Cloud Storage

FileShadow Partners with Wasabi to Provide Multi-Cloud Services for Its Cloud File Assurance Service

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FileShadow today ushers in multi-cloud storage options for its customers with a partnership with Wasabi, a hot cloud storage company. By adding Wasabi to FileShadow's cloud file assurance service, individuals and small businesses with document intensive needs, such as photographers, creatives, insurance agents or agencies, financial services and municipalities, will have the option of choosing both the file processing and cloud storage system that best fits their performance and pricing needs.

FileShadow connects users' cloud storage accounts and onsite network attached storage (NAS) into a single vault, making their files instantly searchable regardless of source and "available for a lifetime." The service supports both online and onsite systems, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Adobe Creative Cloud and Drobo NAS appliances. With the addition of Wasabi, FileShadow customers can choose the file storage services from either Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage or IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Marvell Co-Founder Embarks On Hybrid Cloud Storage Endeavor

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Dr. Pantas Sutardja, co-founder of storage and semiconductor innovator Marvell, today announced the launch of Latticework, Inc., a developer of cloud-edge solutions that tackles storage and bandwidth issues related to skyrocketing data and video usage. The company has invested in and built its own cloud service infrastructure called LatticeNest, to power its debut product, Amber. Watch this video to learn more about Amber.

"Our mission is to provide consumers with the ultimate platform for privacy, control and security," said Dr. Pantas Sutardja, founder & CEO, Latticework, Inc. "By pairing Amber with LatticeNest, we can offer our customers the convenience of the cloud with unparalleled peace of mind through our hybrid platform that existing public cloud services cannot offer."

CTERA Introduces Powerful New Enterprise Cloud Storage Gateways

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CTERA Networks, the global leader in secure enterprise file services, today announced the expansion of its appliance product line with faster, larger, and more versatile edge filers designed to meet the needs of the modern remote and branch office (ROBO) IT environment. The new CTERA HC Series Edge Filers support 96TB of raw local storage, 10GbE interfaces, all-flash options, as well as the ability to spin multiple virtual machines on the same device.

With more than 45,000 gateways deployed, CTERA is the world leader in secure edge to cloud file services, enabling distributed enterprises to replace legacy file servers and NAS systems with modern cloud-enabled filers. CTERA allows for a smooth and secure transition to the cloud, migrating existing file shares to a global file system over a WAN-accelerated protocol while preserving full control over data residency. 
Highlights of the CTERA HC series offering include:

Supermicro Announces New Cloud-Scale Enterprise Systems

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Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, announced that it is offering proven cloud-scale, enterprise system configurations including the multi-node BigTwin and SuperBlade along with a 1U Cloud Storage system.

These proven Supermicro cloud system configurations have already been deployed across the entire range of datacenter environments including cloud service providers (CSPs), media streaming, e-commerce, social, telecommunications, semiconductor, OpenStack, artificial intelligence (AI), content delivery networks (CDN), and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). These systems are cloud optimized for scale-out, high performance at maximum density and software defined storage. 

The Best Cloud Storage of 2018 for Mac Users

While there are still those out there in cyberspace who are leery of storing anything in the Cloud, most users are now feeling more secure with the added layers of security now in play. Having said that, it is important to understand that the best storage for Microsoft machines may not be the best for Macs, if they even are compatible. Even though iOS is said to be the safer of the two operating systems, less prone to hacks as it were, you don't want to leave yourself vulnerable so it's important to understand how Cloud storage works before choosing the right storage for you.

Advice for Mac Newbies

If this is your first Mac computer, you might not know that there are some very significant differences between the Windows and iOS platforms. For those who aren't familiar with the Apple operating system, check out sites like Mach Machines which offer comprehensive articles on Apple computers and devices. Once you familiarize yourself with Mac, it's time to look for Cloud storage which gives you the amount of space you need and the levels of security you are most comfortable with.

