by Josh Linden

Primary Data Announces Data Virtualization Platform

Primary Data officially came out of stealth today, announcing preliminary details about its new platform to virtualize data throughout a datacenter environment with a single global dataspace. The new solution, currently in testing by early access partners, is an attempt to decouple storage management from the data residence by use of a policy engine that automatically places data on appropriate storage resources across file, block, and object in real time. The Primary Data Platform represents the efforts of a startup venture that has been created specifically to advance a vision for the roles and functionality for software-defined storage as part of a broader virtualized, converged datacenter infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium Releases New Specification

Today Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) announced the finalized and publicly available of its new specification HMCC 2.0. The new specification is a commitment to evolving a family of specifications aimed at all high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Maxta Provides First Hyper-Converged Solution Certified For Cisco UCS

Maxta announced that its hyper-converged solution is the first to be certified by Cisco and will be running on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C-Series Rack-Mount systems. The solution will also support clusters spanning metro distances.

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by Josh Linden

HP MSA Storage Updates Focus on Virtualization, Thin Provisioning, and Tiering for SMB

HP today announced fortchoming updates to its MSA Storage solution that leverages SSDs to add data tiering. and other virtualization functionality to the company's entry-level Fibre Channel arrays. HP's updates place a priority on using the fourth-generation MSA architecture to make technologies including sub-LUN tiering, thin provisioning, and intelligent storage automation more accessible to budget-constrained IT departments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill, Intel, And Mellanox Collaborate On New Scale-Out, Lustre File Serving Solution For HPC

Dot Hill Systems has announced they are collaborating with Intel and Mellanox on a new scale-out high performance Lustre file serving solution. The solution provides a massively scalable and high performance infrastructure for a broad range of use in high performance computing.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DS1515+ and DS1815+ DiskStations Released

Synology is now shipping their DS1515+ (5 bays) and DS1815+ (8 bays) DiskStation units, its newest Plus series multi-bay NAS designed to facilitate intensive data exchange, collaboration, and reliable backups for small and medium-sized businesses.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dot Hill Launches High Capacity Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid Storage Array

Dot Hill Systems has announced the launch of its new Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid Storage Array. The new hybrid array is based on an ultra-density chassis supporting both NEBS level 3 carrier and MIL-STD government requirements. The Ultra56 AssuredSAN hybrid storage array is ideal for telecommunications carriers, service providers, and tactically deployed government installations that have needs for both large capacity storage and the reliability and data services Dot Hill controllers offer. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator And ClusterStor Engineered Solution For Lustre Announced

Today Seagate Technologies announced the availability of a new solution that provides the tools, services, and support for High Performance Computing (HPC) customers, the ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator. The Hadoop Workflow Accelerator will leverage and enhance the performance of ClusterStor, a scale-out storage system designed for Big Data Analytics. Seagate also announced its new ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre. This next generation solution offers up to 700% metadata performance improvements.

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by Brian Beeler

NetApp System Setup 3.0 Released

NetApp has released System Setup 3.0, which lets partners and customers set up and configure NetApp FAS storage systems through a series of simple steps. System Setup 3.0 is highlighted by support for Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, which brings enhancements like MetroCluster Disaster Recovery and performance optimizations for all-flash nodes.

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by Brian Beeler

VMware vCloud Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Early Access Program Launched

VMware has announced an early access program for VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) OnDemand. Approved participants will receive a service credit of $1,000 to experiment with vCloud Air. vCloud Air is a cloud platform built around vSphere, giving virtualization admins a way to supplement their local data center with an easy to use extension into the cloud. VMs can be migrated to vCloud Air, spun up there in the first place and moved around between on-premises and cloud environments easily as application needs change over time. OnDemand simplifies consuming the vCloud Air service by offering credit card billing by the minute on a regular monthly schedule without an annual contract.

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