by Lyle Smith

QLogic Announced the 2550100 Alliance for Migrating to 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Technology

QLogic has unveiled the 2550100 Alliance, which is comprised of a group of server, storage, networking and software companies working together to systematically bring solutions to market based on new 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet technology. The development of this technology was motivated by hyperscale cloud providers who needed a more economical solution between 10Gb and 40Gb.

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by Lyle Smith

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE Now Available

Veeam has released Endpoint Backup FREE, a new free tool that requires no additional software or purchases, providing a simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops. Simple and quick to install, users can back up endpoints to an external hard drive, network shared folder or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository. From backing up a personal device to protect the last few of physical servers in a data center, Veeam’s new free backup tool offers users an extensive feature set.

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Producing First M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD For PC Market

Today Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced that they are mass-producing the industry’s first NVMe PCIe M.2 SSDs made specifically for PC and workstations, the SM951-NVMe. Samsung also announced that it has begun shipping the SM951-NVMe to OEMs for the PC market. This is the same technology HP announced last week in its Z Turbo Drive and Omen Pro workstation.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Extends Its OpenSDS And Releases NexentaStor Community Edition 4.0.3

Today Nexenta announced that their user community is growing in record numbers. The Nexenta User Community is a forum for thousands of IT professionals to discuss that latest software-defined storage solutions (SDS) and gives them the ability to work with new open source releases unavailable anywhere else. Participation in the Community drives Nexenta’s OpenSDS innovation, architectures, solutions, and software and hardware platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

WD Introduces 3.5” Purple NV For Surveillance

Today WD, a Western Digital company, introduced a new high capacity 3.5” hard drive purpose built for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems, the WD Purple NV. The WD Purple NV comes in both 4TB and 6TB capacities and has a 3-year warranty.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Provides Private Cloud Tier for NetApp StorageGRID Webscale

Spectra Logic announced today a proof of concept integration of BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway with NetApp StorageGRID Webscale. This joint solution will provide seamless content management across sites, tiers and clouds. StorageGRID Webscale enables customers to utilize massively scalable object storage for media content while BlackPearl allows users to massive amounts of data forever for pennies per gigabyte.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Unveils New DiskStation And RackStation

Today Synology America Corp launched a new DiskStation, DS1515, as well as a new RackStation, RS815. These new storage solutions are aimed at businesses that are growing and need cost-effective enterprise features. Both of the new solutions run Synology’s award winning DiskStation Manger (DSM) 5.1 with all the features it includes, such as: remote access, scalability, unparalleled reliability, cross-platform file sharing, and 24/7 security solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Makes Several Updates To Its Cloud Networking

Today Google made a series of updates to its Cloud Networking to continue to provide performance, reliability, and security for its customers. These updates include: General availability of Cloud DNS, an expansion of its load balancing solutions to 12 additional points of presence around the globe, a beta of Cloud Virtual Private Network (VPN), and eleven additional Carrier Interconnect Providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces New 720TB 4U JBOD

Today at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters, Supermicro announced a new ultra-dense 4U JBOD platform, the 4U SuperStorage. The Superstorage holds up to 90 8TB 3.5” drives that are top-loaded and hot-swappable. The JBOD supports up to 720TB of SAS3, 12Gb/s performance. It also features dual hot-swap expander modules featureing 4 mini-SAS HD ports.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Integrates Dot Hill Into Its Tiered Storage Offerings

Today Quantum Corp announced that it would be expanding its tiered storage offerings by integrating Dot Hill’s full line of storage systems. This partnership is beneficial to both companies, giving Quantum an expanded range of solutions and Dot Hill will be able to use Quantum’s channel, sales, and market resources, and global service and support, to further its market footprint.

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