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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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Announces New Innovations For Its Data Platform At Commvault GO

Today at Commvault GO 2016 (Commvault’s first customer conference) at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, Commvault introduced new innovations to its Commvault Data Platform for Software Defined Data Services (SDDS), currently in its eleventh version. These new innovations are designed to enhance orchestration and simplicity, while extending Commvault’s leadership in the backup, recovery and archive space.

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by Lyle Smith

Commvault Adds New Flexibility & Options For Protecting Data In SAP HANA

Commvault has announced that their Commvault Software and the Commvault Data Platform v11 has attained SAP-certified integration with the SAP HANA platform on IBM Power Systems. The Commvault Data Platform is a data management infrastructure that allows users to protect, manage and process more data faster as well as to lower operational costs, eliminate disruptions, and promote innovation, indicating that their customers will be able to improve their overall IT efficiencies and gain greater business value from their data running in SAP HANA.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-831X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-831X is an 8-bay, quad-core storage solution that features two 10GbE SFP+ ports, SSD cache support, and AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption to improve overall system performance when protecting file transfers. Designed as a cost-effective NAS and purpose-built for growing businesses that require backup, restoration, private cloud and storage for virtualization, the TS-831X can be scaled up to 24 drives using two QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-800P) to create a generous 400TB when leveraging 8TB drives. When configured in Virtual JBOD, the storage pool can be expanded even further increased to more than 900TB when using another QNAP NAS.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HP Z1 G3 All-in-One Workstation Review

The Z1 G3 All-in-One Workstation allows users to tailor functionality (and cost) to their exact needs. Although HP designed the Z1 G3 to serve as a "budget-conscious" workstation (with a 21% reduction in cost compared to its predecessor, the Z1 G2 Workstation), it leverages components that equip professionals with the ability to handle a wide range of demanding tasks. The Z1 G3 Workstation comes standard with an Intel Core i5 CPU (3.2GHz, 6MB cache, 4 cores), an Intel HD Graphics 530 card, a 23.6" UHD/4K display, 4GB DDR4 nECC SDRAM, and a 1TB SATA HDD (7,200 rpm), most of which can be upgraded prior to or following purchase.

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