by Lyle Smith

NexentaConnect For Citrix XenDesktop Announced

Nexenta has introduced NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop designed for Citrix Cloud Deployments. This edition of NexentaConnect virtual storage accelerator allows virtual desktop administrators to accelerate the performance of their organization's desktops on new or existing storage arrays, all the while providing greater density at a much lower cost. The NexentaConnect solution reduces the amount of storage required for a XenDesktop deployment, offers real-time visibility and management of individual desktop users using storage resources, and lowers the cost per desktop.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Supplier Exchange Announced

EMC has announced that the Information Intelligence Group has introduced its first industry-specific public cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, EMC Supplier Exchange, which furthers its strategy to help customers transform business with cloud-based value office solutions that connect information to work. The trends of mobile, social, cloud and Big Data are forcing customers to develop next-generation, third platform applications as well as better harnessing predictive analytics to redefine their business and IT strategies. EMC Supplier Exchange is a third platform solution that extends Documentum based private cloud solutions, which enables collaboration with the extended enterprise. EMC provides customers with a clear adoption path to the 3rd Platform with this hybrid cloud approach, all the while preserving current 2nd Platform IT investments.

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by Lyle Smith

HP DL380z Virtual Workstation Solution Announced

HP has announced the HP DL380z, a new virtual workstation solution that provides secure, remote access to workstation-class applications from a variety of devices including thin clients, notebooks, and tablets. The new HP DL380z Virtual Workstation brings together HP’s popular server technology, NVIDIA virtualization technology, and Citrix virtualization technology; all of which using HP’s highly secure, industry-leading workstation ecosystem.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC InfoArchive Now Generally Available

EMC has announced the general availability of EMC InfoArchive, an application agnostic archive product suite that preserves the value of enterprise information all the while helping customers accelerate their journey to the 3rd Platform of IT. InfoArchive is based on open standards, which allows customers to address the large volumes of structured data, unstructured content, print streams, and xml (from a multitude of applications) at scale across the enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Offers $1 Million XtremIO Flash Guarantee To Customers

EMC has announced “The XtremIO $1Million Guarantee” for EMC XtremIO all-flash array customers, offering one million dollars to the first customer that can show their XtremIO system’s inline data services have switched off, been throttled back, or defaulted to a “system garbage collection” state.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Hybrid Cloud Solution Announced

EMC has announced the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution, enabling IT organizations to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build a hybrid cloud that leverages the best of both worlds. With a hybrid cloud, IT organizations are able to broker services from private and public clouds, which enable visibility and control over the best location to run business applications. The solution also helps to profile applications and identify the most efficient, secure, and cost-effective IT operational model across both private and public clouds.

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by Brian Beeler

EMC Acquires DSSD for Rack Scale Flash Storage

At EMC World 2014, EMC has announced the acquisition of DSSD, which will operate as a standalone unit within EMC’s Emerging Technology Products Division. EMC envisions additional products being added to the flash storage portfolio in what they're terming "rack scale flash storage." The DSSD team is well versed in file systems, networking and storage technologies. Very little is public about what the company has been working on but the DSSD technology is thought to be a combination of hardware and software to better enable flash to perform well for big data. The transaction is expected to close sometime in the second quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. 

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Data Domain DD2200 Deduplication Storage System Announced

EMC has announced the new Data Domain DD2200 deduplication storage system, which provides no-compromise data protection for midmarket customers. With the new DD2200 EMC, customers can now: backup 36TB of data in under 8 hours at 4.7TB/hr ingest performance using DD Boost; protect up to 860TB logical capacity in 2U with up to 17.2TB usable capacity; simultaneously support up to 60 backup/archive streams; support for 1 billion files specifically for large archive work loads.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC ViPR 2.0 Software-Defined Storage Announced

EMC has announced ViPR 2.0 at EMC World 2014, which is a Software-Defined Storage platform that dramatically simplifies the management of both existing and new storage infrastructure, while providing new data services to underpin next-generation applications and Big Data analytics. ViPR 2.0 removes the gap to the 3rd Platform by allowing customers to manage both existing and new storage infrastructures in a consistent, fully automated way. Additionally, ViPR plugs into higher-level management and orchestration tools from VMware, OpenStack, and Microsoft so that storage can be a part of broader data center workflows.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Announces New Hybrid Cloud Innovations

EMC has announced new Software-Defined Storage products and technologies at EMC World 2014, which enable the blended benefits of both public and private clouds, offering Service Providers of all sizes and customers with the efficiency, agility, security and control of a hybrid cloud. 

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