This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cloudian obtains FIPS certifications. Cohesity announces SmartFiles. TYAN announces several new servers. HYCU announces cloud services provider program. Fujifilm Object Archive Software pricing model announced. Komprise extends Intelligent Data Management capabilities. Zerto raises $53 million.

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cloudian obtains FIPS certifications. Cohesity announces SmartFiles. TYAN announces several new servers. HYCU announces cloud services provider program. Fujifilm Object Archive Software pricing model announced. Komprise extends Intelligent Data Management capabilities. Zerto raises $53 million.

Cloudian Obtains FIPS Certifications

Cloudian announced that is HyperStore object storage platform has been certified as a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 solution, validating that its cryptographic components meet the most rigorous security requirements. This makes Cloudian HyperStore the only independent object storage platform in the industry that has obtained both FIPS and Common Criteria (CC) security certifications.

Cloudian

 Cohesity Announces SmartFiles

Cohesity announced it SmartFiles its less-is-more guarantee. This guarantee means that SmartFiles (a software-defined, data-centric, multiprotocol file and object solution for the enterprise) will be leverages more cost-effective storage media. The Guarantee began on June 24th.

Cohesity SmatFiles

TYAN Announces Several New Servers

Tyan showed off new platforms that leveraged both 2nd Gen AMD EPYC 7002 series processors and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. On the HPC front the company is offering the Thunder HX FT83-B7119 and the Transport HX TS75-B8252. For CSPs, TYAN is offering its new Thunder SX GT93-B7106, Transport CX GC68-B8036, and Transport CX TN73-B8037-X4S. Devices and features include:

  • FT83-B7119 is built around 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors featuring ten double-width PCIe x16 slots for GPUs and 12 hot-swap, tool-less 3.5” drive bays which support up to 4 NVMe U.2 drives in a 4U enclosure. The system is ideal for AI training and inference applications.
  • TS75-B8252 powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC 7002 series processors and optimized for virtualization, AI inference and in-memory computing workloads. The 2U server platform features 32 DIMM slots, up to 9 PCIe 4.0 slots, 12 hot-swap, tool-less 3.5” drive bays which support up to 4 NVMe U.2 drives.
  • 1U Thunder SX GT93-B7106 supports dual socket 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with twelve 3.5” and one 2.5” easy-swap drive bays for software-defined cold storage applications.
  • Featuring 2nd Gen AMD EPYC 7002 series processors, the Transport CX GC68-B8036 accommodates four 3.5” and four 2.5” hot-swap, tool-less drive bays in 1U for both data storage and application cache requirement in data center deployment
  • Transport CX TN73-B8037-X4S is a 2U 4-node high-densityserver platform with support for 16 hot-swap, tool-less 2.5” drive bays supporting both NVMe U.2 and SATA devices. The system is ideal for high IOPs server use cases in data centers.

TYAN

HYCU Announces CSP Program

 

HYCU announced a new Cloud Services Provider program that allows HYCU Protégé to be leveraged as a data management solution for CSPs. Benefits and possible revenue potential include the following:

  • Streamlining Operations to Increase Margin: HYCU’s API first approach for all of its capabilities, service provider focused operations model and ease of integration into existing cloud automation and orchestration frameworks simplifies the adoption of the services. In addition, this also allows the Service Provider to scale up and down with their growth and their customers adoption with very minimal human effort. Additionally, since there are no pre-commits, Service Providers get a true pay as you go service they can turn on and off for customers as customers need.
  • Advisory Services to Accelerate New Services: CSPs that are part of this program get to leverage HYCU’s Customer Success team’s expertise in working with large service providers to integrate the new services into Service Provider’s management frameworks and also get consulting services at no extra charge to design and plan new offerings. Additionally, Service Providers will have access to a comprehensive and continuous training program and curriculum and certification program.
  • Updated Enablement Portal: For partners looking for insight into HYCU’s simplicity and unique feature set, the Portal offers a library of HYCU technical and sales enablement material along with a true hands-on labs experience. Users will have a chance to learn and play with anything from deployment, source and target setup, protection and recovery of VMs, physical machines and to self-service, and reporting.
  • Multi-Cloud Incentive Program and Streamlined Deal Registration: HYCU has expanded its current partner Program to include a comprehensive multi-cloud focus. Partners now, in addition to getting paid by the Cloud Providers, also get direct incentives from HYCU for enabling the Customers Cloud journey. HYCU has also simplified the deal reg process along with increasing opportunities for incentives and movement between tiers of the program from Authorized to Premier.

HYCU 

Fujifilm Object Archive Software Pricing Model Announced

 

Last month, Fujifilm announced its Object Archive software for tape-based data storage systems. Now the company has rolled out the tape industry’s first pricing subscription model for a lower TCO. Key benefits to the software and pricing model include:

  • Object-based Archive Software:
    • Operates as Glacier in a data center, with no egress fees and an S3-compatible API
    • Optimizes tape-tier for long-term retention
    • Writes objects to tape with an open format
    • Supports LTO-7 and above
    • Leverages the latest generation of tape media
    • Eliminates security risks for archive data via an air-gap only available with tape technology
    • Lowest TCO, saves 86 percent versus disk and 66 percent versus cloud
  • Subscription and Tape Subscription:
    • Tiered pricing model based on capacity and term of the subscription
    • FUJIFILM Object Archive is the first hardware-independent object storage solution that includes the media with the software subscription (2x software license capacity for both a primary and secondary copy).
    • Pricing includes software upgrades, support and maintenance, and moves archive storage from CAPEX to OPEX with predictable, scalable, transparent pricing.

Fujifilm Object Archive 

Komprise Extends Intelligent Data Management Capabilities

Komprise announced that it was extending its Intelligent Data Management capabilities to include cloud data. As more and more customers leverage hybrid clouds, using public clouds, they need a way to analyze and manage their data regardless of where it resides. Komprise claims that not only will it do this, it will do so at 40% savings.

Key functionality includes:

  • Analyze data usage across cloud accounts and buckets easily
    • Single view across AWS cloud accounts, buckets, and storage classes
    • Analyze AWS usage by various metrics accurately based on access times
    • Explore different data archival, replication, and deletion strategies with instant cost projections
  • Optimize AWS costs with analytics-driven archiving
    • Continuously move objects by policy across Cloud Network Attached Storage (NAS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon S3 Standard-IA, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon S3 Glacier DeepArchive
    • Minimize costs and penalties by moving data at the right time based on access patterns
  • Bridge to Big Data/Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects
    • Create virtual data lakes for Big Data, AI – search for exactly what you need across AWS cloud accounts and buckets
    • Native access to moved data on each storage class with full data fidelity
  • Add an additional layer of Cyber Resiliency with AWS
    • Copy object data from elsewhere to AWS to protect from ransomware with an air-gapped copy

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Zerto Raises $53 Million

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Zerto announced that has raised $53 million, $33 million in equity financing and an additional $20 million in venture debt under an existing credit facility. Investors for this round included Claltech, 83North, Battery Ventures, Harmony Partners, IVP, RTP Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, as well as Poalim Capital Markets. Zerto states that the funding will support its future innovation but doesn’t go into any details.

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