VDI: For virtual desktops, latency matters
Some call it "Distributed Computing 2.0," and others call it the most profound infrastructure change since the start of distributed computing; but whatever the label, the virtualization of desktop systems is about to bring IT infrastructure to an important tipping point.
NetApp wows Wall Street, doubles quarterly profits
NetApp exceeded expectations with its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 earnings report today. Net income more than doubled in the fourth quarter to $145.1 million, vs. $68.4 million in Q4 2009.
Recent announcements from:
3PAR, Front Porch Digital, Fusion-io, Infortrend, NextIO, OCZ Technology Group, Sonian, Violin Memory and Voltaire.
Tandberg introduces LTO-5 tape libraries
Joining HP, IBM and Quantum, Tandberg Data is shipping a full line of systems based on LTO-5 tape technology, ranging from entry-level autoloaders to 40-slot libraries.
Symantec beefs up SMB backup, security
Symantec is bridging the gap between classic endpoint security and backup and recovery with the new Symantec Protection Suite Advanced Business Edition.
Seagate ships hybrid SSD drives
Seagate began shipments this week of a disk drive that combines flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) technology with a conventional hard disk drive.
Declustering improves RAID rebuild times
As disk drive capacities get larger and larger, one of the old problems with RAID technology gets worse and worse: slow rebuild times in the event of disk failures. One solution to this problem is declustered RAID, or parity declustering.
Coraid combines ZFS-based NAS with AoE
Coraid is using the open-source ZFS file system to extend its ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE)-based SAN storage to the world of files with today's debut of its EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliances.
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EMC enhances Mozy cloud storage services
The 2.0 version of EMC's Mozy cloud-based backup service boasts 25% faster backups, lower bandwidth usage, and a Mozy 2xProtect feature that allows users to back up to a local external drive in addition to Mozy's data centers.
Neuxpower attacks Office file bloat
Neuxpower Solutions has released a file-server version of its NXPowerLite file optimization software, which reduces the capacity requirements for Microsoft Office files on primary storage.
Vision Solutions to acquire Double-Take
Vision Solutions, a privately-held portfolio company of Thoma Bravo LLC, today announced that it is acquiring Double-Take Software for $10.55 per share in a deal valued at $242 million.
How to jumpstart SAN + LAN convergence
For IT, the simplest and most immediate strategy to begin to leverage 10GbE in a data center, especially when dealing with a virtualized environment, is to begin implementing iSCSI along with LAN networking to provide critical data management services.
EMC boosts Data Domain deduplication
At EMC World this week, EMC introduced technology that significantly improves the performance of its Data Domain backup and deduplication systems.
EMC launches SourceOne for SharePoint
With the availability of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 at hand, EMC is making its bid for a piece of the market with today's launch of a new member of the SourceOne e-mail management and archiving family -- EMC SourceOne for Microsoft SharePoint.
EMC debuts Unisphere, FAST for Clariion, Celerra
Day two of the EMC World conference in Boston saw big news for EMC's Clariion and Celerra midrange storage platforms as the company announced sub-LUN tiering, flash-based caching and Unisphere, a new management tool that aggregates all of EMC's midrange element managers.
Xsigo intros virtual I/O director; Dell to resell
At the EMC World show today, I/O virtualization specialist Xsigo Systems introduced a 2U virtual I/O Director with 24 20Gbps InfiniBand server ports and four I/O modules to which users can attach I/O cards such as Fibre Channel HBAs or 1GbE or 10GbE NICs.
InMage targets cloud providers
InMage Systems is stepping up its efforts to woo cloud services providers by offering definitions for a cloud optimized infrastructure and tweaking its flagship disaster recovery software with features designed specifically for cloud providers.
EMC, Cisco tap Capellas as Acadia CEO
EMC and Cisco have appointed Michael Capellas as CEO of their joint Acadia organization, which also involves VMware and is centered around the trio's Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition.
Adoption of file virtualization on the rise
Analysts note that end-user interest in file virtualization is picking up steam this year for a variety of reasons, and virtualization vendors are poised to take advantage.
Recent announcements from:
Akorri, Avnet Technology Solutions, Barracuda Networks, ConnectWise, Consonus, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Kroll Ontrack, ProStor Systems, SolarWinds, Spectra Logic, StorSimple and VaultLogix.
CA debuts ARCserve r15, adds D2D software
CA rolled out the latest version of its venerable (20 years old this year) CA ARCserve backup and recovery suite with the introduction of a new product and dozens of enhancements to existing products under the ARCserve umbrella.
Iomega NAS/iSCSI array targets SMBs
Iomega, an EMC company, today introduced a RAID array that supports NAS (file) and iSCSI (block) operations. The company claims some enterprise-class features, via EMC's LifeLine software, at prices that may appeal to SMBs with little or no IT support.
Brocade, EMC lay groundwork for private clouds
Brocade and EMC today launched a new set of integrated switching and storage solutions aimed at building private clouds for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Oracle Database 11g environments.