Valentine’s Day – Sharing the virtual love

Valentine’s Day is for everyone. Even the tough, competitive world of business tech can get starry eyed and thoughtful at this time of year. But what is it about today’s big tech trends and challenges that should be stirring the emotions of users, vendors and suppliers? Four tech leaders share their thoughts on how to keep your relationship with technology a sweet one.







Liquidware Labs honoured with award from the Citrix User Group

Liquidware Labs has received a special sponsor award from the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) in the inaugural CUGCY awards. The CUGCY member appreciation awards recognise specific members, groups and sponsors that have gone above and beyond at local meetings, webinars, blogs and forums that contribute to making CUGC a vibrant community. The awards’ nomenclature was inspired by ESPN’s ESPY awards.










Backup appliance market sees revenue decline but capacity increase

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 9% year over year to reach $195 million in the third quarter of 2016, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Capacity shipped for 3Q16 totaled 237PB, an increase of 23% from 3Q15.




Nexsan Unity systems achieve VMware Ready status

Nexsan says that several hyper-unified storage solutions of the Unity systems series have achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process the Unity2000 (version 1.1), Unity4000 (version 1.1), and Unity6000 (version 1.1) products have achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement and are supported on VMware vSphere 6.5 for production environments.



DataCore Software appoints Carrie Reber Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

DataCore Software has appointed Carrie Reber as vice president of worldwide marketing. Reber will drive the company’s sales and channel initiatives to capitalise on the compelling productivity and performance benefits of parallel processing software. She is a well-known technology marketing and communications veteran with extensive experience building and leading marketing teams, developing and managing strategic positioning and communications plans, and raising industry visibility for innovative B-to-B software companies.



NEC adds SDS option

NEC Enterprise Solutions has announced a new addition to its award winning HYDRAstor secondary storage platform, a Virtual Appliance designed to allow for extremely rapid provisioning of backup storage into virtualized environments and to provide off-site backup capabilities ideal for small sites and branches.






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