by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Announces New AFAs, Customer & Cloud Services

Today Violin Memory announced that it new all-flash arrays (AFAs) in its Flash Storage Platform (FSP) family, the 7650 and 7450. Along with the new arrays, Violin announced a new platinum level of customer support for its entire FSP line, including the two new models announced today. And Violin is announcing a new cloud servicer, Concerto in the Cloud, a virtualized instance of the company’s OS that can be deployed in the cloud, public, private, or hybrid.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datos IO Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

Following its announcement of joining Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner program last month, Datos IO announced today that it was joining Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Partner program. The company is also announcing that latest release of its flagship software, RecoverX 1.5, also called Orion. Orion will support Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage services, which offer advanced data recovery features purpose-built for 3rd Platform applications deployed on non-relational databases in GCP.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Announces New Cloud Data Management Solutions

Today at Veritas Vision 2016, Veritas Technologies announced a new Cloud Data Management Suite aimed at helping companies as they transform to digital business. While these new solutions are designed to help companies manage hybrid clouds, and drive more value from their data, the three areas of focus will be on: data protection, data availability, and data insight.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD Review

Since Toshiba’s acquisition of OCZ back in early 2014, the company has turned the focus of OCZ's line of SSDs to consumer-driven solutions. The Toshiba OCZ VX500 Series continues this trend as their newest mid-range family of SSDs designed for mainstream users looking to upgrade their PCs or notebooks to a solid state-based setup. The VX500 series is a direct successor to the Vector 180 line, and offers more or less the exact same features. Toshiba does claim, however, that the VX500 boasts higher endurance due to its MLC NAND and is designed specifically for write-intensive environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Riverbed Expands SteelFusion Deployment Options

Today at Riverbed Disrupt in New York City, Riverbed Technology announced that its software-defined edge solution, SteelFusion, will now be offered in more deployment options, both cloud and virtual, giving customers even more choice and flexibility. Riverbed is working with IBM and Avnet to deploy SteelFusion on IBM SoftLayer and Virtual SteelFusion Edge on Avnet through a fully integrated system.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces Spectrum Protect Version 7.1.7

Today IBM announced the latest version of its data protection software, Spectrum Protect version 7.1.7. The latest version is all about protecting data that is stored or transferred to the cloud. IBM claims that using the latest version enables data to be sent to cloud storage at near-maximum transfer rates. IBM also announced that Spectrum Protect has has been recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant for the 6th year in a row.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Announces Combined DSSD & PowerEdge Servers For SAS Analytics

Fresh off finalizing its merger between Dell and EMC, Dell EMC announced today its first combination of technology, a rack-scale flash solution that combines the EMC DSSD D5 and Dell PowerEdge R730 servers. This new solution, called the Dell EMC DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash solution, is ideal for SAS analytics infrastructure. Both companies state that SAS 9 analytics can now deliver “game-changing” performance and the solution enables SAS customers to take full advantage of the SAS portfolio.

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by Lyle Smith

New Hitachi Video Management Platform Models Announced

Hitachi Insight Group has announced three new models of Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP), the VMP 150, VMP 500 and VMP 1000, a move that will help transition them into the video security and monitoring markets. The three VMP configurations are designed to support medium to large enterprise security environments that use 150 to 10,000 or more cameras. Combining virtualized compute and storage, the configurations provide fully integrated, turnkey appliances and are optimized for enterprise video security, monitoring environments and video analytics. Hitachi also announced a strategic partnership with Milestone Systems and OnSSI in an effort to develop and deliver next-gen solutions with increased levels of enterprise security, workplace safety, and industrial and operational efficiencies.

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by Adam Armstrong

LaCie Adds USB-C To Its Rugged Line

Today LaCie announced that it would be upgrading its popular Rugged line of portable drives with USB-C technology. This upgrade takes the protection offered by the Rugged line and adds the new USB-C technology, that is probably most well know for being the only port on the new Apple MacBook (often referred to as the 12 inch MacBook). USB-C will most likely see further industry adoption moving forward.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Releases 2Q 2017 Earnings

Today Violin Memory released its second quarter 2017 financial earnings and it is still looking bleak for the company. The company has been through a rough time recently that includes hemorrhaging cash, an investment group attempting to take some control to pull it aroundlaying off workers, and a battle against being delisted that resulted in a reverse split of its stock. Unfortunately with more bad news it looks like the company’s troubles are continuing and its stock may be up for delisting again.

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