Network Storage

Igneous, the SaaS data management company for file-intensive environments, has announced enhancements to DataDiscover and DataFlow. Igneous DataFlow now enables data-heavy organizations to move data in native format from where it lives to where it needs to be, on-premises or cloud.

There is no doubt that cloud storage systems are becoming a popular option for businesses. On-premise storage can be costly, and it usually requires an IT staff to manage it.

I first wrote about the differences between backups and archives almost 20 years ago. At the time, organizations were struggling to get to grips with the requirements to retain electronic records and the new-fangled world of e-discovery. So why are we still talking about this? And, more importantly, what’s changed? One word – cloud! And the right to be forgotten – more about that later.

Cohesity has announced Cohesity SmartFiles, a software-defined storage solution for a variety of workloads including collaboration and productivity apps, large-scale document management, life sciences and medical research, digital archives, and video and surveillance

Open Text has announced a deal to acquire Carbonite Inc., a provider of data-protection services, for about $US1.4 billion.

FUJIFILM has released the LTO Ultrium8 Data Cartridge (LTO-8) for backup and archive of large-capacity data with a storage capacity of 30TB (12TB for non-compressed data), twice the capacity of the previous generation. 

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Corporation and Quantum, have announced Fujifilm and Sony are now licensees of Generation 8 technology, meaning that both companies are planning to produce LTO-8 media moving forward. Products from these two companies will be officially certified by the TPCs, with global availability of Generation 8 media anticipated in fourth quarter 2019.

ACA Pacific, the specialist distributor of Document and Information Management solutions, has announced its investment in the New Zealand market, with the opening of a new office and demonstration facility in Rosedale, Auckland.

iland, a provider of secure application and data protection cloud services built on VMware technology, has announced the availability of Secure Cloud Object Storage in Australia to simplify management of unstructured data.

​Probax, a WA-based provider of intelligent data protection and business continuity solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), has launched a new SaaS protection solution: Dropbox Backup & Archive.

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