by Lyle Smith

Unitrends Unveils New Enterprise Backup and Recovery Products and Updates

Unitrends has made several announcements today including the availability of the Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S, the company's highest capacity, most advanced physical backup and recovery appliances yet. All appliances include Release 8.2, the latest version of the data protection software that provides enhanced Adaptive Data Deduplication with dedupe acceleration. In addition, it allows the Recovery-944S and the Recovery-946S to scale past 100TB all the while still maintaining the performance needed to quickly and cost-effectively backup and recover high volumes of data. Unitrends indicates that organizations will be able to significantly reduce costs by using just one appliance to back up over 100TB of data in addition to improving efficiencies with a single point of management.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate to Acquire Dot Hill Systems

Seagate and Dot Hill Systems have announced a definitive agreement that indicates a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Seagate will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Dot Hill. This will be an all-cash transaction at $9.75 per share, which totals to roughly $694 million on a fully-diluted equity value basis. Dot Hill has indicates it has approximately $49 million in cash on its balance dated on June 30, 2015.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung Announces Design-Centric Bar, FIT and DUO Flash Drives

Samsung has announced three new lines of slim and design-centric Flash Drives, the Bar, FIT and DUO. Each form factors are equipped with Samsung’s NAND flash technology and are compatible with both USB 3.0 and 2.0 connections. The new slick looking drives are comprised of a metal-based design with Samsung’s 5-proof technologies as well as a 5 year warranty program that starts on the date of purchase.

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by Adam Armstrong

Ravello Moves VMware Data Center & ESXi Labs Into AWS & Google Cloud

Today Ravello Systems made two announcements around VMware environments running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and in Google Cloud Platform. Ravello is announcing the general availability of InceptionSX that grants the ability to run the ESXi hypervisor in AWS and Google Cloud. Ravello is also unveiling InfinityDC, which allows companies to spin up an isolated capsule of a VMware environment within AWS and Google Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Coho Integrates Docker Into Storage Systems

Today Coho Data announced that it is integrating with Docker containers and microservice orchestration support. This integration will allow third-party applications to run within Coho’s customers’ storage systems. Coho’s new container-converged storage system or Warpconvergence, bridges the gap between old and new datacenter infrastructures.

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by Adam Armstrong

Rubrik Introduces New Hybrid Cloud Appliance with Unlimited Replication for Disaster Recovery

Today Rubrik introduced a new hybrid cloud appliance, the r348, along with the latest version of its Converged Data Management platform, version 2.0. The r348 is designed for larger environments and ones where data retention is required for longer times. The r348 has a logical capacity of over 300TB per 2U space and can scale to ten of thousands of nodes. Converged Data Management 2.0 gives unlimited replication for disaster recovery while eliminating the need for backup software.

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE Technology Pegasus2 R2+ Review

PROMISE Technology’s Pegasus2 R2+ is a two-bay Thunderbolt 2 DAS equipped with RAID 0/1 configurable storage using hot-swappable HDDs. The R2+ is catered towards smaller businesses, SOHO users, and media professionals looking to migrate and manage their data at very high speeds. Promise claims that the R2+ is the fastest Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID storage solution on the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Releases New vRealize Operations Management Pack For VSAN

Today VMware released a new vRealize Operations Management Pack that support VSAN 6.0, version 6.0.2. The latest management pack introduces a new set of dashboards that gives users a centralized location that provides global visibility into all aspects of VSAN 6.0.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces 5TB and 6TB Capacities For WD Red Pro and Black Lines

WD has announced the addition of 5TB and 6TB capacities to its WD Red Pro line of hard drives, which are designed for NAS systems equipped up to 16 drive bays and businesses with more expansive storage requirements than the standard WD Red drives. We previously reviewed the WD Red Pro 4TB model.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality And Dell Partner To Expand SDS Options

Today Scality announced that it working with Dell to create new Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions that run on Dell’s hardware using Scality’s RING software. This collaboration means that Dell will now offer its PowerEdge Server, storage, and networking solutions based on RING software. This partnership gives enterprises all the benefits of Scality’s RING software (100% reliable, high performance, infinitely scalable, and hardware agnostic) with all of the support and performance that customers have grown to expect from Dell hardware.

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