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products & innovations NEXSAN ANNOUNCES UNITY – FIRST UNIFIED STORAGE IBM and Box to SOLUTION WITH SECURE ENTERPRISE FILE SYNC AND SHARE enable local data Nexsan has announced the release of Nexsan UNITY, a next-generation storage platform that combines the performance, scalability and value of DRAM and Flash along with private cloud file system synchronisation and true data mobility support. These features, in addition to universal connectivity for Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SAS, and advanced services including NAS and SAN, are all integrated into a single product at a single price. Delivering high-performance multi-site collaboration, UNITY exclusively offers enterprise n-Way Sync. The n-Way Sync functionality makes UNITY the only enterprise filer to deliver high performance unified storage with site-to-site enterprise synchronisation. UNITY’s patented technology is designed to support all devices – from mobile devices to tablets, laptops and desktops running Android, iOS, Mac and Windows – and provides a secure connection to data stored and managed within the enterprise, totally eliminating the drudgery of using unpopular and ageing VPN technologies. Nexsan UNITY matches flexible, performance data centre storage with the private cloud technology behind Nexsan’s Transporter family of private cloud file sync and share appliances. Known in the industry as one of the simplest solutions for secure file sharing, Transporter is an on-premises solution that uses a unique peer-to-peer approach to enable secure remote access to primary storage from anywhere on any device. For further information visit www.nexsan.com Geist launches brand new patented U-Lock sockets Available as C19 and C13 options, Geist’s new U-Locks not only offer total peace of mind that server and other rack device cables will remain firmly locked in place, but at a glance also make it extremely easy to identify associated circuits, due to a range of differentiating colour options. Users simply plug the cord into the receptacle to lock it in place, and then gently depress the unique bezel design to release. Geist U-Locks are now offered as standard on the upgradeable rack PDU range that features: fault-tolerant daisy chaining tested successfully up to 40 units, one per cent billing grade accuracy power monitoring – independently tested in the field, and hot-swappable intelligence, allowing PDUs to be upgraded in situ to the latest technology while there is absolutely no interruption to uptime. For further information visit www.geistglobal.com storage in Europe and Asia with Box Zones and IBM Cloud IBM has announced plans to extend its global partnership with Box to provide enterprises with the choice to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud will be available as part of Box’s new Box Zones technology, which will enable businesses to adopt Box and store their data in select regions for the first time. IBM will also leverage Box Zones to support hybrid cloud deployments with its deeply integrated enterprise content management solutions. IBM brings the global reach of its cloud data centres in 16 countries worldwide, combined with the ability to help clients support data in hybrid cloud environments as they integrate and combine data across onpremises and cloud. Box Zones plans to leverage IBM Cloud Object Storage services to enable Box and IBM clients to store and manage their increasing volumes of unstructured data locally via the cloud in a number of specific regions across Europe and Asia. IBM Cloud Object Storage combines technology from the recently acquired leading object storage company, Cleversafe, with the IBM Cloud, offering clients a consistent architecture and interfaces across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. For further information visit www.ibm.com/ibmandbox 43