Recent announcements from:

Posted on May 05, 2010

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-- EMC announced new EMC Proven Solutions designed to bring EMC fully automated storage tiering (FAST) software to Oracle Database 11g environments. The implementations include EMC Symmetrix V-Max or EMC Clariion CX-4 networked disk arrays and EMC FAST and are designed to adjust storage tiering as Oracle workloads change.

-- StorSimple has inked agreements with Amazon, AT&T, EMC, Iron Mountain, and Microsoft to deliver integration of cloud storage services to joint customers. StorSimple provides cloud storage for applications such as SharePoint, Exchange, Windows user files and virtual machines via the StorSimple Armada Storage Appliance. The Armada appliance is a hybrid storage solution that makes cloud storage appear like local data center storage that integrates into customers' existing storage and data management tools.

-- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Avnet Technology Solutions have announced a pan-EMEA distribution partnership. An extension of the pair's ten-year relationship, the agreement allows Avnet's partners to provide their small to mid-sized business and commercial customers with HDS storage.

-- ProStor Systems announced the general availability of its ProStor InfiniVault product line shipping with the newly released 1TB RDX removable disk cartridge.

-- Spectra Logic has doubled the capacity of its Spectra nTier700 disk appliance to 120TB using 2TB hard disk drives (HDDs). The company claims that customers can now achieve 120TB of storage and have 16GB of memory available to backup and archive applications that run locally on the 4U nTier700, for as low as $1.00 per GB.

-- SolarWinds has made a new management tool available as a free download. The company's SAN Monitor storage management software offers visibility into application and server performance issues by identifying performance bottlenecks with disk I/O and latency.

-- Kroll Ontrack has enhanced its data recovery products for flash and solid-state drives (SSDs). The newly refined toolkit allows Ontrack Data Recovery engineers to offer customers a higher success rate and quicker data retrieval turnaround, while increasing the integrity of the information recovered, according to the company.

-- Online backup and recovery provider VaultLogix has integrated its software with ConnectWise's PSA software. ConnectWise targets IT services providers.

-- Barracuda Networks announced new features for the Barracuda Message Archiver that allow users to archive calendar items, contacts and tasks from Microsoft Exchange. The latest Barracuda Message Archiver release also includes a tool that allows administrators to import emails from IBM Lotus Domino NSF files.

-- Consonus is set to announce a new version of its virtualization management software in conjunction with a newly announced partnership with Akorri. Consonus has integrated its software with Akorri's BalancePoint virtual infrastructure performance management software to increase virtual machine density and reduce troubleshooting time.


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