Dataram accelerates FC SANs September 29, 2009
-- <p>Dataram this week entered the broader storage market with the introduction of the XcelaSAN appliance for accelerating application performance in Fibre Channel SAN environments.</p>
Engenio arrays support SSDs, iSCSI September 28, 2009
-- LSI has upgraded its Engenio 7900 disk arrays with support for SSD drives and iSCSI host interfaces, adding to support for Fibre Channel and SATA drives and 4Gbps/8Gbps Fibre Channel host connections.
Dedupe 2.0: The Benefits of Optimizing Primary and Secondary Storage September 24, 2009
Dedupe 2.0: The Benefits of Optimizing Primary and Secondary Storage
Originally Broadcast: Sep 24, 2009
This session will present an overview of the various solutions for the challenges of Primary and Secondary Storage Optimization and real-world examples of successful deployments of Dedupe 2.0.
Recent announcements from: September 23, 2009
-- BakBone Software, Bell Microproducts, HP, IceWEB, Mellanox Technologies, Panasas, Penguin Computing, Pliant Technology, Samsung Electronics and Xiotech.
Brocade connects data centers with FCoE blades September 23, 2009
-- Continuing on its path toward making the DCX Backbone a cornerstone of converged networking, Brocade is now shipping a pair of new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blades capable of connecting two or more data centers and consolidating server I/O.
InMage upgrades DR software September 23, 2009
-- The 5.1 release of InMage Systems' Scout disaster recovery (DR) software includes a number of features designed primarily for large end-user sites (hundreds or thousands of servers), as well as managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud services providers.
Reldata simplifies 'unified storage' management September 22, 2009
-- Reldata today took the wraps off the latest version of its RELvos software, with a focus primarily on simplifying management of unified storage environments, which in the case of Reldata refers to the combination of block-level iSCSI SANs and file-level NAS.
Seagate first with 6Gbps SATA drives September 21, 2009
-- Seagate today became the first disk drive manufacturer to ship 6Gbps SATA drives. The 3.5-inch, 7,200rpm Barracuda XT drives pack 2TB of capacity.
Intel previews Jasper Forest processors September 18, 2009
-- Intel's "Jasper Forest" processors boast integrated PCI Express (PCIe) support and lower power consumption for dense storage system designs. The processors are due to ship in "early 2010," according to Intel officials.
Cleversafe adds object-based storage to dsNets September 18, 2009
-- In an effort to capitalize on the growth of unstructured data, Cleversafe has announced the addition of object-based storage to its Dispersed Storage Network (dsNet) platform.
GreenBytes launches multifunction deduplication appliances September 17, 2009
-- Startup GreenBytes has thrown its hat into the data deduplication ring with a pair of storage appliances, but there's a twist. The company's GB-X Series of deduplication systems combine native inline deduplication with an enterprise-scale file system - the GreenBytes File System (GBFS), which is based on Sun's open-source software - to extend deduplication to primary storage.
Recent announcements from: September 16, 2009
-- Asankya, Atempo, Emulex, Exanet, QLogic, Tandberg Data, and Texas Memory Systems.
Cloud storage opportunities and challenges September 16, 2009
-- With total IT spending on cloud computing projected to grow at least threefold by 2012, a lot is being heard today about the potential benefits of cloud computing.
Dot Hill's VRA lowers RAID costs September 15, 2009
-- Dot Hill Systems today introduced software in what it hopes to be a new category of RAID, dubbed Virtual RAID Adapter (VRA). The software-only RAID technology promises to decrease the cost of adding RAID functionality to low-end and mid-range servers by
NEC upgrades HYDRAstor for long-term archiving September 15, 2009
-- NEC is turning its HYDRAstor grid storage system into a long-term archiving platform with performance, security, availability, and management upgrades aimed at storing data for 100 years.
Pliant delivers EFD SSD drives September 14, 2009
-- Startup Pliant Technology today announced its entry into the solid-state disk (SSD) fray with the introduction of its Lightning line of Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs). The drives are designed for OEMs and integrators building hybrid arrays consisting of SSDs and traditional hard disk drives (HDDs).
