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IBM to Acquire Object Storage Vendor Cleversafe

Yesterday, IBM announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cleversafe. Cleversafe is a manufacturer of object-based storage appliances. Cleversafe positions themselves as a software-based storage solution, but I’ve only ever seen their software available on the … Continue reading

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Avere Announces Software Updates, Adds Virtual FXT Filer

Today Avere Systems announced an update to the AOS software (version 4.5) that runs on their FXT Edge Filers. The big news in this version is the addition of a Virtual Edge Filer, the vFXT. Avere’s FXT works by placing … Continue reading

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VCE Announces Seven New Products in its Largest Launch to Date

Today, in their largest announcement since EMC, Cisco, and VMware jointly announced the company’s formation five years ago, VCE announced seven new additions to their product lineup. These new additions consist of: 3 new Vblock models (System 240, 540, and … Continue reading

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Investors Demonstrate Faith in Avere Systems’ Cloud NAS Offerings

Today Avere Systems announced a renewed emphasis on their Cloud NAS gateway offering. The Cloud NAS allows access to public cloud storage resources at performance similar to on-premises storage, making it a hybrid cloud storage enabler. Personally, I’ve always liked … Continue reading

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Name Changes in the EMC Lineup

If you read my post on the product announcements at EMC World, and then followed any of the official coverage of the event, you may have experienced some slight confusion. Turns out between the pre-announcement blogger briefings and the actual … Continue reading

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Avere Announces Cloud NAS Product

Today, at the Amazon AWS re:Invent show, Avere Systems announced new capabilities for their FXT Edge Filer. The new offering, Cloud NAS, offers support for both Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier. Support for other services is … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Upcoming Updates to Isilon OneFS

Today EMC announced upcoming updates to OneFS, the operating system for the Isilon scale-out storage platform.  The new version of the software will offer new capabilities including: Support for Hadoop’s HDFS 2.0 Object Storage Extended RESTful APIs with support for … Continue reading

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EMC Announces VMAX Cloud Edition

Today, EMC announced the Cloud Edition of their signature Symmetrix VMAX storage platform.  Timed to coincide with the VMware Partner exchange conference, there have been rumors about this announcement for a while, but now we’ve got some details. Release of … Continue reading

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EMC Announces Joint Isilon/Syncplicity File Sharing Solution

Today, EMC announced the availability of a joint solution for Syncplicity online file sharing with Isilon scale-out storage. OK, you’re thinking, what does that mean?  What it means is the easy availability of enterprise-class private cloud shared storage.  Yes, private … Continue reading

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BYOD Presentation – Tuesday 2 October

On Tuesday 2 October, I’ll be giving a presentation titled “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) — The Next Evolution of Computing”. I’ll be doing this as the guest speaker at the Greater Boston Network Users Group monthly meeting. The topic … Continue reading

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