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Ocarina Networks has entered into a reseller deal with HP under which HP customers can purchase Ocarina's content-aware compression and data deduplication platform directly from HP and its partners. The "Ocarina ECOsystem for HP" integrates with HP's NAS systems.

CommVault is beefing up its North American channel program. The company announced that it has dedicated development funds to its PartnerAdvantage Channel Program to help increase awareness and sales of its Simpana software. More than 70 channel partners now can take advantage of additional funds to support external marketing campaigns and/or sales initiatives.

DataCore Software has teamed up with Citrix Systems to distribute a free to try, downloadable, DataCore Virtual SAN Appliance, and released a Citrix StorageLink adapter to integrate its storage virtualization solutions with Citrix Essentials for XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. 

Unitrends' family of integrated data protection appliances now supports VMware vSphere 4 to provide backups across virtualized and non-virtualized environments. Unitrends' systems provide redundant layers of protection, including LAN-based Data Protection Units, removable disks for near-line archiving, and offsite data protection through Data Protection Vaults.

Toshiba's latest generation solid-state disk (SSD) drives, based on 43nm MLC NAND flash, are now shipping to manufacturers. The SSDs are initially available to OEMs only, in capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB in 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch drive enclosures, targeted for use in notebook computers, gaming and home entertainment systems.

Fusion-io announced that its ioXtreme has increased data performance by up to 6X for the Maya Composite high dynamic range compositing component of Autodesk Maya 2010 software. In testing, the ioXtreme outperformed an enterprise-class, four-drive RAID array by more than 200%.

This article was originally published on September 01, 2009