by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

ExaGrid EX21000E Disk Backup Appliance Review

The ExaGrid EX21000E Backup Appliance provides for a full backup of 21TB, includes 42TB of usable backup storage (48TB raw) and specializes in fast restoration. The EX21000E, as well as all of ExaGrid's backup appliances, divides its storage into two major portions: one is specified as the "Landing Zone" (which uses about half of the total usable storage) and the other is allocated for deduplicated backups (which uses the other half of the usable storage). The Landing Zone is what allows this appliance to accomplish such fast restorations, as 90% of restorations utilize the most recent backup. In addition, the Landing Zone stores a full uncompressed backup, whereas comparable appliances that automatically deduplicate backups have to decompress the files before restoration, slowing time to recovery as a result.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

OCZ Intrepid 3600 SSD Review

The OCZ Intrepid 3600 is an enterprise-class SSD designed specifically for workloads like transaction processing, VM infrastructure, and email servers, while featuring advanced enterprise-grade functionality with a focus on performance, endurance, and reliability. The Intrepid 3000 Series also supports the industry standard 2.5-inch form factor and consists of two configurations: the Intrepid 3600 line, which takes advantage of reliable and cost-effective MLC NAND media, and the Intrepid 3800 line which features high endurance eMLC NAND media. OCZ has also put an emphasis on sustained performance and consistent I/O responses both of these SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Makes Several Announcements In Conjunction With Oracle Open World

EMC Corp. has made several announcements in conjunction with Oracle Open World. These announcements include: a new VNXe-Based VSPEX Architecture for Oracle 12c customers, tests results showing how EMC XtremIO redefines simplicity and agility for Oracle DBAs, and deeper integration with Oracle 12c through a number of plug-ins and projects.

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by Adam Armstrong

DataDirect Networks Introduce Industry’s First Enterprise Scale-Out Parallel File System Appliance with Cloud Tiering

Today DataDirect Networks (DDN) introduced the industry’s first enterprise scale-out parallel file system appliance, the GS7K. The GS7K is complete with enterprise-class features, NAS access, and Cloud tiering capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces VNX-VSS100 And Isilon Enhancements For Surveillance Storage

Today EMC Corporation is introducing its new purpose-built storage system solution for surveillance needs at the edge, the VNX-VSS100. Along with the VNX-VSS100 array, EMC is also announcing new capabilities for its Isilon scale-out NAS storage, new test and validation capabilities in its labs, and expanded partnerships with security solution providers such as Axis, Genetec, Milestone, Verint, and others.

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by Adam Armstrong

CloudLink And EMC Collaborate To Deliver Secure Disaster Recovery In The Cloud

Today, CloudLink Technologies has collaborated with EMC Corporation to integrate CloudLink's SecureVSA with EMC's RecoverPoint. The collaboration will enable customers to leverage the cloud for their disaster recovery needs. 

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces New Hardware and Software Solutions at OpenWorld 2014

Dell has announced a series of new solutions across its enterprise infrastructure and software portfolios at Oracle OpenWorld that focus on helping customers to simplify the deployment of Oracle-based solutions--from mid-sized to large scale enterprises.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Surveillance HDDs Hit GA

Seagate has announced that their Surveillance HDD, the industry's first dedicated surveillance HDD, is now generally available. Featuring Seagate Rescue services, the company's new HDD is built specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications and employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Releases SignNow Version 4.0

Barracuda Networks Inc. has announced the general availability of the latest version of their appliance that allows businesses to obtain signatures from employees, customers, and partners, Barracuda SignNow version 4.0. The new version release comes as part of Barracuda's Protection Plus initiative.

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by Tucker Mindrum

LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 Review

LaCie has brought their design, performance, and Mac compatibility to another niche; rackmount direct attached storage. Their debut rack DAS solution, the 8big Rack, is also the fastest and highest-capacity Thunderbolt 2-compatible device on the market. As with almost all of their products, 8big Rack's Thunderbolt 2 interface provides easy plug and play connectivity for Mac users. They have seen that design and media professionals tend to use Apple products, so they made it as easy as possible for this customer-base to enhance their storage capabilities, while squeezing the fastest possible transfer speeds out of their HDDs. Like most of their products, LaCie designed this thing to look great next to any modern all-Mac setup. Thanks to Neil Poulton, their product designer, the 8big Rack has a sleek aluminum face and minimalistic design while providing up to 48TB of storage (with up to eight Seagate 6TB 7200RPM HDDs), 1330MB/s transfers (in a 4K video editing environment), and a slew of user-friendly features, all in a 1U form factor. 

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