by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils A Compute Solution For SMB & A $300 Server

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a new compute platform that is managed and updated through the cloud, the HPE ProLiant Easy Connect Managed Hybrid solution. This new compute platform is aimed at small to medium businesses (SMBs), educational institutions, and branch offices. The solution is subscription-based and according to HPE provides customers with an on-premise server that delivers security, performance and control with the flexibility of the cloud. HPE is also introducing a new HPE ProLiant ML10 Gen9 server, the ML10.

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by Adam Armstrong

Spectra Logic Has Been Selected By NBC To Archive The 2016 Olympic Games

Today Spectra Logic and NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced that Spectra will be providing video archive and disaster recovery services for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. This announcement was made by Spectra’s Chief Sales Officer, Brain Grainger, and NBC Sports Group’s Vice President, Post Operations & Digital Workflow, Darryl Jefferson.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality RING To Power LANL Supercomputer Trinity

Today Scality announced the production deployment of the Scality RING to power Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Trinity supercomputer. Scality is also announcing that it is working with Los Alamos on an open source software project that brings the power of object storage to all large-scale research computing environments, MarFS. This is yet another vendor to work with Los Alamos. We’ve seen Seagate leverage its ClusterStor A200 system for the Trinity supercomputer as well as providing storage with Cray’s Sonexion 2000 system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Virtual Instruments Releases VirtualWisdom 4.4

Today Virtual Instruments announced that they have released the latest update to its Infrastructure Performance Management software, VirutalWisdom 4.4. The latest update builds off of Virtual Instruments recent merger with Load DynamiX. The update features new analytics, a new platform appliance, as well as enhancements to reporting and notifications.

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by Lyle Smith

IBM Partners With Box To Enable Local Data Storage In Europe & Asia

IBM will be extending its global partnership with Box to give enterprises the option to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. As such, IBM will be able to use Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments via their deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. Box Zones will also leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage Services, as it will enable clients from both companies to locally store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data through the cloud in a range of different regions located across Europe and Asia.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Unveils New Portfolio Of NVMe SSDs

Today Micron Technology, Inc. announced its new portfolio of PCIe SSDs using NVMe. The new portfolio, including the Micron 9100 (partnering with Memblaze) and 7100 PCIe SSDs, has been created with the data center in mind, helping customers implement an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These new drives expand upon Micron’s existing SATA and SAS SSDs including the S600DC, which is now shipping in volume.

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by Adam Armstrong

Micron Accelerated Solutions Introduced

Today Micron Technology Inc. announced that it is now creating a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers, Micron Accelerated Solutions. When one thinks of Micron it generally centers around what they are known for: memory and storage. In order to bring these new solutions to market, Micron is close collaboration with hardware and software companies including VMware, Supermicro and Nexenta.

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by Lyle Smith

Kingston Announces Management Ready, Hardware-Encrypted DataTraveler USB Flash Drives

Kingston Digital has announced two new hardware encrypted USB Flash drives, the DataTraveler 4000G2 with Management (DT4000G2DM) and DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 with Management (DTVP30DM). These new Kingston portable storage solutions leverage the company's SafeConsole through DataLocker and are designed for organizations that need to meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Kingston is known for their reliable and secure USB drives, including the Kingston DataTraveler Workspace with Windows, the Kingston Secure USB Flash Drives, and the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

HGST Announces Active Archive SA-1000

Today Western Digital Corporation (WDC) introduced a new model to its HGST Active Archive Object Storage System, the SA-1000. This latest model of Active Archive is targeted at media and entertainment digital data preservation, life sciences data pools, and cloud backup. WDC states that the SA-1000 will enable smaller object storage footprints with easy-to-manage building blocks to scale capacity as needed.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zadara Enhances Its STaaS With ZIOS Intelligent Object Store

Today Zadara announced an addition to its award-winning Zadara Storage Cloud, the ZIOS Intelligent Object Store service. This new service is aimed at both enterprises and service providers. ZIOS is said to deliver a common storage-as-a-service (STaaS) platform that can be deployed at any location, supporting any data type and connecting to any protocol. Zadara is also introducing 16Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity and large flash cache options.

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