by Lyle Smith

NexentaStor Version 4.0 Announced

Nexenta has announced the latest release of NexentaStor, version 4.0, the award-winning SDS solution and a vital part of the Software Defined Data Center. NexentaStor is a feature-rich NAS/SAN software platform with enterprise class capabilities, focusing on issues that arise due to ever-growing datasets and provides customers with the flexibility to choose their storage operating system independently of the hardware that it runs on. Nexenta’s SDS solution also aids organizations in implementing high-performance, cost-effective data storage solutions with features such as: inline deduplication, unlimited snapshots, cloning and full HA support. 

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by Lyle Smith

EMC and Teradata Partner to Deliver Better Backup and Disaster Recovery

Teradata has announced its new certified solutions that significantly enhance backup, recovery and DR capabilities for all Teradata Database users.  These new certifications combine EMC’s latest Data Domain deduplication storage systems and Teradata’s latest Data Stream Architecture (DSA), which deliver new data protection options via Teradata’s Backup Archive and Recovery (BAR) solution to all of its database customers.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar C15K600 Family of Enterprise-Class HDDs Now Shipping

HGST has announced it is now shipping the Ultrastar C15K600 family, a new line of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives. The new Ultrastar C15K600 HDDs offers best-in-class performance and capacity in one streamlined solution, which makes way for higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Josh Linden

Nimbus Gemini X-Series SAN/NAS All Flash Solution Announced

Nimbus Data Systems today announced the Gemini X-series, a scale-out all-flash solution with unified storage and data management via the HALO operating system. The X-series consists of the X1000 Flash Director and up to ten X96 and X48 Flash Nodes that expand capacity in 96TB or 48TB increments for up to 960TB total capacity. A 960TB array requires just 5,500 Watts of power and occupies 24U of rack space.

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by Josh Linden

A3CUBE Announces RONNIEE Express Storage Interconnect Architecture and Solutions

A3CUBE has announced the first three products for use with its RONNIEE Express interconnect fabric, which the company is positioning as a successor to incumbent Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand options for high performance enviroments. RONNIEE Express is the foundation of A3CUBE’s In-Memory Network technology, which allows direct shared global memory throughout the fabric for lower latency, simplified scaling to exascale environments, and other performance advantages.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Purple Surveillance HDDs Now Available

WD has announced the availability of WD Purple, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications. Available in capacities from 1TB up to 4TB, the WD Purple hard drives excel in home and small business security environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 HD video cameras.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Surveillance HDD Announced

Seagate has announced the Surveillance HDD, it's seventh-generation drive engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications. The Surveillance HDD is available as a 3.5-inch drive in capacities of up to 4TB and can store up to 480 hours of HD content; making it the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for surveillance applications. Additionally, the Surveillance HDD can scale video storage and now incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors, which enables it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives. As such, it is ideal for small-to-medium businesses including casinos or manufacturing plants where bulk storage for HD video and video analytics are an important aspect of daily operation.

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by Josh Linden

Astute Networks Announces Updated ViSX G4 Appliances and Operating System

Astute Networks today announced ViSX G4 Performance Storage Appliances with increased capacity options and new support for OpenStack in cloud deployments as part of the updated ViSX OS version 5. The ViSX lineup of 2U rackmounted appliances are meant to accelerate virtual machine and application performance without extensive changes to existing storage infrastructure. ViSX G4 OS version 5 adds NFS v2, v3, and v4 protocols to existing iSCSI support.

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by Josh Linden

NetApp Introduces FAS8000 Unified Storage, DATA ONTAP 8.2.1, and FlexArray Virtualization Software

NetApp has announced a new line of enterprise storage systems and software for virtualized application environments and what the company describes as "unbound cloud" environments, which manage data across both private and public clouds. The new NetApp FAS8000 series is a hybrid array controller built on the updated Data ONTAP 8.2.1 that can provide unified SAN, NAS, and storage virtualization functions. New FlexArray virtualization software also enables the FAS8000 to virtualize third-party arrays as part of a software-defined storage solution.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba PX02SM Series SAS3 Enterprise SSD Review

The Toshiba PX02SM is an enterprise SSD which utilizes a dual port 12Gb/s SAS interface and eMLC NAND and achieved promising results in our early review of the drive. The PX02SM was the first 12Gb/s SAS SSD on the market, predating access to SAS3 adapters that could allow the StorageReview Enterprise Test Lab to measure its maximum performance with sequential workloads. With the addition of a Supermicro SuperStorage Server AR24NV SAS3 platform to the lab, we can revisit the PX02SM and put it through its paces without HBA bottlenecks from the host or custom configurations.

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