Recent announcements from:

Posted on October 21, 2009


-- BlueArc and SGI have entered into an OEM agreement, under which BlueArc will supply its Mercury storage platforms to power SGI's InfiniteStorage NAS 50 and NAS 100 platforms.
-- QLogic won an OEM contract with IBM for its single-chip 8100 series of converged network adapters (CNAs), which support
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). IBM is integrating the FCoE CNAs into its Power Systems servers, which support Unix, Linux and IBM i applications.

-- ParaScale and Moonwalk announced the availability of an integrated storage management system that offloads infrequently accessed data from primary storage to a ParaScale cloud. The integrated ParaScale/Moonwalk cloud-based storage management solution is available immediately and can be downloaded from the ParaScale website.  A free version allows enterprises to migrate up to 4TB of data from their primary storage to the ParaScale cloud. ParaScale has also partnered with open-source backup and recovery software developer Zmanda for an integrated Disk-to-Cloud (D2C) backup solution.

-- Micron has introduced a new line of 34-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) and single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory for enterprise applications. The company claims a 6x improvement in endurance for MLC NAND and a 3x improvement in endurance for SLC NAND. Micron’s MLC and SLC Enterprise NAND technology can be configured into multi-die, single packages enabling densities up to 32GB for MLC and 16GB for SLC.

-- Startup InQuinox has arrived on the scene with its first product: a high-performance appliance for Symantec’s NetBackup PureDisk data deduplication software. The SD3 product line includes four models for both remote office environments and data centers. The models range from 1.3TB up to 96TB of useable local storage capacity and come with Symantec NetBackup PureDisk deduplication software installed.

-- i365 introduced a new version of the EVault Plug-n-Protect appliance for small businesses. The EVault Plug-n-Protect Small Business appliance, with a usable storage capacity of 3TB, is an "all-in-one" backup and recovery system consisting of pre-configured hardware and a suite of EVault Software for data protection.

-- Sorrento Networks is releasing an 8Gbps Fibre Channel card for its GigaMux 1600/3200, an optical transport system that supports a variety of WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) architectures. The new card enables high bandwidth connectivity of SANs between data centers and meets new bandwidth demands driven by cloud computing applications like storage virtualization, according to the company.

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