Recent announcements from:

Posted on December 02, 2009

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-- Fujitsu Storage Systems has qualified STEC's ZeusIOPS solid-state disk drives (SSDs) with the announced DX80 storage system. Fujitsu had previously qualified STEC SSDs with its high-end Eternus DX8000 and mid-range Eternus DX400 arrays.

-- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has extended its partnership with Acer, facilitating Acer's entry into the small and medium-sized business (SMB) and high-performance computing (HPC) server markets. As part of the deal, HDS will provide its midrange storage platform, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) portfolio to complement Acer's new server lineup. Hitachi Data Systems is formally supporting Acer's entry into the business market via its Gateway brand.

-- The Planet, an IT hosting company, is now offering the Dell PowerVault MD3000i SAN disk array as a storage solution for multi-server environments such as virtual and private racks. The MD3000i uses iSCSI to enable shared storage across as many as 16 servers. The MD3000i, which has 15 internal drive slots for a total storage capacity up to 15TB. In the event more capacity is required, companies can add up to two MD1000 storage arrays to the MD3000i for an additional 45TB.

-- Aptare is now a member of the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. According to the company, the Aptare StorageConsole suite of software products complements NetApp storage systems by providing detailed insight into their operation. Specifically, StorageConsole Replication Manager reports on NetApp SnapVault, SnapMirror and FlexClone replication environments, helping administrators manage and measure availability compliance.

-- StoredIQ has launched a new set of services designed to provide visibility into unstructured data across the enterprise. The new StoredIQ Assessment Services, available directly from StoredIQ or through a StoredIQ Solution Provider Partner, can discover and assess unstructured information across a range of data sources, including storage, e-mail, archiving, content, document and record management systems, as well as remote desktop environments. Assessment services include setup, installation and configuration of StoredIQ appliances; indexing targeted data source volumes; and an assessment analysis and report.

-- Index Engines has joined the EMC Velocity2 Technology and ISV Program. In addition, Index Engines announced jointly conducted test results of indexing performance and capabilities on EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. The Index Engines 3.0 platform is able to perform full content and metadata indexing of backup data stored on EMC Data Domain systems, according to the company.

-- Avnet Technology Solutions is now offering "vendor neutral" archiving products and services to assist in the storage and management of medical images as part of an effort to help value-added resellers (VARs) and their healthcare-focused customers take advantage of funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As part of its VNA offerings, Avnet's partners will now be able to provide Enterprise Medical Image Management Assessment services to their customers. Additionally, Avnet has signed distribution agreements with three independent software vendors (ISVs) – Acuo Technologies, DeJarnette Research Systems, Inc., and TeraMedica Healthcare Technology. The software available from these ISVs can be used in conjunction with Avnet's storage products from suppliers such as EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NetApp and Sun Microsystems to create VNA solutions.


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