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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by Adam Armstrong

Crucial MX300 SSD Review (2050GB)

Over the past few months we have reviewed a couple of the drives from Crucial’s MX300 line, both the 1050GB and the 750GB. Today we will be looking at the largest capacity drive in the series, another slightly odd capacity at that, with the 2050GB drive. The reviews are spaced out due to drive availability versus having one review that encompasses all of the drives and compares the different capacities side by side as is typically the pattern we follow at StorageReview.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Completes EMC Acquisition To Become Dell Technologies

Today Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC Corporation creating the world’s largest privately controlled tech company. Combined the companies create a $74 billion market leader with a wide breadth of products and solutions that cover a large portion of the industry including hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), data analytics, mobility, and cybersecurity. Dell Technologies now comprises of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Announces Backup 6.3 With New Enhancements

Today Barracuda announced the latest version of its Backup, version 6.3, with new enhancements centered around better performance, enhanced public cloud support, and higher capacity. These new enhancements will be available in both physical and virtual Barracuda Backup appliances for customers with active subscriptions. Barracuda is also increasing capacity, while at the same time lowering price.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Expands BlackPearl Family

Today Spectra Logic announced that it expanded its Spectra BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway family with two new products. The new products include an entry-level option, the BlackPearl V Series, aimed at smaller organizations, such as post-production houses and a more performance-ordinated option, the BlackPearl P Series, aimed at large organizations requiring superior performance to handle complex, growing data sets, such as multi-site networks. Spectra Logic will continue to offer the BlackPearl S Series.

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by Tucker Mindrum

G-TECHNOLOGY And Atomos Collaborate On Suite Of Products

G-Technology announced today that they will be showcasing a suite of new storage products at IBC that are designed to streamline creative workflows. G-Technology collaborated with the video production company Atomos to create a line of products that improves the efficiency of footage transfer. Five products are being released, including four that directly impact footage transfer (i.e., the Atomos Master Caddy 4k by G-Tech, the Atomos Master Caddy HD by G-Tech, the ev Series Reader Atomos Master Caddy Edition, and the ev Series CFast 2.0 Edition), as well as one new portable SSD (the G-DRIVE ev RaW).

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by Tucker Mindrum

NETGEAR Expands ReadyNAS Family With Five New NAS Systems

During the IFA 2016 trade show, NETGEAR announced the release of two new Desktop NAS models and three new Rackmount models, all of which are geared towards small to medium-sized businesses in need of high-performing servers. NETGEAR claims that their new 6-bay desktop NAS models (i.e., ReadyNAS 526X and ReadyNAS 626X) and 12-bay rackmount models are the fastest servers on the market in their class thanks to their use of dual 10GbE ports.

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by Adam Armstrong

Huawei Unveils Its Cloud Strategy

At Huawei Connect 2016 in Shanghai, China, Huawei laid out its full cloud strategy. For the event itself, Huawei was hosting over 20,000 attendees including partners, customers, ICT (Information, communication, and technology) specialists, and media, including StorageReview, from over 120 different countries over the world. Huawei has integrated its other events into this single event with the theme of “Shape The Cloud.” Along with laying out their path and vision for the cloud, Huawei is spending several days exploring current trends in the cloud and what will be capable with this technology moving forward.

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