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by Adam Armstrong

Micron And Intel Partner On New NAND Technology 3D XPoint

Today Micron Technology Inc. and Intel Corporation unveiled new non-volatile memory technology that they claim may revolutionize any device, service, or application, 3D XPoint (cross point). 3D XPoint is in production now and is the first new category of memory introduced in over 25 years.

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by Lyle Smith

Google Adds Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys to Google Compute Engine

In addition to Google Nearline’s Cloud Storage’s recent general availability, the company has announced the beta version of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine, giving their users the ability to bring-their-own-keys to encrypt compute resources. This certainly brings the best of both worlds, as it provides users the power and flexibility of public cloud all the while giving users desired control over data security.

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by Adam Armstrong

Media And Entertainment Organizations Are Using SwiftStack Object Storage To Deliver Breakthrough Advancements

Today SwiftStack announced that top organizations in media and entertainment are using its object storage to gain incremental value in their production workflows. These organizations are finding that when they combine SwiftStack object storage with their media asset management solutions they are getting better productivity from new levels of access and protection. And producers are able to achieve predictive and affordable cost at scale, enabling them to spend less time on their storage solutions and more time on creative output.

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by Adam Armstrong

Savage IO Releases SavageStor

Today Savage IO released its software agnostic, open storage platform, SavageStor. Savage IO states that SavageStor is the most-densely populated storage server on the market. SavageStor is designed to handle the capacity and IO needs of cloud storage, big data analytics, HPC, enterprise and ROBO environments. 

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by Adam Armstrong

X-IO Announces iglu Bridging Fully Featured And Software-Defined Storage

Today X-IO Technologies announced a new portfolio of storage systems, iglu. The iglu family is designed to bridge the paths between fully featured storage and software-defined storage (SDS). iglu will bring X-IO’s intelligent storage element (ISE) arrays into the world of SAN. X-IO is stating that iglu will be a worry-free SAN that will run fast forever and will have virtually zero maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura & AWS Partner To Optimize Hybrid Cloud

As we previously mentioned, Panzura released SkyBridge to run VDI and application virtualization completely in the cloud. Now Panzura is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run SkyBridge within AWS as a seamless extension of the datacenter. This partnership aims to simplify networking with the cloud, connect to on-premises authentication services, automate the configuration of cloud services instances, and eliminate potential performance issues when applications and data are separated by latent network connections.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cisco Confirms It Is Ending Its Invicta Storage Appliance

According to both The Register and CRN, Cisco has confirmed that will cease its Invicta Storage Array line. Cisco first acquired the Invicta All-Flash array when it purchased Whiptail in 2013 for $415 million. Within a year Cisco halted shipments from apparent customer complaints. After two years of issues, Cisco will no longer develop the Invicta Appliance and its Scaling Systems products.

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by Josh Linden

Company Profile: Nasuni

Nasuni is a storage vendor built around its core cloud-based NAS technology, local Filer appliances, and the company's proprietary UniFS global file system. In the time since Nasuni requested a patent on UniFS in November 2013, the company has expanded its access to cloud storage infrastructure as well as its on-premises Filer appliance offerings, which provide local access for content stored in Nasuni-managed cloud storage.

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by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Becomes a Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner

​Unitrends has announced that it has been given the title of Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner. Building up to this given name, Unitrends had worked closely with Google Cloud Platform to build, integrate and optimize its Unitrends Free virtual backup appliance (currently in version 8.1) in order to support Google Cloud Storage, such as with the recently generally available Google Cloud Storage Nearline. As a result, Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform gives customers the ability to automatically copy local VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V backups to Google Cloud Storage, including Google Cloud Storage Nearline, for long-term retention and disaster recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Nearline Cloud Storage Is Now Generally Available

Google announced today that its Nearline Cloud Storage is now generally available. Google Nearline Cloud Storage was released in beta form back in March of this year. Nearline was introduced as a replacement for cold storage with the responsiveness of the cloud all for a low price. Along with general availability, Google is also introducing several other benefits.

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