by Adam Armstrong

Mangstor’s NX-Series Accelerate HPC Throughput Using Burst Buffer Capabilities

Today at the ISC High Performance Conference 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Mangstor Inc., announced that its NX-Series (such as the recently reviewed NX6320) now features burst buffer capabilities. Mangstor states that the burst buffer capabilities can significantly boost performance and reduce latency while eliminating bottlenecks associated with backend storage. Mangsotr will be demonstrating this new capability at ISC High Performance Conference 2016 by Mangstor’s European team in Booth #1440.

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by Adam Armstrong

Commvault Introduces Early Adopter Program For Its New SaaS Offerings

Today Commvault introduced an early adopter program for two new Software as Service (SaaS) offerings. Both of these offerings address the shift that is being seen as more and more solutions are moving to the cloud. The two SaaS offerings are for Endpoint Data Protection and Email Archive Software. Customers participating in the Early Adopter program can use the fully-managed cloud service to automatically and securely backup data on employee laptops and desktops and archive email, reducing the risk of data loss from breaches and lost or stolen endpoint devices.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Security Releases SonicWALL SMA 100 Series OS 8.5

Dell Security announced the release of the latest OS version of its Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 Series, version 8.5. This new version provides mobile and remote workers at SMBs, with policy-enforced SSL VPN access to mission-critical applications, data and resources without compromising security. In fact, with this new release, companies will be able to set BYOD (bring your own device) security policies to protect them selves while allowing end-users to still work on their preferred device.

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by Lyle Smith

Mangstor Adds 5.4TB Capacity & P2P Capabilities To MX-Series NVMe SSDs

Mangstor has announced 5.4TB models and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) capabilities to their MX-Series of NVMe-based PCIe SSDs, the latter which allows for low latency access to a huge storage pool of non-volatile memory, bypassing host resources. The MX-Series is built specifically for High Performance Computing (HPC), transactional processing, video editing, cloud computing workloads, and real-time analytics.

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by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces Ceph Storage 2

Today Red Hat, Inc. announced the next generation of its open software-defined storage platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage 2. The latest version of Red Hat Ceph Storage is based off of the Ceph Jewel release and introduces new capabilities that enhance support for object storage workloads and promote greater ease of use.

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by Brian Beeler

Survey: Remote/Branch Office Is A Major IT Concern

Riverbed has released the results of a new study today, revealing insights around core challenges when it comes to managing IT at the edge, in remote and branch offices (ROBO). While an enterprise's data center has traditionally been the center of IT activities, more organizations are moving to a geographically distributed model for a variety of reasons to support their operations. But expanding IT services at the edge introduces a host of new problems as organizations cope with complexity, cost and security issues that are often harder to manage in a distributed environment. 

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by Adam Armstrong

StorageOS Unveils Its New Container-Based Storage Software

Today at DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, Washington, a new on-demand storage startup, StorageOS, announced the beta of its new container-based storage software. StorageOS claims that their new software will make it easier for software developers to create, test, deploy, scale and rebuild containerized applications with enterprise-class production storage. They go on to claim that their new software-based storage solution improves application development and testing by automating the management of persistent containerized storage, increasing scale and availability and securely moving data between servers, virtual machines or clouds.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Announces New HCI Solutions For Virtualization & Cloud

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced two new converged and hyperconverged systems, the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000) converged system and the UCP HC V240. The UCP HC V240 is the first member of the new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) line of hyper-converged solutions. These new solutions are designed to be flexible, agile, and scalable and are built off of Hitachi’s technology that they state can reduce cost and risk while alleviating complexity and accelerating time to value.

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by Lyle Smith

Tegile Adds Lifetime Storage To Their IntelliCare Service

In what is likely an attempt to compete with Pure's Evergreen service, Tegile Systems has unveiled the newest addition to their IntelliCare service, Lifetime Storage. Touted as an industry-first support offering, Lifetime Storage will provide an entirely new storage system to its customers every three to five years, including the controller and media, with a flat maintenance contract. One of the biggest differences between Pure’s offering and Lifetime Storage is that Evergreen offers only a 3-year upgrade cycle, whereas Tegile gives customers the option to upgrade anytime as part of a capacity expansion. As a result, this allows customers to determine their own upgrade timeframe.

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by Chris Thomas

Pure Storage Announces Right Size Guarantee

Today, enterprise storage company Pure Storage announced new enhancements to its Evergreen Storage. All of today’s updates are geared towards saving the end consumer more money, both at the initial sticker price of hardware purchases and long-term maintenance. The end goal, Pure Storage claims, is to avoid the ultra-expensive “forklift upgrade”—the complete replacement of an outdated system and its components.

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