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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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba HK3R 2.5-Inch Enterprise SSD Announced

Toshiba America has announced the HK3R, an enterprise SSD with 2.5-inch form factor and a 6Gb/s SATA interface integrated with Toshiba 19nm NAND flash for high-quality performance and reliability. The HK3R eSSD is optimized for read-intensive applications including read-caching, error logging, boot, and low-duty storage applications that require power-loss-protection as well as end-to-end data protection features. Additionally, it comes in capacities of 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB, which boast sequential read speeds of 500MB/s. Toshiba's new eSSD also supports one full drive write per day with a one hundred percent random data, aligned 4KB workload.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Intrepid 3000 Series Enterprise SSDs Announced

OCZ Technology has introduced its next-generation Intrepid 3000 Series of enterprise-class SATA III-based SSDs with what the company calls the industry’s best sustained performance and consistent I/O responses. The new series takes advantage of the Everest 2 Platform, which is a combination of the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and OCZ’s proprietary firmware, featuring advanced flash management and endurance capabilities that extend NAND flash life and enhance drive reliability.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RS3614xs+ Rackstation Announced

Synology has announced the launch of the RS3614xs+, the latest in their XS+ rackstation line. The new RS3614xs+ provides enterprise features at SMB prices so that small businesses can now take advantage of performance, scalability, and the virtual storage options of VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V all the while still offering general-purpose storage that businesses require.

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