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Posted on March 11, 2011

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STEC’s SAS-based ZeusIOPS SSDs have been qualified with Hitachi Data Systems’ Virtual Storage Platform (VSP). Capacity on the ZeusIOPS SSDs ranges from 73GB to 800GB.

LSI’s WarpDrive SLP-300 acceleration card is now available with some Supermicro servers. The solid-state WarpDrive cards have a PCIe host interface. LSI claims performance of up to 240,000 sustained IOPS on the 300GB accelerators. Related article: “LSI ships SSD-based accelerator card.”

Open-source storage vendor Gluster is partnering with RightScale. Gluster’s software-only, scale-out NAS systems will be integrated into the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Related article: “Gluster: Open source scale-out NAS”

Emulex announced support for Juniper Networks’ QFX3500 10GbE switches on its OneConnect line of Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs), which support 10GbE TCP/IP, FCoE and iSCSI, and standards such as Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV).

Coraid and Arista Networks have combined Coraid’s Ethernet SAN technology with Arista’s 10GbE switches. Coraid’s Ethernet SAN technology is based on the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol. Related article: “Coraid adds virtualization to Ethernet SANs.”

Rorke Data’s Galaxy line of RAID, NAS and archive systems are now available through Avnet Technology Solutions’ channel partners.

Imation has acquired Encryptx, which specializes in encryption and security software for removable storage devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cloud storage provider Scality has received $7 million in Series B funding, led by IdInvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity). Scality’s total investment to date is $13 million.


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