by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: LaCie, Dell EMC, Seagate, Datera, Lenovo, Nimble, Barracuda, DDN, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. LaCie has introduced what it calls the world’s fastest desktop storage. Dell EMC announced the GA of its Documentum for Life Sciences. Seagate launched what they are calling the world’s fastest HDD for mission critical workloads. Datera announced integration with Openstack FUEL. Lenovo is partnering with Nimble and DDN on two separate projects. All this is among a few other announcements.

LaCie’s New Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Storage

With yesterday’s release of the new MacBook Pros there will come the deluge of compatible gear that can amplify and enhance the user experience. LaCie wasted no time getting out its three new products: LaCie Bolt3, LaCie 6big, and the previously announced LaCie 12big. The new devices all use USB-C interface and, according to LaCie, can hit speeds of 2.8GB/s, 1.4GB/s and 2.6GB/s respectively.

The LaCie Bolt3 will come in a 2TB SSD capacity for $1999.00. The LaCie 6big will come in 24TB, 36TB, 48TB and 60TB capacities starting at $3199.00. The LaCie 12big will come in 48TB, 72TB, 96TB and 120TB capacities starting at $6399.00.

LaCie main site

Dell EMC Announce the general availability of Documentum for Life Sciences

Dell EMC announced its Documentum for Life Sciences is now generally available. This suite contains four solutions including: electronic trial master file, research and development, submission store and view, and quality and manufacturing. Dell EMC states that this suite will help the entire lifecycle of medical documentation.

Dell EMC main site

Seagate Releases “World’s Fastest” HDD for mission critical workloads

Seagate has released the latest version, version 6, of its Enterprise Performance 15K HDD. The new drives come in capacities up to 900GB and can hit sustained transfer rate up to 315MB/s. The Enterprise Performance 15K HDD are 2.5” form factor and is available in both a 512 native and a single advanced format models.

Seagate main site

Datera integrates with OpenStack FUEL

Datera announced a new integration with OpenStack FUEL. Datera worked with Mirantis to validate the integration. Now using FUEL, Datera’s Elastic Data Fabric can be optimized to scale horizontally across Mirantis OpenStack.

Datera main site

Lenovo and Nimble announce partnership around the data center

Lenovo and Nimble Storage announced that they are partnering to add new levels of efficiency and scale to the data center. The companies plan on doing this through predictive analysis to automate service activities. To be more specific, Lenovo will combine its infrastructure management software, XClarity, with Nimble’s InfoSight.

Lenovo main site

Nimble Storage main site

Lenovo is also increasing collaboration with DDN

Lenovo also announced that it was increasing its collaborative efforts with DDN in in its HPC Innovation Center in Germany. Already using DDN’s EXAScaler, the HPC center will enable users to benchmark the storage and file system elements of an HPC Solution from DDN in combination with Lenovo’s HPC systems and solutions.

DDN Storage main site

Barracuda adds Microsoft SharePoint Online Backup

Barracuda announced that it added Microsoft SharePoint Online backup to its Cloud-to-Cloud Backup offering. This announcement means that customers using Microsoft SharePoint Online backup will now be able to use Barracuda’s ranular backup and recovery options. SharePoint Online backup also extends to Barracuda Essentials for Office 365.

Barracuda Networks main site

Scality announces largest partner ecosystem in the industry

Scality announced that it now has the largest certified partner ecosystem with more than 80% of the market share in backup applications able to use Scality’s Software Defined Storage (SDS) as their secure repository. Along with this, Scality points out that is supports 4 out of 5 market leaders in Gartner’s June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software.

Scality main site

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