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Posted on May 27, 2009


-- LSI has announced an OEM partnership with Terascala in the high performance computing (HPC) market. Terascala plans to integrate LSI's Engenio 7900 disk array with the Terascala DTS 4000 parallel file storage appliance,

-- Sun Microsystems has chosen Fujifilm Recording Media U.S.A. as its media development partner for Sun's next generation T10000 tape format, slated for introduction in 2010. Fujifilm currently manufactures cartridges for Sun's T10000 drives with a native storage capacity up to 1TB and the next generation drive will use Fujifilm's advanced tape coating technology to further boost capacity and performance, according to the company.

-- Data protection and management software specialist Vizioncore unveiled a new version of its backup and recovery tool for virtual environments, vRanger Pro 4.0 DPP (Data Protection Platform). The company also announced support for VMware's vSphere 4 cloud operating system across its portfolio. Vizioncore's vFoglight, vReplicator, vOptimizer Pro and vRanger Pro software all support the vSphere OS for customers building internal clouds.

-- Spectra Logic is now offering its partners an "online university" on the Web. The newly launched Spectra University provides channel partners with sales and technical certification and training. The program includes information about Spectra Logic as a company and technical information and training for the company's Spectra T-Series libraries and Spectra nTier family of disk-based products.

-- Seanodes is now shipping its Exanodes Storage Virtual Appliance (SVA) software for VMware environments. The Exanodes VM Edition SVA creates high-speed, clustered virtual iSCSI SANs using the existing internal disks of VMware ESX servers. Exanodes VM Edition costs $950 per ESX server and is available now through Seanodes' channel partners.

-- Datacastle announced the availability of the Datacastle Cloud Service, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its unified PC backup, data privacy and data protection solution optimized for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing environment. The Datacastle Cloud Service is a unified data protection product built on top of the Amazon Web Services platform. It offers policy-driven PC backup, encryption, key management, device trace, and data deletion in a single service.

-- Brocade has launched a new global Alliance Partner Network channel program designed to attract storage and IP networking channel resellers. The new, multi-level channel reseller program coincides with an expansion of Brocade's dedicated sales, marketing, and technical support model, which is designed to support the new program and partnerships.

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