by Lyle Smith

Toshiba AL13SXB and AL13SXQ Enterprise Capacity HDDs Announced

Toshiba America has announced new additions to the enterprise capacity hard disk drives, the AL13SXB and the self-encrypting AL13SXQ. Toshiba's 2.5-inch form factor AL13SXB and AL13SXQ have 15mm z-height and spin at speeds of 15,000 RPM, which makes the AL13SX series ideal for mission critical enterprise storage applications.

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by Lyle Smith

WD My Cloud EX2 Now Available

WD has announced the My Cloud EX2, the newest addition to their line of personal cloud storage devices, offering a feature-rich, stable, and secure network storage solution of up to 8TB. The EX2 is designed specifically for small businesses, pro users, workgroups and anyone else looking for a reliable way to save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. While the previous models--the My Cloud and My Cloud EX4--were 1- and 4-bay respectively, the EX2 finds middle ground as a 2-bay NAS, which is virtually the only difference between the other two My Cloud versions.

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by Josh Linden

OCZ Announces Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSDs with Windows Accelerator Software

OCZ Storage Solutions today announced the availability the new Z-Drive 4500 PCIe series, an update to the successful Z-Drive R4. The Z-Drive 4500 uses 19nm Toshiba MLC NAND flash and is available in 800GB, 1.6TB, and 3.2TB. The Z-Drive 4500 integrates with OCZ’s new Windows Accelerator (WXL) Software, a flash management and caching solution for Microsoft Windows Server applications that can make the drive available as a local flash volume, a flash cache for HDD volumes, or both.

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by Lyle Smith

AVG LiveKive Public Cloud Service To Be Shut Down This Year

AVG, primarily known for its family of anti-virus and Internet security software solutions, has announced that it will be shutting down its free Cloud storage service this year, AVG LiveKive. AVG has stated that it will continue to allow users to upload files until the end of March of this year; however, starting in April, no new content can be uploaded. Users will still be able to download all of their files for 90 days after April 1st, so it is very important that current customers to back up everything they need within that allotted time. On August 18th, 2014, all files on LiveKive accounts will be deleted and thus users will not be able to access any files saved on their account. AVG stresses that The shutdown of AVG LiveKive will not affect any other AVG products or services.

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by Lyle Smith

BAE TeraStar System For Commercial Customers Now Available

BAE Systems has announced the launch of its TeraStar system for commercial customers, which focuses on redefining the economics of big data storage. The TeraStar system is a data storage solution specifically designed to meet the big data storage needs of next-generation government and military all the while accommodating the cost and size needs of small to medium sized businesses as well as cloud-based storage providers.

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by Lyle Smith

NexentaStor Version 4.0 Announced

Nexenta has announced the latest release of NexentaStor, version 4.0, the award-winning SDS solution and a vital part of the Software Defined Data Center. NexentaStor is a feature-rich NAS/SAN software platform with enterprise class capabilities, focusing on issues that arise due to ever-growing datasets and provides customers with the flexibility to choose their storage operating system independently of the hardware that it runs on. Nexenta’s SDS solution also aids organizations in implementing high-performance, cost-effective data storage solutions with features such as: inline deduplication, unlimited snapshots, cloning and full HA support. 

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by Lyle Smith

EMC and Teradata Partner to Deliver Better Backup and Disaster Recovery

Teradata has announced its new certified solutions that significantly enhance backup, recovery and DR capabilities for all Teradata Database users.  These new certifications combine EMC’s latest Data Domain deduplication storage systems and Teradata’s latest Data Stream Architecture (DSA), which deliver new data protection options via Teradata’s Backup Archive and Recovery (BAR) solution to all of its database customers.

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Ultrastar C15K600 Family of Enterprise-Class HDDs Now Shipping

HGST has announced it is now shipping the Ultrastar C15K600 family, a new line of high-performance, high-capacity, 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), 15K RPM enterprise-class hard disk drives. The new Ultrastar C15K600 HDDs offers best-in-class performance and capacity in one streamlined solution, which makes way for higher density and higher performing servers, blades and network storage arrays all while reducing space requirements, lowering cooling costs and improving total cost of ownership (TCO).

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by Lyle Smith

HGST Touro S Mobile External Hard Drives Announced

HGST has announced it is expanding its line of external storage and backup solutions with a new family of Touro S mobile external hard drives, boasting 7,200 RPM and up to 23 percent faster than standard 5,400 RPM-based drives. The new Touro S line is available in metallic finishes including gold, silver, ruby and platinum and offers two levels of data protection – local backup and cloud storage – to help protect, transport, store and access photos, music, videos and documents wherever the user may be. HGST Touro S mobile external hard drives are also Mac and PC compatible.

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by Josh Linden

Nimbus Gemini X-Series SAN/NAS All Flash Solution Announced

Nimbus Data Systems today announced the Gemini X-series, a scale-out all-flash solution with unified storage and data management via the HALO operating system. The X-series consists of the X1000 Flash Director and up to ten X96 and X48 Flash Nodes that expand capacity in 96TB or 48TB increments for up to 960TB total capacity. A 960TB array requires just 5,500 Watts of power and occupies 24U of rack space.

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