by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Unveils Edge Office For SMB & ROBO

Pivot3 announced its new hyperconverged solution for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices (ROBO), Edge Office. As with most hyperconverged solutions, Edge Office consolidates compute and storage components into a single, highly-efficient, flexible and scalable infrastructure, which would be ideal for the needs of SMB and ROBO.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Makes Several New Announcements Including An Enterprise Cloud

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., made a few announcements around improving and accelerating digital transformation initiatives. HDS is introducing three new solutions to tackle these issues: Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC), Hitachi Management Automation Strategy, and enhancements to the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 2000. HDS also added a host of new services to Hitachi Cloud Services.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Announces New Scalar Storage Platform

Today Quantum Corp announced its new Scalar storage platform that is designed to store and manage the ever-increasing volumes of unstructured data. The first products based on this new storage platform include the tape libraries, Scalar i6 and Scalar i3, as well as the purpose-built rich media archive appliance, StorNext AEL6. The new storage platform is the latest addition to Quantum’s vast portfolio that stretches from tape storage to hybrid flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces All-Flash VMAX 250F

Today Dell EMC announced that they were launching a few new products that were aimed at bringing enterprise-class all-flash storage to even more customers. These new products include the new Dell EMC VMAX 250F, to which the company claims the product will deliver an enterprise-class all-flash array with game-changing economics. Along with the VMAX 250F, Dell EMC is updating its HYPERMAX OS with inline compression and the company is introducing a new Dell EMC VPLEX for All-Flash.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Updates Unity Adding Efficiency & Lower Costs

Today Dell EMC announced free, non-disruptive, data-in-place software updates to its Unity family of storage systems. These updates can really see a gain in capacity as they support both inline compression as well as support for the higher capacity flash drives. With an eye on the modern data center, Unity will now have expanded capabilities for integrated file tiering to the public cloud (including Virtustream), along with intelligent and predictive analytics through the new CloudIQ cloud-based storage analytics platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Upgrades Data Domain Around Flash

Today Dell EMC announced new Data Domain protection storage systems as well as software upgrades to Data Domain. The new appliances will be flash-enabled, giving them, what Dell EMC is calling, industry-leading speed and scalability as well as enhanced protection for virtual environments. Dell EMC is also introducing the latest version of Data Domain’s operating system, OS 6.0, as well as Data Domain Cloud Tier.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell EMC VxRack Node Powered By ScaleIO Review: Wrap-Up

Over many months, StorageReview has been testing and analyzing two Dell EMC VCE VxRack Node all flash PF100 clusters – which is the predecessor to the recently released Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node. One set of tests centered on the system configured in HCI, and the other in two-layer. If this sounds a bit strange, it is, as no storage is more flexible than ScaleIO. Hyperconverged is typically that; compute and storage combined into the same easy-to-manage platform. And just as it sounds two-layer is the separation of storage and compute as is typical in a traditional architecture. Dell EMC ScaleIO eschews the strict definition of both notions, allowing an enterprise to configure either way, or both ways. The Dell EMC ScaleIO solution meets the demands of organizations that want the best of each world, whenever they like.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces GA Of InfoArchive 4.1

Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD) made a few announcements around its InfoArchive product suite. These announcements include Dell EMC InfoArchive as a Service (IAaaS), the general availability of Dell EMC InfoArchive 4.1, and Dell EMC Clinical Archiving 2.0 software.

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by Lyle Smith

Eaton Annouces New Predictive Analytics Service

Eaton has announced the US launch of PredictPulse Insight, touted as the first cloud-based analytics service for data center infrastructure designed to help predict power component failures before they occur. The addition of predictive analytics gives it a more proactive focus, while its innovative algorithms and predictive modeling allow it to continuously assess potential component failures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Arcserve Announces Second-generation UDP

Today Arcserve, LLC announced the release of its second-generation Unified Data Protection (UDP) Appliance series. Arcserve is making the bold claim that this new UDP series will be the most cost-effective and easily-deployable purpose-built backup appliance in the data protection industry. No surprise, the new series of applicanes is fully integrated with Arcserve’s UDP software. According to the company, this new series aims to simplify disaster recovery (DR) for companies that want to “set and forget” their DR solutions yet still want enterprise-grade data protection.

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