SDS and hyperconverged enhancements

DataCore is introducing significant performance enhancements to two of its product lines: DataCore™ SANsymphony™ Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform and DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN. In addition to incorporating the latest advances in DataCore’s record-breaking Parallel I/O technology, the new upgrades include deeper hypervisor integration; certified VVOLs support; richer performance monitoring, charting and capacity planning tools; more granular Quality of Service (QoS) and access controls and lower cost bulk storage options.

Blockchain technology for data protection

Acronis has introduced a strategic initiative to develop applications of Blockchain technology for data protection. Acronis has formed a dedicated research and development team that is initially focused on delivering ‘tamper-proof’ data storage with verifiable sync and share solutions that leverage Blockchain to ensure data authenticity, privacy and control. The groundbreaking Blockchain technology, which provides a record of digital events distributed across different participants or entities, has the potential to open up a broad range of new data protection use cases for businesses and organisations worldwide.

Atlantis Computing forms strategic alliance with Citrix

Atlantis Computing has entered into a strategic alliance with Citrix that will combine the Citrix Workspace Suite software stack running on Citrix XenServer with Atlantis HyperScale all-flash hyperconverged appliances and Atlantis USX software-defined storage solutions. Atlantis USX is the first SDS platform to be certified on the hardware compatibility list for Citrix XenServer 7.0.

Nutanix launches Xpress

Nutanix has introduced Nutanix Xpress, a new solution designed to bring the power of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform to small and medium businesses (SMBs) at a price point they can   afford. Nutanix Xpress is so simple that a single IT professional can install and manage an   organisation’s entire IT infrastructure, freeing valuable time to focus on initiatives that directly impact the top line.       

Secure management of company data

NEC Enterprise Solutions and QStar Technologies have formed a strategic technology partnership in the area of managing, archiving and protecting enterprise data. Resulting from this partnership, NEC’s powerful HYDRAstor scale-out grid architecture can be combined with the QStar Network Migrator, a powerful data policy Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution. Supported by QStar Archive Manager Software, users and administrators can easily view file shares and search, find and retrieve data directly from the archive.