Hitachi Data Systems said this week that its new Unified Compute Platform adjusts its focus from Microsoft software to VMware's products, along with Hitachi's own storage and servers.
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Nakivo aims at SMB VM backup: Nakivo announced that it will release a virtual machine backup for small- and medium-sized businesses. The company claims its upcoming Backup & Replication product, which hits the market later this month, will be so easy to install and run, users won't need a manual.
According to Nakivo, users can install the software and start backups in about 10 minutes, and is designed to protect VMs run by VMware's vCenter and some hypervisors. The product stores data in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for 10 cents a gigabyte, the company said.
The virtual machine backup space isn't a vacant one -- Nakivo takes aim at territory where Veeam Software and Dell have already staked out claims, and larger backup vendors are also taking a closer look.
Egnyte launches enterprise cloud-based file sharing: Moving up from the small- and medium-sized business market, Egnyte said its new EgnytePlus cloud file-sharing platform is capable of supporting millions of users in large organizations.
EgnytePlus is compatible with storage offered by IBM, NetApp, Netgear and Synology, as stated by Egnyte. According to the company, EgnytePlus is a hybrid cloud that gives users the ability to store local copies of data and sync additional copies to the cloud.
VKernel offers up new performance management tool: VKernel said its new vFoglight Storage 2.0 software combines monitoring and management abilities into a single product for IT pros on either the storage or server team of an organization.
The company's vFoglight Storage is built for companies running 50 to 100 virtual machines, and is compatible with EMC's VMX and Dell's Compellent.
Pivot3 presents new VDI storage: Pivot3 rolled out its vStac VDI R2 appliance, which is intended as storage for virtual desktop infrastructure environments. Pivot3 said eight of the appliances can be stacked into an iSCSI SAN with 288 TB of storage.