by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Computing Announces HCI For ROBO & Micro Data Centers

Today Atlantis Computing announced that, along with the support of Dell, it is expanding its hyperconverged appliance product line into the remote offices, branch offices (ROBO) and micro data centers arena. The latest Atlantis HyperScale appliance is the CX-4 a two-node hyperconverged integrated system with compute, all-flash storage, networking and virtualization. All of Atlantis HyperScale models are now available on Dell’s PowerEdge FX2 server platform

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Strengthens Its Partnership With HPE

Building off of the October 2014 announcement of partnership between the companies, today Scality announced a strengthening between itself and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). This enhanced partnership is aimed at accelerating the adoption of software-defined object and file storage with enterprises and service providers who are struggling to overcome the problems of data storage at massive scale. The strengthen partnership will integrate engineering strategies and deepen go-to-market collaboration.

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by Adam Armstrong

Quantum Q-Cloud Protect Now Available In The Amazon Marketplace

Today Quantum Corp. announced that its virtual deduplication appliance, Q-Cloud, is now available as a cloud-based appliance running on top of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.  Companies can use Q-Cloud with Quantum DXi systems giving them a hybrid-cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Makes XenApp/XenDesktop & Workspace Cloud Annoucements

Citrix has made several announcements at the company's Summit, all of which are focused on the their XenApp/XenDesktop and Workspace Cloud product lines, offering new features and packages for large enterprises and channel partners.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Acquires Comtrade Management Packs SCOM-user Customers

Comtrade System Software & Tools (Comtrade) has announced that Citrix has acquired the company's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) management packs for Citrix users. Earlier today, Citrix agreed to sell their CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines to Accelerite.

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by Brian Beeler

Embattled Violin Responds To Investors

Violin, which trades under the symbol VMEM, has been largely under fire since it went public in September, 2013 at $9 per share. Shortly after the company found itself battling a potential class action lawsuit over disclosure of sales data regarding government contracts that were cancelled. Things haven't improved for the company as investor Clinton Group Inc. last summer launched an effort to engage with the company on how best to go forward. Apparently Violin didn't align with the Clinton Group and now both the Clinton Group and shareholder Imation are trying to do something about it by nominating three new board members at the company's 2016 annual meeting to address the sub $1 stock price and market capitalization of just $70 million.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces Two Additions To Its Cloud Client-Computing Portfolio

Today at the Citrix Summit in Las Vegas, Dell introduced two additions to its cloud client-computing portfolio aimed at optimizing communication for thin client users and for more cost-effective and efficient deployments of Citrix environments. Dell is releasing the latest version of its thin client software, Wyse ThinOS 8.2 that will now offer Lync 2010, Lync 2013 and the Skype for Business client for Lync 2015 (UI mode) via the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack. Dell is also releasing a new version of its Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix.

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by Brian Beeler

Citrix to Sell CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager to Accelerite

Citrix has agreed to sell their CloudPlatform and CloudPortal Business Manager product lines to Accelerite. Accelerite is a provider of infrastructure software for cloud, mobility and endpoint solutions, which should make them a good fit. CloudPlatform is powered by Apache CloudStack designed to orchestrate both traditional enterprise and cloud-native application workloads within a single unified cloud management platform. CloudPortal Business Manager is a unified cloud services delivery and business management platform.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces New Storage Solutions At CES 2016

Toshiba has announced several storage solutions at CES 2016, including the Canvio Premium, A series of portable hard disk drives (HDDs) featuring both USB Type-A and USB Type-C compatibility; the Transmemory EX Dual, a dual port Type-A and Type-C flash drive engineered for quick and easy transfers between devices; the Canvio for Desktop External Hard Drive, a high capacity storage solution in a compact design; and the TransferJet Wireless SD Memory Card Class 10, designed for users who require both speed and convenience.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS416j Now Shipping

Synology has announced the release of the DiskStation DS416j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS purpose-built for the home and small office to manage personal data and multimedia. Synology indicates that their new NAS is also ideal for streaming content on devices like TVs, computer monitors, projectors, tablets, and cell phone screens.  

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