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Quantum rolls out new cloud archive, vault Tweet This

January 27, 2015

Quantum on Tuesday announced Q-Cloud Archive and Q-Cloud Vault, an off-site in-the cloud tier of storage for Quantum StorNext 5 customers. The company also announced Q-Cloud Protect for AWS, which lets DXi deduplication customers replicate data to the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Q-Cloud Archive provides access to data in the cloud on an on-demand basis. Q-Cloud Vault allows long-term retention for cold storage. Both are integrated as a tier in StorNext 5 and require no additional hardware. Data is encrypted in transit and at rest.

Both products can be used with Quantum’s Lattus online storage.

Q-Cloud Protect for AWS is a subscription service that allows customers to replicate data from either a physical or virtual DXi appliance on-premise to a virtual DXi instance in the AWS cloud.

Q-Cloud Archive is available now; Q-Cloud Vault is expected to be available in the second half of this year; and Q-Cloud Protect for AWS is expected to be available next quarter.



Avere announces cloud-based disaster recovery Tweet This

January 27, 2015

Avere Systems on Tuesday announced Cloud Snapshots, an enhancement to its Avere 4.5 operating system, which lets IT use snapshots for a disaster recovery solution in the cloud.

Cloud Snapshots has a NAS-style user interface. The technology supports as many as 1,024 snapshots per bucket and can be run automatically or manually. They are integrated with the Avere FlashCloud file system.

Cloud Snapshots are available today and are included in Avere OS 4.5 at no additional cost. They support AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), Amplidata and Cleversafe cloud storage.



Everspin nabs $29 million Tweet This

January 26, 2015


Everspin, maker of discrete and embedded MRAM, announced on Monday that it has raised $29 million in Series B funds from GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Western Digital Capaital, New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.



Cloudberry Lab announces SMB sync and share Tweet This

January 22, 2015 

CloudBerry Lab last week announced CloudBerry Box, a private-cloud based file synch and share solution for small and midsize businesses.

CloudBerry Box allows users to select a cloud provider and move data through direct connections between end-points and their cloud storage accounts.

It allows users to control their own data encryption keys and supports Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage. Synced data is compressed before being sent to the cloud for backup to reduce bandwidth requirements.

CloudBerry Box is available as a beta version at 



NetApp unveils all-Flash Array, adds new hybrid array Tweet This

January 27, 2015


NetApp on Tuesday announced two new Flash arrays — the all-Flash EF560 and the hybrid E5600.

Specifically, the NetApp EF560 scales to 38TB in a 2U configuration. It has 24GB of memory and features four 16Gb Fibre Channel, four 12Gb SAS connections, four 10GbE and iSCSI connections and two 56Gb InfiniBand connections. The array features 400GB, 800GB or 1.6TB SSDs.

The EF560 has dual active controllers for high-availability and runs on Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESX, Oracle Solaris, HP HP-UX, IBM AIX and Apple Mac OS. Software features supported include dynamic disk pools, dynamic capacity expansion, dynamic RAID-level migration, thin provisioning, volume copy and remote mirroring. Snapshot, replication and data protection are also included with the EF-Series All-Flash arrays.

The EF5600 features 60 2.5” and 3.5” drives in a 4U enclosure with a total capacity of 360TB.

Both arrays use SANtricity 8.20 operating system software, which features multicore performance and online disk firmware upgrades. They are managed with OnCommand Insight storage management software and support OpenStack Cinder block storage drivers.




VMTurbo nabs $50M Tweet This

January 20, 2014

VMTurbo on Monday announced it has received $50 million in Series D funding from ICONIQ Capital, Bain Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners.



SEP Software rolls out upgrade backup and recovery software Tweet This

January 21, 2015

SEP Software, maker of SEP sesam backup and recovery software rolled out a new version on Thursday that allows agentless single file restorations for NSS volumes on VMware.

The company also introduced another feature in SEP sesam v4.4 – Instant VM Recovvery for VMware – that allows users to instantly restart virtual machines without having to wait for restores.

SEP’s agentless technology for VMware, Hyper-V, and Citrix automatically displays the virtual hosts/guests in the GUI.