by Lyle Smith

Dell vRanger 7.0 Now Available

Dell has announced vRanger 7.0, the latest version of their virtual data protection solution. Dell vRanger offers users high-speed backup and recovery of VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and physical Windows Server environments and provides high-speed replication for VMware. It also protects entire virtual environments in just minutes, detects and backs up new VMs automatically, and delivers safe, scalable data protection VMware and Hyper-V environments of all sizes.  Additionally, vRanger allows users to locate and restore individual files within seconds from a single, user-friendly interface; even if the data is buried deep in virtual and physical backups.

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by Lyle Smith

DataCore SANsymphony-V10 Software Update Announced

DataCore has revealed new virtual SAN functionality and significant enhancements to its SANsymphony-V10 software, the 10th generation release of its comprehensive storage services platform. This new update substantially improves virtual SAN capabilities designed to achieve the fastest performance, highest availability, and optimal use from flash and disk storage directly attached to application hosts and clustered servers in virtual (server-side) SAN use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

Red Hat Acquires Inktank

Red Hat has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inktank, provider of scale-out, open source storage systems. Inktank’s flagship technology, Ceph Enterprise, provides object and block storage software to enterprises looking to deploy public or private clouds, including many early adopters of OpenStack clouds. The combination of Red Hat's existing GlusterFS-based storage offering and the newly acquired Inktank positions Red Hat as a leading provider of open software-defined storage across object, block and file system storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Unitrends Unveils Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite

Unitrends has launched Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite (UCRS), a multi-environment back-up and disaster recovery software bundle for small to medium businesses. The bundle includes three previous software packages that can give SMB enterprise-class protection at an attractive price point.

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by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Optimus Max 4TB SAS SSD Announced; Refreshes Entire SAS SSD Offerings

Hot on the heels of refreshing their enterprise SATA SSD line, SanDisk is updating their entire SAS offering with several new announced drives including the 4TB Optimus Max, Lightning Gen. II 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, and entire the Optimus product family, extending SanDisk’s entire SAS portfolio to cover the performance, capacity and endurance needs of a wide array of enterprise applications. The most important drive that was announced is SanDisk’s new Optimus Max 4TB flash drive, which is double the capacity of the current largest SSDs on the market all the while delivering SAS performance and features all at the cost of SATA SSD-like prices for enterprise, cloud, and virtualized data centers. This massive 4TB SSD gives organizations the ability to transition to a leaner infrastructure model, for maximum total cost of ownership.

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by Brian Beeler

EMC VNXe3200 Launched Along with Project Liberty and EMC D@RE

EMC has launched the latest addition to their entry-level midmarket storage line, the VNXe3200. Like the VNX2 refresh last year, the new VNXe3200 picks up MCx (multicore optimization), which is the core driver of up to 3X gains across the board in virtual machine/virtual desktop density, Exchange mailboxes and transactional databases over the previous VNXe. The VNXe3200 also adds SSD support via EMC FAST (fully-automated storage tiering) for additional benefit. 

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Disk Library For Mainframe (DLm) Release 4.1 Now Available

EMC has announced DLm (Disk Library For Mainframe) release 4.1, their software solution that allows users to store various data types with primary and deduplication storage support. As businesses transfer more and more mainframe data on mobile and cloud platforms and back to the datacenter, mainframe data protection and recoverability are becoming extremely important. DLm offers a much more useful and current solution rather than the traditional protection afforded by physical tape, which is no longer practical.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology Embedded DataStation EDS14 Now Available

Synology has announced the Embedded DataStation EDS14, a palm-sized NAS that combines durability with reliability, implementing Synology’s advanced network storage solutions in a wide range of application scenarios.

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by Lyle Smith

Virtual Instruments Launches VirtualWisdom4

Virtual Instruments has launched the fourth-generation of its VirtualWisdom solution labeled VirtualWisdom4. The new platform offers an innovative new approach with enhanced capabilities, which gives customers insight into how their applications and infrastructure are performing.

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by Josh Linden

NetApp Announces New and Updated OnCommand Management Portfolio

NetApp today announced new and updated enterprise storage management solutions across the company’s OnCommand portfolio for managing both NetApp and third-party enterprise storage. A new OnCommand Performance Manager solution offers monitoring and troubleshooting for clustered Data ONTAP environments. Existing products that are receiving updates and enhancements include OnCommand Unified Manager, OnCommand Workflow Automation, and OnCommand Insight.

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