by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces Its Availability Platform For The Hybrid Cloud

Veeam Software made a few announcements recently with the largest being a new product, the Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. Along with they new platform, Veeam is announcing primary storage integration with the IBM Storwize family and IBM SVC platform (to be including in Veeam Availability Suite v10). And Veeam unveiled new capabilities to support Microsoft 365.

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by Lyle Smith

Caringo SwarmNFS Annouced

Caringo has announced SwarmNFS, touted as the first lightweight file protocol converter that brings scale-out object storage (e.g. built-in data protection, high-availability, and powerful metadata) to the NFSv4 protocol. SwarmNFS is a stateless Linux process that directly integrates with Caringo Swarm so that mount points can be accessed from anywhere. Caringo claims that their new technology provides a global namespace across NFSv4, S3, HDFS, and SCSP/HTTP, indicating that it delivers data distribution and data management at scale without the burden of the high cost and complexity that is inherent of legacy solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Reports 2Q 2017 Earnings

Today Nimble Storage reported its second quarter 2017 earnings and things are looking a bit better overall for the company. While their stock hasn’t gone up much since their last earnings report it hasn’t taken a beating either. In fact, Nimble’s numbers overall are on an upward trend.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Updates Its Data Protection Suite For VMware

Today EMC announced updates to its Data Protection Suite for VMware as well as new products designed to optimize the protection of VMware workloads across the spectrum of VMware environments. The new enhancements include support for VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere, and expanded data protection options for VCE VxRail Appliances. EMC also announced that it would be demonstrating VMware integration in its primary storage arrays at VMworld.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic & Komprise Work Together To Tackle Exponential Data Growth

Today Spectra Logic and Komprise announced that they have worked together, creating a new data storage solution. This new solution is for Spectra Logic customers struggling with exponential data growth. Using the solution, customers will be able to optimize their storage and control costs using file analytics and tiered storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces New All-Flash Products

Ahead of VMworld next week, IBM announced today that it is expanding its all-flash storage products. These new all-flash products will be in IBM’s Storwize family line and is aimed at all companies from small to large with an eye on primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads. IBM is also announcing its new migration program, “Flash In.” This program is designed for clients to easily transition to IBM storage solutions. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Announces Updates To Its Analytics Monitoring Platform

Today Brocade announced several new features and capabilities to its Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform. Brocade states that the new capabilities will help provide organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance.  If organizations are facing network latency issues, they will be able to use the platform to help them pinpoint the root cause of the issues and resolve them faster.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Takes Per-Server Flash Density To 100TB

Today Datrium announced that its DVX has doubled performance density to 100TB of effective flash capacity per server. Not only is Datrium announcing that they have increased performance density, they are claiming that they have lowered the price to 10TB per $1000. Datrium states that this announcement will broaden the range of applications that can remain completely in the local server flash, which in turn can lower latency in shared private clouds by keeping all read IO processing off of the network.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Announces Solutions With VSAN & vRealize Automation

Today Cohesity introduced new solutions that are aimed at simplifying secondary storage in VMware environments. These new solutions work with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and VMware vRealize Automation and allow Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect customers to use VSAN and vRealize Automation to offer full policy-based automation on scale-out and hyperconverged infrastructure for both primary and secondary data. Cohesity claims that by using its new solutions, companies will be able to converge and simplify their data protection infrastructure with automation, instant recovery, and more efficient provisioning, all while lowering total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datera’s Elastic Data Fabric Integrates With Kubernetes

Today Datera announced a new integration with Google’s Kubernetes system. Datera states that its intent-defined universal data fabric complements the Kubernetes operational model well. An integration of the two enables automatic provisioning and deployment of stateful applications at scale. According to Datera, this integration with Kubernetes will let them translate application service level objectives, such as performance, durability, security and capacity into its universal data fabric. Datera goes on to claim that the integration will allow enterprise and service provider clouds to seamlessly and cost-effectively scale applications of any kind.

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