Enterprise software, largely consisting of backup and recovery applications.
by Adam Armstrong

SolarWinds Announces Several Updates

Today SolarWinds announced several updates centered around its end-to-end hybrid IT management. These include updates to its modular and scalable SolarWinds Orion platform and related products. The new updates allow for deep visibility in both cloud and on-premises storage and a new dynamic drag-and-drop dashboard to visualize infrastructure and application relationships. These features will help simplify monitoring and troubleshooting, while improving the performance of the hybrid cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Updates Its DataSphere Software To 1.2

Today Primary Data released the latest update to its storage-agnostic data virtualization platform, DataSphere 1.2. According to the company, the new features will turn the DataSphere software platform into a metadata engine that automates the flow of data to help enterprises meet evolving application demands. Primary Data goes on to claim that the update will also allow DataSphere to optimize scale-out NAS for performance without bottlenecks, integrate easily with the cloud, automate data management, and provide client and file visibility across different storage systems from a single pane of glass.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases DSM 6.1

Today Synology Inc. announced the latest release of its award winning DiskStation Manager (DSM), version 6.1. The latest version of DSM comes with several enhancements, new applications, and refined data protection. Synology states that these updates will lead to a more secure, productive, and unified NAS experience.

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by Adam Armstrong

HDS Announces Hitachi Content Intelligence

Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced a new addition to its Hitachi Content Portfolio (HCP), the Hitachi Content Intelligence. According to HDS, the Hitachi Content Intelligence marks the first and only object storage portfolio with search and analytics capabilities. Adding Hitachi Content Intelligence to the HCP will add even more benefits to customers, as they will be able to gain faster and better insight from this data.

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by Lyle Smith

DDN Announces A Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution & Product Line Refreshes

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced a new multi-level security solution for Lustre designed to address HPC workflows in markets that require both HPC-level performance and increased security requirements. DDN indicates that their new Multi-Level Security Lustre Solution will certainly offer this level of performance as well as the scale, openness, and multi-level security required by HPC and Big Data enterprises.

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by Lyle Smith

Veritas Backup Exec 16 Now Available

Veritas Technologies has announced a significant update to Backup Exec, the company’s unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Backup Exec 16 is designed to help businesses save valuable resources and assets as well as to help solve critical data protection challenges across cloud, virtual and physical systems. Veritas adds that organizations will be able to leverage the most current and scalable Microsoft infrastructure with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2016, and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC ECD Announces InfoArchive 4.2, Documentum 7.3, & Introduces The LEAP Platform

Today the Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD) made a few announcements today. ECD announced another new version of InfoArchive (GA of 4.1 was announced last month), version 4.2. ECD announced a new version of its enterprise content management repository, Documentum 7.3. And Dell EMC ECD announced a new next-generation content management platform, the Dell EMC LEAP platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VSAN 6.5 & Other Solutions

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced the several new releases of its compute, storage, and cloud management solutions. These updated solutions are designed to help IT efficiently run, manage, and secure their traditional and modern applications on- or off-premises and include VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and VMware vRealize Automation. All of the updated solutions will now have support for containers.

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by Adam Armstrong

VMware Introduces Kubernetes as a Service On Photon Platform

Today at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona, VMware, Inc. announced built-in support for Kubernetes in VMware Photon Platform, this support will allow the ability to deliver Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS). On top of KaaS, Photon Platform will also be adding networking and storage services powered by VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN, making it an end-to-end enterprise cloud-native infrastructure platform.

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by Adam Armstrong

Primary Data Adds Scale-Out File Services To DataSphere For VSAN

Today Primary Data announced that is has added scale-out file services with VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) to its DataSphere software. This means that VSAN will be able to support its native block protocols as well as file protocols with DataSphere. Primary Data states that this new ability for VSAN to support more applications in the same physical footprint as well as being deployed as both a hyper-converged solution as well as a scale out NAS solution.

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