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SAN Virtualization and SAN Storage Consolidation News
April 13, 2017
Portworx expands persistent storage features with PX-Enterprise upgrade. Virtuozzo Storage adds erasure coding to file and block, while StorageOS makes beta available.
March 28, 2017
New Brocade SAN switch turns Fibre Channel into NVMe fabric for all-flash storage. The G610 device is targeted at converged infrastructure, small SANs and rack-based flash servers.
August 30, 2016
Nexenta brings out NexentaStor 5 and NexentaFusion 1, while Primary Data and NooBaa add software-defined virtualization and Maxta delivers free HCI software at VMworld 2016.
April 13, 2016
The FreeStor Analytics upgrade integrates code licensed from Cumulus Logic to aid in capacity planning, service-level management and storage health monitoring.
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