by Lyle Smith

Samsung M3 and P3 Portable 4TB External Hard Drives Announced

Samsung HDD has announced the 4TB M3 Portable and the P3 Portable external hard drives, which are the first USB-powered single drive solutions of its capacity designed residing inside 2.5” cases. Previously available in only a desktop or bulky multi-drive internal form factor, the M3 and P3 Portable drives measure just 0.78 inches thin (which is only 1/10 of an inch thicker than their 2TB drive) and weigh only 8.3 ounces. Samsung indicates that they are able to achieve a 4TB capacity in a compact drive due to the latest Samsung HDD technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Outlines Future Of Business Mobility

VMware Inc. outlined its future of business mobility with new solutions, services, and partnerships. As business transforms into a more fluid process, VMware is helping businesses move away from client-server focused IT with new solutions such as Identity Manager, further support for iOS devices in enterprise usage, and new partners to help standardize public applications and development in the enterprise. With these announcements, VMware is looking to deliver a more user- and application-centric experience for the enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-431U Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-431U, a new 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NAS designed to offer optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. The TS-431U comes equipped with an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM for multi-tasking and provides businesses with a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Integrates With Microsoft Office 365

Today Druva announced it was integrating with Microsoft Office 365. This integration will deliver Druva’s data backup and collection capabilities to Office 365. The integration will create the industry’s first solution that combines user data across computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources and can follow user’s data where it is not the device used to store it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Asigra Announces Converged Data Protection Appliance Family

Today at Asigra Global Partner Summit in Toronto, Asigra Inc. announced its new Converged Data Protection Appliance Family. This new family of products was developed to enable managed service providers (MSP)/cloud service providers to enter the cloud backup market with cloud backup/DR services to achieve monthly recurring revenue streams. Asigra is partnering with Avnet Embedded; Avnet will be packaging and shipping the new Asigra products, as well as providing hardware support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Connected Data Introduces New Transporter Network Storage Connector

Today Connected Data introduced its new ability to protect on-premise NAS systems with a secure, private cloud, file sync and share appliance, Transporter Network Storage Connector. Transporter Network Storage Connector syncs files on NAS systems with shared folders on Transporter private cloud storage appliances. This new solution will help companies eliminate the need for Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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by Adam Armstrong

Amazon Allows Customers To Use Their Own Encryption Keys With S3

Today Amazon Web Services announced that it is enhancing S3 support for server-side encryption by allowing customers to provide their own keys. Up until now customers had the option of using either client-side encryption for data before it leaves the client environment or the use of server-side encryption, to protect data at rest. Today’s announcement enables customers to use keys that they maintain without the need to build, maintain, and scale their client-side encryption fleet.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Uses Big Data To Unlock The Secrets Of The Morecambe Missile

EMC Corporation announced the results of two Big Data contests it hosted to analyze motorcycle racer, John McGuinness aka The Morecambe Missile, to see why he is so fast. One contest focused on data analytics while the other focused on data visualization. There were over 750 competitors with $7,500 worth of prizes at stake.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Two New High-Availability Server Solutions

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it is releasing two new high-availability server solutions, the RC18015xs+ and RXD1215sas. These new server solutions feature massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches SaaS Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Supporting Office 365

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced it was launching Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud-to-Cloud Backup; the first service to be supported is Microsoft Office 365. This new service is an extension of Barracuda Backup and Backup Unlimited Cloud Storage, and is part of Barracuda’s Protection Plus Initiative. The new Cloud-to-Cloud service will enable customers to replicate data from cloud storage into Barracuda’s Cloud storage and customers will now have the ability to restore physical backups on virtual servers for rapid disaster recovery.

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