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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of October 20; Updates from Druva, Scality, VMware & More

Solutions Review editors curated this list of the most noteworthy storage and data protection news items for the week of October 20, 2023.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy storage and data protection news items.

Top Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of October 20, 2023

News Breaks of Broadcom’s Intent to Acquire VMware

Broadcom is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control.

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Commvault Hires Alex Janas as Field CTO for Security

Janas comes to Commvault with nearly 20 years of private sector cybersecurity experience, as well as offensive security skills he developed as an Analyst, Operator, and Technical Director while working at the National Security Agency. He is a proud recipient of the Master Operator designation, a prestigious honor bestowed upon a select cadre of Computer Network Operations (CNO) personnel.

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Druva Releases New Generative AI-Powered Dru Copilot

GenAI copilot is a large language model-based machine learning system that is trained on a set of specific subject area issues, in this case, Druva’s SaaS backup. Users interact with the copilot software using conversational text to request system reports and analyses or solve problems.

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Nyriad Releases New STaaS Version of UltraIO

Enterprises today face a myriad of hurdles, including capital budget constraints, rapid and unpredictable data growth, gaps in IT talent, operational complexity and ever-stringent sustainability mandates. Nyriad’s UltraIO-as-a-Service offering comprehensively addresses these challenges with flexible, simple-to-use STaaS options.

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Scality Announces Interoperability for VMware Cloud Director OSIS

Through this collaboration, Scality will enable its customers to expand their cloud storage offerings with intrinsic security. Additionally, plug-and-play interoperability between Scality RING and VMware Cloud Director can be leveraged to operate new object storage services for a range of data protection workloads, helping service providers increase revenue streams from advanced storage services without a huge engineering lift.

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Seagate Unveils New Exos 24TB Hard Drives

Designed for maximum storage capacity and the highest rack-space efficiency, Exos X24 is purpose-built for hyperscale with powerful performance and proven technology. The new helium 3.5-inch 7200 RPM nearline drive offers both SATA and SAS interfaces and delivers enhanced caching that performs up to three times better than solutions that only utilize read or write caching.

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Solutions Review Launches New Insight Jam Community for Enterprise Technology Professionals

We are excited to bring an entirely new distribution channel to Insight Jam, and provide our readers with guidance, best practices, and advice on top-of-mind topics in enterprise technology, our community of experts a loudspeaker from which to share their insights, and our PR and vendor partners the ability to measure their impact on the community.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Acronis for Exclusive Spotlight Webinar on October 24

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with leading backup and cyber protection vendor Acronis. This session will examine the current cyberthreat landscape, delve into how GenAI tools like ChatGPT are being used by criminals to improve the scale and efficacy of ransomware and other cyber-attacks, and feature an expert panel discussion on how healthcare cybersecurity and IT operations teams can defend their uptime and critical data through a combination of cyber defense and recovery tactics.

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Solutions Review Set to Host Dig Security and Cohesity for Exclusive Roundtable Webinar on November 7

With the next Spotlight event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Dig Security, Cohesity, and data strategy consultant David Loshin to explore how AI impacts cloud security.

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