Storage Clips: CA increases virtual volume size

CA has increased the virtual volume size of its BrightStor virtual tape to 2 GB to improve performance.

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CA boosts virtual volume size
Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) announced that it is increasing the maximum virtual volume size for its BrightStor CA-Vtape to 2 GB. By doing so, CA said it will save its users significant CPU cycles and simplify tape management operations.

Increased virtual volume size conserves CPU cycles by allowing customers to turn off the compression functions required to fit application data into the volumes that were previously limited to 800 MB.

IBM offers federated records management
IBM has combined its DB2 Records Manager and WebSphere Information Integrator Content Edition into an integrated solution that it claims reduces the complexity of managing records.

Corraid unveils SATA storage
Corraid Inc announced SATA disk drives for its EtherDrive storage appliance. The refined chassis design includes 15 hot-swap drive bays that accommodate standard SATA disk drives. The new shelf offers a dual Gigabit Ethernet interface, redundant hot-swap power modules and fans. Fully populated drive bays using 400 GB disk drives yield 6 terabytes (TB) of storage, but using 500 GB drives, the new Coraid shelf provides 7.5 TB of storage.

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