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Industry News and Analysis

Recent announcements from:
Nexsan, QuorumLabs, Samsung Electronics and Vizioncore.
Brocade gives thanks
Brocade gives thanks
InQuinox accelerates PureDisk deduplication
InQuinox launched itself recently with the release of an acceleration appliance for Symantec's NetBackup PureDisk deduplication software, and followed up this month with the introduction of a migration utility for SAN booting systems.
CA ARCserve Backup - Enterprise-Class Data Protection and Deduplication
This ESG Lab Validation focuses on the key functionality in CA ARCserve backup driving greater efficiency: embedded data deduplication, backup and recovery performance, Media Assure data verification, and tape integration.
SAN Blueprints by SANpulse - Automated, Intelligent SAN Insight and Optimization
This ESG Lab Validation report presents highlights of recently completed hands-on testing of a SAN Blueprint from SANpulse Technologies, the technology used to create that SAN Blueprint, and feedback from production users.
Data Robotics upgrades iSCSI RAID arrays
Data Robotics boosted performance by up to 50% on its RAID arrays via an additional GbE/iSCSI port, faster processors and more memory, and software techniques such as multiple stream optimization.
It's not your father's NAS anymore
Traditional NAS approaches often fall short in environments with rapid growth in file-based data.
Managed service offers customized recovery for Data Domain systems
Simply Continuous is set to release a new version of its managed data recovery service with a new software tool that lets customers define their own SLA for data recovery on EMC Data Domain appliances.
SSDs: STEC on a roll
SSDs: STEC on a roll
What are the market drivers for virtualization and cloud computing?
What are the market drivers for virtualization and cloud computing?
Recent announcements from:
Axxana, Emulex, Hitachi Data Systems, InQuinox, Paragon Software Group, Riverbed Technology and StorMagic.
Highlights from Supercomputing 09
<font size="2">A number of storage vendors used this week's Supercomputing 09 conference in Portland to announce new products or partner agreements.
EMC extends dedupe to desktops, laptops
<p><font size="2">EMC began offering a new version of its Avamar data deduplication software today with several new features, including support for desktop and laptop data&nbsp;deduplication.</font></p>
Emulex, QLogic jockey for position
Emulex, QLogic jockey for position
ParaScale beefs up cloud storage platform
ParaScale announced a new version of its ParaScale Cloud Storage software (PCS) today with added support for virtual server environments and new API support that streamlines the process of adding applications to the cloud.
VTL primer and predictions
Upcoming features include support for alternate media, clustered VTL engines, content search capabilities, and support for protocols such as NFS and CIFS.
HP to buy 3Com for $2.7 billion to advance Converged Infrastructure
HP has delivered its second counterpunch to Cisco's UCS in less than a week with the news that HP will shell out $2.7 billion to acquire networking vendor 3Com.
Recent announcements from:
AutoVirt, EMC, Mimosa Systems, NextIO, ProStor Systems, SandForce, StoneFly, Symantec, Tandberg Data and Texas Memory Systems.
3PAR Autonomic Groups
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of 3PAR Autonomic Groups in a clustered VMware environment - paying special attention to ease of provisioning and management.
3PAR automates provisioning for virtual servers
3PAR has unveiled a trio of software updates for its InServ Storage Server arrays that automate storage provisioning, monitoring, and data protection in clustered and virtual server environments.
Who are the leaders in InfiniBand?
Who are the leaders in InfiniBand?
Spectra Logic libraries scale to 180PB
Spectra Logic today took the wraps off a system that scales to 45PB per library, or 180PB in a library complex. Those capacities assume a library equipped with LTO-5 tape drives and cartridges, which aren't expected until April 2010.
i365 to provide cloud storage for Microsoft DPM 2010
In conjunction with the beta release of Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Seagate's software company, i365, has entered into a partnership to provide cloud-based data protection for DPM 2010.
QuorumLabs BC/DR appliances target SMBs
QuorumLabs this week released its onQ data protection appliances aimed at cost-conscious SMBs that need full business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) functionality.
Arkeia acquires Kadena for data dedupe
<strong>November 4, 2009</strong> -- Arkeia this week acquired Kadena Systems, a developer of data deduplication technology and plans to integrate the technology into its flagship Arkeia Network Backup software.
Recent announcements from:
Brocade, Microsoft, Promise Technology, STEC, Tandberg Data and WD.
HP strikes back with Converged Infrastructure Architecture
Hewlett-Packard is putting its own twist on the data center of the future with today's launch of the HP Converged Infrastructure Architecture and a set of associated services and partner offerings that create a virtualized, on-demand data center.
EMC, Cisco, Vmware cause waves with cloud coalition
EMC, Cisco, Vmware cause waves with cloud coalition
EMC, Cisco form cloud coalition with VMware
EMC, Cisco and VMware today joined forces to create the Virtual Computing Environment coalition as the companies attempt to corner the market on data center virtualization and the transition to private cloud infrastructures.
SNIA attempts to clear up cloud confusion
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has launched the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), a new program to advance the development and adoption of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard.
VMware beefs up SRM for DR
VMware is shipping a new version of vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with expanded storage support, tighter controls and expanded failover capabilities for disaster recovery for virtual machines.
The shift to FCoE is underway
The Mississippi Department of IT Services is prepping for a move to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in order to reduce complexity in its new data center.
Symantec unveils FileStore cloud platform
Symantec's Veritas FileStore is a new clustered file system aimed at enterprises building public or private storage clouds.
Cisco launches UCS rack servers, CNAs
Cisco is diving deeper into the data center with the additions of rack-mount servers, memory extension technology, and a new line of converged network adapters (CNAs) for its Unified Computing System (UCS).
Quantum ships NAS-based dedupe appliances
Quantum is out to expand its presence in the disk-based backup market through a new line of NAS-based backup and data deduplication appliances for midrange companies.
FCoE no longer a question of why, but wh
<p>We've covered Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) many times and from many angles in these pages and on infostor.com, but for our Special Report on FCoE this month we thought it would be a good idea to round up some actual users.</p>
EMC upgrades Data Domain systems
EMC has overhauled Data Domain's entry-level and midrange deduplication systems with the release of the DD630, DD610 and DD140, a new batch of disk-based backup systems that offer more performance and capacity than previous models.
Data deduplication: When, why, where and how?
The advantages of data deduplication are obvious, but there are a variety of deployment options.
VTL primer and predictions
Upcoming features include support for alternate media, clustered VTL engines, content search capabilities, and support for protocols such as NFS and CIFS.