by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces InfoArchive 4.0

Today at EMC World 2016, EMC Corporation’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) announced the latest version of its unified enterprise platform that powers “extreme” compliant archiving scenarios at petabyte scale, InfoArchive 4.0. Enterprises need a solution to archive legacy apps as they continue to modernize their data centers and applications. InfoArchive 4.0 can help reduce costs while securing and leveraging large amounts of critical application data and content.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC MyService360 Cloud-based Dashboard Now Available

EMC Corporation has announced the availability of the EMC MyService360 service-centric cloud-based dashboard, which gives users near real-time visibility into the status and health of an EMC data center environment. Its visual and personalized online capabilities are designed to consolidate the proactive monitoring of all EMC systems deployed across a customer’s global enterprise. EMC also indicates that MyService360 will help IT teams improve risk-readiness and that it will respond with efficiency when fulfilling IT service requests or diagnosing potential issues.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces New eCDM & eCDA Software

Today at EMC World, EMC Corporation introduced new software that is design to address expanding data, specifically data volume that is generated from multiple copies of the same data (copy data). The software is EMC Enterprise Copy Data Management (eCDM), which EMC states will help companies control copy data in both costs and management. EMC is also announcing an analytics offering that compliments eCDM, EMC Enterprise Copy Data Analytics (eCDA).

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Launches ViPR Controller 3.0

Today at EMC World 2016, EMC corporation announced the latest updates to its storage automation software, EMC ViPR Controller 3.0. EMC states that the new updates are designed to help customers modernize their multivendor storage environments, with support for over 50 EMC and third-party storage platforms. This SDS release should reduce manual tasks by up to 73%, which should increase efficiency, help mitigate risks, and free-up resources. EMC claims that the ViPR Controller will effectively bridge traditional and cloud native environments, providing ease of use, time savings and reduced OPEX.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces All-Flash Unity For Less than $18,000

Today at EMC World 2016, EMC Corporation introduced a new family of storage systems, including all-flash, that is designed to help simplify and modernize the data center, Unity. Unity marks the newest edition of all-flash with EMC (the existing all-flash include XtremIO, VMAX All Flash and DSSD D5). The main difference this time is that Unity is made to deliver highly affordable file and block storage for small and medium-sized IT departments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtustream Launches New Storage Cloud Service

Today at EMC World 2016, Virtustream (an EMC Federation company) announced its new global cloud storage platform offering enterprise-levels of resiliency and performance combined with true Web scale, Virtustream Cloud Service. This cloud service is aimed at the largest enterprises, service providers, and public sector organizations that need to be able to secure, manage, and store mission-critical data in the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Debuts Beta Of Free Cloud-based Workload Analysis Service

Today at EMC World Conference in Las Vegas (booth #931), Virtual Instruments announced the beta launch of its new free storage workload analysis service and community, WorkloadCentral. WorkloadCentral is designed to help IT resources better understand how their application workloads interact with the underlying storage infrastructure. It will be able to make better deployment choices by using WorkloadCentral to gain insight into application workload performance profiles gaining a better understanding, while being able to benchmark and analyze existing storage infrastructure.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS3615xs Review

The DS3615xs is Synology's top-performing and highest-capacity DiskStation (tower form factor), with reported transfer speeds of 2,214MB/s (read) and up to 288TB of raw storage (with two DX1215 expansion units). This NAS was designed to serve large-scale businesses that want to set up a comprehensive server while retaining the option of expanding their storage capabilities in the future. As it is a constituent of Synology's XS Series, the DS3615xs leverages top-of-the-line hardware, including a 3.4GHz CPU and 4GB of DDR3 ECC RAM (with the ability to expand to 32GB of RAM). As with all of their DiskStation units, the DS3615xs makes use of Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) interface, as well as all of the features and applications therein.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate & WD See More Woes With The Release Of 3Q Earnings

The ride has gotten a bit bumpy for Seagate and WD as of late (though the road is rocky for a large portion of tech companies right now). Two weeks ago Seagate adjusted its earnings outlook trying to soften the blow of today. This lead us to speculate if Seagate’s lack of a robust flash portfolio may end up hurting them as they move forward in a world where flash is ascending the throne. WD also had a less than stellar earnings last quarter. Both companies have released their third quarter earnings to more bad news.

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by Adam Armstrong

Iron Mountain Introduces Cloud Archive Solution

Earlier this week Iron Mountain Inc. announced its new Cloud Archive offering. Iron Mountain states that this offering will offer a cost-effective, scalable repository for organizations needing to protect and preserve data retained short or long term for compliance, legal or value-creation purposes. This solution can scale to meet customer needs as their data grows while keeping everything secure and easy to access at Iron Mountain’s Underground Facility in Boyers, Pennsylvania.

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