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SanDisk gets into Flash storage systems Tweet This

March 3, 2015

SanDisk on Tuesday announced an all-Flash array for Big Data analytics, media streaming and hyperscale workloads called InfiniFlash.

Using open source CEPH object storage and OpenStack, InfiniFlash is available in three configurations – the IF100, IF500 and IF700.

The InfiniFlash system is configured with up to 64 specially-designed, hot-swappable cards, each providing an unprecedented 8TB of flash capacity. Together, the cards deliver half a petabyte (PB) (512 terabytes (TB)) of raw flash storage in a 3U enclosure, which is able to connect with up to eight servers.

It uses the Fusion-io ION Accelerator software stack for block storage and CEPH for scale-out block and object storage.

SanDisk will sell the array via its VARs and systems integrators. InfiniFlash is available now.

HGST acquires Amplidata Tweet This

March 3, 2015

HGST, a Western Digital Company, on Monday announced that it has acquired Amplidata to add to its Active Archive solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Amplidata makes object storage software called Himalaya that enables building of scale-out storage systems.

Symantec rolls out new backup appliance Tweet This

February 2, 2015

Symantec on Tuesday announced the NetBackup 5330 appliance aimed at replacing media servers and for use in remote offices, datacenters or as disaster recovery tagets.. The 5330 has a usable capacity range of 112TB to 229TB in 10U of rackspace.

The appliance features 2x faster backup, 3x faster recovery and 4.7x faster replication than the NetBackup 5230 appliance. It offers deduplication, redundant hot-swappable RAID, disk controllers, power supplies, fans and disks.

Midokura enhances network virtualization software Tweet This

February 25, 2015

Midokura on Wednesday announced the latest release of Midokura Enterprise MidoNET, which allows customers to build infrastructure as a service clouds using heterogeneous hypervisors. The release, which supports VMware vSphere, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 and OpenStack, now supports OpenStack Neutron and Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS).

MidoNet’s LBaaS uses OpenStack and lets admins provide tenants with distributed load balancing from within the OpenStack Horizon user interface.

The company has also enhanced its vSphere integration and now supports BGP Configuration and Layer 4 Load Balancer Configuration.

NovaStor enhances NovaBACKUP DataCenter Tweet This

February 24, 2014

NovaStor on Tuesday announced enhancements to its backup solution. NovaBACKUP DataCenter 5.3.1 now offers a User Management tool that allows IT admins to specify rights and roles for remote offices, departments or dedicated backup personnel.

The software also now includes the ability to rerun failed backup jobs directly from the reporting user interface, to exclude independent and raw disks from VMware backups and to recognize Windows mount points to backup logical drives without an assigned drive letter.

Connected Data brings file sync and share to enterprise Tweet This

February 25, 2015

Connected Data on Wednesday announced two private cloud file sync and share appliances with feature, performance and capacity that will appeal to small businesses, departments and remote offices.

The Transporter 15 and 30 appliances offer users the same cloud solutions as Dropbox and Box, except that they work in private clouds.

With Transporter appliances added to employee desktops, data centers or remote offices, employees can sync, access and share files from their computers or mobile devices.

The new Transporter appliances are part of Connected Data’s product suite that includes the Transporter 75 and Transporter 150.

The systems, which are compatible with one another, support BYOD applications including Transporter Mac App, Transporter Windows App, Transporter iOS App and Transporter Android App. They are integrated with Microsoft Active Directory and feature versioning, auditing and read-only controls.

The Transporter 15 is $2,499 for 8TB of storage capacity and supports as many as 15 users. The Transporter 30 is $4,999 for 12TB of capacity and supports as many as 30 users.

Imation rolls out new storage appliance Tweet This

February 24, 2014

Imation on Tuesday debuted a new storage appliance — the Nexsan NST2000 – that is purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection.

The Nexsan NST2000 is an entry-level product for mid-sized organizations that provides Fibre Channel connectivity.

Containing a hybrid caching layer, the NST2000 is able to handle mixed workloads, media and entertainment workflows and data protection.

The NST2000 supports Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS and FTP. Capacities start at 13TB and range to 168TB and 2TB of FASTier cache. It offers inline compression.