by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Introduces New Automatic Transfer Switch

Today Eaton introduced a new automatic transfer switch (ATS) for data centers in both North and South America, the eATS30 Monitored platform. In the event of a power failure, Eaton’s new ATS switches to an alternating current power source. Eaton’s latest product will allow for consistent uptime for equipment with a single power supply.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Z400s Economical SSDs Announced

SanDisk has announced the new cost-effective SanDisk Z400s SSD, which is specifically designed to replace hard-disk drives in computing platforms and embedded applications. This line of SSDs is a significant release by SanDisk, as the company promises they will be priced on par with other consumer HDDs all the while offering much better performance, reliability, and power consumption. If this pricing claim is true, it would essentially eliminate the cost difference between solid state and hard disk drives, a gap which has be shrinking significantly over the past few years.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung EVO Plus MicroSD Memory Card Review

Samsung has once again added to their industry leading portfolio of memory cards with the Plus versions of their very impressive PRO and EVO lines. For this review, we will be looking at the Samsung EVO Plus line of microSD memory cards (or Evo+), which are specifically designed for content creation and the increasing storage demands of the newest smartphones, tablets, compact cameras and Full HD camcorder users. Last year, we looked at the 32GB version of the Samsung EVO line, and found it to be easily one of the best available microsSD cards on the market for its class, offering great performance at an unbeatable price. The new Plus version improves on its predecessor in every way, including a boost in storage capacity to 128GB, which is double the maximum of the previous EVO line.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Release r300 Hybrid Cloud Appliance & Raises $41 Million In Funding

Today Rubrik announced the general availability of its new hybrid cloud appliance series, the r300 series. Its Converged Data Management Platform underpins this new hybrid cloud appliance series. The company is also announcing that in series B funding it has raised an addition $41 Million. This combined with its series A funding, brings its total funding to $51 million.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Enables Corporate Data Management In File Sync And Share

Today Commvault announced new capabilities to help organizations safely store, share, and access files almost anywhere. Commvault has expanded the capabilities of its Endpoint Data Protection Solution Set by offering an enterprise file sync and share solution. Commvault is also announcing its personal cloud, Edge Drive.

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by Adam Armstrong

Memblaze Introduces PBlaze4 700 Series of NVMe Compliant PCIe SSDs

Today Memblaze Technology Co., Ltd. launched its next generation of PCIe SSD Series with comprehensive support for the NVMe 1.1 standard and PCIe 3.0 interface, the PBlaze4 700 Series. First announced back in December of 2014, the new PBlaze4 700 Series is based on PMC’s Flashtec NVMe controllers and is designed to provide a high-performance and high-reliability SSD for hyperscale data centers and enterprise clients.

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by Lyle Smith

Cisco Announces New Storage Networking Innovations for the Agile Data Center

Cisco has announced a series of new storage networking advances spanning the company’s MDS and Nexus portfolios that focus on helping customers design efficient IT operations and easily adapt to changing business needs. Included in these new innovations are: the new Cisco MDS 9396S Fabric Switch, which is a 96-port high-density 16G fabric switch that allows the deployment of shared storage, common backup and business continuity solutions for SMB and enterprise customers in a small footprint while still leaving room for future growth; 40 Gigabit Converged Ethernet support across Nexus 7700 and Nexus 7000 platforms, which gives customers the flexibility to deploy 40 Gigabit FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, IP-based object storage, and LAN connectivity on a single platform; and support for the highest performance 16G FICON capabilities in the industry on Cisco’s existing MDS 9700 and 9250i platforms, all the while supporting FICON Distance Extension using 10G FCIP and specialized acceleration technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Updates Its Engineered Solutions For EVO:RAIL

Today Dell Inc. announced the general availability of a new hyper-converged end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance for VMware EVO:RAIL, Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE). Dell is also announcing the first update to Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL, infrastructure edition 1.2. Both solutions are aimed at giving customers faster time-to-value, elasticity, and greater ease of use.

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by Adam Armstrong

Data Protection Concerns Rise With The Increase In SaaS Usage

Asigra Inc. has pointed to further evidence showing an increasing use of Software as a Service (SaaS) is on the rise and companies need to examine the issue of data protection. Businesses are continuing to use SaaS more and more with popular applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, and Salesforce.com. With the continuing adoption and expansion of using such applications, organizations need to take a closer look data protection to prevent data loss.

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by Adam Armstrong

Drobo Gets Spun Off Of Connected Data

Today Drobo announced that it has been acquired by an investment group comprised of seasoned tech executives. Drobo had been an independent subsidiary of Connected Data. Drobo will now be a standalone entity effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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