by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite

Today Dell Software announced the release of a new data protection bundle, the Dell Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite. Through a single capacity-based licensing model, customers will have access to Dell's full backup and recovery software portfolio. This new bundle will allow businesses to better create a solution that matches their needs versus paying too much for something that they don't need or paying extra to gain something they can't be without.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Acquires Symform's Cloud Services Platform

Quantum Corp has announced that is has acquired Symform's cloud storage services platform and its development team, including Symform's CTO and co-founder, Bassam Tabbara. Quantum plans on leveraging Symform's cloud technology to expand its own cloud software capabilities and service offerings in data protection and scale-out storage.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

AMI StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Array Review

The AMI StorTrends 3500i is a 3U, 16-bay hybrid storage array that combines the benefits of SSD acceleration and the capacity and pricing benefits of HDDs. The StorTrends 3500i is a dual-controller configuration set to active/passive, each driven by Dual Intel Xeon 2.4GHz E5620 processors and 16GB of memory. The real magic though comes in the control the 3500i offers to customers. The array supports both SSD caching and tiering, which is somewhat novel in the hybrid space, and a feature called Automatically Tuned Volumes (ATV). ATV gives users a high-degree of control over what kind of performance an individual volume receives by selecting the storage it sits on, allowing admins to prioritize (or not) the performance. StorTrends arrays also include a robust set of enterprise-ready data services and the ability to scale up with additional disk enclosures. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SM1623 Enterprise SSD Released

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the SM1623, a new high-performance SAS SSD using 10-nanometer class MLC NAND flash. The new Samsung SAS SSD is designed to meet the needs of many global customers for cost-effective, high-capacity SSDs and is targeted at enterprise customers. 

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by Mark May

EMC ProtectPoint Overview

Last month EMC hosted a Megalaunch in Londer, announcing their new VMAX family as well as a several other offerings. Though we mentioned ProtectPoint at the time (last paragraph before availability) there wasn't a tremendous amount of detail at the event. Since then EMC has provided much more on the emerging technology. ProtectPoint is a data protection offering which hopes to bring the benefits of snapshots together with the benefits of backups. By integrating the primary storage with the protection storage, ProtectPoint reduces cost and complexity, increases speed, and maintains recoverability of backups.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Syncplicity Releases A New App For iPhones

Syncplicity has released a new version of their app for iPhones, version 3.2.0. Syncplicity is EMC’S cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. The app gives users secure, full access to all of their files on their mobile devices.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Huawei OceanStor Dorado2100 G2 All Flash Array Review

The Huawei OceanStor Dorado2100 G2 is an all-flash SAN with a dual-controller active-active architecture and configurable with either MLC or SLC SSDs. The platform is designed in house, leveraging Huawei components top to bottom, from the chassis to the SSDs and SSD controllers. This level of integration allows Huawei to push as much performance as possible from the array and is unique in the all-flash array (AFA) market. According to manufacturer benchmarks, the Dorado2100 G2 can reach 600,000 IOPS with latency down to 500μs and they also point to their public SPC-1 IOPS score of over 400k. The overall performance numbers post a gain of 3X over their first generation Dorado AFA. This level of performance makes the array ideal for high-performance database needs, VDI and other mission-critial workloads that are latency sensitive.

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by Josh Linden

PMC NVMe Controllers and Flashtec Non-Volatile DRAM Drives Announced

PMC today announced its new Flashtec NVRAM drive, built from DRAM paired with a flash-based backup unit that provides persistence during power failures. The Flashtec NVRAM uses a PCIe 3.0 interface and can be mapped directly by its host as persistent memory, a configuration which PMC benchmarked at ten million IOPS with small random access transactions. The drive can also be configured as an NVMe block device for DMA transactions, which reached one million random read IOPS in manufacturer 4K benchmarks.

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by Josh Linden

Memblaze FlashRAID Controllers Announced

Memblaze has announced the addition of a new FlashRAID controller family to its portfolio of storage solutions that leverage the company’s proprietary portfolio of flash storage technologies. FlashRAID is a PCIe 3.0 controller solution capable of consolidating up to 12 NVMe SSDs into a single pool. SSD storage that is being managed by a FlashRAID controller can take advantage of Memblaze’s proprietary global wear-leveling technology for improved flash storage reliability and longevity.

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by Lyle Smith

BiTMICRO MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs Now Available

BiTMICRO Networks has announced the MAXio E-Series PCIe SSDs, which are powered by BiTMICRO’s patented Talino ASIC Architecture. The new MAXio E-Series SSDs are designed deliver the capacity, performance, and reliability companies require in order to support high volume application workloads. The MAXio E-Series SSD is an ideal solution for enterprise applications with heavy load demands including video-on-demand, video streaming, online transaction processing, non-linear editing, gaming, file servers, web applications and cloud services.

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