November 9, 2010
--FalconStor Software has entered into a managed services and reseller agreement with HP Enterprise Services. HP will use FalconStor’s Network Storage Server (NSS) software to create new disaster recovery and business continuity services for HP Business Continuity & Recovery Services (BCRS) customers, including heterogeneous replication.
--Redstor is partnering with EMC to offer customers access to the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform via four new cloud storage services that will be available in January 2011. Redstor is a UK-based provider of managed services, cloud storage services and IT solutions.
--LabTech Software has announced an OEM agreement with CA Technologies under which LabTech will sell CA ARCserve D2D and ARCserve Replication technology to LabTech’s MSP partners. LabTech provides remote monitoring, management and automation solutions. The company will integrate CA’s software into its Control Center management platform.
--Lenovo will market its own branded storage systems based on Dot Hill’s 3000 series of disk arrays as complements to Lenovo’s SureServer systems. Dot Hill’s 3000 series of RAID arrays support 8Gbps Fibre Channel, 1Gbps iSCSI/Ethernet and 10Gbps iSCSI/Ethernet. Related article: “Dot Hill enters storage virtualization market.”
--Sepaton’s S2100-ES2 disk-based backup appliance has been qualified with Symantec’s NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) API. In addition to OST, Sepaton’s S2100-ES2 supports a VTL interface.
--TwinStrata’s CloudArray cloud storage platform has been qualified with the VMware High Availability component of VMware Infrastructure.
--The Evaluator Group research and consulting firm has released Buyers Guides covering storage planning for Virtual Desktop Implementation (VDI) environments. The guides “are designed to help IT infrastructure teams understand the requirements unique to VDI user scenarios. For more information: “Storage for VDI Buyers Guide – Planning and Considerations & Storage Systems.”