by Lyle Smith

Court Denies Diablo’s Countersuit Against Netlist

The on-going suit between Netlist and Diablo has released yet more happenings as it was announced today that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted Netlist’s Special Motion to Strike Diablo’s claims against Netlist for breach of contract, unfair competition, and interference with Diablo’s customers.  In addition, the Court also ruled that Netlist is entitled to “reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs” pertaining to Netlist’s filing of the Special Motion to Strike.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix XenMobile 10 Now Available

Citrix has announced the newest release of XenMobile (version 10) enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. XenMobile 10 improves the mobility experience for end users all the while automating and simplifying the IT deployment and management. The newest release includes UI and design enhancements focusing on streamlined workflows, which are part of the XenMobile suite of integrated productivity apps. Regarding improvements for IT teams, the new release provides a unified EMM platform that simplifies the management and deployment of mobile apps, data and devices. This gives businesses the flexibility and security to scale and support a growing mobile workforce.

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix XenServer 6.5 Announced

Citrix has announced XenServer 6.5, their newest release of the company’s commercial virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With the update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management.

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by Lyle Smith

Netlist Wins Major Legal Victory Against Diablo Technologies Pertaining to ULLtraDIMM SSD Case

Netlist has announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted Netlist's Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Diablo Technologies for controller chips used by SanDisk in its high-speed ULLtraDIMM SSD product line. As a result, this means that Diablo and SanDisk will be banned from manufacturing and selling the controller chipset used by SanDisk in the ULLtraDIMM as well as further sale and distribution of the ULLtraDIMM itself. The case was filed back in September of 2014.

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by Adam Armstrong

CommVault Announces Backup Appliance With NetApp

Today CommVault announced the availability of the CommVault Backup Appliance with NetApp. The appliance is a combination of Simpana software with NetApp's E-Series storage in a purpose-built, pre-configured data protection solution. This solution furthers the partnership between the two companies that started with the development of NetApp SnapProtect.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Worldwide Availability Of The $25K All-Flash SC4020 Array

Today Dell announced that their $25,000 all-flash SC4020 Array is now available worldwide. As we previously mentioned, though the SC4020 isn't new, this new price point of an All-Flash Array (AFA) not only gives Dell a major advantage over other vendors, but it gives more organizations incentive to sample the benefits of flash with enterprise-ready data services and support. 

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by Lyle Smith

Citrix Announces Aquisition of Sanbolic

Citrix has announced it has completed its acquisition of workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies company, Sanbolic. Sanbolic technology allows customers to leverage software defined storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workload. This is accomplished by useing flash and hard drives in NAS, SAN, server-side and cloud deployments, which helps to improve storage load balancing, application availability resulting in high-performance end-user experience. The Sanbolic team will join the Citrix organization staring immediately though the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces Generally Availability Of ScaleIO 1.31

EMC has announced the general availability of the latest release of SaleIO, version 1.31. This new release will provide two times the performance improvement in VMware environments from an IO perspective and an improved vSphere deployment process with support for VMware installation manager.

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by Brian Beeler

SanDisk Spins Out ioControl Business - NexGen Reborn

In April of 2013, Fusion-io purchased NexGen storage as part of an IP rollup that included ID7. The vision was to combine Fusion's ioMemory, hard disk drives and ioControl software on x86 servers to create hybrid systems that offer flash-array performance at a far lower cost. Fusion-io paid $119 million in the deal to acquire NexGen. Now less than two years later, Fusion-io acquirer SanDisk has decided that the NexGen portfolio would be better off on its own, rebirthing the NexGen brand in a newly spun-off company. 

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces 3TB 2.5-Inch HDD

Toshiba has announced a new 3TB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (MQ03ABB300) and the industry’s largest capacity for that specific form factor. The drive leverages perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology and is the first 2.5-inch HDD to achieve 750GB per platter, using a total of 4 platters to achieve storage of 3TB. The MQ03ABB300 is designed for external personal storage devices and space-constrained use cases that require high storage capacity.

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