Nexsan names Tony Craythorne Senior Vice President of Sales

Nexsan has appointed Tony Craythorne to the role of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales.  Reporting directly to CEO, Robert Fernander, Craythorne will be responsible for driving sales growth, market expansion, and channel partnerships for Nexsan worldwide. Following on the heels of the UNITY launch in Q2, the company is experiencing tremendous demand and Craythorne’s leadership will be critical in maximising opportunity.

Samsung Electronics introduces 960 PRO and EVO SSDs

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, its newest solid state drives (SSDs). The V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs were built on the company’s category-defining Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD leadership. With powerful performance, endurance and capacity topped with all new and more robust Samsung Magician software package, Samsung continues to accelerate the NVMe era.

Storage management for the modern data centre

The Storage Networking Industry Association’s (SNIA) Storage Management Initiative (SMI) has announced the completion of Version 1.0 of the SNIA Swordfish™ storage management specification. This specification extends the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish application programming interface (API) to handle the management of storage equipment and storage services found in modern data centers.

EMEA server spending decreases by 3.7%

As reported in International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Server Tracker, in the second quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported a moderate year-on-year (YoY) decline in vendor revenues of 3.7% to $3.0 billion and a slight YoY increase of 0.8% in units shipped to just over 530,000.

DDN names Robert Triendl SVP Global Sales, Marketing and Field Services

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has promoted Robert Triendl to senior vice president of global sales, marketing and field services. Leveraging his more than eight years of experience successfully leading DDN’s Asia Pacific, European and Japanese markets, Triendl will now focus on accelerating the worldwide adoption of DDN’s end-to-end storage solutions, which enable organisations to speed time to discovery from their data, on premises and in the cloud.

Zerto provides BC/DR capabilities for HPE Helion CloudSystem

Zerto's flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, will be sold by HPE to provide business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities for HPE Helion CloudSystem solutions. HPE Helion CloudSystem is an integrated hardware and software solution for hybrid cloud that allows customers to move traditional apps to the cloud and build cloud native apps with rapid infrastructure provisioning and management.