Portworx Advances Cloud Native Storage for Kubernetes

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Portworx, the best cloud native storage solution for Kubernetes, today announced the availability of PX-Enterprise 1.4, the most significant new release to-date of its comprehensive solution for running stateful containers in production. Updates in 1.4 include 3DSnap, the container industry's first application consistent snapshot solution for complex Kubernetes applications, as well as a brand new graphical user interface (GUI) for PX-Enterprise optimized for multi-cloud environments. These new capabilities enable customers to store and protect containerized applications, including their mission critical data from a single platform, and were developed in collaboration with Portworx's large and growing customer base, including 15 of the Fortune Global 1000.

"I chose Portworx as the cloud native storage layer for my multi-tenant container-as-a-service platform because it allows me to offer best-in-class features like high availability, auto-scaling, backup and recovery, and encryption to my customers at a reasonable cost," said Kris Watson, CEO of ComputeStacks, a company that provides a Docker container platform to service providers. "And now, PX-Enterprise with 3DSnap allows me to provide a time machine for my customer's entire application, ensuring that I can always restore it to a particular point-in-time with guaranteed application consistency.  No one else can do that."

Unitrends Launches Aggressively Priced VM Backup Solution Dedicated to VMware Administrators

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Unitrends announced today the release of a new solution targeted at VMware administrators - VM Backup Essentials (vBE). vBE converges enterprise-grade virtual backup software, ransomware detection, and fully integrated cloud storage options into a powerful, easy-to-use product that is aggressively priced at $105 per socket per year. 

As VMware Administrators scan the market for backup solutions, they're faced with a barrage of offerings that only add complexity and cost as these solutions are not built to meet their specific needs. With vBE, they can turn to a solution fit for the enterprise, but simplified and priced specifically for the VMware Admin. With a focus on protecting the modern, highly virtualized datacenter against the latest downtime threats, including ransomware, vBE rejuvenates both the innovation and superior customer support that the VMware administrator deserves.

YI Technology Announces Microsoft Azure Integration Plans

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YI Technology (YI), a leading provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, today announced its plans to integrate with Microsoft Azure to provide millions of YI customers with secure cloud storage, next generation AI and computer vision features. The integration with Azure underscores YI's commitment to protecting customer data and delivering innovative cloud services for consumers and enterprises.

YI Technology believes that the very best imaging and sensing technology should be easy and accessible to everyone. From world-class innovation to numerous best-selling products, YI knows that great hardware is only possible when paired with great software and infrastructure. Integration with Azure provides data residency within our customers' geographical-regions and enterprise-grade cloud service for YI's rich product portfolio, including Kami, YI's upcoming initiative for the smart home.

Nexenta Announces New Software as a Service Solution Suite

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today launched NexentaCloud, a new product family of cloud native storage solutions. Designed and built as an organic extension of Nexenta's award-winning Open SDS solution, the new family of solutions allows user to extend the numerous benefits of Nexenta's solution onto the cloud. The first product to be announced is NexentaCloud available in AWS Marketplace.

NexentaCloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows enterprises to run their core business applications, which utilize file and block storage native to AWS, while fully integrating with on premises solutions. Offering enterprise-class features such as snapshots, cloning, thin provisioning and data compression, NexentaCloud for AWS delivers a comprehensive data storage solution that supports business-critical functions including business continuity and self-service test/development.

 

Zadara Signs Strategic Alliance with MEGAZONE, a Key Amazon Web Services Partner Network Member in APAC

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Zadara Storage, a global provider of enterprise-class Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) based in Irvine, Calif., and MEGAZONE Corporation, a Korean cloud-specialized IT company, today announced a strategic alliance. The collaboration between the two companies was designed to meet customers' needs for sophisticated, high-performance, high-capacity enterprise-class cloud storage solutions. Zadara is an award-winning, worldwide vendor of enterprise STaaS, providing high performance, highly available block, file and object storage with predictable Quality of Service (QoS). Zadara is an Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), and MEGAZONE is an APN Premier Consulting Partner.

The Zadara Storage Cloud and software-defined VPSA Storage Arrays deliver elastic, multi-tenant enterprise SAN, NAS and object storage technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSA Storage Arrays meet the most stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs), even in cloud deployments. Providing a flexible and cost-effective storage infrastructure for enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and start-ups, VPSAs also are available as fully-managed On-Premises as-a-Service (OPaaS).