by Adam Armstrong

HP & VMware Announce HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL

Today at VMworld Europe HP and VMware announce that they are partnering together to deliver a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance powered by VMware EVO: RAIL, HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC EVO: RAIL. This is the second 200 line of hyper-converged solutions, the first being the HP StoreVirtual version.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Mainframe Performance Accelerator For VMAX‏

EMC Corporation has announced a Mainframe Performance Accelerator (MPA). EMC claims that their latest innovation "improves VMAX FICON connectivity throughput by up to 60% and decreases response time by up to 30%."

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Unveils All-Flash Hyper-Converged Platform with Metro Support

Nutanix has announced the release of the NX-9000, the industry's first all-flash hyper-converged platform. Nutanix has also announced the release of Metro Availability, a technology that stretches datastores for Virtual Machine clusters across two or more sites. These new additions aim to give customers high-performance, flexible hyper-converged solutions for any workload and help them as they deploy into enterprise infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scale Computing Expands Capabilities Of HC3 Family With Release Of HyperCore Software

Today Scale Computing announced a new release of its Ultra-Easy HyperCore Software. This new release expands the capabilities of Scale's HC3 family providing greater scalability and more storage computing power.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces New Cloud Management Solutions And Updates

Today at VMworld Europe, VMware Inc. announced two new cloud management solutions as well as updates to their VMware vRealize Suite 6 and VMware vRealize Operations (formally VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite). The new solutions include: VMware vRealize Code Stream, enabling DevOps teams to deliver frequently, reliable software releases; and the beta launch of VMware vRealize Air Compliance, a new cloud management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. These new solutions finish VMware's rebranding under the vRealize Family. The rebrand highlights VMware's to helping customers realize the value they expect form IT investments and help fulfill their journey into the hybrid cloud.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server Review

The HP DL360p Gen8 is a leading 1U server designed to support the needs of both large data centers that require the compute density that this versatile server offers as well as small and medium sized businesses that appreciate and want to leverage the value and reliability the Gen8 server platform. While the DL360p has been very recently replaced with the DL360 Gen9, those looking for excellent enterprise value without the need for the highest-end computer power will find good value in the HP Gen8 servers as well as its enhanced serviceability and configuration flexibility. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

EMC VNXe3200 Review

The EMC VNXe3200 unified hybrid array brings VNX engineering, functionality, and enterprise support services to SMBs and ROBOs with a starting price of $11,500. That combination makes the VNXe3200 array accessible for customers that may have been priced out of the VNX lineup in the past. Unlike most other VNX offerings, the VNXe3200 uses a compact 2U form factor that integrates controllers and storage making it more suitable than prior VNX offerings for hub and spoke deployments like retail point-of-sale storage and offsite replication. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Releases A Public Cloud Backup & Long-Term Storage Solution

Druva has announced the release of their first-of-a-kind public cloud backup and long-term storage solution, Druva Phoenix. Phoenix offers an alternative to the traditional server backup model: backup to secondary storage, tape, and then long-term offsite archiving. Phoenix is a archiving, retention, and recovery solution that is designed to eliminate tape, offsite storage, complexity, and lower the costs of managing server backups by 70%.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Federation Announces First Fully Integrated Software-Defined Data Center Solution

Today EMC Corporation announced the immediate availability of Federation Software-Defined Data Center Solution. This is the first of five planned solutions from the EMC Federation of business. The Federation consists of EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware, Pivotal, and RSA.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Sentinel DX4200 Storage Server Now Available

WD has announced the Sentinel DX4200 storage server is now available, expanding their business-class NAS portfolio. The WD Sentinel DX4200 is a complete solution that provides SMBs the advantages of on-premise centralized storage and is designed to meet the demands of today's SMBs by combining Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 workgroup operating system and the Intel Atom C2338 Dual Core CPU. In addition, because it supports up to 16TB in capacity, the DX4200 allows small businesses to expand their office storage by upgrading the drives as their businesses grows in size.

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