by Josh Linden

Atlantis Computing Releases ILIO Unified Software-Defined Storage Solution

Atlantis Computing today announced its new Atlantis ILIO USX (Unified Software-defined Storage) platform for virtualized environments. ILIO USX software can pool and tier combinations of inactive storage throughout the datacenter including from SAN, NAS, RAM, and DAS.  Atlantis ILIO USX is deployed via virtual machines that integrate with the hypervisor as an NFS or iSCSI datastore to present file and block based storage to applications.

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by Josh Linden

Fusion-io Launches ioVDI Acceleration Software for VMware Virtual Desktops

Fusion-io today announced general availability of its Fusion ioVDI software, which accelerates VMware View persistent virtual desktop (VDI) environments via high-performance flash for read and write caching engineered for the requirements of VDI storage. Fusion’s proprietary Write Vectoring technology directs session-based desktop writes to server-side flash, improving virtual desktop performance by only directing writes to slower shared storage when data needs to be persistent between sessions.

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by Josh Linden

Fusion-io Announces Hybrid ioControl and All-Flash ION Accelerator Appliances

Fusion-io has announced two new integrated solutions being sold through VARs that are part of the company's recent moves to make its flash acceleration solutions accessible to small and medium enterprises. These include Fusion-io's new ioControl Hybrid Storage Appliance as well as their ION Data Accelerator, which utilize ioMemory to accelerate application and virtualization storage workloads. A hybrid ioControl appliance is now shipping, with an all-flash ION Data Accelerator appliance expected to be widely available in spring 2014.

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by Josh Linden

PernixData Announces Flash Alliances and VMware vSphere 5.5 Integration

PernixData today announced PernixDrive, a partnership program for flash storage vendors that counts Intel, Kingston, and Toshiba among its initial members. PernixDrive vendors validate their flash storage for use in PernixData FVP hypervisor solutions that aggregate server-side flash across an enterprise to accelerate primary storage performance. PernixData also announced new support for VMware vSphere 5.5 and vSphere Web Client in the latest release of FVP.

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by Lyle Smith

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Now Available

Symantec has announced that NetBackup 7.6, the latest version of their backup solution, is now available. The new update features new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move towards software-defined data center architectures. Being the only backup product designed specifically for the enterprise-level scale, NetBackup 7.6 can accommodate hundreds of thousands of virtual machines as well as petabytes of data, giving its customers 400 times faster virtual machine recovery than a standard restore. As a result, IT organizations can now simplify and automate the protection of massive and complex physical, virtual and cloud environments---the building blocks of a modern data center.

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by Josh Linden

EMC SRM Suite 3.0 and ViPR 1.1 Solution Bridge Client-Server and Software-Defined Infrastructure

EMC is introducing version 3.0 of its Storage Resource Management (SRM) Suite, which includes close integration with the ViPR Software-Defined Storage platform. ViPR which has also received new and enhanced functionality in its version 1.1, allowing the two products to be used in concert to deploy an EMC management framework across both traditional and software-defined environments.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces the ThinkServer RD340, RD440, TD340, and SA120 DAS

Lenovo has announced the 1U ThinkServer RD340 two-processor rack server, the storage-rich, 2U ThinkServer RD440 two-processor rack server, and the ThinkServer TD340, a new enterprise-grade, two-processor tower server, designed for customers who require full enterprise capability in a tower form factor. Additionally, Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkServer SA120, which is a modular and scalable rack-mount, direct-attached storage (DAS) enclosure.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate Kinetic Ethernet Drive Interface and Kinetic T-Card Development Adapter Announced

Seagate Technology has announced two new development tools related to its Kinetic Open Storage platform, the Seagate Kinetic Ethernet Drive interface and the Seagate Kinetic T-Card development adapter.  Both innovations are scheduled debut at OCP Summit V and also have been accepted by the Open Compute Foundation as important open standards available to Open Compute Project (OCP) solution providers and system builders.  

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by Lyle Smith

QLogic QOE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Announced

QLogic has announced the industry’s first Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA), the QLogic QOE2562 8Gb, specifically designed for use in Open Compute Project (OCP) servers. The QOE2562 8Gb Fibre Channel mezzanine HBA is capable of optimal security, maximum performance, and enterprise-class reliability and manageability to OCP data centers. The OCP was founded by Facebook in 2011, which is an initiative designed to increase technology efficiencies (e.g. reducing energy consumption) all the while reducing the environmental footprint of data centers. 

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by Lyle Smith

Riverbed Granite 2.6 Now Available

Riverbed Technology has announced Riverbed Granite 2.6, which includes new features that support more branches, bigger data sets, and additional enterprise-class storage solutions, such as IBM Storwize V7000.  Riverbed Granite is a unique branch converged infrastructure solution that centralizes branch data in the data center all the while delivering local performance to branch users and allows storage to be decoupled from its server over thousands of miles, working as if the storage were local to the server. Additionally, Granite centrally protects and secures data, and significantly lowers the TCO of branch, allowing remote offices and >businesses to restore operations in a matter of minutes as opposed to days.

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