Recent announcements from:

Posted on December 03, 2008


--RAID Inc. has entered into an OEM agreement with NEC Corporation of America. RAID Inc. will license NEC's HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage platform products and the HYDRAstor trademark and sell them under the brand Grid-X Backup. The new product line will be incorporated into RAID Inc.'s suite of storage solutions for the government, high performance computing and education markets.

--Intel and Hitachi GST have announced plans to jointly develop NAND-based solid-state disk (SSD) drives, with production shipments expected in 2010.

--Oracle has contributed block I/O data integrity code, which was developed in part with Emulex, to the Linux community. The code will be integrated into the Linux 2.6.27 kernel. The data integrity code exposes data protection information to the Linux kernel, enabling storage subsystems to use data integrity features. The overall goal is end-to-end data integrity (e.g., from applications to HBAs to storage devices).

--DataCore Software and Promark Technology have announced a new distribution relationship under which Promark will distribute DataCore's storage virtualization software in the US.

--Pillar Data Systems announced compatibility of its Application-Aware profiles with the Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure.

--Exanet has selected Chelsio's 10GbE adapters for use in its EX1500 NAS systems. Using the Chelsio adapters, Exanet achieved performance of 119,550 operations per second on its ExaStore systems.

--Hifn announced that Gresham Enterprise Storage has chosen its Express DR 1050 capacity optimization cards to integrate into Gresham's Clareti Storage Director, a tape virtualization and backup virtualization solution.  Utilizing the Hifn Express DR 1050 card, Gresham can double the capacity of disk and tape devices attached to the Clareti Storage Director.

--PC backup vendor Rebit announced a partnership with Hammer, a European distributor dedicated to storage.  Hammer is now reselling Rebit's appliances and software to its channel partners in Europe.

--Nirvanix, a cloud storage platform provider, announced that its Storage Delivery Network (SDN) has been integrated into Ooyala's Backlot video management platform. Backlot is a scalable video platform with analytics, content syndication controls and monetization features. 

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