by Brian Beeler

HP Announces All Flash 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Array at Cost of Disk

At the launch of HP Discover 2014 today, the company has announced a new all flash configuration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage Array. The new enhancements to the StoreServ 7450 offer faster response times at the same price as spinning media, without sacrificing storage resiliency and scalability that many AFAs are missing. For users who worry about flash wear out cases, HP offers a five-year warranty on the SSDs with an unconditional replacement due to failures, media wear-out, or both.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Backup, Recovery, And Archive Solutions

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new backup, recovery, and archive (BURA) solutions. These solutions include enhancements to the HP StoreOnce Backup family, adding HP StoreOnce Federated Catalyst, a federated backup stores capability, adding new features to HP StoreEver Storage portfolio including Data Verification software, High Availability Control Path, and Data Path Failover, and adding new features to HP Data Protector 9 backup management software. Also HP announced the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Discover 2014 Kicks off With Wave of Infrastructure Announcements

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new innovations to enterprise infrastructure solutions. These solutions are aimed at making enterprise architecture simple, efficient, and an investment protection as organizations are forced to change their approach to technology; big data, mobility, security, and cloud computing are causing heavy investments in IT infrastructure. HP is introducing new solutions to address these issues.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Announces New Cisco Validated Design

Citrix has announced a new Cisco Validated Design (CVD) reference architecture as well as scalability tests the company has completed during the past few months. This architecture integrates Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and XenServer 6.2 SP1 with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp storage in order to build a comprehensive large-scale virtualization solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Data Domain Boost Coming to Veeam Availability Suite v8

Veeam has announced that their Veeam Availability Suite v8 supports EMC Data Domain Boost. With EMC Data Domain Boost, Veeam Availability Suite v8 will have faster backups with an easy configuration. EMC Data Domain Boost can leverage advanced source side deduplication to avoid sending data already stored on Data Domain storage. Also it can create new full backup files without physically moving data into the file, but synthesize them from existing data, reducing the burden on the primary storage. EMC Data Domain Boost receives scores of backups but takes up very little space to store additional full backups.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Introduces New Thin Client Solutions

HP has announced two new thin client solutions, the HP t310 AIO All-In-One Zero client and HP t590 Flexible Series Thin Client. Both solutions are designed to help business securely support virtual work environments. Along with the new Thin Client, HP also announced updates to HP ThinPro 5.0, its embedded Linux Operating System.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Announces ILIO for virtual SAN

Atlantis Computing announced today their new software, Atlantis ILIO for Virtual SAN. ILIO for Virtual SAN software delivers enterprise-class data services to VMware Virtual SAN, increasing the performance of VMs, and allows existing storage to support 10 times more desktops. The software will increase deployment flexibility with off-the-shelf servers, local storage components, and networks all while lowering the cost per desktop for VSAN capacity.

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by Lyle Smith

Echostreams FlacheStreams SSD Flash Servers Now Available

Echostreams Innovative Solutions has announced the availability of its line of patented ultra-high performance SSD flash servers, FlacheStreams, which are capable of sustaining 11GB/s in Sequential Read in 1U with 20x SSDs - FlacheSAN1L, and 22GB/s in a 2U server with 48x SSDs - FlacheSAN2. We are currently using a FlacheSAN2 2u 48 bay model in our lab for long-term testing.

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by Brian Beeler

Fusion-io Atomic Series PCIe Flash Drives Announced

Fusion-io has launched their third-generation ioMemory platform. Collectively referred to as the Atomic Series, the family is comprised of two core products, the ioMemory PX600 and SX300. With the PX600 and SX300, Fusion-io has gone to a simple universal design that features a programmable FPGA and Fusion-io’s VSL (virtual storage layer) to manage the card and host integration respectively. The cards are then paired with 20nm MLC NAND to deliver high endurance for mixed workloads in the case of the PX600, or high performance and capacity for more read-centric workloads for the SX300. Previously Fusion-io has offered a variety of products with MLC and SLC NAND flavors and single or multiple controllers. With the new Atomic Series, Fusion-io is trying to make the decision tree easier to work through by offering two branches that are MLC-only with just a single controller and overall simplified design.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel PCIe with NMVe SSDs Announced

Intel has announced a new line of powerful SSD that combine PCI Express with NVM Express (NVMe) technology for substantial performance gains over SATA SSDs and traditional hard disk drives. The Intel SSD Data Center Family for PCIe are designed to meet the increasing needs for high-performance, consistent, and reliable storage solutions in the data center, all the while helping to lower total cost of ownership. The new line includes the Intel SSD DC P3700 Series for write-intensive applications, the Intel SSD DC P3600 Series for mixed workloads, and the Intel SSD DC P3500 Series for read-heavy uses.

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