by Adam Armstrong

EMC/Brocade Unveil Industry's first IP Storage Switch

Brocade has announced that it has expanded its relationship with EMC Corporation by creating the industry's first network switch designed for IP storage, the Connectrix VDX-6740B. Brocade has added its VCS Ethernet fabric solutions to EMC's Connectrix family of network switches in order to create the VDX-6740B.

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by Brian Beeler

Micron and Seagate Announce Strategic Partnership

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology have announced a strategic agreement, allowing the two companies to combine each of their own innovations and expertise. Micron and Seagate believe that this collaboration will benefit customers due to a focused approach to deliver new and improved storage solutions all the while helping them innovate faster and more effectively.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Exablox OneBlox Appliance Review

Exablox’s OneBlox embodies a distinctive approach to streamlining storage for unstructured information. OneBlox offers a range of enterprise scale-out NAS functionality including a global filesystem that can span multiple 2U OneBlox nodes as a OneBlox ring with up to 336TB that incorporates global inline deduplication and continuous data protection. OneBlox also allows administrators to 'bring their own drives' by populating the appliance with a combination of SATA and SAS drives and capacities.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Catalogic Software Announces General Availability Of ECX 2.0

Catalogic Software has announced the general availability of the latest version of its copy data management platform, ECX 2.0. The software gives administrators control over the proliferating data copies. Once administrators can effectively manage, orchestrate, and analyze their copy data they can leverage it to lower costs while enabling mission critical business operations.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces New EVault Backup Target Appliance

Seagate Technology has announced a new backup device, the Seagate EVault Backup Target Appliance (BTA). The Seagate BTA is part of the company's EVault Backup and Recovery Appliances that are aimed at data centers requiring up to 100TB of usable capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Service Pack 1 For NetWorker 8.2

EMC has released a Service Pack, SP1, for the latest version of its unified backup and recovery software, NetWorker 8.2. The service pack is designed to enhance and expand on the new features in the 8.2 update that was released in April of last year.

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by Josh Linden

Actifio Launches Cloud-based Application Resiliency Service

Actifio today announced the launch of Actifio One, a cloud-based application resiliency service that offers a unified approach to data protection for applications across physical servers, VMware, Windows, Hyper-V, Linux, Oracle, and SQL Server. Actifio One is designed not only to provide redundancy and recovery for application data but to host the applications themselves during a disaster recovery scenario in the production environment.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HP iLO 4 Review

There have been several methods of Out-of-Band (OOB) Management for server assets over the years.  The two that are still quite popular are KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switches that are often IP-enabled, and some form of Lights Out Management such as HP’s iLO (Integrated Lights-Out Management.)  All Out-of-Band Management solutions can make maintaining and supporting servers elsewhere more convenient whether located across a building or on the other side of the world. 

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS3614RPxs Review

The RS3614RPxs is a network attached storage solution with an emphasis reliability and performance. Its main intent is to centralize data protection, simplify data management, and deploy virtualization solutions, all of which, Synology indicates, can be performed with as little time wasted on setup and maintenance as possible. Synology also offers two versions of this RackStation: the RS3614xs and the RS3614RP, the latter which is equipped with dual power supplies.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA And VMware Deliver Scalable Rich Graphics Applications To Remote Desktops

Since VMware released their new vSphere 6 with its new features, we have mentioned Dell and HP's support for vSphere 6. Now NVIDIA announced that NVIDIA GRID vGPU has been introduced to VMware Horizon 6 built on vSphere 6. NVIDIA GRID vGPU on VMware Horizon 6 will enable customers to run the most advanced, graphics-rich applications in remote desktops. This partnership will bring workstation-class performance to remote and mobile workers.

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