by Adam Armstrong

GE and Pivotal Announce the First Industrial-Scale Data Lake

GE has announced that through their partnership with Pivatol, they have created the world's first industrial-scale data lake. The data lake will be able to take Big Data, store it in the form that it comes into the lake (saving a lot of time and effort that is generally spent getting it into a usable format) and offer a highly scalable and fast management for the data. Most importantly, the data lake will give businesses the ability to quickly analyze the metadata, allowing them to operate more efficiently, predict future problems and fix them before they happen.

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by Lyle Smith

Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Sepaton

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has acquired Sepaton, a company that manufactures scalable and cost-efficient purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA). Hitachi states that the addition of Sepaton as a wholly-owned subsidiary is part of their larger HDS data protection strategy that offers enterprise customers comprehensive data protection that is scalable and integrated. HDS customers now have access to a broad portfolio of data protection solutions, which allows Hitachi to tackle customer issues with a much more extensive selection of effective technology. 

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by Brian Beeler

Nimble Storage CS300 and CS500 Hybrid Arrays Released

Nimble Storage has released two new hybrid storage arrays, the CS300 and CS500. The new units refresh Nimble's lower and mid-range offerings, boasting a 50% increase in performance over the CS200 and CS400 models they're replacing. Like the high-end CS700, the new systems leverage Nimble's Adaptive Flash technology which allows for independent scaling of capacity and performance. The CS300 and CS500 use a 3U form factor and offer 10Gbase-T, GbE, and GbE SFP+ connectivity. Nimble systems can be configured to order, giving customers the opportunity to select networking, disk and flash capacity that meets their workload needs. 

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo P900, P700 And P500 Workstations Announced

Lenovo has announced the launch of its new ThinkStation P Series: the P900, P700 and P500, which are rebuilt from the ground up and join the entry-level P300 as the most powerful professional-grade desktop workstations available on the market. The new P Series are designed for professionals in engineering, architecture, media and entertainment, oil and gas, medical and science, finance and other industries that require enhanced productivity and reliability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite

Today Dell Software announced the release of a new data protection bundle, the Dell Backup & Disaster Recovery Suite. Through a single capacity-based licensing model, customers will have access to Dell's full backup and recovery software portfolio. This new bundle will allow businesses to better create a solution that matches their needs versus paying too much for something that they don't need or paying extra to gain something they can't be without.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Acquires Symform's Cloud Services Platform

Quantum Corp has announced that is has acquired Symform's cloud storage services platform and its development team, including Symform's CTO and co-founder, Bassam Tabbara. Quantum plans on leveraging Symform's cloud technology to expand its own cloud software capabilities and service offerings in data protection and scale-out storage.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

AMI StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Array Review

The AMI StorTrends 3500i is a 3U, 16-bay hybrid storage array that combines the benefits of SSD acceleration and the capacity and pricing benefits of HDDs. The StorTrends 3500i is a dual-controller configuration set to active/passive, each driven by Dual Intel Xeon 2.4GHz E5620 processors and 16GB of memory. The real magic though comes in the control the 3500i offers to customers. The array supports both SSD caching and tiering, which is somewhat novel in the hybrid space, and a feature called Automatically Tuned Volumes (ATV). ATV gives users a high-degree of control over what kind of performance an individual volume receives by selecting the storage it sits on, allowing admins to prioritize (or not) the performance. StorTrends arrays also include a robust set of enterprise-ready data services and the ability to scale up with additional disk enclosures. 

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung SM1623 Enterprise SSD Released

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass producing the SM1623, a new high-performance SAS SSD using 10-nanometer class MLC NAND flash. The new Samsung SAS SSD is designed to meet the needs of many global customers for cost-effective, high-capacity SSDs and is targeted at enterprise customers. 

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by Mark May

EMC ProtectPoint Overview

Last month EMC hosted a Megalaunch in Londer, announcing their new VMAX family as well as a several other offerings. Though we mentioned ProtectPoint at the time (last paragraph before availability) there wasn't a tremendous amount of detail at the event. Since then EMC has provided much more on the emerging technology. ProtectPoint is a data protection offering which hopes to bring the benefits of snapshots together with the benefits of backups. By integrating the primary storage with the protection storage, ProtectPoint reduces cost and complexity, increases speed, and maintains recoverability of backups.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Syncplicity Releases A New App For iPhones

Syncplicity has released a new version of their app for iPhones, version 3.2.0. Syncplicity is EMC’S cloud-based file management and collaboration platform. The app gives users secure, full access to all of their files on their mobile devices.

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