by Lyle Smith

Arrow at VeeamON 2014

Arrow implements a 'Five Years Out' plan, which means they've positioned themselves to help solutions providers to stay ahead of technologies, anticipate business model shifts, and create relevant, future-proof data centers. Arrow is a leading NetApp distributor and excited about the benefits Veeam can bring to their integrated solutions portfolio.

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by Lyle Smith

ExaGrid at VeeamON 2014

ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliances are engineered to provide a straightforward and reliable backup experience for VMware customers using Veeam backup software. Combining the two virtual server data protection solutions allows customers to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication in VMware, vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments along with ExaGrid's functionality for zone-level deduplication and replication to an offsite location for disaster recovery.

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by Brian Beeler

Oracle StorageTek at VeeamON 2014

With the world’s highest capacity and performance tape drive, enterprise tape libraries that provide 24x7 availability, and the most scalable, integrated tiered storage environment, Oracle's StorageTek tape storage systems enable you to reduce backup windows, maximize archive access, and lower total cost of ownership.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Announces VCP Launch Partners for Veeam Availability Suite v8

Veeam Software has announced the Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) partners that will support Veeam Cloud Connect on the same day the new Veeam Availability Suite v8 becomes generally available, slated for a release later this quarter.

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by Brian Beeler

VeeamON 2014 Event Hub

The VeeamON conference is the world’s only event that focuses soley on availability of applications and data. The conference is comprised of a wide selection of breakout sessions across various tracks, where IT professionals will learn new techniques, deep-dive into products, connect with peers in the same industry and get current and next generation advice and detailed strategies to help achieve non-stop service and continuous availability for applications and data.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New SDS Offerings As Well As Storage Solutions And Updates

IBM has announced two new Software Defined Storage offerings, Elastic Storage Server on Power and Elastic Storage for Linux on System z. These offerings will be available in three flexible models: Storage as Software, Integrated software and hardware storage solutions, and storage via the cloud. IBM also announced a handful of other storage solutions and updates.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Emulex LPe16202 Dual-Port CFA Review

The Emulex LPe16202 dual-port Converged Fabric Adapter (CFA) is based on the same hardware as the LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) cards we reviewed in December of last year, with the addition of supporting Ethernet as well as FC modes. The LPe160202 provides the flexibility to run Gen 5 (16Gb), Advanced-8 (8Gb) Fibre Channel, or 10GbE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity with one adapter. The new Gen 5 Fibre adapters (as well as the LPe16004 quad-port Gen 5 (16GFC) FC HBA and LPe15004 quad-port low-profile Gen 5 (8GFC) HBA) can be used as either host initiators or storage targets in order to achieve superior latency. Additionally, with its claimed reliability and maximized I/O performance and bandwidth, it has the ability to fully realize the power of virtualization, private cloud, and emerging flash cache solutions in servers, arrays, and appliances.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

LSI SAS 9300-8i and 9300-8e HBAs Review

The LSI SAS 9300 HBAs are specifically designed for high performance in high-end servers that connect to large scale storage enclosures as well as for internal drive connectivity in 1U/2U servers and workstations. At the heart of the SAS 9300 HBA line is the LSI SAS 3008 IO controller, which takes advantage of the latest advances in SAS and PCI Express technology while reaching over 1 million IOPs from a single IOC. Additionally, each HBA from the 9300 line supports 8 or 4 individual SAS ports, which operate at 12Gb/s and are backward compatible with previous PCIe and SAS generations using automatic negotiation.

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by Lyle Smith

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Review

The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is an extension of their popular MicroServer platform that's been available since 2010. The MicroServer idea is pretty simple, bring enterprise-style server features to SMBs that either don't want or don't need a larger more traditional rack-based infrastructure. There's also a large market of first time server buyers that operate retail outlets, small medical practices and professional offices that need a server to coordinate their operations, but don't have an IT staff or need to scale up to a more complex infrastructure. The ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 brings these use cases a simple to deploy, cost effective solution that can scale with the business as needs change in a convenient "front-of-office" form factor. 

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP QTS 4.1.1 Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of QTS 4.1.1, their new Turbo NAS firmware that features full NAS encryption by volume-based technology to improve data security, which addresses growing cloud security challenges. QTS provides users with numerous applications, including enhanced multimedia apps for photos, music, and videos, as well as surveillance, file management, and virtualization functionality; all with a huge focus on privacy.

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