by Lyle Smith

SanDisk Announces New Solutions for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN

SanDisk has announced broad support for VMware Horizon 6 and Virtual SAN with a series of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and end-user computing (EUC) solutions for Horizon 6, which leverage the ULLtraDIMM solid state drive as well as Fusion ioMemory.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Unveils EVO: RAIL

Today at VMworld, VMware Inc. introduced their new hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, VMware EVO: RAIL. EVO: RAIL will help customers streamline the deployment and scale-out of software-defined IT infrastructure. VMware EVO: RAIL is the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces New Innovations for the Software-Defined Data Center

Today at VMworld, VMware Inc. announced new solutions advancing VMware's complete product portfolio for implementing a software-defined data center. These new virtualization, cloud management, and integrated OpenStack solutions will expand customer choice through open frameworks, and support hybrid cloud environments based on both VMware and non-VMware technologies.

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by Adam Armstrong

Mellanox Collaborates With VMware & Micron To Enable Highly Efficient VDI

At VMworld today, Mellanox Technologies Ltd announced a collaboration between itself, VMware, and Micron that will enable highly efficient deployments of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The VDI deployment will be a combination of Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect, VMware’s Virtual SAN, and Micron’s SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

Actifio Announces New Enhanced Solutions for VMware

Actifio has announced a series of significant platform enhancements for businesses that use VMware’s cloud suite. These enhancements extend the power of virtualization from compute and networks to storage, delivering an application-centric data management model that breaks the bonds of legacy infrastructure.

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by Lyle Smith

HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit Announced at $35,000

HP has introduced a new entry-level all-flash array, the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7200 All-Flash Starter Kit. HP's new all-flash array allows for affordable application performance acceleration as well as high service-levels, which helps to remove cost barriers to flash storage adoption. With a starting price of $35,000, customers can benefit from all-flash performance at half the cost of some competing entry-level all-flash arrays. HP also announced that it is continuing to collaborate with VMware to integrate HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage on VMware’s planned Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces New Storage Offerings for the Software-Defined Data Center

HP has announced new storage offerings for the software-defined data center (SDDC) that simplify the deployment of scale-out storage for cloud computing and virtual server environments. HP is building on its position in software-defined storage market by featuring HP StoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) as a fully integrated storage option for HP Helion OpenStack and HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition. HP has also updated and enhanced HP StoreVirtual Storage hypervisor integration and released a new HP StoreOnce VSA license, which can lower backup costs by 86 percent for small and remote sites. All of these enhancements and software-defined products are designed to let enterprises and service providers get more out of existing resources, ideal for cost-sensitive environments.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro and SS-x53 Pro Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their new tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series (available in 2, 4, 6, and 8-bay models) and their new 2.5”-drive SS-x53 Pro series (available in 4 and 8-bay models), which offer a powerful and reliable solution for data storage and mission-critical business applications for small and medium businesses. With its exclusive QvPC Technology, these new series from QNAP are inexpensive PC substitutes that enable direct access to stored data, real-time surveillance monitoring with local display, and XBMC digital entertainment.

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by Adam Armstrong

CommVault Introduces New Simpana Solution Sets

Today CommVault introduced new Simpana Solution Sets. These solution sets are designed for businesses from small to large to transform data protection, management, and maximize the value of business information. The new Simpana Solution Sets will do this by speeding cloud adoption, delivering next-generation software innovations that modernize data centers, support mobile productivity, and improve self-services access. As more businesses move toward cloud-based storage and computing, the Simpana solutions will help customers lower costs and reduce risks. The new solution sets can be individually deployed or combined giving customers the flexibility in their data management.

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by Josh Linden

Nexenta NexentaStor 4.1, NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, and NexentaConnect 3.0 for VMware Horizon Announced

Nexenta today announced NexentaStor 4.1, which includes a new all-flash mode for low latency all-SSD architectures along with closer integration with VAAI and vCenter Management. The company also announced the new NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, which adds SMB and NFS file services to VMware’s Virtual SAN solution. NexentaConnect for VMware Horizon 3.0 incorporates updates to improve automation and acceleration for VMware Horizon virtual desktop environments.

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