by Josh Linden

Emulex OneConnect OCe1400 Virtual Network Adapters Announced

Emulex today announced its OneConnect OCe14000 family of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet Virtual Network Adapters based on the company’s new Emulex Engine 100 controller. OCe14000 adapters are engineered for multi-tenant cloud environments, highly virtualized and converged infrastructures, and I/O intensive applications. Emulex Engine 100 controllers power Emulex’s Virtual Network Exceleration offload technology (VNeX) with concurrent stateless TCP offload support.

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by Brian Beeler

Toshiba Closes OCZ Acquisition

In early December OCZ Technology filed for bankruptcy and at the same time announced plans by Toshiba to acquire OCZ's key storage assets including its engineering team and controller technology. Toshiba had previously worked to supply NAND for OCZ's SSDs, a deeper pairing made sense given the strengths of each company. Toshiba owns fabs and can create NAND; OCZ has a reputable SSD controller and better distribution channels for storage products globally. Tonight Toshiba Corporation announced that the company "has finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company." Going forward the former OCZ will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company.

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by Josh Linden

EMC Announces New and Updated Documentum Solutions

EMC’s Information Intelligence Group has announced broad updates to the company’s Documentum family of enterprise content management solutions, including a new InfoArchive product and the Captiva Mobile Toolkit. New SharePoint integration includes D2 4.X configuration support and the ability to checkout content from DCTM into a SharePoint library, then collaborate from SharePoint and check the content back into DCTM.

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by Josh Linden

Oracle Selects LSI Nytro PCIe Flash Accelerators for Exadata X4 Database Platform

LSI has announced that Oracle selected Nytro flash accelerator cards for Oracle’s new Exadata X4 Database Machine, the latest in Oracle's line of integrated Exadata database solutions. Exadata X4 offloads SQL operations to Exadata Storage Servers with Nytro accelerator cards in order to perform data filtering and processing in parallel. Exadata customers will also be able to utilize LSI’s new Dynamic Logical Capacity (DLC) compression technology.

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by Lyle Smith

Barracuda Networks Announces Backup-as-a-Service

Barracuda Networks  has announced its new Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering, which allows Barracuda Backup 190 and 390 to be purchased as an annual service, including an appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement, and Unlimited Cloud storage. This new service gives customers an another method of purchasing Barracuda Backup with a smaller up-front cost, all the while still providing the product’s functionality.

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by Lyle Smith

Plextor M6 and M6e Series of SSD Solutions Announced

Plextor has announced the M6 and M6e series lineup of solid-state drives, featuring their next-generation 2.5” M6S and M6M mSATA SSDs. Also introduced by Plextor is two new PCI-e drives: the M6e PCI-e SSD specifically designed for gaming, the ultra-fast M6e M.2 PCI-e and the new half height, half length (HHHL) PCI-e card.

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by Lyle Smith

Buffalo Announces New Storage Solutions

Buffalo Technology has announced new storage solutions at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, including the new MiniStation Air Wireless Portable Hard Drive (HDW-PD1.0U3), LinkStation 200 Series, and the LinkStation 420 Network Video Recorder (NVR).

 

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by Lyle Smith

Synology to Showcase DiskStation Manager 5.0 at CES 2014

Synology America Corp will be previewing the next DiskStation Manager operating system, DSM 5.0, at this January's International CES 2014. This showing will give consumers a detailed look at DSM’s new streamlined interface and will also provide an opportunity to demonstrate several new and enhanced features. This will be one of the most significant updates to the DiskStation Manager in several years.

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by Lyle Smith

ioSafe NAS 1513+ Announced

ioSafe has announced the ioSafe NAS 1513+, expanding its product line to secure and protect up to 90TB of data per system with a disaster proof NAS appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). The ioSafe 1513+ is catered towards business and pro-­sumer markets, with the ability to store and protect massive data volumes and serve the data privately while bypassing expensive, vulnerable and slow public cloud options. With write speeds of 202.3 MB/s and read speeds of 350.9 MB/s, it will satisfy the demanding nature of hundreds of office users, virtualization, SANs, backup, disaster recovery, video surveillance systems, heavy use graphics or audio installations.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Fuel, Sphere, and Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 Announced at CES 2014

LaCie has announced several new products at CES 2014, including the LaCie Fuel--a mobile, wireless hard drive for the iPad, iPhone, and Mac that doesn’t require Internet access; the LaCie Sphère, which is a handcrafted hard drive enclosed in a spherical case of silver-plated steel; the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2--one of the first storage solutions enabled by Thunderbolt 2 and the fastest portable storage solution on the market.

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