by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS815 NAS Review

The Synology RackStation RS815 is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small businesses and consumers with a limited budget who are looking for an efficient way to store, protect, and share their data. One of the most notable features of the RS815 is its ability to scale when needed, which makes this ideal for small growing companies, as this device is certainly a “future proof” NAS. Additionally, the Synology RS815 is built using a small 12-inch chassis design--roughly a third shorter than its predecessor RS814--allowing it to be deployed in even more space-constraining areas, such as a 2-post rack or a wall-mount server rack.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Broadens Enterprise Adoption & Adds Self-Service Trial Of RING

Today Scality announced that it has new and expanded deployments of its RING software in media and entertainment services, Deluxe OnDemand and Dailymotion, as well as Phoenix, a provider of cloud, managed IT services. Scality is also announcing the launch of a self-service RING trial that is available to anyone. Now everyone who would like to try a massive-scale, software-based storage platform can.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill Adds RealStor Software To Arrays Under $10K

Dot Hill Systems Corp. announced that it has making its RealStor operating system available on its AssuredSAN 3004 arrays. This brings all of the enterprise functionality of RealStor software to an array that starts under $10,000. This announcement gives Dot Hill’s OEM partners the ability to effectively compete with other hybrid cache-only arrays on the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Makes Several Announcements Around Its Cloud Platform

Google has made a series of announcements at its Google Cloud Platform event this year in San Francisco. Theses announcement run the gamut from the general availability of the App Engine for PHP, to a connector between Tableau and Google Cloud SQL customers, and finally HTC is working with Google Cloud Platform for an all-in-one solution for application development for their mobile apps.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-471U Turbo vNAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of their new 4-bay 10GbE-ready TVS-471U Turbo vNAS series, including the TVS-471U-RP and TVS-471U. Featuring high performance, scalable design, reliability and rich business applications, QNAP indicates that the TVS-471U line is designed to offer SMBs smooth daily file operations as well as low total cost of ownership. The company’s QvPC Technology also adds more hands-on usage for functionality including direct access to stored data, monitoring live surveillance feeds, and watching media with a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display. In addition, Qsirch allows users to quickly search through their files on the QNAP NAS to find specific items with improved productivity.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBTA Announces Its RoCE Initiative

Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced the launch of it RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) Initiative. This new initiative is aimed at creating an industry ecosystem to drive the adoption of RoCE. The initiative will provide RoCE education, reference solutions, and resources.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Software Updates Toad Family Of Database Solutions

Today Dell Software announced that it continues to focus on enabling customers to manage all types of data across all platforms with updates to its Toad family of database solutions. The new updates are aimed to allow users to automate agile development practices, improve data preparation for analytics and reporting, and gain flexibility in selecting database platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Delivers HPC To All With New PowerEdge C-Series

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest edition to its 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio, the PowerEdge C6320. Dell claims that the C6320 can deliver two times performance improvement on the leading High-Performance Computing (HPC) benchmark (999 gigaflops on a single server). The C6320 mixes cost-effective compute and storage in a 2U chassis and is designed to meet the needs of demanding workloads such as Web-tech and cloud computing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Integrates Docker Containers & Backup To Amazon S3

Today Zadara Storage announced new features to its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) solution. The new features include the new Docker-based container services, Zadara Container Services (ZCS), backup to Amazon S3, and two new storage hardware options. According to Zadara, these new features will give users most advanced Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) capabilities available on the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces General Availability of EMC Elastic Cloud 2.0

Today at Dockercon, EMC announced it was releasing the latest version of its Web-scale cloud storage software, EMC Elastic Cloud (ECS) 2.0. The latest version of ECS aims to elevate Software-Defined Storage (SDS) to new levels while improving user experience. ECS will be available as a fully containerized download for test and development.

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