Western Digital Capacity-Enterprise HDDs Announced

WD has announced the addition of new Western Digital Capacity-Enterprise storage products data center portfolio, the WD Gold family, which now features new 16TB and 18TB CMR HDD capacities. Also announced is a new refreshed line of Ultrastar JBOD platforms and an Ultrastar hybrid storage server, which feature the Ultrastar 16TB and 18TB CMR HDDs. Western [...]


How it Works: Dell EMC Cloud Tiering Appliance

Recently, Dell EMC released an updated version of their Cloud Tiering Appliance, or CTA. Some of our readers may already be using this completely free virtual software appliance from Dell EMC, some may know about it but haven’t utilized it, and some may ask “what’s a CTA?” Allow us to explain. Recently, Dell EMC released [...]


News Bits: Actifio, TEAMGROUP, Ahana, Commvault, Zadara, Lexar, & Nasuni

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Actifio launched a Data Protection service for GCP Bare Metal. Actifio also announced a lawsuit against Rubrik. TEAMGROUP launches CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD. Ahana announces Linux Foundation’s PrestoDB availability. CommVault and Microsoft partner to [...]


QNAP TS-431X3 NAS Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TS-431X3, their newest NAS featuring quad-core CPU, 10GbE SFP+ and 2.5GbE RJ45 connectivity. The TS-431X3 is designed for businesses with data backup, recovery, and virtualized storage needs by giving them an easy way to deploy a high-speed network environment. QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the [...]


QNAP QuTScloud Announced

QNAP has announced QuTScloud, the company’s new software-defined cloud NAS solution that allows customers to deploy a QTS NAS operating system to the cloud through a license subscription. QuTScloud supports advanced file management and collaboration that optimizes the usage of data stored on the cloud while giving users the benefits of expected file services and [...]


Qumulo Review

Qumulo File System is Qumulo’s unique software-defined distributed file system that spans the data center, private and public cloud. Its software is built for the hybrid cloud, allowing it to run on pre-configured and pre-qualified industry standard hardware platforms, as well as natively across multiple public clouds. In our lab, we had the opportunity to [...]


VMware To Acquire Datrium

Today VMware Inc. announced its intent to acquire Datrium. This will expand VMware’s Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium’s well-known, cost-optimized DRaaS solution. It doesn’t look like the companies are talking money publicly at the moment. Today VMware Inc. announced its intent to acquire Datrium. This will expand VMware’s Site [...]


Fujitsu ETERNUS Leveraging NetApp Software

Today Fujitsu announced that it was enhancing its strategic partnership with NetApp for data management. The Companies announced that the four new storage series of Fujitsu ETERNUS leveraging NetApp data management software. The companies state that the deepening or their partnership can help make customers more efficient at management and the rapid us of data, [...]