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Veritas & Nutanix Partner On Data Protection

Today Veritas Technologies and Nutanix announced a global technology partnership. This partnership brings Veritas NetBackup 8.1 to protect workloads virtualized on AHV, Nutanix’s native hypervisor. The two companies claim that this will allow customers to benefit from greater protection for all virtualized workloads running on Nutanix, as well as application mobility across clouds, while remaining open to any hardware, hypervisor or cloud.

Commvault Announces Endpoint DPaaS, Analytics Portfolio, & Google Partnership At GO17

Today at Commvault GO 2017, the company made several announcements. These include the launch of Commvault Endpoint Data Protection as a Service aimed at protecting laptops, desktops and other devices in one flexible, easy-to-use software as a service (SaaS) offering. The announcement of a new analytics portfolio of applications, capabilities, solutions and services, all built on the Commvault Data Platform. And the company is announcing a strategic partnership with Google Cloud, bringing Commvault’s range of cloud services on Google Cloud Platform.

Mellanox Expands SN2000 Line With The Intro Of SN2010 DC Ethernet Switch

Today Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. announced the latest addition to its SN2000 line of Data Center Ethernet Switches, the SN2010. The SN2010 was designed with hyperconverged and storage infrastructures in mind. The new space efficient switch has 18 x 10GbE ports and four 100GbE ports. This port configuration makes it accessible for 10GbE-based implementations while also being attractive to organizations looking to migrate from 10GbE server connectivity to higher speed (40/50/100GbE) uplinks.

Dell EMC Announces New SC All-Flash Arrays, Unity Software, & Loyalty Program

Today Dell EMC announced that it would be expanding its midrange storage portfolio with two new SC All-Flash data storage arrays. The company is also boosting efficiency while reducing costs for mixed block and file workloads through an update in its Unity software. And Dell EMC is introducing its Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program with benefits such as all-inclusive software, hardware investment protection, storage efficiency guarantees, worry-free data migrations and free Virtustream Storage Cloud.

Red Hat Announces Red Hat Ceph Storage 3

Today at OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia, Red Hat Inc. announced a bib upgrade to its massively scalable, software-defined object storage platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage 3. This latest version is based off of the community version of the open source Ceph Luminous project, to which Red Hat is a leading code contributor. Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 introduces support for block storage via iSCSI and file storage via CephFS, strengthening support for OpenStack and heterogeneous environments.

HPE Release OneView 4.0

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced an update to its OneView software, version 4.0. The latest version aims to streamline data center management and operations while simplifying hybrid IT. HPE also announced several new cloud management partners who have integrated their software with the unified RESTful API offered in HPE OneView. 

Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and manage risk.

QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Series Review

The QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Series is a dual controller SAN designed to meet the needs of SMBs and ROBO. Supporting both Fibre Channel and iSCSI, the XS1200 can handle the requisite workloads. QSAN offers a wide variety of features in the array via SANOS 4.0 highlighted by thin provisioning, SSD read/write cache, tiering, snapshots, local volume clones and remote replication. Internally, the controllers are powered by Intel D1500 two-core CPUs and 4GB of DDR4 memory. For those who need to scale up, QSAN offers the XD5300 expansion unit; the XS1200 can support up to 286 drives in total.

News Bits: Trilio, MariaDB, Alibaba, Pure Storage, SAP, Riverbed, & Zscaler

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Trilio announces $5 Million Series A Funding. MariaDB completes Series C Funding led by Alibaba. Pure Storage announces new Copy Automation Tool for SAP systems. Riverbed and Zscaler announce integration on cloud security platform.

Fujitsu & NetApp Launch NFLEX, Converged Infrastructure Solution

Today Fujitsu Limited and NetApp announced their new joint solution aimed at simplifying the implementation and operation of virtual environments, NFLEX Converged Infrastructure. NFLEX is the combination of 20 years of expertise, delivered ready to run, and includes modular sizing, preconfigured expansion packs, single-call support, and integrated management. Both companies state that the above features will be able to reduce operational expenses and accelerate positive business outcomes.