Brocade adds VM visibility to SAN management software
<p>Brocade today announced a new release of its Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) software, enhanced support for VMware, and a new function called Server Application Optimization (SAO), all of which are designed to give SAN administrators visibility into virtual machine (VM) environments.</p>
Q&A: EMC, Data Domain and deduplication
It has been about a month since EMC officially acquired Data Domain for its disk-based data deduplication technologies and EMC is starting to offer some information about the status of the deal and how it will bring Data Domain, its employees and its product set into the fold.
EMC upgrades Clariion for VMware environments
In an effort to make the Clariion CX4 a more reliable, tier 1 storage system for VMware deployments, EMC this week announced a series of software and connectivity upgrades that make the CX4 "virtualization-aware."
Spectra upgrades deduplication appliances
Spectra Logic today announced enhancements to its nTier line of disk-based deduplication appliances, as well as enhancements to its BlueScale tape management software.
Lab Review: Turning the tables on data deduplication
Rather than slow a backup job by comparing current data to previous backup data to remove common blocks from the current job, Sepaton's DeltaStor leaves current data untouched as a reference and instead removes blocks from previous jobs that match the new reference once the new job completes.
Akorri software optimizes virtual infrastructure
Akorri this week released the 3.0 version of its BalancePoint software, which the company describes as a cross-domain "virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management tool," although the software can also be used in physical environments.
Nexenta upgrades open-source software for VMs
In an effort to tap into the growing pool of budget-conscious storage buyers, Nexenta Systems today announced the release of NexentaStor 2.1, an open-source unified storage system based on the ZFS file system.