by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Tegile HA2300 Hybrid Array Review

Tegile’s IntelliFlash arrays are built on a hybrid architecture that offers customers the flexibility to configure their array with a mix of HDD and SSD storage with latencies and storage density that is appropriate for individual use cases. A key item that Tegile leverages in the crowded storage market, that many of their competitors don't offer, is their inline deduplication and compression technology, which can greatly extend the available capacity to users. By extending their data reduction to disk, where most in the market cannot, Tegile gets the benefit of touting very impressive cost/TB metrics while also retaining the benefits of flash for hot data. Our review of the Tegile HA2300 array deploys IntelliFlash in conjunction with one expansion shelf (scale-up), putting both controllers to work through a wide range of workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Outlines Future Of Business Mobility

VMware Inc. outlined its future of business mobility with new solutions, services, and partnerships. As business transforms into a more fluid process, VMware is helping businesses move away from client-server focused IT with new solutions such as Identity Manager, further support for iOS devices in enterprise usage, and new partners to help standardize public applications and development in the enterprise. With these announcements, VMware is looking to deliver a more user- and application-centric experience for the enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-431U Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-431U, a new 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NAS designed to offer optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. The TS-431U comes equipped with an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM for multi-tasking and provides businesses with a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Asigra Announces Converged Data Protection Appliance Family

Today at Asigra Global Partner Summit in Toronto, Asigra Inc. announced its new Converged Data Protection Appliance Family. This new family of products was developed to enable managed service providers (MSP)/cloud service providers to enter the cloud backup market with cloud backup/DR services to achieve monthly recurring revenue streams. Asigra is partnering with Avnet Embedded; Avnet will be packaging and shipping the new Asigra products, as well as providing hardware support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Integrates With Microsoft Office 365

Today Druva announced it was integrating with Microsoft Office 365. This integration will deliver Druva’s data backup and collection capabilities to Office 365. The integration will create the industry’s first solution that combines user data across computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources and can follow user’s data where it is not the device used to store it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Connected Data Introduces New Transporter Network Storage Connector

Today Connected Data introduced its new ability to protect on-premise NAS systems with a secure, private cloud, file sync and share appliance, Transporter Network Storage Connector. Transporter Network Storage Connector syncs files on NAS systems with shared folders on Transporter private cloud storage appliances. This new solution will help companies eliminate the need for Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS1515 Review

Synology has released its first 5-bay value series NAS; the DS1515. Synology cut costs on this model by loading it with a lower-end CPU (Quad Core 1.4GHz Alpine AL-314) and fewer USB 3.0 ports, but it still provides all of the features one would expect with a Synology DiskStation. It would be ideal for budget-minded businesses that don't mind a bit of a dip in performance compared to the DS1515+, which would cost about $150 more.

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by Adam Armstrong

Amazon Allows Customers To Use Their Own Encryption Keys With S3

Today Amazon Web Services announced that it is enhancing S3 support for server-side encryption by allowing customers to provide their own keys. Up until now customers had the option of using either client-side encryption for data before it leaves the client environment or the use of server-side encryption, to protect data at rest. Today’s announcement enables customers to use keys that they maintain without the need to build, maintain, and scale their client-side encryption fleet.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Uses Big Data To Unlock The Secrets Of The Morecambe Missile

EMC Corporation announced the results of two Big Data contests it hosted to analyze motorcycle racer, John McGuinness aka The Morecambe Missile, to see why he is so fast. One contest focused on data analytics while the other focused on data visualization. There were over 750 competitors with $7,500 worth of prizes at stake.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Two New High-Availability Server Solutions

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it is releasing two new high-availability server solutions, the RC18015xs+ and RXD1215sas. These new server solutions feature massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solutions.

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