by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its Server Portfolio Providing Support For Persistent Memory

A few days ago Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced their new Persistent Memory (a combination of DRAM and NAND in a DIMM format). Today they are announcing their new compute platforms that have built-in support for their new Persistent Memory. On top of these new platforms, HPE is also announcing new ProLiant Gen9 server options along with other solutions with the aim of modernizing customer data centers.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Unveils A New Tier Between Memory & Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced what they are calling the first non-volatile DIMMs (NVDIMMs). HPE is calling this new product category Persistent Memory. They went on to state that their Persistent Memory gives the performance of memory with the persistence of storage and could potentially open up several new opportunities.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Releases The First USB-Powered Desktop Hard Drive, Innov8

Today Seagate Technology announced the launch of the world’s first USB-powered external desktop hard drive, the Seagate Innov8. Innov8 is a high capacity drive at 8TB, and uses Seagate’s new Ignition Boost Technology in order to allow it to be powered through a USB cable with no need of an independent power source. This high capacity, USB-powered drive is all contained in a beautifully designed outer casing.

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by Adam Armstrong

EMC Introduces ScaleIO 2.0

Today EMC announce the release of the latest version of ScaleIO, version 2.0. This is a milestone for EMC and for ScaleIO software that runs on commodity hardware. The new ScaleIO comes with several new features but the update focuses on three key aspects enriched security, enhanced resiliency, and extended platform support.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Releases SonicOS 6.2.5

Today Dell Security announced the release of the latest OS for its SonicWALL line of firewalls, SonicOS 6.2.5. This latest update is centered around making management easier while enhancing security. The update extends security to Dell switches, wireless access points and firewalls while also advancing capabilities associated with inspecting encrypted traffic. SonicOS 6.2.5 meets the strict certification requirements of the US Department of Defense.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Introduces Surveillance Station 7.2

Synology Inc announced today that it had updated its robust surveillance application, Surveillance Station, to the latest version of 7.2. This latest update takes an already great surveillance application and builds on it with new features. These new features include more I/O integrations, better Central Management System (CMS), remote access, combined notifications, and new layouts and viewing options.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk & Red Hat Collaborate To Deliver Flash-based Ceph Storage Solutions

Today SanDisk, Corp and Red Hat, Inc. announced they would be forming a strategic alliance to bring the combined benefits of Ceph and flash storage to enterprise customers. The two companies aim to deliver this by pairing SanDisk’s InfiniFlash flash storage system with Red Hat Ceph Storage. According to both companies, this combined solution will offer world-class performance and efficient data management that can significantly reduce operational and capital expenditures.

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by Adam Armstrong

NetApp Improves Data Analytics With SANtricity OS Update

Today NetApp updated its storage operating system, SANtricity. SANtricity is the operating system NetApp uses for its EF-Series all-flash and E-Series storage arrays. NetApp claims this update will give users a dramatic performance boost and value of data analytics applications. NetApp goes on to claim that the updated OS will simplify IT infrastructure, reduce costs, improve data reliability, availability, and visibility.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Expands Its Backup Product Line While Lowering The Cost

Today Barracuda Networks Inc. announced that it was updated and expanding its Backup product line. Along with expanding and updating this product line, Barracuda is also offering new subscription and cloud storage prices. Barracuda is also announcing two new appliances, the Barracuda Backup 790 and 895 offering 12TB and 24TB of usable capacity, respectively. These announcements give Barracuda’s existing and future customers more flexibility in their data protection and recovery solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Sells Its Dell Services To NTT DATA

Today Dell Inc. and NTT DATA Inc. announced that they have entered a definitive agreement for NTT DATA to acquire Dell Services. Dell Services, formally Perot Systems, is an IT consulting service that works closely with markets such as government departments and hospitals. NTT DATA will be acquiring Dell Services for a little over $3 billion.

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