Recent announcements from:

Posted on January 07, 2009


-- EMC announced that it has expanded its alliance with VMware and is now a gold-level VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC), giving EMC Global Services the green light to deliver the full spectrum of virtualization consulting, assessment and management services to enterprise customers.

-- DataCore Software has inked a distributor deal with Tech Data, under which Tech Data's Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division will distribute DataCore's full line of storage virtualization, disaster recovery and business continuity products.

-- Iron Mountain Digital has announced that its Connected Backup solution will be available in March 2009 for Mac users. Connected Backup provides secure online backup and recovery. It also enables IT to centrally manage distributed data backup from Mac or PC laptops outside of the office.

-- ATTO Technology's Xtend SAN iSCSI Software Initiator for Mac OS X has been updated to provide better security and automation. The Xtend SAN technology now supports HeaderDigest and DataDigest with error level 1 processing, which is used to guarantee the integrity of iSCSI header data. Also new is the Xtend SAN Command Line Interface (CLI), which enables almost complete automation of iSCSI target management.

-- WiebeTech, a brand of CRU-DataPort has released the RTX400-QR, a new portable desktop storage enclosure with built-in RAID protection. The RTX400-QR features a quad interface (FireWire 400/800, USB 2.0 or eSATA) and supports data transfer rates of up to up to 100MBps. The RTX400-QR is available pre-configured for Mac or Windows in 2TB and 4TB configurations, with a base unit available starting at just $899.95.

-- QNAP Systems announced the new Turbo NAS series of Intel-based iSCSI NAS products. The Turbo NAS family consists of 4-bay, 5-bay, 6-bay, and 8-bay models. The products feature iSCSI target services, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, automatic policy-based IP blocking and instant SMS alert. The two Gigabit LAN ports of the NAS can be configured as Failover, Load balancing, or serving two different subnets.

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