by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Releases New HDNR For Increased Cable Capacity

Eaton Corporation has released a rack that is flexible and space efficient along with a cable management solution for high-density network equipment and data center applications. The new rack series is called the Eaton B-Line series High Density Network Rack System. While that is quite a mouthful, they call it HDNR for short. Compared to other vertical cable managers, Eaton’s HDNR uses its patented 4-Dimension structural support system to get more in cable management capacity.

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by Brian Beeler

StorageReview Podcast #4: Paula Long, DataGravity

In this podcast we interview Paula Long, CEO and Co-Founder of DataGravity. DataGravity offers insight, analysis and protection of data via their combination of hardware and software. Primarily targeted toward organizations that have a large amount of unstructured data, especially if they're regulated, DataGravity is unique in their ability to understand what is being stored on the array. The StorageReview team spent a few days with the DataGravity team in Nashua, NH and recently published a review of the system (DataGravity Review). Paula dives into their system, philosophy and covers off on several use cases and real customer benefits...including details of one cutomer who found employees storing personal Lego movies on company storage. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Release 2Q Earnings, With Revenue Down Year-To-Year

Seagate Technology released its second quarter earnings for 2016 with revenue being up from the previous quarter but down from this time last year. Seagate’s second quarter earnings are about on par with WDC’s 2Q. In other words, their results are not fantastic but they are leaning more positive than say Nimble’s Q3 or Violin Memory’s Q3.

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by Adam Armstrong

WDC Posts 2Q Earnings Seeing Revenue & Sales Down

WDC posted its second quarter earnings that were not as good as the company most likely hoped. While the news reported hasn’t been nearly as bad as say Nimble’s Q3 or Violin Memory’s Q3 it wasn’t nearly as positive as EMC’s 4Q and Full-Year earnings. It’s not all bad for Western Digital, in October they were given the go ahead to complete their integration of HGST by MOFCOM. And they acquired SanDisk for $19 billion.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Its New DiskStation, The DS216+

Today Synology Inc. announced the release of its latest DiskStation, the DS216+. Aimed at small office and home offices (SOHO), the DS216+ is a 2-bay NAS server that is designed to protect, store, and share their data. The NAS offers customers a powerful and power efficient device that can also transcode videos on-the-fly. Like all of Synology’s devices, the DS216+ runs the award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM).

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by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Aims To Allow Companies To Use Cloud As Primary Storage

Today Panzura announced the release of its new UI that is Google Maps-based and will monitor, alert, and report for the entire Panzura Global File System, the CloudFS Console. With CloudFS customers will be able to manage globally distributed, cloud-integrated storage easily enabling them to take advantage of the cost benefits associated with the cloud. CloudFS will also have a “Time Machine”-like ability allowing administrators to go back up to two weeks and see status and activity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 To Acquire NexGen

Today Pivot3 announced that it would be acquiring the privately held NexGen Storage. Pivot3 is looking to combine NexGen’s dynamic all-flash arrays (AFA) and Quality of Service (QoS) abilities to its portfolio in what it clams to be the industry’s most complete set of dynamic hyper-converged solutions. This combined company will give businesses from mid-market up to enterprise the ability to apply the right infrastructure and priority to each workload, application or business service according to business value. Both Pivot3 and NexGen boards have unanimously approved the agreement and the deal is expected to close in February 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases 4Q & Full Year Earnings, Perhaps For The Last Time

EMC has released its fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2015. Unlike several of the news pieces we’ve covered recently (such as Violin MemoryNimble, and to a certain degree IBM) EMC’s earnings are looking pretty good. As the deal with Dell acquiring EMC for $67 billion is still going through according to Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO, EMC will become a privately held company and will no longer have to report its earnings.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Announces Open Beta For Spectrum Scale Transparent Cloud Tiering

IBM announced an open beta for its Spectrum Scale Transparent Cloud Tiering. The beta will allow users to test functionality and offer feedback for this new program. IBM will use the feedback to raise software-defined storage (SDS) to a higher level than just cost-effectiveness. IBM hopes to promote innovations in SDS that will improve overall economics, performance, resiliency and flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Datrium Announces First Server Powered Storage System, DVX

Today Datrium announced the general availability of its server powered storage system, the DVX. According to Datrium, the DVX is the 'first storage system to split server-powered speed from appliance-based durable capacity, dramatically simplifying storage performance management.” Datrium also claims that 32-host DVX can hit 1 million IOPS while using data-reduced commodity server flash capacity. They further claim that this can be done at a much lower price than array flash.

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