by Lyle Smith

Carbonite To Acquire EVault

Carbonite has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire EVault, a division of Seagate Technology and provider of business continuity and disaster recovery. With the acquisition, Carbonite believes that it will be able provide a full suite of solutions that are cost-effective, easy to use and meet the needs of all SMBs. A purchase price of $14 million in cash was set for all of the assets of EVault’s operations.

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by Lyle Smith

Barracuda Announces New Cloud Archiving Service

Barracuda has announced Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, designed to help organizations with compliance as well as to efficiently address eDiscovery requests. Barracuda also unveiled its Microsoft Office 365 strategic initiative in order to assist organizations in managing their businesses when moving to (and managing in) Office 365. Barracuda indicates that the company’s new cloud-based archiving service supports this Office 365 initiative adding that end users can have read only access to search and view email from anywhere on any device that uses a web or mobile interface via integration with Microsoft Outlook on Windows, or with native applications for MacOS, iOS, and Android.

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by Lyle Smith

Cleversafe Announces Software Defined/Hardware Aware Storage Approach

Cleversafe has announced its software defined/hardware aware storage approach, which is designed to take hidden costs and complexity out of software defined storage (SDS) by giving enterprises the ability to manage their hardware and software from a single management system. In addition, they have also announced newly certified hardware platforms built to give enterprise customers greater deployment flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Druva Announces First Combined FIPS & AWS GovCloud Solution

Today Druva announced that it was the first company to provide Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) enabled endpoint data protection in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) GovCloud. This will be ideal for government agencies and contractors that must adhere to the FIPS 140-2 encryption standard but that want to run their applications in the cloud.

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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 Announces Beta Of 2nd Generation Cloud SQL

Google first launched SQL for its Cloud platform in 2011. Google maintains that the service is easy-to-use and helps companies build applications by managing mundane tasks such as applying patches and updates, managing backups and configuring replications. Google Cloud SQL was not only easy to use it was easy to connect to as well. Google is now announcing the beta of its new Cloud SQL for Google platform.

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by Lyle Smith

EMC Improves Open Source Community With RackHD, CoprHD 2.4, & REX-Ray 0.3

EMC has made several announcements pertaining to their open source community including the release of RackHD, which is a platform-agnostic technology stack designed to address managing and orchestrating server and network resources at hyper-scale. In addition, the company also announced new updates to Project REX-Ray, their open source storage orchestration engine used by containers from Docker, Mesos and others. Lastly, CoprHD Community has announced the release of CoprHD 2.4 and new collaborations with Intel and Oregon State University.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Introduces A 2-Node Hyper Converged 250 Appliance

Back in August, HPE (then branded HP) introduced its cost-effective Hyperconverged appliance the HPE HC-250 StoreVirtual. The initial release saw a 4-node followed quickly by the release of a 3-node configuration. HPE has now announced that they are releasing an even more cost-effective 2-node version of the HC-250 that is aimed at SMB and ROBO deployments.

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by Lyle Smith

Samsung AutoCache To Be Sold By HPE For Its Gen9 Servers

Samsung has announced that HPE has selected its AutoCache host-based caching software to be made available to end users as an add-on to HPE’s Generation 9 server family. HPE server models include the DL360, DL380, DL560, DL580 and ML580. The Samsung AutoCache complete caching solution will allow HPE customers to improve application performance and overall storage efficiency.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces Complete Active Directory Backup & Recovery For Azure Cloud Environments

Dell has announced the latest update to Dell Recovery Manager for Active Directory and Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest (RMAD) with Edition 8.7, which allow businesses running hybrid Active Directory environments with Azure AD Connect to back up, view and restore changes to AD objects in both real-time on-premises and in the cloud. RMAD also allows for on-premises automated forest-level recovery and the ability to create of a fully functional virtual lab environment.   

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