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With Purpose-built Flash Architecture Oracle FS1 Series Brings Heavy Artillery to the Flash Market Tweet This

October 2014

Enhanced QoS, Automated Tiering, Storage Domains, Enterprise-grade availability, Robust set of data services, co-engineering with Oracle Database and Applications provide clear differentiation

When the Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System was introduced at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, CTO Larry Ellison referred to it as a ‘great product’ and said that it would challenge other flash vendors at half the price. What’s the FS1 and why does Oracle think it will succeed in the all-flash and hybrid array market? The FS1 was architected from the onset as an all-flash array and can be sold as such (there will be a dedicated all flash model). For customers looking to tier beyond two tiers of flash (eMLC and SLC), the ability to incorporate performance HDDs and capacity HDDs was a secondary design consideration of the product.

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Connected Data rolls out Transporter for business Tweet This

October 22, 2014

Connected Data on Wednesday announced Transporter Genesis, a private cloud appliance that provides like-function Dropbox and Box features. It is designed for corporate IT and includes the visibility and control offered by separate network attached storage.

Transporter Genesis allows customers to store data on-premises without the per monthly charge of cloud services and without replacing legacy storage. With Genesis, IT admins can create private clouds to sync, access and share files from computers and mobile devices.

With Genesis, all data is automatically synced across authorized devices. The IT admin can control the location of where data is stored and its redundancy, integrate it with Microsoft Active Directory, and monitor and control versioning, auditing and read-only access.

Genesis provides as much as 24TB per node. Nodes can be clustered together.

Transporter Genesis is expected to be available in November starting at 12TB capacity for $9,999.

ActiveBatch IT Workload eliminates VM sprawl, inefficiencies Tweet This

October 23, 2014

Advanced Systems Concepts on Thursday announced two new tools for managing VM sprawl and utilization waste. ActiveBatch: SmartQueue and Managed Queue allows improved workload execution, reduced manual intervention, the ability to meet SLAs and optimize the IT spend.



HP expands Moonshot, adds rich apps support Tweet This

Oct. 23, 2014

HP on Thursday expanded its ProLiant Moonshot solution, adding support for video transcoding, Web infrastructure in a box, managed web hosting and application delivery with Citrix XenApp.

The new HP Moonshot solution is based on an Intel Xeon E3-1284L v3 processor with Intel Iris Pro Graphics P5200. With the built-in GPU, the system can deliver rich apps support as a hosted service.



Webinar: Using Big Data to Tackle the Storage I/O Blender Effect Tweet This

Is your organization one of the 95% that experiences storage resource contention daily?

Most IT teams know virtualization scrambles storage I/O – in fact, 90% of performance problems are storage related. But they still struggle to understand root cause and often give up and overprovision, creating waste.

Join SSG-NOW Wednesday, November 5 to learn how Big Data analytics can tackle the storage I/O blender effect in your virtual datacenter. You’ll see how data-driven insights help you:

Gain unprecedented, deep visibility

Pinpoint and resolve performance problems faster

Identify and reduce wasted space for greater efficiency

Make smarter, data-driven storage purchase decisions


Earl Follis, SSG-Now senior analyst & author
Krishna Raja, CloudPhysics founding team


VCE becomes EMC business Tweet This

October 22, 2014

EMC on Wednesday spun VCE into its shop. Cisco and VMware will continue as strategic partners, with Cisco’s share reduced to 10% equity interest. The company will continue under the leadership of CEO Praveen Akkiraju as an EMC Business.



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.