Storage Clips: Fortune 1000 embraces ILM

Much of the $750M in purchasing power of the Fortune 1000 looks to be heading for ILM by the end of 2006.

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Fortune 1000 survey respondents speak out
In the latest storage study of Fortune 1000 storage decision makers by TheInfoPro Inc., information lifecycle management (ILM) moved to the No. 1 position on the technology heat index -- up from the No. 4 position in findings released in April 2005. The index ranked the current and planned usage of more than 20 different storage management technologies, including file and block virtualization, continuous data protection, storage security software, disk to disk for backup, automated storage provisioning and storage resource management.

The report also mentions that 32% of end users are in pilot or have near-term implementation plans for ILM by the end of 2006. The most important ILM functionalities for end users were tiers of storage, data migration between tiers and policy engines.

FalconStor offers DR and archiving service
FalconStor announced the launch of PrimeVault, a data protection facility based on the IPStor and VirtualTape Library products, aimed at providing disaster recovery (DR) and data archiving services, as well as co-location hosting.

FalconStor also announced a user, KyLinTV, has chosen PrimeVault to manage the storage and hosting of its more than 15,000 hours of broadcast TV and Video on Demand programming.

Diskeeper flashes performance calibration
Automatic disk defragmentation startup Diskeeper provided a sneak peek into its new storage performance product, dubbed Disk Performance Calibration, which will generate a physical-layer performance map of disk drives.

Intransa targets Asia
Intransa announced a partnership with Huawei-3Com (H3C), a networking and equipment manufacturer headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Under terms of the agreement, Intransa and H3C will jointly develop IP SAN products that will be marketed under the H3C brand.

RAID Inc. partners with ISTOR
RAID Inc. has announced a partnership with iStor Networks to produce an 8-port iSCSI storage system with enterprise virtualization features and 4 GB of cache in a 2U 12-bay SATA enclosure. The eight iSCSI ports allow for up to 1760 MBps in full duplex mode. The product will be available in mid-November.

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