by Adam Armstrong

Panasas Launches ActiveStor 18

Today Panasas introduced its new hybrid scale-out NAS appliance, ActiveStor 18. The ActiveStor 18 is scalable over 20PB and has speeds of 200GB/s. This is a big increase from ActiveStor 16 that topped out at 12PB and 150GB/s. ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

InfiniteIO Company Overview

InfiniteIO is an Austin Texas based startup that is tackling the one of the problems with data storage from a different angle. In the past, when data grew beyond capacity, users had to add more boxes. With the advent of larger and larger capacity drives, another solution was to add the larger drives to existing arrays until, once again, capacity is maxed out. 90% of all data in the world has been produced in just the last two years, and the number is only going to go up. Worst of all, up to 80% (and most likely more) of all data is stored and never accessed again.

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by Adam Armstrong

Netstor Releases New 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage

Netstor has released new 2.5” Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage device, the NA338TB. The NA338TB is a follow up the larger 3.5” NA333TB and NA381TB, both of which were well received by video editors and digital content creators. The NA338TB is designed for on-site video editing and supports both 2.5” SSDs and HDDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases HP ControlPoint & HP Storage Optimizer To Accelerate Path To Cloud

Today HP announced the availability of two new software solutions, HP ControlPoint and HP Storage Optimizer. Both of the new solutions are designed to help organizations leverage advanced analytics and policy management technology to address the rising information management, governance, and data storage challenges resulting from the growth of big data. These new solutions will also help organizations lower data storage costs, drive stronger compliance and information governance initiatives, and accelerate their path to hybrid cloud environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Skyview Capital to Acquire Syncplicity From EMC

Skyview Capital has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Syncplicity enterprise file sync and share business from EMC.  EMC will still retain a financial interest in Syncplicity.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu Announces World’s Most Scalable & Powerful Storage Systems

Today Fujitsu announced two new storage systems that are part of its ETERNUS DX family, the ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. These new storage systems are designed to handle unpredictable data growth and give companies peak storage performance. The larger of the two, the DX8900 S3, has performance numbers in the 4 million IOPS range and has a capacity up to 14PB.

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by Adam Armstrong

ioFABRIC Receives Seed Funding

Today ioFABRIC announced that it has received funding from private investors and Real Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage tech companies. ioFABRIC is planning on emerging from stealth soon with their new product, Vicinity.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Is DataCore Ready For SANsymphony-V

Today QNAP Systems Inc. announced that its enterprise-class Turbo NAS series are certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony-V. SANsymphony-V is DataCore’s virtual SAN software-only solution that runs on existing x86 architecture. This combination of QNAP’s hardware and DataCore’s software aims to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets while simplifying data storage management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform Becomes VMware Ready

Violin Memory, Inc. announced that its Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform has achieved VMware Ready Status. VMware Ready Status indicates that after a detailed validation process the Violin 7300 FSP has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement. Violin is also announcing that they have been certified with VMware Horizon Fast Track 2.0 Proven Storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas

Today Synology Inc. announced its new converged NAS server, RS18016xs+ and its expansion unit RX1216sas. The new NAS server come with a vast variety of features including expansion capacities, point-in-time data backup for enterprises, and high performance throughput. The RS18016xs+ runs DSM and comes with a 5-year warranty.

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