by Josh Linden

Kaminario Announces K2 v5 All-Flash Primary Storage Arrays

Kaminario today announced the release of its fifth-generation K2 primary storage array, which uses the company’s software-defined Scalable Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) to leverage commodity hardware for all-flash deployments. According to Kaminario, K2 v5 solutions average two dollars per gigabyte of usable capacity, perhaps the lowest cost per GB in the AFA arena. K2 v5 offers scale-up and scale-out functionality alongside selective global inline deduplication and a range of other mid-market enterprise functionality.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Toshiba PX03SN Enterprise SSD Review (800GB)

The PX03SN is Toshiba's latest option for customers looking to take advantage of the rapidly evolving light enterprise SSD niche. The PX03SN a read-intensive enterprise SSD that leverages 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND for duties which require enterprise read performance such as host server storage and caching where write operations would total less than the PX03SN’s rated one full drive write per day. The PX03SN is available in capacities from 200GB to 1.6TB and uses a 7mm 2.5-inch form factor with a SAS 12Gb/s interface.

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by Lyle Smith

NexentaConnect View Edition Version 2.3 Announced

Nexenta has announced the general availability of NexentaConnect View Edition version 2.3 during Cisco's annual IT and communications conference. This announcement follows the debut of NexentaConnect for XenDesktop, and with it, this product portfolio will now give customers VMware and Citrix end-to-end VDI storage solutions.  

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by Lyle Smith

Pure Storage FA-405 and FA-450 Flash Arrays Now Generally Available; Purity 4.0 Software Announced

Pure Storage has announced the expansion of its flagship FA-400 Series product line with new entry-level and high-capacity FlashArrays as well as the next generation release of its Purity Operating Environment, Purity 4.0. The new software features FlashRecover, which is a set of fully integrated, space-efficient replication, snapshot, and policy management services that offer comprehensive protection against both locally and globally disaster and data loss. These advancements allow Pure Storage FlashArray to more fully support mission-critical workloads and Tier 1 storage use cases.

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by Josh Linden

HP Announces Autonomy Adaptive Backup and Recovery Solutions

HP has announced three enterprise backup and recovery technology releases from the company’s Autonomy division. Autonomy's adaptive approach to backup encompasses four areas of emphasis: prioritization, prediction, recommendation, and automation. The announcement includes details about the new HP Backup Navigator predictive analytics tool, a new HP Data Protector Management Pack, and performance updates incorporated into the new HP Data Protector 9.0.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk X300s Self-Encrypting SSD Announced

SanDisk has announced the X300s SSD which is the company’s first self-encrypting solid state drive. Using TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Drive hardware-based encryption in comination with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. The SanDisk X300s SSD is also ideal for use as a high performance storage component for design-in scenarios, allowing OEM manufacturers hasten the delivery of new products to market.

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by Lyle Smith

Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F All-Flash Storage Array Announced

Fujitsu has announced the launch of the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX200F, an all-Flash storage array that uses the technologies of the ETERNUS DX S3 platform, offering high-performance storage I/O for entry-level to Fortune 1000 enterprise customers. All major components are redundant, including the power supply and storage controller, allowsing for continuous operations or for component swaps during an unplanned event outage.

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by Lyle Smith

Tegile Systems Announces Support For Microsoft SMB 3.0

Tegile Systems has announced that it will be supporting Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 network storage protocol with future plans to develop storage systems leveraging several of the technology’s key features.

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by Brian Beeler

Dell NetVault Backup 10, DR6000 Deduplication Appliance Released

Dell has announced updates to their backup and recovery portfolio today, launching an updated version of NetVault Backup, alongside a new flagship deduplication appliance, the DR6000. NetVault 10 is highlighted by a new web-based UI, better scalability and tight integration with Dell's DR family of appliances. The Dell DR6000 gives customers access to new levels of scale and performance from Dell's deduplication appliance line, along with an industry first, source side dedupe for NFS and CIFS backup.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Full-Scale Operation of Memory Facility in Xi’an, China

Samsung has announced that its memory fabrication line in Xi’an China has entered full-scale manufacturing operations in its new facility, which will manufacture Samsung’s advanced NAND flash memory chips, 3D V-NAND.

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