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    September 2017

    Sep 25

    StorSimple 8000 series available only in the Azure portal from October 2017

    Beginning October 2017, you need to use the new Azure portal to manage your StorSimple 8000 series devices. The Azure classic portal is no longer supported.

    Sep 8

    General availability: Critical Update 5.0 for StorSimple 8000 Series

    Devices running Update 4.0 or earlier will have service connectivity issues after December 2017. We strongly recommend that you install Update 5.0.

    July 2017

    Jul 10

    General availability: StorSimple 8000 series in the Azure portal

    Microsoft Azure StorSimple 8000 series management is generally available in the Azure portal. We'll transition all customers to the Azure portal by September 30, 2017.

    May 2017

    May 18

    Critical update (Update 0.5) for StorSimple Virtual Array

    A critical update (Update 0.5) was released today for Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Array. On June 30, 2017, we’ll retire storage usage monitoring for StorSimple Virtual Device Series for virtual arrays that are running Update 0.4 or earlier. We strongly recommend that you install Update 0.5 for StorSimple Virtual Array before June 30, 2017. Update 0.5 contains the fixes required for you to continue the use of storage usage monitoring.

    April 2017

    Apr 3

    New subscription purchase option for StorSimple

    A new subscription option for StorSimple 8000 Series, StorSimple Virtual Array, and StorSimple Cloud Appliance is now available.

    January 2017

    Jan 31

    StorSimple Virtual Device Series transitioning to the new Azure portal

    The StorSimple Virtual Device Series will be available exclusively in the new Azure portal starting March 2, 2017 (March 9 for the US Government cloud).

    December 2015

    Dec 23

    StorSimple Virtual Appliance model 1100 now called StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010

    With the release of the StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2, the StorSimple virtual appliance model 1100 has been renamed StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010.

    Dec 17

    General availability: StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2

    StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2 includes two key enhancements that expand StorSimple’s use cases and workloads: local volumes and the StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8020 (based on Azure Premium Storage).

    Dec 17

    Public preview: On-premises StorSimple Virtual Array

    The StorSimple Virtual Array is a version of StorSimple in a virtual machine form. It provides a cost-effective, lightweight solution for remote office environments.

    August 2015

    Aug 26

    Microsoft Azure StorSimple: Primary Volumes now called Tiered Volumes

    The StorSimple device supports two volume types: Tiered Volume (formerly Primary) and Archival Volume.

    May 2015

    May 27

    General availability: Azure StorSimple 8000 Series Update 1

    Azure StorSimple 8000 Series Update 1 is a software-only update that is available via Microsoft Update and installed on shipping units.

    November 2014

    Nov 17

    New StorSimple features: bandwidth templates, controller management, email settings

    Bandwidth templates allow you to configure multiple time-of-day schedules to tier the data from the StorSimple device to the cloud. You can create, modify, delete, and save these schedules as templates.

    Nov 14

    Azure StorSimple available in Australia

    Azure StorSimple is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide. StorSimple offers a unique hybrid cloud storage solution.

    August 2014

    Aug 21

    StorSimple Available In Japan East and West

    StorSimple is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

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