Virtual Instruments Finally Gets NAS-ty

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When Virtual Instruments merged in/acquired Load Dynamix recently, we thought good things were going to happen.  VI could now offer its users a full performance management “loop” of monitoring and testing in a common suite. Apparently VI’s clientele agreed because they’ve just finished out a stellar first half of year financially. Now, to sweeten the offer even more, VI is broadening its traditionally Fibre Channel/block focused monitoring (historically rooted in their original FC SAN probes) to fully encompass NAS monitoring too.

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CTERA 5.0 Cloud Gateway Embeds File Sync and Share Services

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CTERA this week announced their 5.0 cloud gateway, which presents a compelling convergence play of distributed cloud-backed NAS, integral backup services, and now natively built-in enterprise-wide file syncing and sharing services and interfaces. Yep, end users get a fully secured endless NAS, local backup/restore to their files, and the global file and document collaboration they otherwise go around IT by using insecure public services. This really helps organizations address the broader trend toward the end-user driven”consumerization of IT”.

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App-Aware Storage Evolves: Oracle ZS4-4 NAS Sees 10,000+ DB Containers

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We’ve been following Oracle storage closely with their recent FS1 launch and now the roll-out of a newly upgraded ZS4-4 NAS appliance. They are definitely intent on providing the best storage for Oracle databases while at the same time aiming to provide a compelling broader platform for many if not most other datacenter applications. The performance improvements here alone make the ZS4-4 a heavy weight storage contender.

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