by Lyle Smith

Seagate Announces Updates to Backup Plus Line of External Drives

Seagate Technology has announced that its Backup Plus family of external drives is now offering 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage and the addition of Lyve’s photo and video management app. Seagate Backup Plus drives are bundled with Seagate Dashboard software for plug-and-play PC backup as well as mobile and social media backup. Seagate has also announced a 4TB capacity for its Backup Plus portable, which is the company's slim 20.5mm form factor external HDD that uses a five platter portable drive.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Software Updates Toad Family Of Database Solutions

Today Dell Software announced that it continues to focus on enabling customers to manage all types of data across all platforms with updates to its Toad family of database solutions. The new updates are aimed to allow users to automate agile development practices, improve data preparation for analytics and reporting, and gain flexibility in selecting database platforms.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Delivers HPC To All With New PowerEdge C-Series

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest edition to its 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio, the PowerEdge C6320. Dell claims that the C6320 can deliver two times performance improvement on the leading High-Performance Computing (HPC) benchmark (999 gigaflops on a single server). The C6320 mixes cost-effective compute and storage in a 2U chassis and is designed to meet the needs of demanding workloads such as Web-tech and cloud computing.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Integrates Docker Containers & Backup To Amazon S3

Today Zadara Storage announced new features to its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) solution. The new features include the new Docker-based container services, Zadara Container Services (ZCS), backup to Amazon S3, and two new storage hardware options. According to Zadara, these new features will give users most advanced Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) capabilities available on the market.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Announces General Availability of EMC Elastic Cloud 2.0

Today at Dockercon, EMC announced it was releasing the latest version of its Web-scale cloud storage software, EMC Elastic Cloud (ECS) 2.0. The latest version of ECS aims to elevate Software-Defined Storage (SDS) to new levels while improving user experience. ECS will be available as a fully containerized download for test and development.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Updates Its Container Engine & Registry

Today Google announced that it is releasing a beta of its Container Engine, which includes new pricing and features. Google is also announcing the general availability of its Container Registry that allows user to store and access container images from a private repository.

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by Adam Armstrong

First Large Scale, In Field SSD Reliability Study Done At Facebook

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have released a study that focused on the in-field reliability of SSDs, the study is titled “A Large-Scale Study of Flash Memory Failures in the Field.” The study was conducted using Facebook’s datacenters over the course of four years and millions of operational hours. The study looks at how errors manifest and aim to help others develop novel flash reliability solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Pure Storage Adds Microsoft SQL Server & Citrix XenDesktop To FlashStack CI

Today Pure Storage announced that its FlashStack CI reference architecture is now combining Microsoft SQL Server and Citrix XenDesktop with its FlashArray 400 series. Pure Storage is also expanding its FlashStack CI to new global partners and reseller opportunities in what Pure hopes will accelerate the flash adoption in datacenters.

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by Adam Armstrong

Exablox Releases OneBlox 4312

Exablox announced that it is expanding its OneBlox family with the release of its new storage appliance, the OneBlox 4312. The 4312 delivers 10 times the performance of the OneBlox 3308. The 4312 comes with inline deduplication, continuous snapshots, and remote replication enabling users to address a wide range of use cases.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware And Docker Deliver Greater Speeds Through The Right Controls

VMware and Docker are working together to tackle the problem of speed versus security. The collaboration intends to point out that there doesn’t need to be a tradeoff of one for another. And instead of focusing on controls that give organizations more speed, the focus is on the proper controls that give both speed and security.

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