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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by Lyle Smith

EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance (ECS) Announced

EMC has announced the EMC ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) Appliance (formerly known as Project Nile) at EMC World 2014, a hyperscale cloud storage infrastructure that redefines the economic benefits of cloud storage for service providers and customers of any size, in any industry. The 3rd Platform of IT is based on the mega trends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data. Next-generation applications offer seamless experiences for customers to both interact and transact, which requires a new storage infrastructure to leverage analytics from the Big Data generated by these applications. EMC ECS Appliance is ideal for this scenario. Read more

by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

6TB HDDs Causing Problems for System Vendors - But Not the Way You Think

Hard drives have blossomed from 4TB to 6TB, which is a great thing for applications creating an ever increasing amount of data. However, as we've seen more 6TB hard drives come in from vendors, a peculiar problem has arisen. The 6TB hard drives aren't compatible with all of the platforms we test on. They're not compatible for a reason that's unexpected however. 

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by Lyle Smith

Nutanix Announces Comprehensive VDI Program

Nutanix has announced a comprehensive program that delivers simplicity and predictability to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management. With this solution, Nutanix customers can purchase advanced web-scale infrastructure per desktop, and de-risk their VDI investment using the industry’s first and only VDI Assurance pricing option.

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by Lyle Smith

Actifio Sky Copy Data Virtualization Platform Announced

Actifio has announced a significant expansion of its product portfolio to increase the scope and scale of its enterprise class data virtualization platform with Actifio Sky. The new offering will improve the functionality of Actifio CDS (Copy Data Storage Platform), making a virtual instance of the company’s Virtual Data Pipeline technology available wherever application data may reside.  Actifio CDS allows information technology infrastructure to be more efficient and cost effective by reducing the copies of computer data an organization must keep.

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by Lyle Smith

HP 3PAR Online Import For EMC Storage Released

HP has introduced HP 3PAR Online Import support for migrating data from EMC VNX and EMC CLARiiON CX4 arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, giving its customers the ability to efficiently modernize legacy storage infrastructure. With EMC VNX and CLARiiON CX4 storage system support, customers can save time and money by performing self-directed platform migrations without professional services engagements or external hardware appliances.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends 7.4 Generally Available

Unitrends has announced availability of Unitrends Release 7.4, the latest version of the software that powers the company’s Unified Data Protection physical and virtual backup and recovery appliances. With the release of 7.4, Unitrends has dramatically upgraded its Unified Enterprise Backup (UEB) and its Recovery Series.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell vRanger 7.0 Now Available

Dell has announced vRanger 7.0, the latest version of their virtual data protection solution. Dell vRanger offers users high-speed backup and recovery of VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and physical Windows Server environments and provides high-speed replication for VMware. It also protects entire virtual environments in just minutes, detects and backs up new VMs automatically, and delivers safe, scalable data protection VMware and Hyper-V environments of all sizes.  Additionally, vRanger allows users to locate and restore individual files within seconds from a single, user-friendly interface; even if the data is buried deep in virtual and physical backups.

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by Lyle Smith

DataCore SANsymphony-V10 Software Update Announced

DataCore has revealed new virtual SAN functionality and significant enhancements to its SANsymphony-V10 software, the 10th generation release of its comprehensive storage services platform. This new update substantially improves virtual SAN capabilities designed to achieve the fastest performance, highest availability, and optimal use from flash and disk storage directly attached to application hosts and clustered servers in virtual (server-side) SAN use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

Red Hat Acquires Inktank

Red Hat has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inktank, provider of scale-out, open source storage systems. Inktank’s flagship technology, Ceph Enterprise, provides object and block storage software to enterprises looking to deploy public or private clouds, including many early adopters of OpenStack clouds. The combination of Red Hat's existing GlusterFS-based storage offering and the newly acquired Inktank positions Red Hat as a leading provider of open software-defined storage across object, block and file system storage.

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