by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Multiple Contributions To OpenStack Kilo

Today HP announced that it is making several contributions to OpenStack Kilo (released today as well). These new contributions include new converged storage management automation as well as new flash storage technologies. These are aimed at simplifying provisioning while improving performance and resiliency for consolidated block and file workloads.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Launches Major Updates To DR Series

Today Dell Inc. released a major update to its DR Series of deduplication appliances. The updates include performance and scalability upgrades, the addition of encryption at rest, and VTL and NDMP backup support. The updates are for the DR6000, DR4100, and the DR2000v and are all aimed at enhancing security, improving performance, and increasing flexibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC’s Syncplicity Adds Outlook Email Add-in

In advance of EMC World next week, EMC announced today that its enterprise file sync product, Syncplicity, is gaining in an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. The new add-in will allow users to easily send files and folders same as they always have, only now the files and folders will be sent as links inside of Syncplicity instead of file attachments. Syncplicity is also announcing the integration MS Office apps for iOS.

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by Adam Armstrong

Infinidat Announces An Additional $150 Million In Investment By TPG

Today Infinidat announced that in a second round of funding it has an additional $150 million dollars in funding from TPG Growth, the growth equity platform of global investment firm TPG. This brings Infinidat’s total funding up to $230 million giving the company a valuation of $1.2 billion. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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by Lyle Smith

Diablo Technologies Wins Decisive Victory Against Netlist in ULLtraDIMM Lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Diablo Technologies and Netlist, concerning ULltraDIMM technology, seems to be coming to an end with the announcement that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled to completely dissolve a preliminary injunction enacted in January 2015. Diablo indicates that this ruling definitively reaffirms their right to ship its their Memory Channel Storage chipset without restriction and believes that the last part of this back-and-forth legal process will have the court awarding Diablo the bond posted by Netlist, which also occurred in January of this year.

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by Adam Armstrong

StorMagic Launches SvSAN Management Pack for Microsoft SCOM

Today StorMagic launched its SvSAN management pack and system management provider (SMP) for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The new management pack enables users to centralize monitoring of their entire SvSAN through a single pane of glass. The pack also includes real-time alerts and monitoring capabilities, so issues can be identified and addressed quickly.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Unveils Next Phase Of Social Innovation Strategy

Today Hitachi Data Systems unveiled the next phase of its Social Innovation Strategy. HDS believes its Social Innovation Strategy will make societies safer, smarter, and healthier. HDS is also announcing new solutions and services to go along with its Social Innovation Strategy. These solutions and services include: Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations, Hitachi Clinical Repository for connected health, and Hitachi Live Insight Center of Excellence.

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by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Unveils Lineup Of Software-Defined Infrastructure

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) unveiled its new lineup of software-defined infrastructure solutions that are designed for all transactional and analytic driven workloads. HDS is helping customers leverage information gathered through virtualized, hyper-converged and scale-out platforms to accelerate the journey to IT as a service (ITaaS). HDS is working on this by automating operations to simplify the technology, give customers better access to information, and turning fixed assets into flexible resources.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces the PowerEdge R930

Today Dell Inc. introduced its most powerful four-socket server, the Dell PowerEdge R930. The R930 is the next step up from the PowerEdge R920 we reviewed earlier. Like its predecessor, the Dell PowerEdge R930 is designed to handle nearly any workload and configuration. This new addition to Dell’s 13th generation PowerEdge servers is ideal for customers migrating to x86 platforms. And Dell is further expanding its four-socket portfolio with PowerEdge FC830 and PowerEdge M830.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Expands PowerEdge FX Portfolio

Dell Inc. recently introduced three new modules to its PowerEdge FX Portfolio, the FC430, the FD332, and the FC830. These modules were first announced along with the rest of Dell’s next generation converged infrastructure in November. We had a chance to review the Dell PowerEdge FX2 at the time as well. Dell has also announced that its PowerEdge servers are celebrating their 20th anniversary, and are growing at two times the pace of the industry.

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