by Lyle Smith

ioSafe NAS 1513+ Announced

ioSafe has announced the ioSafe NAS 1513+, expanding its product line to secure and protect up to 90TB of data per system with a disaster proof NAS appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). The ioSafe 1513+ is catered towards business and pro-­sumer markets, with the ability to store and protect massive data volumes and serve the data privately while bypassing expensive, vulnerable and slow public cloud options. With write speeds of 202.3 MB/s and read speeds of 350.9 MB/s, it will satisfy the demanding nature of hundreds of office users, virtualization, SANs, backup, disaster recovery, video surveillance systems, heavy use graphics or audio installations.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Fuel, Sphere, and Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 Announced at CES 2014

LaCie has announced several new products at CES 2014, including the LaCie Fuel--a mobile, wireless hard drive for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac that doesn’t require Internet access; the LaCie Sphère, which is a handcrafted hard drive enclosed in a spherical case of silver-plated steel; the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2--one of the first storage solutions enabled by Thunderbolt 2 and the fastest portable storage solution on the market.

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by Lyle Smith

Wave Systems Now Offering Complete Management of Samsung’s 840 EVO SSDs

Wave Systems has announced that it is offering complete management of Samsung’s 840 EVO SSDs in order to deliver stronger security and data protection. Both Wave Cloud and EMBASSY Remote Administration Server (ERAS) were validated by Samsung for the drives, which support the Trusted Computing Group (TCG)’s industry-standard Opal specification. This release makes for an important step forward in the adoption of the Opal TCG standard.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Showcases New Storage Solutions at CES 2014

Seagate will be showcasing new and innovative storage solutions at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including the Seagate Backup Plus FAST/Slim, 500GB of Storage for Tablets, and the expanded availability for Seagate's Rescue Data Protection Plan.

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by Lyle Smith

LenovoEMC px4-400d and px4-400r NAS Released

LenovoEMC has announced the worldwide availability of two new products, the LenovoEMC px4-400d Network Storage at CES 2014, which is a high performance four-bay desktop NAS that delivers advanced data protection in addition to local and remote content sharing using the LenovoEMC LifeLine operating system; and LenovoEMC px4-400r Network Storage, a 1U, four-bay rackmount Server Class NAS designed for expanding small- to medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. 

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Technology Aquires Xyratex

Seagate Technology and Xyratex have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex. The transaction will be in all-cash and valued at $13.25 per share, or a total of roughly $374 million, including $80 million in cash on Xyratex’s balance sheet as of August 31, 2013. The consideration represents a premium of approximately 27% per share over Xyratex’s stock price at the close of trading on December 20th, 2013. Xyratex has developed a leading HDD capital test equipment business. 

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston KC300 SSD Now TCG Opal 1.0 Compliant

Kingston Digital has announced a new version of its business-targeted SSDNow KC300, giving corporations and organizations the ability to manage the drive themselves. The updated Kingston KC300 SSD is customizable and fully compliant with the Opal specification of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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by Josh Linden

Fusion-io Announces Updated ioTurbine Software and Fast Flash Consultation Program

Fusion-io today announced updates to its ioTurbine enterprise caching software, which improves performance of existing NAS and SAN environments by utilizing server-side flash to accelerate applications and reduce latency for frequently-accessed data. ioTurbine is available for use with the company's ioMemory products for flash directly installed in servers, and can be used with the ION Data Accelerator or ioControl SPX solutions for external flash shared across servers. Fusion-io also announced a short-term Fast Flash program to facilitate technical consultations between the company and prospective ioTurbine clients.

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by Josh Linden

Cleversafe Announces New ClevOS 3.1 Features and Slicestor Tiered Storage and Caching Solutions

Cleversafe has announced that it is introducing updates to its ClevOS dispersed object-based storage software alongside new Slicestor devices now available that can leverage ClevOS’s new Cache Vault feature. ClevOS manages object storage at petabyte and exabyte scales with an emphasis on affordability, but as part of the software updates, can improve Objects per Second (OPS) performance for frequently accessed data via a unified Cleversafe Dispersed Storage Network (dsNet).

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by Brian Beeler

Avago Technologies to Acquire LSI for $6.6 Billion

Avago Technologies has announced a definitive agreement to acquire LSI Corporation for $6.6 billion in cash. Avago, who is currently a leading supplier in the wired infrastructure, wireless and industrial markets, has little exposure to the storage controller market that LSI is involved in. The combined assets make Avago more complete while taking advantage of several scaling benefits by folding LSI in. 

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