by Lyle Smith

SanDisk CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced its new CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD for cloud service provider and software-defined storage vendor environments in capacities up to 1.6TB. Designed for mixed-use, latency-sensitive transactional workloads, including e-commerce and collaborative online services, the CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II boasts 32,000 4K write IOPS with 530MB/sec throughput. Additionally, SanDisk quotes their drive with 80ms in random read write latency as well as 99.9 percent QoS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Showcases New 1U 4x GPU SuperServer and 3U/6U MicroBlade At SIGGRAPH 2015

Today at the Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conference in Los Angeles, California, Super Micro Computer Inc. showcased its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer. This new SuperServer is designed to maximize performance and density while using PCIe to lower latency. In tune with the graphics theme of the event, Supermicro is also showcasing its 4U/Tower 4x GPU SuperWorkstation that features 4 next generation NVIDIA Quadro GPUs running a live Autodesk Maya demo.

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by Adam Armstrong

Symantec To Sell Veritas For $8 Billion

Symantec Corp today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by the Carlyle Group to sell Veritas, Symantec’s information management business. Symantec and Veritas announced last October that they would be splitting into two independent companies. Symantec’s board of directors unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close on January 1, 2016 for $8 Billion in cash. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

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by Adam Armstrong

U.S. Legal Support Begins Using ExaGrid-Veeam Availability Solution To Reduce Backup Times by 84%

Today U.S. Legal Support Inc., a leading provider of litigation services, announced that it switched its databases to a combination of ExaGrid disk-based backup systems and Veeam Backup and Replication to backup its VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. ExaGrid states that U.S. Legal Support sees 84% faster backup times and can now store its 116TB of data on 30TB of space.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases New Products, Services, & Programs Centered Around Big Data

Today at HP Big Data Conference 2015 in Boston, HP announced several new products, services, and developer programs that are aimed at helping businesses leverage big data and big data analytics. HP is announcing a new release of Vertica, code named Excavator, support for open technologies, and a new Haven Startup Accelerator program. These new releases will help companies gain new insights, run more efficiently, and develop new products.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Production of 256Gb 3D V-NAND Flash Memory

Samsung has announced they have started mass production of their 256Gb 3D V-NAND flash memory, which is based on 48 layers of 3-bit MLC arrays for use in SSDs. This comes soon after SanDisk’s similar announcement back on August 3rd of last week.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces BG1, XG3, and PX04P Series of PCIe NVMe SSDs

Toshiba has announced three distinct families of PCIe SSDs products, the BG1, XG3, and PX04P series of SSDs, all of which leverage the NVMe protocol. The new lines are targeted towards a variety of use cases and applications and are built to be optimized for high-performance and low latency all the while utilizing the PCIe interface. As a result, this creates point-to-point links with the processor to lessen system bottlenecks.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataGravity Launches Discovery Series V2 Data Security

Today DataGravity announced its new data security and governance features, DataGravity Discovery Series V2. This new series combines functions of data security, search and discovery, and data protection into a single platform, available in three models the DG1100, DG2200 and DG2400. DataGravity Discovery Series V2 is aimed at helping companies with security at the point of storage all the while giving them visibility into their data as it is created and stored.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Expands Its Nytro Line With New Flash Products

Today Seagate Technology announced that it was expanded its Nytro line with three new products, Nytro XF1440 2.5”, Nytro XM1440 M.2 NVMe SSD, and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card. These new flash additions will extend Seagate’s flash products while working in conjunction with Seagate’s existing storage products.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches CudaDrive File Service

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. launched its flexible and secure cloud file service for businesses, CudaDrive. CudaDrive enables users to share, store, and access corporate files in the Barracuda cloud from a multitude of devices while keeping the data secure at the endpoints. Organizations have the option to add an appliance enabling an easier transition from existing file shares. There is no requirement to keep the synced file locally so it will help to free up capacity. Pricing is based on capacity, not by user.

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