by Adam Armstrong

XIOS Version 4.2.0 Is Now Generally Available

The latest version of XtremIO’s OS, version 4.2.0, is now generally available. XtremIO has taken some customer suggestions and integrated them, along with other new features, into the new OS. Aside from the usual bug fixes one expects with an update the new OS now features PowerShell support, SMI-S support, serviceability enhancements, REST API improvements, VSS enhancements, XMS simulator, and WebUI tech preview.

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by Brian Beeler

Storage Deals

No one wants to pay list price for storage and with the rapidly falling prices of NAND, SSDs for instance are getting more affordable by the day it seems. We've set up this page to highlight some of the best deals available on SSDs, hard drives, NAS systems and more, but only for products we trust. Consider this a curated list of deals that's largely based on our consumer storage leaderboard that highlights our favorite products in each category. If you find a great deal, let us know about it.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google Brings Its Undersea Fibre Optic Cabling Online

Today Google announced that its FASTER Cable system, an undersea fibre optic cable that runs from the US to Japan, is now online. Google states that this will give them up to 10 terabytes per second, which is a sixth of the cable’s total bandwidth. Google claims that this is the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built, roughly 10 million times faster than the average cable modem.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Releases Isolated Recovery Solutions To Combat Hackers

EMC recently commissioned a data protection index that highlighted various cyber threats. The study was conducted by the independent Vanson Bourne and looked at enterprise backup in 18 countries around the world. EMC states that the index shows business have been doing well at protecting against the best known threats but are unprepared for upcoming attacks. In order to help companies with these future attacks, EMC is releasing its new Isolated Recovery Solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam Appoints New President And CEO

Today Veeam Software announced Peter C. McKay as its new COO and President. Peter C. McKay was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas with VMware. The company is also promoting their current Executive Vice President, William H. Largent, to its new CEO. Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, Veeam’s co-founders and directors, will remain active in the company with a shift toward market strategy and new product development. Veeam states that these new appointments will add further depth to an already accomplished executive lineup.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces Backup Plus Hub

Recently Seagate Technology announced a new product that, unlike most of its products, will tackle several uses at once including storage, the Seagate Backup Plus Hub. Based off of the Seagate Backup Plus, the new Backup Plus Hub will feature up to 8TB of capacity as well as two integrated USB 3.0 ports. The new device also contains Seagate Dashboard Software and includes up to 200GB of OneDrive storage for two years.

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by Adam Armstrong

Eaton Eases Organization With New RS Enclosures

Today Eaton announced the launch of a new enclosure that is designed to simplify installation and configuration of vital data center equipment and help data center operators and IT professionals organize, protect and manage critical IT resources, the RS Enclosure. The new enclosure is flexible and customizable making it an ideal fit for a broad array of devices. Eaton claims that the RS Enclosure can help streamline installation time and reduce costs in the data center.

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by Adam Armstrong

Backblaze Announces Its B2 Cloud Storage Is Out Of Beta

Today Backblaze announced that its B2 Cloud Storage is moving out of beta with its 1.0 launch. As the name implies, B2 is cloud storage for organizations of all sizes. Backblaze states that the two main benefits that they offer is that they are roughly one-fourth the price of similar competing cloud storage (AWS and Azure), it comes with a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA), and B2 offers both free and premium support options. Moving B2 out of beta will open it up to all interested parties.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Release Version 3.0 Of Its DataPlatform & DataProtect

Today Cohesity released the latest versions of its Cohesity DataPlatform, version 3.0. The latest versions of its DataPlatform and DataProtect expands data protection to physical servers, which Cohesity claims will result in faster recover times, and double performance levels of its distributed, scale-out data platform. The latest versions of these products are designed to help enterprises consolidate fragmented secondary storage workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Actifio Updates Its Resiliency Director

Today Actifio announced a major update to its Resiliency Director platform. Actifio states that is Resiliency Director works with its Actifio CDS and Actifio Sky to deliver complete resiliency in the cloud while being able to restore functionality quicker and at a lower cost. The update automates tasks during and after disaster recovery that, according to Actifio, will streamline and simplify the process.

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