by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces XtremIO 3.0

EMC announced today the latest version of the software for their all-flash array, EMC XtremIO. The new XtremIO 3.0 software update comes with several new features and configurations, ecosystem integrations, and business programs. These new features are aimed at offering more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads. Highlights include new features like inline compression and snapshots, support for additional X-Bricks per cluster and a new smaller-scale offering that starts at 5TB. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

NETGEAR ProSafe GS752TXS Smart Switch Review

The NETGEAR ProSafe GS752TXS is a 52-port gigabit stackable Smart Switch designed specifically to work with the ever-growing adaptation of 10-gigabit servers. Its predecessor, the GS752TS, is no stranger in the StorageReview labs. We have used the first-gen NETGEAR Smart Switch in many of our NAS reviews due to its reliability and consistent performance. In this review, we will be focusing on its successor, the GS752TXS, NETGEAR’s 2nd Generation Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch that focuses on scalability, reliability, and performance for growing small- and medium-sized businesses looking for an affordable and easy-to-manage Smart Switch solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Launches ECx80 Pro Series Turbo NAS & REXP-1000 Pro High-density Expansion Enclousre

Today QNAP systems launched new enterprise-class ECx80 Pro Series Turbo NAS and a new high-density expansion encloure, the REXP-1000 Pro, both feature a tower form factor. These new 8-bay and 10-bay Turbo NAS models can deliver scalability, up to 250TB (when combined with the REXP-1000 Pro), and high performance, throughput up 2,200 MB/s and 226,000 IOPS. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Announces Disaster Recovery as a Service

Unitrends has announced the release of its new offering, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Billed as an unequivocal Disaster Recovery Insurance, Unitrends’ DRaaS utilizes its ReliableDR, Unitrends Enterprise Backup and Unitrends Bridge to provide an automated business continuity solution that guarantees full recovery of entire IT infrastructure within hours of a declared disaster. This is a first-of-its-kind offering.

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by Adam Armstrong

Permabit Releases HIOPS Compression

Permabit Technology Corporation has announced the release of HIOPS compression, the first inline data reduction solution. Data compression has been around for decades however storage vendors have been unable to meet the performance requirements of the most active primary storage environments. HIOPS is designed to address the most demanding primary storage random access workloads, including online transaction processing database environments.

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by Tucker Mindrum

HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System Review

The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System is a backup solution that allows small or medium-sized businesses to buy as they grow; it makes use of interchangeable disk cartridges (available in 320GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities) that can be archived as backups become outdated. The HP RDX Removable Disk Backup System backs up data at hard drive speeds and is specced to restore critical files at approximately 360GB/hr using the USB 3.0 interface, which is significantly faster than what alternate solutions like cloud services can provide. Small businesses can purchase new cartridges on an as needed basis rather than having to invest in a dedicated backup appliance or other solutions that are overkill for small server environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cray Announces Tiered Storage Solution

At the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, Cray Inc. has announced the launch of a new data management and protection solution for Lustre file systems. Using Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS), this new capability is designed to simplify the management and preservation of data stored on Lustre, that has up until now been impractical to backup or protect with enterprise-class technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces a Series of Appliances and Integrated Systems

Today at Dell User Forum 2014, Dell introduced a series of appliances and integrated systems: Dell Acceleration Appliance for Databases, Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, Dell Integrated Systems for Oracle 12c Database, and Dell In-Memory Appliances for Cloudera Enterprise. These new appliances are designed to speed deployment, management, and time to results for companies and help businesses of all sizes quickly stand up workload-specific applications and infrastructure.

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by Brian Beeler

Dell Announces SC4000 Mid-Tier Flash and Hybrid Arrays

Dell Storage has announced the global release of a new lineup of SC4000 enterprise storage arrays engineered to integrate many of the company’s high-end storage technologies at price points within reach of mid-tier enterprise customers. The SC4000 series reflects Dell’s ongoing transition away from distinct Compellent and EqualLogic lines by drawing on both technology portfolios. From the Compellent side, this means intelligent data progression and placement technologies and write-optimized SLC and read-optimized MLC flash integration to optimize costs and performance along with all of the other data services Compellent is known for. EqualLogic contributes the iSCSI software stack. The net result is a fully-featured storage array that firmly targets the midmarket with a powerful, flexible array with an aggressive price point.

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by Josh Linden

SanDisk Introduces ZetaScale Flash Optimization Software for Enterprise and Cloud Applications

SanDisk today announced the availability of ZetaScale software, a hardware-agnostic solution designed to optimize enterprise applications for use with flash storage. ZetaScale provides access to flash storage for applications such as in-memory computing, analytics, and NoSQL databases which have not necessarily been architected to take advantage of flash memory. ZetaScale can be deployed within data centers without making other changes to the existing environment.

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