by Brian Beeler

It's Game Over for Most Consumer SSD Companies

At StorageReview we made the conscious decision some time ago to stop talking about all the tiny SSD brands running around in the marketplace with a SandForce reference design drive, or an SSD more or less made for them by one of the leaders in the space. The drives are generally poorly supported and have no cost advantage. Aside from brand loyalty, there's really no reason to buy them. The only consumer SSDs worth buying are from companies that have the intellectual property and ability to not only make the drives, but to support them long-term. For everyone else in the consumer SSD space, the game is over and the market will continue to consolidate. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Cloud Connect for Availability Suite v8 Announced

Today Veeam Software announced Cloud Connect as part of the new Veeam Availability Suite v8. This new functionality will give customers a secure and efficient means to move backups to an offsite repository without the upfront capital investment in an offsite infrastructure or management.

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by Lyle Smith

Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Platform Announced

Nimble Storage has announced the Adaptive Flash platform, which allows enterprises to meet performance and capacity requirements for any workload in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments. The new platform promises to deliver the performance of flash-only arrays and the capacity of hybrid arrays with their new CS700 Series arrays and All-Flash Shelf, allowing it to boast upwards of 500,000 IOPS, 64TB of flash, and a petabyte of capacity.

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by Adam Armstrong

Panasas Unveils ActiveStor 16 and PanFS 6.0

Panasas has unveiled the ActiveStor 16 hybrid storage appliance and the operating system PanFS 6.0. ActiveStor 16 is a new hybrid scale-out NAS appliance scalable up to 12 petabytes (PB) of capacity and up to 150GB/s data throughput. PanFS is the latest version of Panasas OS that comes with RAID 6+ triple parity protection.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Adds Persistent Data Protection to HP Atalla Solutions

HP has announced new Atalla solutions, providing new encryption capabilities in addition to information protection and control solutions that safeguard data during its entire life span by supporting data while it is idle, in motion, or in use whether it is located on the cloud, on-site, or in mobile environments. HP Atalla Solutions are specifically designed for organizations that require protection of sensitive information, such as financial institutions, retailers, energy companies, healthcare providers and governments, offering added protection against the exposure of sensitive data while supporting optimal performance and flexibility.

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by Brian Beeler

HP Announces All Flash 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Array at Cost of Disk

At the launch of HP Discover 2014 today, the company has announced a new all flash configuration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage Array. The new enhancements to the StoreServ 7450 offer faster response times at the same price as spinning media, without sacrificing storage resiliency and scalability that many AFAs are missing. For users who worry about flash wear out cases, HP offers a five-year warranty on the SSDs with an unconditional replacement due to failures, media wear-out, or both.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces New Backup, Recovery, And Archive Solutions

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new backup, recovery, and archive (BURA) solutions. These solutions include enhancements to the HP StoreOnce Backup family, adding HP StoreOnce Federated Catalyst, a federated backup stores capability, adding new features to HP StoreEver Storage portfolio including Data Verification software, High Availability Control Path, and Data Path Failover, and adding new features to HP Data Protector 9 backup management software. Also HP announced the HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner Program.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Discover 2014 Kicks off With Wave of Infrastructure Announcements

Today at HP Discover 2014, HP announced new innovations to enterprise infrastructure solutions. These solutions are aimed at making enterprise architecture simple, efficient, and an investment protection as organizations are forced to change their approach to technology; big data, mobility, security, and cloud computing are causing heavy investments in IT infrastructure. HP is introducing new solutions to address these issues.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Announces New Cisco Validated Design

Citrix has announced a new Cisco Validated Design (CVD) reference architecture as well as scalability tests the company has completed during the past few months. This architecture integrates Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and XenServer 6.2 SP1 with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp storage in order to build a comprehensive large-scale virtualization solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Data Domain Boost Coming to Veeam Availability Suite v8

Veeam has announced that their Veeam Availability Suite v8 supports EMC Data Domain Boost. With EMC Data Domain Boost, Veeam Availability Suite v8 will have faster backups with an easy configuration. EMC Data Domain Boost can leverage advanced source side deduplication to avoid sending data already stored on Data Domain storage. Also it can create new full backup files without physically moving data into the file, but synthesize them from existing data, reducing the burden on the primary storage. EMC Data Domain Boost receives scores of backups but takes up very little space to store additional full backups.

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