by Adam Armstrong

HPE Completes Industry’s First Open Infrastructure Portfolio for the Service Provider Market

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its open, cloud-optimized storage server. According to HPE, this announcement makes them the only top-tier vendor to offer a complete open infrastructure portfolio with compute, networking and now storage server offerings. HPE is also making enhancements to its HPE Cloudline servers and HPE Altoline network switches for service providers.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Introduces Its Integrated RackPack IT Platform

Today, Eaton launched its new integrated infrastructure that combines key elements of advanced power and physical asset management, the RackPack IT Platform. This new plug-and-play platform is designed to provide customers in North America with best-in-class power management while seamlessly integrating with major virtualization and converged infrastructure platforms, in addition to traditional IT environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Demonstrates World’s Fastest SSD

Today Seagate Technology unveiled its production-ready unit of the fastest single solid-state drive (SSD) demonstrated to date, with throughput performance of 10 gigabytes per second (GB/s). Seagate states that its early unit meets Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications, making it ideal for hyperscale data centers looking to adopt the fastest flash technology with the latest and most sustainable standards.

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by Adam Armstrong

ZeroStack Announces GA of Industry’s 1st Zero-Touch Private Cloud

Today ZeroStack announced the general availability of ZeroStack Cloud Platform, what it is calling the industry’s first zero-touch private cloud. The ZeroStack Cloud Platform gives its customers the ability to deploy their own private cloud that is as easy to use as a public cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed SteelFusion Now Supports AWS & Azure

Today Riverbed Technology announced that its hyper-converged edge solution, Riverbed SteelFusion, now supports Amazon Web Services (AWS) support through AWS Storage Gateway and Azure support through Microsoft StorSimple. Not only does this give customers more flexibility and choice for cloud-based data storage across remote locations, they can now leverage the cloud as a secondary storage tier. This gives SteelFusion users more capacity, backup, and tiering to add on to their private data center storage assets.

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by Adam Armstrong

G-Technology Announces New 1TB Type-C Hard Drive

Today G-Technology announced its latest portable hard drive, the G-TECH mobile USB-C. This new portable drive is ideal for backup and storage and utilizes the new Type-C USB technology. Type-C is a new user-friendly connection that allows users to plug in the device in any orientation. The G-TECH mobile USB-C comes in 1TB capacity and a design to match the current MacBooks with colors in Space Gray, Gold and Silver. G-Technology is also announcing a higher capacity G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0, with up to 3TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Concerto OS 7 Now VMware SRM/SRA Certified

Violin Memory has announced that its enterprise management operating system, Concerto OS 7, has been certified for VMware's vCenter Server Site Recovery Manager (SRM). This announcement builds off of the relationship Violin has with VMware and adds to the to the existing Violin vSphere Web Client Plugin, the Violin Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) solution integrates Violin's Concerto OS 7 advanced storage management capabilities with VMware vSphere.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nimble Reports 4Q Earnings

Nimble Storage has had a rough go of it lately. Their third quarter earnings were below expectations, which pulled down its stock price and didn’t do any favors to other tech stock prices such as Pure Storage’s. Then last month Nimble was hit with a series of class action lawsuits around their poor stock performance. Nimble released their fourth quarter earnings today and fell in line with analyst estimates both in earnings per share (EPS) and Nimble’s revenue also beat analyst expectations.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Federation Announces The GA Of Its Hybrid Cloud 3.5

First announced back in May, the EMC Federation Hybrid Cloud solution is designed to enable IT organizations to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build a hybrid cloud. At VMworld 2015 EMC gave everyone a preview of the upcoming enhancements centered on application lifecycle automation capabilities, Always-on and secure Infrastructure as a Service, and new deployment options with the VCE VxRack System. Today the EMC Federation is announcing that its Hybrid Cloud solution 3.5 is generally available.

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by Adam Armstrong

Schneider Electric Announces Li-ion Battery Options For Its 3-Phase UPS Solutions

Today Schneider Electric announced that it will soon be supporting the use of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries as an alternative to Valve Regulated Sealed Lead-Acid (VRLA) batteries for many of its three-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). The change over to Li-ion batteries would help customers reduce overall footprint and weight, as Li-ion batteries are much smaller than VRLA batteries. Li-ion batteries also last much longer, which could lead to an overall reduction in investment long term.

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