Cisco ships FabricPath software for NX-OS
Cisco today began offering new hardware and software features and products for the NX-OS operating system that, when combined, bring the scalability and performance of layer 3 networks to the layer 2 world.
Isilon puts multiple tiers under one file system
With the rollout of its sixth generation operating system today, OneFS 6.0, Isilon introduced two applications for simplifying data management in scale-out NAS environments: SmartPools and InsightIQ.
HDS to launch cloud storage services
Hitachi Data Systems expanded on the cloud strategy it announced last October with the introduction of two cloud storage services, one for private clouds and one for public clouds.
Exar expands data reduction options
Exar is set to release two new PCIe-based solutions for data reduction, both of which are targeted primarily at OEMs and systems/storage integrators.
Sepaton aims for the clouds with new software
Sepaton is shipping a new batch of disk-based backup appliances based on Hitachi's AMS 2100 disk arrays with a new version of its data protection software that turns Sepaton's appliances into back-end storage for managed service and cloud service providers.
Virtual Instruments upgrades SAN monitoring tools
Targeting virtual server environments, Virtual Instruments this week released the 2.0 version of its VirtualWisdom SAN monitoring, measurement and analysis tools, which include software and hardware probes.
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Chelsio Communications, Fusion-io, GreenBytes, Hitachi Data Systems, Hosted Solutions, HP, LSI and Maxell.
EMC adds unstructured data to SourceOne's archiving
EMC continued to round out its SourceOne e-mail management and archiving software this week with the launches of EMC SourceOne File Intelligence and SourceOne for File Systems, a pair of products designed to manage unstructured data.
Emulex, QLogic get design wins from HP
Emulex and QLogic continued their ante-upping in the converged networking contest today with both companies announcing design wins from Hewlett-Packard at the HP Tech Forum event in Las Vegas.
Brocade, HP debut 8Gbps SAN starter bundles
Brocade is riding high at HP's Tech Forum in Las Vegas today as it announced that the pair's partnership has resulted in more than seven million Fibre Channel ports shipped and that HP is now selling a new set of Brocade-HP SAN and server connectivity products.
LSI expands in channel with external RAID
LSI expanded its channel presence today with the announcement of the CTS2600 family of building blocks, which will enable its white box channel partners to build external RAID arrays.
Aptare adds SAN fabric monitoring to SRM suite
Aptare, one of the last pure-play enterprise SRM software vendors, updated its StorageConsole SRM suite today with a range of enhancements and a new StorageConsole Fabric Manager, which monitors changes in the SAN fabric.
Storage highlights from HP Tech Forum
Hewlett-Packard's key storage announcements at the HP Tech Forum conference this week will be the StorageWorks P4800 BladeSystem SAN, EVA Cluster, and new internally-developed data deduplication software.
Storage virtualization: Benefits and alternatives
Storage virtualization may seem too expensive for SMBs, yet companies of all sizes can benefit from the technology without breaking the bank, using commodity hardware or traditional storage virtualization engines.
Why don't storage customers use tape tiers?
Everyone is talking about tiered storage for disk arrays, so why not apply a tiering strategy to enterprise tape as well? There are several obstacles to implementing a tiered tape strategy.
Nexsan Assureon - Secure, Online Disk Storage Archive
Nexsan's Assureon is a CAS (Content Addressable Storage) system capable of protecting, retaining, and searching millions of files; it is designed to be a simple, yet secure, plug-and-play solution for businesses of all sizes.
NEC debuts mini-HYDRA for SMB backup
NEC has packed the features and functions of its high-end HYDRAstor grid storage system into a single-node mini-HYDRA system as it attempts to expand the reach of HYDRAstor into the SMB market.
Violin to acquire Gear6 for caching software
Violin Memory announced today that it has acquired the assets of Gear6, which specializes in caching software. Violin plans to add the scalable caching software to its line of arrays based on SSD technology.
Anobit claims MLC SSDs rival SLC SSDs
Anobit introduced SSD drives today that are based on low-cost MLC NAND flash technology. The company claims that the drives are on par with SSDs based on more expensive SLC in the areas of performance and endurance.
Virident ships SLC SSDs for PCIe
Virident Systems today announced its tachIOn series of solid-state disk (SSD) drives, which are based on single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash technology and the PCIe interface.
Sepaton offers Secure Erasure option for VTLs
Virtual tape library (VTL) vendor Sepaton is now offering Secure Erasure, a licensed option for its S2100-ES2 data protection appliances that guarantees the erasure of information on virtual tape cartridges.
Sanbolic tightens integration with Hyper-V
At Microsoft Tech-Ed this week, Sanbolic introduced two software solutions based on its Melio clustered file system -- one for Hyper-V SAN environments and one for non-SAN infrastructures.
Dell tunes EqualLogic SANs for VMs, VDI
Dell is preparing to ship a pair of EqualLogic iSCSI SAN arrays that combine SSDs, SAS drives, and version 5.0 of its EqualLogic firmware that brings automated data tiering to the arrays.
Emulex to acquire ServerEngines
Emulex capped its long-term partnership with ServerEngines yesterday with the announcement that it will acquire the company for $78 million in cash and eight million shares of Emulex stock.
Permabit deduplicates primary storage
Permabit branched out from its archiving roots today with the introduction of data deduplication software designed specifically for capacity optimization on primary storage devices.
Riverbed optimizes bandwidth for EMC SRDF
Riverbed today announced version 6.1 of the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS), which includes a set of optimization techniques that improve data reduction and throughput for EMC's SRDF.
Asigra enhances cloud storage software
Asigra launched Asigra Cloud Backup v10 software today with support for mobile devices, new levels of tiered recovery, and added support for virtual server platforms and backup sets.
Weighing the pros and cons of unified computing
Cisco's introduction of the Unified Computing System (UCS) and its entry into the server market sparked a new arms race in the IT industry and has forced the heavy-hitters -- storage, server and networking vendors alike -- to come up with new strategies for data center convergence.
Startup brings tier-1 performance to cloud storage
Panzura launched today with the introduction of the Application Cloud Controller (ACC), an application-aware device based on SSD drives that functions as a read/write cache to eliminate latency in cloud storage environments.
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