by Adam Armstrong

OCZ Introduces NVMe Z-Drive 6000 PCIe SSD Series

Today OCZ Storage Solutions introduced a new series of SSDs that combine NVMe technology and PCIe Gen 3 technology, the Z-Drive 6000 series. The new SSD series is all about performance and capacity. The Z-drive 6000 series is highly flexible as well, with multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings.

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by Lyle Smith

Unisys ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series Announced

Unisys has announced the new high-end ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series of systems, which are touted by the company as the most powerful members of the Dorado line. These new systems offer clients with expanded options for creating cost-efficient, open, highly available and secure environments for mission-critical applications.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Expands My Cloud App Offerings with Plex

WD has announced that it has expanded its app offerings by introducing Plex, an entertainment app that can be downloaded to and deployed on the My Cloud NAS series. Plex offers users with a way to organize videos, music and photos from personal media libraries with the ability to stream them to smart TVs, streaming boxes, and mobile devices directly from the cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Permabit And NEC Partner For New Solutions

Today Permabit Technology Corporation and NEC Corporation of America announced a partnership aimed at delivering data efficiency solutions. Combining Permabit’s Albireo data efficiency software with NEC M-Series SAN storage systems will deliver new solutions such as deduplication and compression to NEC’s SAN systems.

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by Lyle Smith

Cirrus Data Solutions Announces Data Migration Server 3.0

Cirrus Data Solutions has announced the release of its Data Migration Server version 3.0, which expands the reach of live data storage migrations with zero downtown and no interruption of services and is built on proprietary and patented technology termed “Transparent Datapath Intercept.” 

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Two New OpenStack Solutions

Today EMC Corporation announced that it has released two new OpenStack solutions. EMC first announced work on these solutions last November with its announcement of OpenStack Reference Architecture Program. EMC built these solutions in close collaboration with Canonical and Mirantis.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Two New Integrated Backup And Recovery Appliances

Today Dell Software announced two new additions to its DL series backup and recovery appliances, the DL4300 and the DL1000 1TB. The new offerings are a combination of Dell’s PowerEdge Servers and its AppAssure data protection software. The new appliances give small and midsized companies easy-to-deploy, turnkey data protection solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Announces General Availability of NexentaEdge

Today Nexenta announced the general availability of its hyper-scale scale-out object storage management software, NexentaEdge. NexentaEdge is the first and only software-only scale out storage solution that delivers inline deduplication and compression. Nexenta will be demonstrating this new software May 19, at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

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by Adam Armstrong

Toshiba Announces Key Value-Based Technology For Object Storage

Today at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced two new key value-based technologies that are geared for object storage, big data analytics, virtualization, and for active archival. These new technologies have the benefits of high capacity and high performance scale-out object storage and maximize uptime while reducing the overall mean time to repair. Toshiba will be having a demo of this new technology at its booth, P1, during the OpenStack Summit, May 18-22.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Lowers Pricing And Introduces New VMs

Google announced today that it was lowering pricing on Google Compute Engine Instance types. Google states that it is already 40% less expensive than other cloud providers on many workloads. Google is also introducing a new class of preemptible virtual machines. These new VMs will deliver short-term capacity for low costs.

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