Software Defined Storage

Nexenta Announces Enterprise File Services-based Software Defined Storage for Multi Cloud Environments

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Nexenta announced enterprise support and availability of a virtual deployed storage appliance, enabling enterprises to expand their hyper-converged infrastructure, applications, and workload flexibility. In tandem with this comes the latest versions of their leading storage software solutions, adding functionality to further accelerate their support for today's enterprises in private, public, hybrid, and multi clouds.

The newest version of Nexenta's full-featured software-defined storage (SDS) for enterprise applications, NexentaStor 5.1.2, offers the ultimate flexibility. This virtual machine deployment model of the award-winning NexentaStor unified storage software provides secure enterprise file services for hyper-converged appliance users as well as VMware users with traditional block only storage arrays without any additional hardware purchase. The use of the virtual storage appliance augments the already industry-leading hardware compatibility list for bare metal installations of NexentaStor. 

Webinar: Zero Downtime, Zero Touch Stretch Clusters from Software-Defined Storage

 

Business continuity, especially across data centers in nearby locations often depends on complicated scripts, manual intervention and numerous checklists. Those error-prone processes are exponentially more difficult when the data storage equipment differs between sites.

Such difficulties force many organizations to settle for partial disaster recovery measures, conceding data loss and hours of downtime during occasional facility outages.

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E8 Storage Awarded NVMe-oF Industry Standard Compliance Certification

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Today, E8 Storage, achieved a certification of compliance with the NVMe-oF 1.0 specification. Through this certification, E8 Storage's market reach is expanded to new customers relying on conformance to industry standards as part of their overall NVMe storage strategy. 

"E8 Storage has pioneered NVMe disaggregation for web scale customers to and is now proud to be one of the first and so far, the only certified NVMe-over-Fabrics solution in the market," said Zivan Ori, co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage.

E8 Storage continues to focus on software-defined storage which can be deployed on qualified NVMe enabled servers from leading vendors such as Western Digital, Dell, HP and Lenovo. 

 

StorageOS Announces General Availability of Persistent Container Storage Solution

StorageOS, Inc. has announced the general availability of its software-defined persistent storage platform for running containerized applications in production.

Container adoption has been explosive as enterprises embrace DevOps and refactor applications to run in containers instead of directly on virtual machines. The company also announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures with participation from new investors: MMC Ventures in the UK, where StorageOS R&D is located, and 645 Ventures in New York, StorageOS' new U.S. headquarters. StorageOS will use the investment to expand product development and drive global sales.

Red Hat Accelerates Software-Defined Storage Adoption with Red Hat Storage One

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One, a new approach to web-scale enterprise storage aimed at providing customers the convenience of hardware-optimized systems while preserving the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage

Red Hat Storage One is designed to provide more of a plug-and-play approach to the procurement, deployment, and performance tuning of software-defined storage, ushering in a new wave of enterprise storage to meet the varying demands of modern workloads. Red Hat Storage One is a platform of pre-engineered systems, created in close collaboration with Red Hat's server hardware partners, that delivers tightly packaged workload-optimized storage solutions. The fulfillment and support is offered via Red Hat's hardware partner ecosystem. Supermicro is the first Red Hat server partner offering a single part number for software, hardware, and support of the solution.

 

Virtustream and Dell EMC Form Strategic Alliance with Samsung SDS to Expand Enterprise Cloud Services in South Korea

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, and Dell EMC today announced a strategic alliance with Samsung SDS to deliver Virtustream Enterprise Cloud in South Korea. With a growing economy, South Korea is home to several Fortune 500 companies and global enterprises and thus is a region that is primed to take full advantage of Virtustream's unique capabilities and proven expertise in moving mission critical applications to the cloud. Samsung SDS customers will benefit from superior application performance and efficiency delivered by Virtustream's enterprise-class cloud platform and Dell EMC's infrastructure solutions.

Samsung SDS selected Virtustream and Dell EMC to provide enterprise cloud services, because its unique consumption-based billing method significantly reduces costs for its customers and provides high levels of application performance, security and risk management. As a part of this new offering, Samsung SDS will license and implement Virtustream's xStream® software, which is an integrated cloud management platform that enables service providers such as Samsung SDS to deliver enterprise-class, IT-as-a-Service to their customers.

Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

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Red Hat, Inc. today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat's enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, announced in August.

Red Hat Container-Native Storage, built upon Red Hat Gluster Storage, is integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uniquely serves storage out of containers. Red Hat Gluster Storage is enterprise-grade, durable, more secure and well-suited for the hybrid cloud as it supports both on-premise or public cloud deployments. These attributes make it ideally suited to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments. Red Hat Container-Native Storage can eliminate the need to have an independent storage platform, enabling customers to achieve one integrated container platform that can span the hybrid cloud with greater efficiency and cost savings, a streamlined user experience, single control plane and a single point of support.

Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6

Datera Partners with Redapt to Bring Elastic Storage to North American Enterprises and SaaS Providers

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Datera Inc., a provider of elastic storage for on-premises clouds, today announced a strategic partnership with Redapt, a global systems integrator specializing in data center infrastructure and cloud engineering services. This partnership allows Redapt to distribute Datera's Elastic Data Fabric (EDF) software through all of its North American channels.

Datera EDF software offers enterprise-class performance coupled with cloud operations and agility for large organizations and service providers looking for scalable, on-premises clouds. This new partnership enables Redapt to provide its customer base with a complete, software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity x86 servers to deliver operational simplicity, economics and choice.

TUI Cruises' Fleet Stays on Course with DataCore's Software-Defined Storage

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DataCore Software, a leading provider of software-defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions powered by Adaptive Parallel I/O technology, today announced that its software-defined storage platform, SANsymphony, has been implemented on the cruise ship fleet of TUI Cruises, a joint venture between German TUI AG and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world's second-largest cruise company. The SANsymphony storage platform delivers highly available and high-performance storage capacity for VMware, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. DataCore partner BSH IT Solutions was key to the successful implementation.

"DataCore's scalability in terms of capacity, performance and functionality gives us the flexibility we need to respond to future challenges, whether it is on the single ships or for the entire fleet. In addition, SANsymphony has demonstrated total reliability. We plan to keep expanding our ‘Mein Schiff' fleet, and we will continue to rely on BSH IT Solutions and SANsymphony to sail alongside," said Matthias Fahrner, director IT Competence Center & Strategy at TUI Cruises.

 

Veritas Unveils New Software-Defined Storage for OpenStack

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Veritas announced at OpenStack Summit, Veritas HyperScale for OpenStack, a new software-defined storage solution designed to maximize workload performance, lower operating costs and protect data in OpenStack-based cloud environments.

As OpenStack gains traction as an open source platform for cloud infrastructures, some of its components are at vastly different stages of maturity. While enterprises and app developers enjoy the flexibility and agility the environment provides, storage management capabilities are not as advanced. As a result, organizations often face challenges with workload performance, reliability and efficiency as well as with storage optimization and data protection. Veritas HyperScale for OpenStack addresses these issues directly.

HyperScale for OpenStack helps organizations realize the speed and economic benefits of deploying applications on OpenStack through predictable performance and storage quality of service (QoS). The software-defined storage solution leverages commodity hardware and includes integration for enterprise data protection.