XiloCore LLC has announced a suite of business continuity solutions, based on technology from Asigra, for VARs and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the US and Canada. The solutions enable VARs and MSPs to provide data archiving services through the use of tiered storage and Asigra's agent-less, tape-less Televaulting platform.
Former IDC analyst Robert Gray has launched his own storage industry consulting practice. For more information, go to www.RobertGrayDirect.com .
NeoScale Systems and BridgeHead Software announced the delivery of an integrated solution for securing sensitive backup data for the healthcare industry. NeoScale's CryptoStor Tape Encryption appliance now supports BridgeHead's serverless backup component of MEDITECH's Health Information System Application.
Hifn announced a no-charge version of its iSCSI target software, downloadable at www.hifn.com/freeiSCSItarget.aspx .The Swarm iSCSI target will allow any server or workstation (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.) to access centralized storage.
ExaGrid Systems has patented a method and apparatus for both backing up to a NAS-based system with byte-level delta data de-duplication, as well as ensuring long-term data integrity and recoverability. On file with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the two new patents are: US Patent No. 7,246,140 "Method and Apparatus for Storage System to Provide Distributed Data Storage and Protection" and US Patent No. 7,246,275 "Method and Apparatus for Managing Data Integrity of Backup and Disaster Recovery Data."
Woven Systems has completed its second round of private venture funding, raising $20 million from venture capital firms led by MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures and existing investors, Goldman Sachs and Palomar Ventures. The latest round of funding raises the total investment in the company to $35 million.
Asigra claims to be the first data-protection vendor to receive accreditation by MSP Alliance for its managed backup services delivery platform. This is designation results from in-depth review by MSP Alliance to show Asigra as a preferred vendor for service providers seeking to offer backup as a service.