by Adam Armstrong

EMC Unveils XtremIO 4.0

Today at EMC World, EMC Corporation unveiled the latest version of its high-performance all-flash-array (AFA) software, XtremIO 4.0. This is a free, non-disruptive upgrade for customers already using XtremIO 3.X arrays. EMC is also announcing new 40TB X-Brick building blocks. XtremIO 4.0 now supports these larger AFA configurations (up to eight 40TB X-Bricks).

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Updates to VMAX3 Platform

EMC Corporation has announced new updates to the EMC VMAX3 platform designed to provide new levels of automation, modernization, and consolidation to customers. In addition, EMC is extending enterprise data services to multiple platforms with the launch of FAST.X, automating storage tiering across the data center.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Project Horizon, a Next-Gen Content Platform for Digital Enterprise

EMC has announced a multi-year vision and new product offerings related to the future of content management at EMC World 2015. Announced by the company’s Enterprise Content Division, part of this new vision includes “Project Horizon,” which is a next-generation content platform and apps marketplace that helps CIOs and enterprises to pursue their digital agenda, strengthen their competitive advantage, and increase the unexploited value of business content. This marketplace will be managed by EMC, including EMC-built and partner-built apps and solutions. EMC has also announced that its latest offerings of Documentum Capital Projects Express and Documentum Life Sciences Solutions Suite will be available on Project Horizon as well.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces Updates to Documentum Portfolio

In response to the emergence of social media, Cloud, and Big Data that continues fueling the digital evolution, EMC has announced new enhancements across its Documentum portfolio of enterprise content management (ECM) applications, allowing their customers to address next-generation ECM. EMC indicates that it will accomplish this by optimizing current investments as the backbone for new business models.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Combines Cloud, HPC, and Electronic Solutions

Seagate Technology announced today that it was combining its Cloud Storage, High Performance Computing, and Electronic Solutions groups. Seagate is leveraging this combination to further align the company’s full breadth of enterprise storage hardware capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Redefines Networking For IP Storage

Today Brocade announced the industry's first purpose-built storage connectivity portfolio for both data center and disaster recovery applications. Brocade claims this new portfolio will redefine networking for IP storage, helping enterprise IT teams manage growth, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. EMC will integrate this new technology into its Connectrix family of network switches and management software.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Multiple Contributions To OpenStack Kilo

Today HP announced that it is making several contributions to OpenStack Kilo (released today as well). These new contributions include new converged storage management automation as well as new flash storage technologies. These are aimed at simplifying provisioning while improving performance and resiliency for consolidated block and file workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC’s Syncplicity Adds Outlook Email Add-in

In advance of EMC World next week, EMC announced today that its enterprise file sync product, Syncplicity, is gaining in an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. The new add-in will allow users to easily send files and folders same as they always have, only now the files and folders will be sent as links inside of Syncplicity instead of file attachments. Syncplicity is also announcing the integration MS Office apps for iOS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Major Updates To DR Series

Today Dell Inc. released a major update to its DR Series of deduplication appliances. The updates include performance and scalability upgrades, the addition of encryption at rest, and VTL and NDMP backup support. The updates are for the DR6000, DR4100, and the DR2000v and are all aimed at enhancing security, improving performance, and increasing flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Infinidat Announces An Additional $150 Million In Investment By TPG

Today Infinidat announced that in a second round of funding it has an additional $150 million dollars in funding from TPG Growth, the growth equity platform of global investment firm TPG. This brings Infinidat’s total funding up to $230 million giving the company a valuation of $1.2 billion. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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