January 11th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
News Bits: Synology, Actifio, IBM, Atlantis, Citrix, 451, HPE, & Zetta
This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content not the impact they have. Synology has announced another router, the RT2600ac. Actifio’s copy data virtualization technology, Sky, is now available on Azure Marketplace. IBM has broken the U.S. patent record. Atlantis, Citrix, and HPE have partnered to release what they are referring as the first purpose-built virtual workspace appliance. Research from 451 suggests that the application container business will be a $2.7 billion market in the next four years. HPE has expanded its StoreVirtual 3200 to now scale out as opposed to just up. And Zetta has been awarded a new patent for its direct-to-cloud data protection solution.
Synology Announces Its RT2600ac Router
Synology jumped into the router business in the last year or so with success, as reported by the company. As a follow up, they have released their new RT2600ac. The RT2600ac is all about high-speed and security and is aimed for both business and home use. The new router is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and is equipped with 802.11ac Wave 2 certified radios. As with the last router, the RT2600ac is powered by the Synology Router Manager (SRM) operating system.
The RT2600ac is currently available in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Taiwan with other regions being added in the early parts of 2017.
Actifio Sky Is Now Available On Azure Marketplace
Actifio Sky is the company’s copy data virtualization technology and will now be available on the Azure Marketplace. This will bring all the benefits of Sky (test data provisioning for application development, backup, disaster recovery, instant recovery, data migration, long-term retention or analytics) to Azure customers.
IBM Breaks The U.S. Patent Record
On a brief note, IBM set the U.S. patent record by getting 8,088 patents granted in 2016. This marks the 24th consecutive year that IBM delivered innovation leadership.
Atlantis, Citrix, and HPE Partner On The First Purpose-built Virtual Workspace Appliance
Atlantis announced at the Citrix Summit, that it was working with Citrix and HPE to release the first purpose-built virtual workspace appliance, the HPE Edgeline EL4000 Intelligent Edge Workspace. The EL4000 features HPE Edgeline EL4000 1U 4-Node server integrated with Atlantis USX and is designed to connect to Citrix Cloud for automating the setup, management, and maintenance of XenApp/XenDesktop environments.
451 Research Suggests That The Container Business Will Be A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020
According to its Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report, 451 Research states that it expects the application container market to grow to $2.7 billion by 2020, up from its current $762 million. Though containers make up a fairly small portion of the market at the moment, 451 states that they have an estimated CAGR of 40% and will see the fastest growth of any of the technologies in the CET report.
HPE StoreVirtual 3200 NOw Scales Out & Across
When it first came out, the HPE StoreVirtual 3200 was a fairly powerful entry-level array that only cost around six-thousand bucks. Yesterday, HPE enhanced the 3200 by adding the ability to scale out (adding additional 3200 arrays) and scale across using HPE Peer Motion to migrate workloads onto other StoreVirtual arrays.
Zetta Awarded Patent For Its Direct-to-cloud Data Protection Solution
Zetta has announced that it has been awarded a new patent for its direct-to-cloud data protection. The patent (number: 9,483,359) protects “systems and methods which enable Zetta data protection technology for backup and disaster recovery to be applicable to even more customers and use cases, by increasing network transport efficiency.”