by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces ECS v2.2

Today EMC in introduces the latest version of its EMC Elastic Cloud Software, version 2.2. According to EMC, ECS is a software-defined, object-based cloud storage platform that provides global, petabyte-level scalability with compelling economics to customers. With ECS’s latest up it makes another strong addition to EMC’s suite of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Plexistor Introduces Its Software-Defined Memory Platform

Today a new Startup company, Plexistor, is introducing its new platform that is based off of Software-Defined Memory (SDM), the Plexistor Solution. With SDM Plexistor can converge memory and storage technologies together to deliver what they are calling persistent high capacity storage at near-memory speed. This new solution supports both traditional and next-generation applications.

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by Brian Beeler

Permabit Albireo SANblox Review

Permabit Albireo SANblox is a purpose-built data reduction appliance designed to unlock more capacity from Fibre Channel SANs. Permabit estimates users will see at least a 6:1 reduction in data footprint that resides on the SAN, allowing storage investments to massively alter the standard value proposition. SANblox offers deduplication and compression with thin provisioning, further enhancing the feature set. All of the data reduction is done inline, the SANblox appliance simply slips in ahead of and virtualizes the SAN, the SAN and the application are oblivious to the residence of the SANblox solution. SANblox works on any FC storage, regardless of disk configuration - hard drive, hybrid and all-flash solutions will all see the same reduction in data footprint.

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by Brian Beeler

Dave Tang, WD

In this podcast we talk with Dave Tang, SVP at WD. Dave discusses key findings from a survey completed late last year of 700 IT decision makers across the globe. We dive into why reliability is leading the decision making process, how big data and IoT are impacting storage decisions and why decades old tape might have more business value than legal compliance. Dave also talks about WD's massive investment in cloud and how they're helping organizations figure out these challenges.

by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #3: Dave Tang, Western Digital Corp

In this podcast we talk with Dave Tang, SVP at WDC. Dave discusses key findings from a survey completed late last year of 700 IT decision makers across the globe. We dive into why reliability is leading the decision making process, how big data and IoT are impacting storage decisions and why decades old tape might have more business value than legal compliance. Dave also talks about WDC's massive investment in cloud and how they're helping organizations figure out these challenges.

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by Adam Armstrong

Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2017

According to a new survey by 451 Research, the Voice of the Enterprise survey, IT budgets will see strong growth over the next couple of years. Spending in public clouds environments and next-generation technologies will generate this increase in IT budgets. While this may be good news for cloud providers it does mean that traditional, on-premises storage budgets may see a decrease.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Is Facing A Series Of Class Action Lawsuits

Nimble Storage has been hit with some bad news regarding its stock in the past few months. While the stock hadn’t been performing great to begin with (the stock opened at $34.90 and is now trading for under $7.00), the third quarter results didn’t help. Now to add insult to injury, Nimble is being hit with a few class action lawsuits over its stock performance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches New Security Suite For Microsoft Office 365

Barracuda has launched its new suite of cloud services aimed at making Microsoft Office 365 more secure and operate more efficiently, Barracuda Essentials for Office 365. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 is an easy-to-deploy and manage suite of services that are the combination of three of Barracuda’s existing products: Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, and Barracuda Cloud Backup. The new suite of services also comes with a simple per user licensing.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Earnings Beats Expectations, Still Lower Than Previous Year

IMB has released its fourth quarter earnings and it is a bit of a mixed bag. While earnings beat expectations (earning $4.84 per share on $22.06 billion in revenue versus the expectations of $4.81 a share on $22.02 billion in revenue), the company’s overall earnings per share are down roughly 17% from this same quarter last year. The report also highlighted the fact that IBM was shifting its focus from software to cloud, Internet of Things, and analytics. IBM’s stock has taken a hit on the day following the report; this could be related to the fact that the company is forecasting earnings of $13.50 versus the analysts’ $15.00 or the total market taking a hit.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Announces Dense, High-Performing, & Efficient AFA

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced that it was expanding its all-flash portfolio with its new Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS) A series family of all-flash arrays (AFA). The HFS A series of AFAs is designed to be a software-defined approach to infrastructure that is accelerated by flash technology. Hitachi believes that this will help customers tackle the emerging wave of next generation applications that demand data centers to be incredibly responsive, agile, accessible and automated.

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