by Adam Armstrong

Hedvig & ClusterHQ Partner To Speed The Adoption Of Docker

Today Hedvig announced a partnership with ClusterHQ that will offer modern enterprises an integrated solution that simplifies storage provisioning and data persistence for Docker volumes. This collaboration combines ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software with Hedvig’s software-defined storage solution to develop the Hedvig storage driver for Flocker.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Introduces The World’s Most Affordable & Automated All-Flash Array

Today HP made a series of announcements around its 3PAR StoreServ Storage family. These announcements include innovations that aid in transitioning IT from hybrid to all-flash data centers. HP announced a new 3PAR StoreServ Storage 8000 family, which it states is the industry’s most affordable all-flash array (AFA). It also announced a new 20800 AFA starter kit and software updates for its 3PAR StoreServ Storage line.

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by Adam Armstrong

OneCloud Uses AWS For Disaster Recovery

Today OneCloud software announced the general availability of its platform that provides automated disaster recovery (DR) of VMware-based data centers, OneCloud Recovery. OneCloud Recovery is the first and only platform that uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a virtual DR data center. OneCloud Recovery also has built-in cloud cost optimization, delivering DR for 50-75% less cost.

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by Adam Armstrong

Nexenta Announces New OpenSDS Innovation For VMware Solutions

Today Nexenta announced innovations for VMware Solutions along with their OpenSDS solutions they plan on showcasing this year at VMworld. These new innovations will enhance interoperability with VMware for Nexenta’s entire portfolio. Nexenta will also be showcasing NexentaStor 5.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Updates Compatibility Guide With Ready Nodes

Today VMware updated their compatibility guide for VSAN with an emphasis on “ready nodes.” Previously if users wanted to check compatibility they would have to select individual components or a limited selection of ready nodes. This update should streamline the whole process into just a handful of clicks. Along with the focus on ready nodes, VMware has added to and rebranded its ready node profiles as well.

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by Adam Armstrong

Brocade Announces Analytics Monitoring Platform

Today Brocade announced the release or its new Analytics Monitoring Platform. Designed to lower costs and create a higher ROI, then new product line from Brocade gives IT high levels of monitoring and analysis between servers and storage. This enables organizations to better predict performance and operational stability of their IT infrastructure.

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by Adam Armstrong

ClearSky Data Unveils Global Storage Network

Today ClearSky Data launched its global storage network. The global storage network aims to combine the best of both worlds: the performance and availability of local storage with the scalability, agility and economics of the cloud. ClearSky Data’s global storage network will ease the burden on IT helping with managing primary, backup, and disaster recovery storage, will deliver data when and were it is needed, and will eliminate the data center footprint.

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by Lyle Smith

Nexenta Collaborates with Veeam to Provide Availability Solutions for Virtualized Data Centers

Only a month after announcing their effort with ATTO Technology, Nexenta has announced another collaborative association, this time with Veeam Software. This partnership will allow them to work together to provide fast, flexible, reliable and cost-effective recovery and availability solutions for modern data center providers and enterprises. Customers will be able to leverage recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for applications and data through a single storage solution that manages all tiers of storage: production, backup, and archive. We recently took a detailed look at Veeam’s Backup and Replication V8 software.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality Raises Another $45 Million In Series D Funding

Today Scality announced it has raised another $45 million in Series D funding, bringing the total investment in the company to $80 million. This round of funding including a new investor in BroadBand Tower, Inc., existing investors such as Menlo Ventures, IDInvest, BPI France, Iris Capital, and Omnes Capital and Galileo Partners, and 65% of Scality staff also invested in the company. With the funding, Scality intends to expand its sales force in North America, expand internationally, and support its resellers.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has released the TVS-871T, the industry’s first Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS and designed for creative media professionals looking to streamline large 4K video and design workflows. The TVS-871T comes equipped with 20Gbps bandwidth, SSD cache acceleration, 4K video capable Thunderbolt 2, and compatibility with the Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P, which allows users to expand storage capacity of the Turbo vNAS up to 448TB.

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