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Reading Time: 3 minutesViolin Systems has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with X-IO Technologies to acquire X-IO Storage, the division of X-IO Technologies that developed the popular Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) flash and hybrid storage array product lines. Financial terms were not disclosed but the transaction is executed to be completed within 30 days. This announce cames after few days the announce of the new Violing product XVS 8, confirming that the company is not only reborn, but is tring to get also back to the storage market.

Reading Time: 2 minutesOpenIO SDS transforms commodity servers into large object storage and compute pools. They build a scalable solution designed to grow as you need, that can handle from terabytes to petabytes. This Object Storage solution became Open Source in 2012 (with AGPLv3 license). OpenIO is a pure (open) software object store. OpenIO SDS has a 6-month release cycle and after the version 18.04 (in April 2018), now there is the new OpenIO SDS 18.04 version. This release is a consolidation and maintenance release, developing the foundation for features for the next version that will be the v18.10.

Reading Time: 4 minutesDuring the last Dell Technologies World 2018 there were several announce on new products or new versions of existing products. And, in the storage, are also a new replacement (it’s not just an evolution) of the VMAX storage: the new Dell EMC PowerMax. Powered by end-to-end NVMe, real-time machine learning, and up to 10 million IOPS, the new Dell EMC PowerMax storage array features high-speed smarts that deliver big-time results.

Reading Time: 3 minutesVeeam has started an interesting collaboration with Pure Storage some years ago, but probably the most notable collaboration was during the last Pure Storage Accelerate at San Francisco where both the companies have provided a compelling solution for businesses that are undergoing a digital transformation. The main intent was to provide a storage integration between Veeam Backup & Replication and Pure Storage. This integration was planned to be available early 2018 to provide businesses with the ability to leverage storage snapshots for significantly improved RPO and reduced infrastructure impact.

Reading Time: 3 minutesStorage management is something unique and quite depending by the storage vendor. Solutions like VMware Virtual Volumes can simplify it by providing a common interface, but it’s more on the usage and consuming part, rather than the storage management part. The SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association) Swordfish specification is a standard that helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers.

Reading Time: 4 minutesDatrium announced the shipment of DVX 4.0 Software, the third major software release in less than a year. Datrium DVX converges Tier 1 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) with scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery (DR) and Cloud-Native Data Services. Datium promises that DVX enables up to 10 times more VMs to run at lower latency than HCI, enables 10 times faster VM restores than scale-out backup products, and with Cloud DVX, offers backup to cloud with up to 10 times lower AWS fees than many cloud backup providers, all in the same simple converged system.

Reading Time: 6 minutesMeltdown and Spectre are critical vulnerabilities existing in several modern CPU: these hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. Meltdown and Spectre can affect personal computers, mobile devices, server and several cloud services. Actually, the only way to minimize those security risks is to patch your operating systems or the hypervisor level (if you are using virtual machines).

Reading Time: 2 minutesTintri Cloud Connector tightly integrates Tintri Enterprise Cloud to public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services, and private clouds that use public cloud APIs. The common use case it to extend your data protection and disaster recovery strategy with secure cloud connectivity for long-term data retention. You can send local snapshots to cloud and recover to your Tintri storage systems in minutes to protect, archive and recover your mission-critical on-premises applications.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWestern Digital Corp. and Tegile Systems announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tegile, a leading provider of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications, will be acquired by Western Digital. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  The acquisition is expected to close the week of Sept. 4, 2017, upon satisfaction of certain closing conditions as set forth in the definitive agreement between the parties.

Reading Time: 3 minutesScale Computing is an alternative hyperconverged solution that cover the entire stack: from the hardware, to the hypervisor and storage, to the management part. Their HC3 platform is an hyperconverged solution that can be used for small- and medium-sized businesses but also in some enterprise departments with a simple (and different) approach to virtualization and storage. Their appliances was sized to a have good compromize between computing and storage resource, but also to permit a good scalability in the datacenter. For this reason thei were all 1U size, but for this reason limited in the maximum […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesWekaIO is a new startup (just emerged from stealth mode) with the goal to improves IT agility by delivering software-centric data storage solutions that unlock the true promise of the cloud. WekaIO has its headquarters located in San Jose, California, but the most of its engineers are in Tel Aviv, Israel. WekaIO Matrix software is ideally suited for performance intensive workloads such as Web 2.0 application serving, financial modeling, life sciences research, media rendering, Big Data analytics, log management and government or university research.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe new VMware Virtual SAN (or vSAN) 6.6 adds several enchaments and new features as described in the announce notes. Most of those aspects are related to data and cluster resiliency (as expected by a storage solution), including:

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