by Josh Linden

New EMC Isilon Array Supports Up to 50PB Data Lake Clusters and OneFS 7.2 Operating System

Today EMC has announced new products and solutions to support the Data Lake Foundation, leading with the new Isilon HD400 NAS platform that offers a 2.5x increase in maximum capacity over the previous generation. This increase allows for Isilon-based EMC Data Lake deployments with cluster sizes up to 50PB. EMC has also announced an updated OneFS 7.2 operating system, Data Lake support for OpenStack Swift, and a new Data Lake certification for integrating with Hortonworks analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

FalconStor Unveils Industry's First Horizontal Converged Data Service Platform

FalconStor Software Inc. unveiled the industry's first horizontal converged data service platform, FreeStor. FreeStor allows data to flow horizontally across older and newer technology, both physical and virtual. The new unified platform works across arrays, servers, hypervisors, data centers, and the cloud to provide migration, continuity, protection, recovery, and optimization.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x31+ Turbo NAS Series for SMBs Announced

QNAP has announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for SMBs, which is equipped with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives. This new set of hardware allows the TS-x31+ series to offer a powerful yet, energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption. It also features the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0 and various multimedia applications.

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by Josh Linden

Springpath Emerges from Stealth with New Software-Based Data Platform

Springpath today announced its public launch, including details about the Springpath Data Platform, the company's signature software-based data platform. Built on the company’s proprietary Hardware Agnostic Log-structure Objects (HALO) architecture, this platform incorporates storage, management, and data protection functionality. The Springpath Data Platform is supported for use with servers from Cisco, Dell, HP, and Supermicro and offers file, block, and object storage.

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by Adam Armstrong

Violin Announces First All-Flash, Cost Effective, Primary Storage

Today Violin Memory, Inc. announced the availability of all-flash storage system that is designed to run all primary storage below the cost of traditional disk, the Flash Storage Platform (FSP). This announcement includes the new 7300, 7300E, and 7700 all-flash arrays, Violin's latest operating system, Concerto OS 7, and its Symphony 3 simple management control.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Adds More Cloud Backup Options

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their CloudBackup Station, which adds more support for backing up data stored on a QNAP NAS devices to cloud storage services including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Google, RackSpace, HP Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, WebDAV-compatible cloud storage. In addition, it gives users the ability to build a comprehensive plan for disaster recovery.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC/Brocade Unveil Industry's first IP Storage Switch

Brocade has announced that it has expanded its relationship with EMC Corporation by creating the industry's first network switch designed for IP storage, the Connectrix VDX-6740B. Brocade has added its VCS Ethernet fabric solutions to EMC's Connectrix family of network switches in order to create the VDX-6740B.

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by Brian Beeler

Micron and Seagate Announce Strategic Partnership

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology have announced a strategic agreement, allowing the two companies to combine each of their own innovations and expertise. Micron and Seagate believe that this collaboration will benefit customers due to a focused approach to deliver new and improved storage solutions all the while helping them innovate faster and more effectively.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Releases SSD Reliability Data

OCZ has become very open recently about total failure rates on their new SSDs. This is pretty unprecedented, making them a unique player in the market as no other company releases this type of data to the public. If you follow the storage industry closely, you will know that OCZ has recently produced some high-quality, performance-heavy drives, such as the Vertex 460 and the OCZ Storage RevoDrive 350. But you will also find that their drives have recently been trending as being much more reliable than in the past. Though it’s not known what their reliability numbers were before this recent openness, we do know their numbers have improved significantly.

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by Adam Armstrong

Catalogic Software Announces General Availability Of ECX 2.0

Catalogic Software has announced the general availability of the latest version of its copy data management platform, ECX 2.0. The software gives administrators control over the proliferating data copies. Once administrators can effectively manage, orchestrate, and analyze their copy data they can leverage it to lower costs while enabling mission critical business operations.

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