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Reduxio nabs $15 million funding Tweet This

October 21, 2014

Reduxio, a company making a hybrid storage array, earlier this month announced that it has receive $15 million in Series B funding from Seagate Technology, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Carmel Ventures and Intel Capital bringing its total funding to $27 million.

Reduxio is building a hybrid storage array that implements tiering, inline deduplication and compression and data recovery.

The company is expected to announce their product next year.



CENTRI Technology rolls out bandwidth optimization software for cloud Tweet This

October 21, 2014

CENTRI Technology, a provider of mobile data optimization and bandwidth management solutions, earlier this month introduced BitCloud for Enterprises, software that optimizes bandwidth, reduces latency and improve security for enterprise cloud applications.

BitCloud for Enterprises optimizes data at wire-speed via byte analysis mapping, in which data is deduped and only unique bytes of data are sent. A byte level cache is maintained on both the send and receive side.

The software is available as an SDK library for Linux, Android, iOS and Windows.


Microsoft enhances Azure, introduces new cloud VMs, storage Tweet This

October 20, 2014

Microsoft on Monday announced enhancements to its Azure cloud and a new Virtual Machines and storage.

Microsoft introduced the G-series of Virtual Machines and Premium Storage. The G-series operates on Intel Xeon processor-based servers and incorporates SSDs. Virtual Machines are available in five sizes with cores ranging from 2-32 and SSD capacity ranging from 406GB to 6,500GB. They are expected to be available later this year.

Premium Storage is based on SSDs and is designed for I/O intensive workloads. With Premium storage, as much as 32TB of capacity can be assigned to each VM.

The Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS), powered by Dell consists of Windows Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and hardware from Dell to make a ‘cloud in a box.’ Code-named San Diego, CPS scales from a single rack up to four racks and also includes Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell switches and Windows Server Hyper-V.

The company announced that Microsoft Azure is now available in Australia, bringing it to operation in 19 regions.






Quorum enhances DRaaS with gives one-click disaster recovery Tweet This

October 15, 2014

Quorum on Wednesday announced that it has added one-click disaster recovery to its onQ Disaster Recovery as a Service product. onQ Flex lets businesses designate data recovery priority levels for each server from on-demand to instant DR.

With onQ Flex, replication data is compressed and encrypted, servers are monitored and email and text alerts are scheduled. onQ Flex supports both virtual and physical servers, global deduplication and full system imaging.

onQ Flex is available now starting at $700 per month.




Overland Storage launches new tape libraries Tweet This

October 15, 2014

Overland Storage on Wednesday introduced the NEO XL-Series tape libraries, which are capable of scaling up to as much as 3.5PB capacity with 8.6TB per hour data transfer rate.

Designed for mid-sized and enterprise businesses, the NEO XL-Series start with 90TB of capacity, and can be grown to 3.5PB. The libraries are available in two configurations, each using LTO5 and LTO6 tape drives. The NEOxl 60supports up to three drives with capacity ranging from 90TB to 375TB and the NEOxl 80 supports up to six drives with capacity ranging from 120TB to 500TB. An expansion unit supports 80 slots/6 drives.

The NEO XL-Series starts as a 6u device and is priced starting at $12,599.





ExaGrid adds new backup, dedupe appliance Tweet This

October 15, 2014

ExaGrid Systems on Wednesday announced a new backup and deduplication appliance – the EX32000E.

The EX32000E can be combined into a 14 cluster GRID. Each node allows 72TB of raw and 663TB of usable capacity. When clustered, 882TB of usable storage and more than 1PB of raw storage is available.

The appliance has an ingest rate of 5.6TB per hour. It works with Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and CommVault Simpana.

The company also announced support for additional backup applications, including Veeam, Symantec Backup Exec, arcserve, HP Data Protector, Oracle RMAN, SQL Dumps, Symantec System Recovery, Unitrends Enterprise Backup, Unitrends Virtual Backup and Zmanda.


Intronis rolls out file sync and share service Tweet This

October 15, 2014

Intronis on Wednesday announced Intronis ECHOshare, a file sync and share service for small and mid-sized businesses. Sold through a network of managed service providers, ECHOshare allows businesses to access and collaborate on files of any type or size.

The product integrates with the company’s ECHOplatform data protection software for account management and billing. Further, ECHOshare complies with HIPAA, SSAE-16 and PCI DSS regulations and features remote wipe capabilities for mobile data.

In addition, users of ECHOshare can manage, organize and share files and remain in control of access and permissions on all files and folders. Users can also remotely access files if necessary.

Support for IOS and Android is available.

ECHOshare is available in versions – Pro and Enterprise.