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EMC Unity delivers file, block storage with all-flash performance, cloud capabilities

EMC Corp. launched EMC Unity, its new line of storage systems that helps simplify and modernize the data center. Unity is the latest member of EMC’s all flash portfolio delivering highly affordable file and block storage for small and medium-sized IT departments. Unity joins EMC’s portfolio of all-flash storage arrays – XtremIO, VMAX All Flash and DSSD D5 – to provide a purpose-built solution to fit virtually any data center […]

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Virtual Instruments introduces WorkloadCentral, its cloud-based workload analysis tool

Virtual Instruments launched beta version of WorkloadCentral, a free storage workload analysis service and community designed to help IT teams better understand how their application workloads interact with the underlying storage infrastructure. With WorkloadCentral, users get critical insight into application workload performance profiles to help storage professionals understand, benchmark and analyze their existing storage infrastructure to ensure performance and make better deployment decisions. WorkloadCentral is a free cloud-based community that […]

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SanDisk debuts Z410 half-terabyte SSD for mainstream desktops and laptops

SanDisk debuted this week Z410 SSD, a cost-competitive, half-terabyte solid state drive that enables manufacturers to design for a range of desktop PCs and laptops. The 15-nanometer, three-bits-per-cell based Z410 SSD delivers the performance, capacities and form factor ideal for mainstream computing platforms. Built on the SanDisk Z400s SSD platform, the Z410 SSD features an SLC cache–a combination of SLC and TLC blocks to maximize read and write speeds. This […]

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IBM expands flash storage portfolio to charge cognitive computing using cloud apps

IBM expanded on Wednesday its flash storage portfolio to help clients more quickly extract value from data so it can be turned into a competitive advantage. Flash memory helps reduce energy consumption, requires less space than physical hard drives and provides superior performance. IBM Flash storage solutions provide micro-latency, scalable performance and operational efficiency needed to unlock insights from massive volumes of data. The blue giant also launched three new […]

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Red Hat debuts Open Innovation Labs to offer collaborative open source cloud, DevOps residency program

Red Hat created on Tuesday Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, a consulting service that helps companies integrate people, methodology, and technology to solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion. It has been designed to enable customers to jumpstart innovation and software development initiatives the open source way. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is an 8-week residency focused on integrating people, methodology, and technology to start to address customers’ business challenges […]

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Spectra Logic debuts TFinity ExaScale Edition to offer massive storage for exponential data growth

Spectra Logic introduced its new tape storage system, Spectra TFinity ExaScale Edition, which has been designed to address the needs of organizations with exponential data growth, such as media and entertainment, high performance computing and traditional IT. The Spectra TFinity ExaScale Edition provides performance, reliability and flexibility at a lower price point, for long-term data retention with a smaller storage footprint. Coming as a tri-media tape library compatible with LTO […]

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G-RACK 12 NAS offering assists content creators streamline media, entertainment workflows

Storage vendor G-Technology launched Monday its G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS)-based device that enhances its product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide to streamline media and entertainment workflows using the company’s reliability, scalability, and studio-friendly technology. The G-RACK 12 streamlines demanding media and entertainment video workflows, including 4K and above resolution, with a scalable 12-bay server offering capacities up to 120TB. Its reliability, high-performance, and centralized storage capabilities are […]

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Hedvig adds Docker Datacenter integration; boosts adoption in production environments

Hedvig released this week the Hedvig Docker Volume Plugin and associated integration of the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform with Docker Datacenter to ease IT Ops and DevOps provision persistent storage volumes for Docker containers, while enabling faster time-to-market for container-based applications while reducing the capital and operational costs of Docker storage. The Docker Volume Plugin enables a Docker host to access Hedvig as it’s underlying storage. By default, a Docker […]

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FalconStor improves FreeStor storage platform with end-to-end predictive analytics

FalconStor Software enhanced on Tuesday its FreeStor converged, hardware-agnostic, software-defined storage and data services platform with debut of predictive analytics that offers insight across heterogeneous storage environments. This enhancement empowers users with the ability to take action, both proactively and reactively, as needed to better manage and monitor business-critical data end to end. FreeStor is a software-defined storage platform that gives users the ability to migrate, recover, protect and deduplicate […]

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