by Lyle Smith

Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available

Zetta has announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a cloud-first disaster recovery solution that features a "sub-five minute failover".  Zetta has designed their new disaster recovery solution specifically for small and mid-sized enterprise customers and partners, allowing them to access business-critical applications with minimal disruption to everyday operations during a downtime event, both expected and unexpected. Zetta indicates that their new service is a cost-effective solution that provides high availability and reliability for demanding recovery time objectives.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Announces Systems and Expanded Partnerships for the Hybrid Cloud Era

At IBM Edge 2016, IBM has announced a range of cloud-ready systems, services, and solutions designed to make the movement of data, applications, and services much simpler in a hybrid cloud-environment. These include Power Systems for cloud, z Systems for cloud, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management and Protect. IBM also announced a series of new and expanded partnerships with organizations, such as with Red Hat, with an emphasis on hybrid cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

SNIA Releases New Swordfish Specifications

Today the Storage Network Industry Association’s (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative (SMI) announced the completed version (Version 1.0) of the SNIA Swordfish storage management specification. This specification extends the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish application programming interface (API) to handle the management of storage equipment and storage services found in modern data centers. The new specification is the result of broad collaboration of several of the leading companies in the storage industry.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Netlist Gets New Patent, Unitrends' New Backup Solutions, & HPE Partners With Zerto

We receive quite a bit of news every week, some times dozens of pieces per week. While we strive to cover those topics that are most relevant to our readers or the topics we think that our readers will be most interested in, we can't cover them all. Other times we are presented with several pieces that are just too short to be their own story. So we will be taking the shorter pieces throughout the week and combining them into one "News Bits" piece, even if the news presented isn't necessarily related.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Introduces ScaleIO Ready Nodes

Today Dell EMC announced that its ScaleIO will now be available on a Ready Node, a software-defined, all-flash offering running on Dell EMC PowerEdge x86 servers. This is the second announcement since the two companies finished their merger last week. The previous announcement combined the powerful DSSD D5 NVMe storage with PowerEdge servers. The merger gives customers the best of both worlds, allowing ScaleIO software to run on the flexible configurations of the Dell PowerEdge servers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Announces New AFAs, Customer & Cloud Services

Today Violin Memory announced that it new all-flash arrays (AFAs) in its Flash Storage Platform (FSP) family, the 7650 and 7450. Along with the new arrays, Violin announced a new platinum level of customer support for its entire FSP line, including the two new models announced today. And Violin is announcing a new cloud servicer, Concerto in the Cloud, a virtualized instance of the company’s OS that can be deployed in the cloud, public, private, or hybrid.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

Following its announcement of joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner program last month, Datos IO announced today that it was joining Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Partner program. The company is also announcing that latest release of its flagship software, RecoverX 1.5, also called Orion. Orion will support Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services, which offer advanced data recovery features purpose-built for 3rd Platform applications deployed on non-relational databases in GCP.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces New Cloud Data Management Solutions

Today at Veritas Vision 2016, Veritas Technologies announced a new Cloud Data Management Suite aimed at helping companies as they transform to digital business. While these new solutions are designed to help companies manage hybrid clouds, and drive more value from their data, the three areas of focus will be on: data protection, data availability, and data insight.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD Review

Since Toshiba’s acquisition of OCZ back in early 2014, the company has turned the focus of OCZ's line of SSDs to consumer-driven solutions. The Toshiba OCZ VX500 Series continues this trend as their newest mid-range family of SSDs designed for mainstream users looking to upgrade their PCs or notebooks to a solid state-based setup. The VX500 series is a direct successor to the Vector 180 line, and offers more or less the exact same features. Toshiba does claim, however, that the VX500 boasts higher endurance due to its MLC NAND and is designed specifically for write-intensive environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Expands SteelFusion Deployment Options

Today at Riverbed Disrupt in New York City, Riverbed Technology announced that its software-defined edge solution, SteelFusion, will now be offered in more deployment options, both cloud and virtual, giving customers even more choice and flexibility. Riverbed is working with IBM and Avnet to deploy SteelFusion on IBM SoftLayer and Virtual SteelFusion Edge on Avnet through a fully integrated system.

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