Solid-state disk (SSD) specialist STEC racked up another OEM design win with the announcement that Fujitsu Storage Systems has integrated its Zeus line of Fibre Channel SSDs in Fujitsu's Eternus disk arrays.
Blade Network Technologies announced that its 10GbE switch, which is compatible with the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) standards, is available for IBM’s BladeCenter. The two companies partnered on the switch, which has 24 ports (all-10GbE or 1GbE and 10GbE) and bi-directional throughput of up to 480Gbps.
StarWind Software is offering a free version of its iSCSI Target software that converts Windows servers into shared-storage appliances. The software permits an unlimited number of iSCSI connections and supports 2TB of storage capacity. The software installs on any 64-bit or 32-bit Windows server and converts it into an iSCSI SAN. The target software also supports VMware ESX, ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, and can run inside a virtual machine.
Data Domain announced secure, file-level data shredding capabilities in its Retention Lock software option. Pricing for Retention Lock starts at $1,500. Existing users can upgrade to Data Domain OS 4.6 to access the new shredding features at no cost.
BakBone Software announced a new portfolio of acquired technologies from Asempra and ColdSpark, combined with BakBone’s NetVault software, under a new "Universal Data Management" strategy..
Online backup provider DataPreserve is offering a suite of cloud-based data protection software and storage products for SMBs. The DataPreserve Pro suite is designed for MSPs with plans to build private clouds. DataPreserve Pro is based on software from Robobak and supports block-level backup and storage of files such as Exchange and SQL Server databases. Capacity-based pricing starts at $37.50 per month for up to 10GB of compressed data.