June 13, 2017

Rubrik on Tuesday announced the Alta Release of its cloud data management platform, which includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Oracle support and recovery of physical SQL servers.

The new release also includes CloudOn, an intelligent instantiation across data centers and clouds, and supports physical Linux, physical Windows and NFS devices, as well as AWS, Azure and private clouds.




June 13, 2017

on Tuesday launched a beta version of its LookWithUs collaboration platform, which allows teams to use text, voice, video, images, links and attachments to collaborate on documents, PowerPoint presentations, images or other file types.

Users create projects starting with Microsoft Office files, PDFs, images, or virtually any other file type, then invite others to participate in and contribute to the project. Projects can be kept private and accessible by invitation only, or can be publicly available via a link.

Participants add their own notes via text, voice, video, web links or even YouTube videos to the project file, and a marking indicates the exact reference point within the file. Files and annotations are securely bound together and hosted on the LookWithUs cloud so they remain protected and accessible from anywhere – and those working on a project can access the files even if they do not have that file’s supporting software installed.



June 6, 2017

Scality on Monday announced Scality RING7, a multi-site scale-out file system and object storage solution.










The new release features data encryption, Write Once Read Many (WORM) change control, data-restorative versioning, extended location control for data sovereignty and geo-replication for disaster recovery.


June 5, 2017

NetApp on Monday announced NetApp HCI, a hyper-converged solution for running multiple workloads. NetApp HCI is built on SolidFire technology and NetApp’s software-defined storage, ONTAP Select.



It consists of a minimum a 2-node version for ROBOs and supports enterprise NAS services, VMware VSAN and external storage arrays. Other versions are available in 4-node building blocks.

NetApp HCI also can be integrated with the company’s AltaVault archive system ad with AWS and the NetApp Data Fabric.

NetApp HCI is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.



June 6, 2017

MapR on Tuesday announced MapR-XD, a datastore used to manage files and containers and supports any data type located at any location whether on-premises or in the cloud.

The MapR-XD is part of MapR’s Converged Data Platform, which provides policy-based tiering of hot, warm or cold data.

MapR-XD includes support for files and containers and provides security, data protection and high availability. It supports a variety of APIs for file access including NFS, POSIX and HDFS.

MapR-XD can scale to trillions of files and thousands of commodity servers or cloud instances. It features fully distributed metadata, point-in-time snapshots and distributed mirroring.

The product works with multiple schedulers including kubernetes, mesos and docker swarm.

MapR-XD is available now.

June 6, 2017

Veritas on Tuesday announced a new version of Veritas Information Map that now includes an S3 cloud connector for enabling multi-cloud capability with Google, IBM and Microsoft.

The Information Map S3 Connector gives users visibility into their unstructured data residing in S3-enabled clouds.

The company also announced Veritas CloudMobility, which allows organizations to migrate on-premises workloads to the cloud. An automated solution, CloudMobility provides pre-migration testing of migration workloads.

Finally, Veritas rolled out CloudPoint, which helps customers leverage snapshots across multi-cloud and data center environments.



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