is more than the previous 10k.7 version and triple the storage pool of the 15K version, it still is much lower than most other enterprise drives out there. That being said, the Seagate Enterprise Performance line of HDDs certainly offers higher performance than the company's previously released hybrid drives. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD with TurboBoost HDD Review

The Seagate’s Enterprise Performance 10K HDDs are eighth generation of Seagate’s Enterprise Performance line. The drive is a 2.5” form factor, 10K SAS 12Gb/s HDD coupled with the “TurboBoost” of 32GB of eMLC flash for faster read and write performance as well as 128MB multisegmented cache. The drive comes with a maximum capacity of 1.8TB, 50% more capacity of the previous generation. For buyers with data security in mind, there is also a secure model available with instant secure erase. The drive also comes in capacities of 300GB, 450GB, 600GB, 900GB, and 1.2TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Permabit And NEC Partner For New Solutions

Today Permabit Technology Corporation and NEC Corporation of America announced a partnership aimed at delivering data efficiency solutions. Combining Permabit’s Albireo data efficiency software with NEC M-Series SAN storage systems will deliver new solutions such as deduplication and compression to NEC’s SAN systems.

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by Lyle Smith

Cirrus Data Solutions Announces Data Migration Server 3.0

Cirrus Data Solutions has announced the release of its Data Migration Server version 3.0, which expands the reach of live data storage migrations with zero downtown and no interruption of services and is built on proprietary and patented technology termed “Transparent Datapath Intercept.” 

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Two New OpenStack Solutions

Today EMC Corporation announced that it has released two new OpenStack solutions. EMC first announced work on these solutions last November with its announcement of OpenStack Reference Architecture Program. EMC built these solutions in close collaboration with Canonical and Mirantis.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Two New Integrated Backup And Recovery Appliances

Today Dell Software announced two new additions to its DL series backup and recovery appliances, the DL4300 and the DL1000 1TB. The new offerings are a combination of Dell’s PowerEdge Servers and its AppAssure data protection software. The new appliances give small and midsized companies easy-to-deploy, turnkey data protection solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Announces General Availability of NexentaEdge

Today Nexenta announced the general availability of its hyper-scale scale-out object storage management software, NexentaEdge. NexentaEdge is the first and only software-only scale out storage solution that delivers inline deduplication and compression. Nexenta will be demonstrating this new software May 19, at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

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