by Adam Armstrong

ContainerX Announces GA Of Its New Platform

Today ContainerX announced the general availability of its new comprehensive, multi-tenant container container-as-a-service (CaaS) platform designed for enterprise IT admins. The company is announcing two paid versions one aimed at midmarkets and another aimed at larger enterprises. On top of that, ContainerX is also announcing a free version enabling companies to setup a CaaS environment in as little as minutes.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS216+ Review

The Synology DS216+ is equipped with high-quality components and two drive bays giving it a unique appeal to performance-minded users that don't necessarily need a huge storage pool. That being said, users can still enjoy up to 16TB of storage (using two 8TB HDDs), which is certainly enough capacity for the home user and at least through the beginning stages of smaller businesses. Synology has also designed the DS216+ to make the installation of hard drives quick and easy, as it uses a screw-less bays with hot-swappable support to eliminate the need for any tools.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pivot3 Announces New Version Of vSTAC

Today Pivot3 announced its first joint product since its acquisition of NexGen, the latest version of vSTAC. According to Pivot3, this new version will take HCI past where it is currently being used (VDI, backup, DR, and ROBO) and bring it into the full spectrum of data center applications.

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by Lyle Smith

Scality S3 Server Now Generally Available

Hot on the heels of last week’s update to RING Version 6.0, Scality has announced the General Availability of its S3 Server software, an open source version of its S3 API. Scality S3 is packaged as a Docker container, which is designed for easy deployment on a single server. Scality indicates that it will allow developers to code the S3 API locally with the ability to extend the API as needed. The company adds that enterprises will be able to use the Scality S3 Server to accelerate time-to-market of cloud applications without having to make the decision of where the application will be deployed during production. Additionally, applications will be freely deployable on premises and on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud without changing having to make any modifications to code.

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by Chris Thomas

Egnyte Launches Hybrid Data Governance Solution

With an update to its EFSS service, Egnyte Connect, Egnyte today launched a hybrid data governance solution for enterprise called Egnyte Protect. Comprised of four file services, Egnyte Protect offers customers a level of control over files shared over any content environment. The new host of services also allow users to fix user permissions and prevent critical files from getting lost in data migrations.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS216j Review

Released in March of this year, the Synology DiskStation DS216j is touted as the more affordable model of the DS216 line (which includes the DS216play and DS216se). Even though this is considered a more budget-oriented model, this 2-bay DiskStation still features a dual-core CPU with a hardware encryption engine, the latter which helps diverts encryption calculation tasks away from the main CPU for optimized efficiency. Synology has specifically designed the DS216j for home users with looking for an effective storage solution that focuses on multimedia streaming as well as seamless file management and synchronization.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Crucial MX300 SSD Review

As the first Crucial product leveraging Micron's new 3D TLC NAND, the MX300 SSD promises to bring single-level cell endurance and triple-level cell density and value to consumers. The MX300 is currently available in a 750GB 2.5-inch form factor, with more models slated for release later in 2016 (including more capacity options and M.2 form factors). Crucial reports transfer speeds of 530MB/s read and 510MB/s write as well as an endurance rating of 220 TBW.

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by Lyle Smith

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor 12 Announced

SolarWinds has announced version 12 of their flagship product, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). Highlighted by new NetPath and Network Insight features, SolarWinds NPM 12 marks the most significant update yet. As such, these two features not only give network administrators the hybrid IT visual insights and analysis needed for visibility into the performance of services across the networks they own, but also their service providers and cloud vendors as well. As a result, SolarWinds asserts IT professionals will now have application performance end-users expect and businesses need in today’s on-demand environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Announces RING 6.0

Today Scality announced a major update of its flagship object storage software, RING 6.0. According to Scality, RING 6.0 enables enterprise production deployments of S3-based applications, the first object storage that is S3 compatible with full Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management (IAM) support. Scality states that RING Version 6.0 has already been deployed and tested by beta customers, and is enterprise-ready now.

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by Chris Thomas

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Releases Converged System for IoT

Capping off a flurry of other data storage announcements, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the Edgeline EL1000 and Edgeline EL4000: converged systems for the Internet of Things (IoT). Enabling real-time decision-making, these systems combine data capture, control, and storage.

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