The Storage Networking Industry Association has formed the Cloud Backup and Restore Special Interest Group (Cloud BUR SIG), a project within SNIA's Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), to promote adoption of cloud storage. Founding members include Asigra (group chair), NetApp, i365, CoreVault, TeraSky, EVS, Terremark, HMK and Recovery Networks.
Infortrend and STEC have partnered to integrate STEC's SAS-based ZeusIOPS solid-state disk (SSD) drives in Infortrend's ESVA F60-2830 RAID arrays.
Vision Solutions has completed its acquisition of Double-Take Software. The acquisition was backed by private equity investor Toma Bravo. (For more information, see "Vision Solutions to acquire Double-Take.")
GreenBytes' GB-X series of capacity optimization appliances has achieved VMware Ready status and are now listed on VMware's Hardware Compatibility List.
Caringo has secured $5 million in a new series of funding. Caringo is a provider of object-based storage software that enables clustered storage for digital content.
Certeon, which provides virtualized WAN and application acceleration software (aCelera), has restructured its global channel partner program for resellers. The company is targeting the virtualization, disaster recovery and cloud computing markets.
Druva Software has released the 4.0 version of its InSync software for backing up enterprise laptops. The software features source-based application-aware data deduplication (at the logical block or object level), support for up to 16TB per server, a redesigned Octopus WAN optimization engine, and the the NoSQL Oracle Berkley Database (BDB).