Recent announcements from:

Posted on December 23, 2009

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-- CommVault and network software maker Group Logic are teaming up to extend file archiving to Mac environments. The companies are delivering an integrated offering that enables Mac computers to utilize CommVault Simpana software to achieve seamless access to archived data across mixed Mac, Windows and UNIX environments. Group Logic's ArchiveConnect is a client application that runs on each Mac desktop to ensure the Mac Finder differentiates between online and archived files while treating these archived files as though they were offline. The Simpana software archive module and ArchiveConnect remove the previous archiving restrictions placed on Mac users, according to the companies.

-- DataCore Software is stretching the size of its virtual disks from 2TB to 1PB. With this release, DataCore storage virtualization nodes can control pools consisting of numerous RAID sets, each well over the previous 2TB maximum. The new software release is available immediately. DataCore customers under current maintenance contracts are eligible to receive the 1PB software enhancements at no charge.

-- Iron Mountain announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to help promote and establish security best practices for enterprise-level cloud solutions and services. According to the company, Iron Mountain will offer its expertise in enterprise Storage-as-a-Service and other cloud solutions spanning information protection and recovery, and electronic discovery to help the Cloud Security Alliance promote best practices for all types of data stored in the cloud. Additionally, Iron Mountain will help develop and implement security standards for a range of cloud services.

-- Scale Computing announced that customers of now defunct MPC Computer who migrate to Scale's Intelligent Clustered Storage (ICS) technology will receive free installation of Scale's solutions and one day of free support to help migrate their data. MPC Computers filed for bankruptcy in November 2008 and ceased operations at the end of December 2008. MPC customers who bought DataFRAME nodes (DF140, DF420, DF440, DF240) on Intel-based platforms can now migrate to Scale's ICS SANs of varying raw densities (2TB, 4TB and 8TB).


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