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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by Adam Armstrong

ClusterHQ Partners With EMC For Flocker 1.0 Release

ClusterHQ released an update to its open source container data volume manager for Dockerized applications, Flocker 1.0. Flocker already supports any device that speaks the OpenStack Cinder AP as well as supporting Amazon EBS. Now, through a collaboration with EMC, customers can enable Dockerized applications on ScaleIO and XtremIO. The use of Flocker on ScaleIO and XtremIO will allow customers to architect and manage high-performance, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective persistent storage backends for Docker-based applications.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Tegile HA2300 Hybrid Array Review

Tegile’s IntelliFlash arrays are built on a hybrid architecture that offers customers the flexibility to configure their array with a mix of HDD and SSD storage with latencies and storage density that is appropriate for individual use cases. A key item that Tegile leverages in the crowded storage market, that many of their competitors don't offer, is their inline deduplication and compression technology, which can greatly extend the available capacity to users. By extending their data reduction to disk, where most in the market cannot, Tegile gets the benefit of touting very impressive cost/TB metrics while also retaining the benefits of flash for hot data. Our review of the Tegile HA2300 array deploys IntelliFlash in conjunction with one expansion shelf (scale-up), putting both controllers to work through a wide range of workloads.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung M3 and P3 Portable 4TB External Hard Drives Announced

Samsung HDD has announced the 4TB M3 Portable and the P3 Portable external hard drives, which are the first USB-powered single drive solutions of its capacity designed residing inside 2.5” cases. Previously available in only a desktop or bulky multi-drive internal form factor, the M3 and P3 Portable drives measure just 0.78 inches thin (which is only 1/10 of an inch thicker than their 2TB drive) and weigh only 8.3 ounces. Samsung indicates that they are able to achieve a 4TB capacity in a compact drive due to the latest Samsung HDD technology.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Outlines Future Of Business Mobility

VMware Inc. outlined its future of business mobility with new solutions, services, and partnerships. As business transforms into a more fluid process, VMware is helping businesses move away from client-server focused IT with new solutions such as Identity Manager, further support for iOS devices in enterprise usage, and new partners to help standardize public applications and development in the enterprise. With these announcements, VMware is looking to deliver a more user- and application-centric experience for the enterprise.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-431U Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-431U, a new 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NAS designed to offer optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. The TS-431U comes equipped with an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM for multi-tasking and provides businesses with a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Integrates With Microsoft Office 365

Today Druva announced it was integrating with Microsoft Office 365. This integration will deliver Druva’s data backup and collection capabilities to Office 365. The integration will create the industry’s first solution that combines user data across computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources and can follow user’s data where it is not the device used to store it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Asigra Announces Converged Data Protection Appliance Family

Today at Asigra Global Partner Summit in Toronto, Asigra Inc. announced its new Converged Data Protection Appliance Family. This new family of products was developed to enable managed service providers (MSP)/cloud service providers to enter the cloud backup market with cloud backup/DR services to achieve monthly recurring revenue streams. Asigra is partnering with Avnet Embedded; Avnet will be packaging and shipping the new Asigra products, as well as providing hardware support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Connected Data Introduces New Transporter Network Storage Connector

Today Connected Data introduced its new ability to protect on-premise NAS systems with a secure, private cloud, file sync and share appliance, Transporter Network Storage Connector. Transporter Network Storage Connector syncs files on NAS systems with shared folders on Transporter private cloud storage appliances. This new solution will help companies eliminate the need for Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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