Reldata announced five new additions to its VAR channel: Capstone Technology Solutions, Condor Storage, DASDI, infoStructure and VarData. The VARs will distribute Reldata’s virtualized storage platforms, which provide unified iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication.

JMR Electronics is partnering with white box manufacturer Source Code, which will resell JMR’s BlueStor PeSAN products. BlueStor PeSAN storage subsystems are based on the PCIe bus.

Microsoft has approved Neverfail’s continuous availability and disaster recovery software as part of its SQL Server Always On program. The certification applies specifically to Neverfail for SQL Server software, which combines database replication, monitoring and failover/failback.

RAID Inc. has entered into an OEM agreement with NEC Corporation of America. RAID Inc. will license NEC’s HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage platforms and the HYDRAstor trademark, and sell them under the brand Grid-X Backup.

Intel and Hitachi GST have announced plans to jointly develop NAND-based solid-state disk (SSD) drives, with production shipments expected in 2010.

Oracle has contributed block I/O data integrity code, which was developed in part with Emulex, to the Linux community. The code will be integrated into the Linux 2.6.27 kernel. The data integrity code exposes data protection information to the Linux kernel, enabling storage subsystems to use data integrity features. The overall goal is end-to-end data integrity (e.g., from applications to HBAs to storage devices).

Hifn announced that Gresham Enterprise Storage has chosen its Express DR 1050 capacity optimization cards to integrate into Gresham’s Clareti Storage Director, a tape virtualization and backup virtualization solution. 

This article was originally published on January 01, 2009