by Adam Armstrong

Dell Releases SonicOS 6.2.5

Today Dell Security announced the release of the latest OS for its SonicWALL line of firewalls, SonicOS 6.2.5. This latest update is centered around making management easier while enhancing security. The update extends security to Dell switches, wireless access points and firewalls while also advancing capabilities associated with inspecting encrypted traffic. SonicOS 6.2.5 meets the strict certification requirements of the US Department of Defense.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Surveillance Station 7.2

Synology Inc announced today that it had updated its robust surveillance application, Surveillance Station, to the latest version of 7.2. This latest update takes an already great surveillance application and builds on it with new features. These new features include more I/O integrations, better Central Management System (CMS), remote access, combined notifications, and new layouts and viewing options.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk & Red Hat Collaborate To Deliver Flash-based Ceph Storage Solutions

Today SanDisk, Corp and Red Hat, Inc. announced they would be forming a strategic alliance to bring the combined benefits of Ceph and flash storage to enterprise customers. The two companies aim to deliver this by pairing SanDisk’s InfiniFlash flash storage system with Red Hat Ceph Storage. According to both companies, this combined solution will offer world-class performance and efficient data management that can significantly reduce operational and capital expenditures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Improves Data Analytics With SANtricity OS Update

Today NetApp updated its storage operating system, SANtricity. SANtricity is the operating system NetApp uses for its EF-Series all-flash and E-Series storage arrays. NetApp claims this update will give users a dramatic performance boost and value of data analytics applications. NetApp goes on to claim that the updated OS will simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, improve data reliability, availability, and visibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Expands Its Backup Product Line While Lowering The Cost

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. announced that it was updated and expanding its Backup product line. Along with expanding and updating this product line, Barracuda is also offering new subscription and cloud storage prices. Barracuda is also announcing two new appliances, the Barracuda Backup 790 and 895 offering 12TB and 24TB of usable capacity, respectively. These announcements give Barracuda’s existing and future customers more flexibility in their data protection and recovery solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Sells Its Dell Services To NTT DATA

Today Dell Inc. and NTT DATA Inc. announced that they have entered a definitive agreement for NTT DATA to acquire Dell Services. Dell Services, formally Perot Systems, is an IT consulting service that works closely with markets such as government departments and hospitals. NTT DATA will be acquiring Dell Services for a little over $3 billion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces The DiskStation DS416slim

Today Synology Inc. announced another new 4-bay NAS server, the DiskStation DS416slim. The DS416slim is a compact, energy efficient NAS server aimed at home users and professionals. The NAS is easily transportable and can hold up to four 2.5” drives for a max capacity of 8TB. And like all of Synology’s NAS devices, the DS416slim is powered by the award winning OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Cloud Platform Introduces Stackdriver

Today at the GCP Next event Google introduced its new unified monitoring, logging and diagnostics service, Stackdriver. Unique to Stackdriver is that it allows users to monitor applications across Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) or a combination of both. According to Google, this is the first service that provides rich dashboards, uptime monitoring, alerting, log analysis, tracing, error reporting and production debugging, across GCP and AWS, in a single, unified offering.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Cloud Platform Announces New Analytics Tools

Google Cloud Platform has been introducing and working on big data and analytics products and services for some time now. The industry as a whole is seeing the promise in these products and services. Today at Google’s GCP NEXT event, they announced new innovations, products, and services surrounding data management and analytics capabilities. These new products and innovations center around machine learning, big data and analytics, and open source.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Releases Two New NAS With Built-in 10GbE SFP+ Ports

Today QNAP Systems, Inc. announced that is has released two new enterprise-class rackmount NAS devices, the TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 and TS-ECx80U R2 NAS series. These new devices are updates to the previous TVS-ECx80U-SAS/TS-ECx80U series, now with two built-in SFP+ based 10GbE ports but still the same price as the previous series.

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