by Adam Armstrong

Asigra Outlines Its Software-Defined Data Protection Strategy

Today, Asigra Inc. introduced its new Asigra Software-Defined Data Protection (SDDP). The SDDP will provide highly scalable cloud backup storage by leveraging commoditized infrastructure and vendor agnostic technologies. This first-to-market technology will counter expensive monolithic systems and should speed deployment of cloud-ready storage for service providers. The technology is designed to lower operational costs (with claims up to 40-50% lower), simplify management, and speed time to market for new and existing providers.

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by Brian Beeler

SanDisk Buying Fusion-io for $1.1 Billion

SanDisk is adding to their comprehensive enterprise flash business by picking up Fusion-io for a reported $1.1 billion. SanDisk has recently been working through a refresh of their SATA and SAS SSD businesses, but they had curiously neglected to do anything with their PCIe offering, though truth be told, the PCIe Lightning cards were never competitive. It appears rather than invest in reviving that technology, SanDisk found the better and faster path to market was to absorb Fusion-io, who's held a long-time lead in PCIe flash space with innovative hardware design and comprehensive software. 

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Several New Helion Solutions

At HP Discover 2014, HP announced several new Helion cloud solutions. They are enterprise solutions geared toward hybrid IT environments, HPC resources, cloud development and deployment, and cloud management.

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by Brian Beeler

It's Game Over for Most Consumer SSD Companies

At StorageReview we made the conscious decision some time ago to stop talking about all the tiny SSD brands running around in the marketplace with a SandForce reference design drive, or an SSD more or less made for them by one of the leaders in the space. The drives are generally poorly supported and have no cost advantage. Aside from brand loyalty, there's really no reason to buy them. The only consumer SSDs worth buying are from companies that have the intellectual property and ability to not only make the drives, but to support them long-term. For everyone else in the consumer SSD space, the game is over and the market will continue to consolidate. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Cloud Connect for Availability Suite v8 Announced

Today Veeam Software announced Cloud Connect as part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8. This new functionality will give customers a secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite repository without the upfront capital investment in an offsite infrastructure or management.

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by Lyle Smith

Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Platform Announced

Nimble Storage has announced the Adaptive Flash platform, which allows enterprises to meet performance and capacity requirements for any workload in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments. The new platform promises to deliver the performance of flash-only arrays and the capacity of hybrid arrays with their new CS700 Series arrays and All-Flash Shelf, allowing it to boast upwards of 500,000 IOPS, 64TB of flash, and a petabyte of capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panasas Unveils ActiveStor 16 and PanFS 6.0

Panasas has unveiled the ActiveStor 16 hybrid storage appliance and the operating system PanFS 6.0. ActiveStor 16 is a new hybrid scale-out NAS appliance scalable up to 12 petabytes (PB) of capacity and up to 150GB/s data throughput. PanFS is the latest version of Panasas OS that comes with RAID 6+ triple parity protection.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Adds Persistent Data Protection to HP Atalla Solutions

HP has announced new Atalla solutions, providing new encryption capabilities in addition to information protection and control solutions that safeguard data during its entire life span by supporting data while it is idle, in motion, or in use whether it is located on the cloud, on-site, or in mobile environments. HP Atalla Solutions are specifically designed for organizations that require protection of sensitive information, such as financial institutions, retailers, energy companies, healthcare providers and governments, offering added protection against the exposure of sensitive data while supporting optimal performance and flexibility.

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by Brian Beeler

HP Announces All Flash 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Array at Cost of Disk

At the launch of HP Discover 2014 today, the company has announced a new all flash configuration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage Array. The new enhancements to the StoreServ 7450 offer faster response times at the same price as spinning media, without sacrificing storage resiliency and scalability that many AFAs are missing. For users who worry about flash wear out cases, HP offers a five-year warranty on the SSDs with an unconditional replacement due to failures, media wear-out, or both.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Backup, Recovery, And Archive Solutions

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new backup, recovery, and archive (BURA) solutions. These solutions include enhancements to the HP StoreOnce Backup family, adding HP StoreOnce Federated Catalyst, a federated backup stores capability, adding new features to HP StoreEver Storage portfolio including Data Verification software, High Availability Control Path, and Data Path Failover, and adding new features to HP Data Protector 9 backup management software. Also HP announced the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program.

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