Adaptec enables SSD + HDD RAID September 10, 2009
-- As part of a partnership with Intel, Adaptec this week introduced software for its RAID controllers that will enable its OEM and channel partners to combine the controllers and software with solid-state disk (SSD) drives and traditional hard disk drives in what the company refers to as High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs).
Dell debuts Windows-based NAS for SMBs September 9, 2009
-- Dell added a new system to its family of networked storage systems for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today with the debut of the PowerVault NX300, a Windows-based NAS appliance with data deduplication support and a capacity of up to 4TB.
Hitachi ships midrange NAS platform September 8, 2009
-- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today announced the general availability of two new Hitachi Network Attached Storage (NAS) Platform systems - the Hitachi NAS 3080 and 3090 - as the company sets its sights squarely on the midrange NAS market.
Storage highlights from VMworld September 3, 2009
-- <strong>September 4, 2009</strong> -- Storage vendors were out in force at this week's VMworld show in San Francisco, with a number of vendors using the show as a launch pad for new product introductions and others running demos of storage products tuned for VMware environments.
Promise offers power-saving RAID for SMBs September 3, 2009
-- Promise Technology is now shipping the VessRAID series storage systems, with energy efficient drive spin-down technology aimed at meeting the long-term storage needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Recent announcements from: September 2, 2009
-- 3PAR, Akorri, DataCore Software, DataPipe, ExaGrid, Hitachi Data Systems, InMage, Kroll Ontrack, Pillar Data Systems, QLogic and Western Digital.
Dell taps Brocade for FCoE, CEE gear September 2, 2009
-- Dell is moving up the stack. The company today announced an expanded partnership with Brocade to sell Dell-branded versions of Brocade's Fibre Channel HBAs, CNAs, FCoE and CEE switching products as part of a new focus on data center virtualization and unified networking.
FalconStor extends virtual appliance line for VMware September 1, 2009
-- FalconStor Software has taken its entire product line virtual with the launch of the File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) virtual appliance as part of a new VMware initiative announced this week.
New Products September 1, 2009
-- Each month, InfoStor rounds up timely new product announcements, providing a buyer?s guide for professionals.
Options for disk-based backup and recovery September 1, 2009
-- There are now a lot of alternatives for disk-to-disk (D2D) backup and recovery, and choosing the right solution depends largely on business requirements.
NetApp taps QLogic for FCoE September 1, 2009
-- NetApp recently announced native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity across its line of FAS and V series storage systems.
IBM adds replication to deduplicating VTLs September 1, 2009
-- This month, IBM added native replication capabilities to its family of ProtecTIER virtual tape library (VTL) appliances in an effort to extend data deduplication to remote disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) operations.
The need for speed: 6Gbps SAS and 8Gbps FC September 1, 2009
-- The latest versions of the most popular host/drive interfaces have 2X the throughput (or more), and RAID arrays and controllers are finally hitting the channel and end users.
Brocade ships FCoE/CEE blade September 1, 2009
-- This month, Brocade began shipping a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blade that brings Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and FCoE capabilities to its DCX Backbone platform.
Cisco accelerates data over WANs September 1, 2009
-- Cisco recently released a round of software upgrades for its MDS 9000 family of Multilayer Directors that improve data encryption and accelerate traffic over distances for IBM System z mainframe storage environments and open systems SANs.
Business Briefs September 1, 2009
-- This section takes on late-breaking business and partnership news written for industry insiders.
Do you have the need for speed? September 1, 2009
-- Whenever a disk/host interface doubles in speed, the question is: Who needs it? Such is the case with 6Gbps SAS and 8Gbps Fibre Channel.
FalconStor ships turnkey iSCSI/FC SAN September 1, 2009
-- Billing it as "the only SAN that can virtualize other SANs," FalconStor Software recently began shipping its first turnkey SAN system.
I/O virtualization's a sweet spot for 10GbE September 1, 2009
-- Server virtualization technologies, such as VMware or Citrix's Xen, allow multiple applications to run on different "guest" operating systems and share a physical server.