by Adam Armstrong

AC&NC Introduces New JetStor RDX16 & RDX48 Solutions

Today Advanced Computer & Network Corporation introduced two new JetStor solutions, the RDX16 and the RDX48. These new solutions are designed media production, medical imaging and high-performance computing (HPC). The new solutions are a combination of JetStor storage platform from AC&NC, EchoStreams’ server, and RAIDX software for software-defined storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Catalogic Announces General Availability Of ECX 2.1

Today Catalogic Software announced the general availability of the latest version of its copy data management platform, ECX 2.1. ECX software is designed to give administrators control over the proliferating data copies. Four months ago, Catalogic released ECX 2.0, which included data copy management, orchestration, analysis, and ecosystem integration. The latest release brings software-defined copy data management to all VMware environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

FalconStor Joins OpenStack

FalconStor Software Inc. announced that it has joined the OpenStack community. Following on the footsteps of FreeStor’s general availability, FalconStor joining the OpenStack community illustrates its commitment and vision to enable customers to take advantage of the flexibility and cost savings enabled by truly open, software-defined approaches.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Updates And Expands Its XC Portfolio

Today at the Nutanix .NEXT event, Dell Inc. announced that it would be introducing new Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliances and features. Dell and Nutanix have been working closely together to accelerate their joint product development program and adding new hyper-converged applications to their portfolio. This is the first major update since February this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nutanix Plans To Deliver Invisible Infrastructure With Xtreme Computing Platform

Today at the .NEXT conference, Nutanix unveiled its Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) that Nutanix said will deliver what it is calling invisible infrastructure. XCP is comprised of two different product families, Nutanix Acropolis and Nutanix Prism. These two product families allow XCP to extend hyper-converged solutions that enable application independence from infrastructure with an advanced app mobility feature, native virtualization, and consumer-grade search capability. Nutanix states that its new innovations will simplify datacenters while reducing costs and enhances IT service delivery.

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by Brian Beeler

HGST Launches 10TB HDD for Archive Applications

HGST has launched a new 10TB enterprise hard drive that leverages both their helium sealed-drive technology and shingled magnetic recording (SMR) to deliver a new storage solution designed specifically for active archive applications. The HGST Ultrastar Ha10 SMR HDD, as it's called, leverages host-managed SMR which enables the deepest of integrations with solutions providers who control their own software stack. While generally limited to the largest of data centers today, applications that can support large capacity SMR drives are certainly on the rise and should see more widespread adoption as the need to store larger data sets continues to accelerate. SMR has benefits in use cases where data is sequentially written but randomly. HGST is targeting social media, cloud storage, online backup, life sciences as well as media and entertainment with the Ultrastar Ha10.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates EVO:RAIL With More Configuration Options

VMware announced today that it is updating its EVO:RAIL to offer more choice and customization for Customers. Since it was first announced VMware EVO: RAIL has partnered with several companies including HPSupermicro & NexentaDellNetAppHitachi, and EMC. VMware has listened to customers and partner feedback to bring even more choice and flexibility to EVO:RAIL.

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by Adam Armstrong

Coho Updates DataStream Software

Recently Coho Data released the latest version of the software that powers its arrays, DataStreams 2.4. The latest version applies to all of Coho’s hardware and the company states that users will see no downtime during the upgrade. Once users click on the upgrade everything else is automated.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Composable Infrastructure

At HP Discover, HP announced a new initiative to build a robust ecosystem that will support its vision for the future of enterprise infrastructure. HP is calling this new infrastructure Composable.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Selected To Automate DreamWorks IT Infrastructure

HP has announced that DreamWorks Animation has selected HP to automate its IT infrastructure. HP plans to achieve this automation through deploying its HP Datacenter Care - Infrastructure Automation. This deployment will enable DreamWorks to manage its infrastructure as code, which in turn will enable them to continuously deliver applications and services more quickly and reliably. 

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