PolyServe unveils cluster volume manager PolyServe Inc. announced File Serving Solution 3.0 on Linux, which features a new cluster volume manager (CVM). The PolyServe CVM enables storage to be grouped into logical, shared pools and increased in size as needed, online. Once grouped into shared volumes, storage can be managed as a single, central pool and shared across all nodes in the cluster.The CVM also allows users to get better performance out of their storage infrastructure as many storage arrays can be aggregated and data evenly distributed across them. This means customers can use many small, cost-effective storage arrays instead of purchasing expensive, top-of-the-line arrays. Up to 16 servers can be combined to form
NetApp beefs up consulting services Network Appliance, Inc. announced a series of six consulting services designed to simplify complex storage and data management requirements. These services include: SAN design and implementation, SAN data migration, storage consolidation for Microsoft Exchange, storage consolidation for Microsoft SQL Server, storage consolidation for Windows File Servers, and backup and recovery design and implementation.
Voltaire scores $15M InfiniBand switch maker Voltaire Inc. announced that it has closed $15 million in financing. Baker Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and Vertex Venture Capital led the oversubscribed round. Existing investors Platinum Venture Capital, Tamir Fishman Ventures and The Challenge Fund also participated. Among the new investors is Paul Bonderson, co-founder and former vice president, engineering of Brocade, who also contributed to the round.