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Archive360 rolls out regulatory compliance solution for Azure Tweet This

June 28, 2016

Archive360 on Tuesday announced Archive2Azure, a scalable email archive and migration software solution for Microsoft Azure that allows long-term retention of unstructured data including email, individual PST files and other unstructured data.

This solution allows customers to move data to the cloud for archive and retention and supports Microsoft Office 365. It includes new connectors for MessageOne, AXS-One, MX Logic, ArchiveOne/C2C and Gwava

Cohesity reaches out to physical servers, expands platform’s capabilities Tweet This

June 28, 2016

Cohesity on Tuesday introduced DataProtect and DataPlatform 3.0 products, which extend data protection to physical servers and double the performance of the platform over previous releases of the product.

The company is also offering a monitoring service that will proactively analyze and recommend preventive maintenance actions.

Further, DataPlatform 3.0 can perform application-aware Windows server backups, which ensure consistent restores for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Exchange Server. Cohesity DataProtect now also features source-side deduplication for accelerated database backups.

Cohesity also introduced new orchestration and automation capabilities that will eliminate error-prone, manual workflows.

Finally, Cohesity announced granular object-level recovery from images stored in public cloud archives.

Catalogic expands ECX support Tweet This

June 28, 2016

Catalogic on Tuesday announced a new version of its ECX that now supports Oracle and SQL applications, EMC Unity storage and native support for Amazon Web Services.

ECX 2.4 also includes a plug-in for Puppet and integrations with Chef and IBM UrbanCode DevOps tools. In addition, ECX 2.4 now is integrated with IBM Bluemix and supports multi-tenancy.



Nutanix now supports containers, adds all-flash nodes, OpenStack suport Tweet This

June 21, 2016

Nutanix on Tuesday enhanced its hyper-converged infrastructure solutions by adding all-flash nodes, self-service, support for containers and new services for its newly minted Acropolis hypervisor.

Nutanix’ Acropolis Container Services now provides support for containerized applications and micro-services architectures that can be deployed on the Nutanix platform for persistent storage.

For applications such as Oracle RAC or DB2, which run on bare metal servers, Acropolis Block Services (ABS) allows these applications to use the Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric for increased performance and availability.

All-Flash nodes are now available across Nutanix’s portfolio and are offered at a modest cost increase over Nutanix’ hybrid appliances.

In addition, Nutanix announced new self-service capabilities in Nutanix Prism that allow developers and ops professionals to directly provision and manage applications and infrastructures. The Prism On-Click capability also now includes machine intelligence, so data center managers can see the impact of changes to the infrastructure on applications and performance.

Further, a new integrated network visualization capability also now provides a view into how VMs are connected to physical and virtual networks, simplifying remediation of network issues.

Nutanix now also has OpenStack Drivers, and a jointly engineered solution with Microsoft to deliver an Azure-like private cloud environment.

Finally, the next release of Nutanix Prism will be able to manage VMware ESXi environments.

Acropolis Block Services and Acropolis Container Services are expected to be available in Jyly. Nutanix Prism self-service capabilities, scenario-based modeling, AHV dynamic scheduling, ESXi management from Prism and network visualization are expected later. Nutanix OpenStack drivers are available now and Microsoft CPS on Nutanix is expected to be available in July.



Penguin Computing rolls out FrostByte storage solution Tweet This

June 21, 2016

Penguin Computing on Tuesday announced FrostByte, a scalable storage solution for HPC clusters, enterprise applications and data-intensive analytics.

FrostByte incorporates Penguin’s Scyld FrostByte software with a high-performance storage platform that supports Lustre, Ceph, GlusterFS and Swift. It will first be available in an Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre.

FrostByte consists of a single rack with 500TB of storage capacity that uses Intel Omni-Path, Mellanox EDR InfiniBand or Penguin Arctica 100GbE network solutions.

A single FrostByte unit can deliver as much as 15PB capacity and greater than 500GBps in five racks. Multiple units can be combined to create 100PBs of storage.



Red Hat enhances Ceph Storage 2 Tweet This

June 22, 2016

Red Hat on Wednesday announced enhancements to its software defined object storage platform, which include new clusters that provide a single namespace and synchronization between clusters, improved security with support for Active Directory, LDAP and OpenStack Identity v3 and enhanced Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift support for client signatures, object versioning and bulk deletes.

Ceph Storage 2, based on the Ceph Jewel release, also features a new storage management console, Red Hat Storage Console 2.

The company is also previewing CephFS, a POSIX-compliant file system. Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 is expected to be available this summer.



Mangstor enhances flash storage arrays, adds higher capacity SSDs Tweet This

June 22, 2016

Mangstor on Wednesday announced the NX-Series Storage Arrays now feature burst buffer capabilities, allowing them to improve performance and reduce latency. The company also announced new SSDs.

In Mangstor’s burst buffer capability, the buffer holds data until it is required by the compute node. When required, data is delivered in large bursts to external storage, thus eliminating bottlenecks.

The burst mode capability was for developed for HPC, transaction processing, video editing and cloud workloads, as well as analytics.

The company also announced that the MX-Series NVMe-based PCIe SSDs now feature high capacity 5.4TB models as well as Peer-to-Peer capabilities, which bypass host resources and provide low latency access to large pools of non-volatile memory.



Earl Follis

Earl Follis
Senior Analyst and SSG-NOW Lab Director

Logan Harbaugh

Logan Harbaugh
Senior Analyst and Validation Engineer