by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces New Cloud Management Solutions And Updates

Today at VMworld Europe, VMware Inc. announced two new cloud management solutions as well as updates to their VMware vRealize Suite 6 and VMware vRealize Operations (formally VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite). The new solutions include: VMware vRealize Code Stream, enabling DevOps teams to deliver frequently, reliable software releases; and the beta launch of VMware vRealize Air Compliance, a new cloud management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. These new solutions finish VMware's rebranding under the vRealize Family. The rebrand highlights VMware's to helping customers realize the value they expect form IT investments and help fulfill their journey into the hybrid cloud.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server Review

The HP DL360p Gen8 is a leading 1U server designed to support the needs of both large data centers that require the compute density that this versatile server offers as well as small and medium sized businesses that appreciate and want to leverage the value and reliability the Gen8 server platform. While the DL360p has been very recently replaced with the DL360 Gen9, those looking for excellent enterprise value without the need for the highest-end computer power will find good value in the HP Gen8 servers as well as its enhanced serviceability and configuration flexibility. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

EMC VNXe3200 Review

The EMC VNXe3200 unified hybrid array brings VNX engineering, functionality, and enterprise support services to SMBs and ROBOs with a starting price of $11,500. That combination makes the VNXe3200 array accessible for customers that may have been priced out of the VNX lineup in the past. Unlike most other VNX offerings, the VNXe3200 uses a compact 2U form factor that integrates controllers and storage making it more suitable than prior VNX offerings for hub and spoke deployments like retail point-of-sale storage and offsite replication. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Releases A Public Cloud Backup & Long-Term Storage Solution

Druva has announced the release of their first-of-a-kind public cloud backup and long-term storage solution, Druva Phoenix. Phoenix offers an alternative to the traditional server backup model: backup to secondary storage, tape, and then long-term offsite archiving. Phoenix is a archiving, retention, and recovery solution that is designed to eliminate tape, offsite storage, complexity, and lower the costs of managing server backups by 70%.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Federation Announces First Fully Integrated Software-Defined Data Center Solution

Today EMC Corporation announced the immediate availability of Federation Software-Defined Data Center Solution. This is the first of five planned solutions from the EMC Federation of business. The Federation consists of EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware, Pivotal, and RSA.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Sentinel DX4200 Storage Server Now Available

WD has announced the Sentinel DX4200 storage server is now available, expanding their business-class NAS portfolio. The WD Sentinel DX4200 is a complete solution that provides SMBs the advantages of on-premise centralized storage and is designed to meet the demands of today's SMBs by combining Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 workgroup operating system and the Intel Atom C2338 Dual Core CPU. In addition, because it supports up to 16TB in capacity, the DX4200 allows small businesses to expand their office storage by upgrading the drives as their businesses grows in size.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Copy Site Server Now Available With Barracuda Copy

Barracuda Networks Inc. has announced that Barracuda Copy Site Server is now generally available with the new edition of Barracuda Copy. Copy Site Server simplifies moving traditional file servers to cloud-based solutions while minimizing productivity loss. The new edition of Copy is part of Barracuda’s Data Protection Plus initiative that is aimed at helping customers protect, manage, and share data through any device they use and from anywhere they are.

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by Adam Armstrong

Permabit SANblox Appliance Available Through EMC Select

Permabit Technology has announced that it has joined the EMC Select Program. Through the partnership, EMC will sell Permabit's plug-and-play inline data efficiency appliance, SANblox, through its sales and reseller channels. New and existing EMC Fibre Channel SANs will now be provided with a ready-to-run, high performance data efficiency appliance.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry’s First TLC V-NAND

Samsung has announced that it has begun the mass production of the industry’s first 3-bit multi-level-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND flash memory for use in SSDs. The 3-bit V-NAND leverages 32 vertically stacked cell layers per NAND memory chip (with each chip providing 128Gb of storage) and is Samsung’s second generation V-NAND package.

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by Brian Beeler

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Edition Announced

Veeam Software has announced Veeam Endpoint Backup Free, a standalone solution that gives users the ability to back up Windows-based laptops and desktops to an internal or external hard drive, NAS share, or a Veeam backup repository. Veeam Endpoint Backup Free adds to the company’s vast portfolio of free tools used by over 500,000 IT professionals and is the first designed for client computing needs.

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