by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases HP ControlPoint & HP Storage Optimizer To Accelerate Path To Cloud

Today HP announced the availability of two new software solutions, HP ControlPoint and HP Storage Optimizer. Both of the new solutions are designed to help organizations leverage advanced analytics and policy management technology to address the rising information management, governance, and data storage challenges resulting from the growth of big data. These new solutions will also help organizations lower data storage costs, drive stronger compliance and information governance initiatives, and accelerate their path to hybrid cloud environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Skyview Capital to Acquire Syncplicity From EMC

Skyview Capital has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Syncplicity enterprise file sync and share business from EMC.  EMC will still retain a financial interest in Syncplicity.  

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by Adam Armstrong

Fujitsu Announces World’s Most Scalable & Powerful Storage Systems

Today Fujitsu announced two new storage systems that are part of its ETERNUS DX family, the ETERNUS DX8700 S3 and DX8900 S3. These new storage systems are designed to handle unpredictable data growth and give companies peak storage performance. The larger of the two, the DX8900 S3, has performance numbers in the 4 million IOPS range and has a capacity up to 14PB.

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by Adam Armstrong

ioFABRIC Receives Seed Funding

Today ioFABRIC announced that it has received funding from private investors and Real Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage tech companies. ioFABRIC is planning on emerging from stealth soon with their new product, Vicinity.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Is DataCore Ready For SANsymphony-V

Today QNAP Systems Inc. announced that its enterprise-class Turbo NAS series are certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony-V. SANsymphony-V is DataCore’s virtual SAN software-only solution that runs on existing x86 architecture. This combination of QNAP’s hardware and DataCore’s software aims to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets while simplifying data storage management.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Memory Flash Storage Platform Becomes VMware Ready

Violin Memory, Inc. announced that its Violin 7300 Flash Storage Platform has achieved VMware Ready Status. VMware Ready Status indicates that after a detailed validation process the Violin 7300 FSP has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement. Violin is also announcing that they have been certified with VMware Horizon Fast Track 2.0 Proven Storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas

Today Synology Inc. announced its new converged NAS server, RS18016xs+ and its expansion unit RX1216sas. The new NAS server come with a vast variety of features including expansion capacities, point-in-time data backup for enterprises, and high performance throughput. The RS18016xs+ runs DSM and comes with a 5-year warranty.

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by Adam Armstrong

Microsoft Improves Hybrid Cloud Management

Microsoft announced several improvements and innovations today to help customers manage their hybrid clouds. Previously at their Ignite event, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Operations Management Suite. This hybrid management solution extended the value of System Center and helped manage corporate workloads. Back-up and migration functionality in Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery were also introduced at Ignite. Now Microsoft is adding a new OMS add-on for System Center, support for physical and VMware virtual machines in Azure Site Recovery, new capabilities in Azure Backup, and enhanced support for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Release DLm 4.3

EMC announced that it is released an update to its software for Disk Library for mainframe (DLm), version 4.3. The update includes significantly boosting the capacity of virtual tape libraries and enhancing data protection and disaster recovery testing. EMC’s new update is aimed at ease the pressure that Third Platform technologies are putting on mainframes.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Announces New Storage Enhancements for v9

Veeam Availability Suite v9 is now on the horizon, though no exact date has been given. With the new version of its software, Veeam is starting to let some of what users can expect out. Veeam recently announced the support of storage arrays for its storage snapshots integration; these arrays include EMC’s VNX and VNXe. And today there are announcing a few more storage enhancements.

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