by Adam Armstrong

Synology Launches Surveillance Station 6.3

Synology America announced today the launch of Surveillance Station 6.3, the latest version of its awarding winning NVR solution. Surveillance Station was designed to turn any Disk or RackStation into a network video recorder. Surveillance Station 6.3 comes with support for edge recording as well as removing the Java requirement for Mac users.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS3614xs Announced

Synology has announced the RackStation RS3614xs, the latest model in its rackmount XS series. The new XS uses Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS (DSM 5.0), providing enterprise storage features for small- to medium-sized businesses at an affordable price point. An extra 24 bays can be added with two RX1214(RP) expansion chassis for a total of 36-bays and up to 216TB of raw storage using 6TB drives. In addition, the RackStation RS3614xs is quoted to deliver sequential performance at more than 500MB/s and over 280,000IOPS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Asigra Outlines Its Software-Defined Data Protection Strategy

Today, Asigra Inc. introduced its new Asigra Software-Defined Data Protection (SDDP). The SDDP will provide highly scalable cloud backup storage by leveraging commoditized infrastructure and vendor agnostic technologies. This first-to-market technology will counter expensive monolithic systems and should speed deployment of cloud-ready storage for service providers. The technology is designed to lower operational costs (with claims up to 40-50% lower), simplify management, and speed time to market for new and existing providers.

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by Brian Beeler

SanDisk Buying Fusion-io for $1.1 Billion

SanDisk is adding to their comprehensive enterprise flash business by picking up Fusion-io for a reported $1.1 billion. SanDisk has recently been working through a refresh of their SATA and SAS SSD businesses, but they had curiously neglected to do anything with their PCIe offering, though truth be told, the PCIe Lightning cards were never competitive. It appears rather than invest in reviving that technology, SanDisk found the better and faster path to market was to absorb Fusion-io, who's held a long-time lead in PCIe flash space with innovative hardware design and comprehensive software. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Barracuda Backup 890 Review

The Barracuda Backup 890 is a backup appliance designed to meet the needs of SMBs and the midmarket by offering an easy to deploy backup solution for physical and virtual environments with automated cloud integration for offsite replication. The Barracuda Backup 890 offers automatic backup that is simple to set up and use. Compatible with all types of server software and most virtualized environments, this backup offers enormous security and storage for a competitive price.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Several New Helion Solutions

At HP Discover 2014, HP announced several new Helion cloud solutions. They are enterprise solutions geared toward hybrid IT environments, HPC resources, cloud development and deployment, and cloud management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Cloud Connect for Availability Suite v8 Announced

Today Veeam Software announced Cloud Connect as part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8. This new functionality will give customers a secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite repository without the upfront capital investment in an offsite infrastructure or management.

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by Lyle Smith

Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Platform Announced

Nimble Storage has announced the Adaptive Flash platform, which allows enterprises to meet performance and capacity requirements for any workload in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments. The new platform promises to deliver the performance of flash-only arrays and the capacity of hybrid arrays with their new CS700 Series arrays and All-Flash Shelf, allowing it to boast upwards of 500,000 IOPS, 64TB of flash, and a petabyte of capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panasas Unveils ActiveStor 16 and PanFS 6.0

Panasas has unveiled the ActiveStor 16 hybrid storage appliance and the operating system PanFS 6.0. ActiveStor 16 is a new hybrid scale-out NAS appliance scalable up to 12 petabytes (PB) of capacity and up to 150GB/s data throughput. PanFS is the latest version of Panasas OS that comes with RAID 6+ triple parity protection.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Adds Persistent Data Protection to HP Atalla Solutions

HP has announced new Atalla solutions, providing new encryption capabilities in addition to information protection and control solutions that safeguard data during its entire life span by supporting data while it is idle, in motion, or in use whether it is located on the cloud, on-site, or in mobile environments. HP Atalla Solutions are specifically designed for organizations that require protection of sensitive information, such as financial institutions, retailers, energy companies, healthcare providers and governments, offering added protection against the exposure of sensitive data while supporting optimal performance and flexibility.

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