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VXL runs as a virtual appliance on a host server, and distributes data and flash resources across Microsoft SQL and Exchange, and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs). VXL’s caching algorithm decides what data to cache on the flash. When used on highly available mirrored volumes, the software can ensure the same amount of flash is used to accelerate both copies of the data. The software complements Sanrad’s V-Switch XL series of SAN acceleration appliances that use flash for a high-performance cache.
Seven10 makes archiving software cloud-ready
Seven10 Storage Software Inc. released StorFirst EAS 4, adding support for 64-bit Windows, load balancing across cloud access nodes and native support for LTO-6 for its archive file system. The latest StorFirst EAS version also supports encryption at rest and in-transit for EMC Atmos, AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service and Telus Storage Cloud, and Microsoft Active Directory and Failover Cluster.
Imation makes another deal, buys data encryption business
Imation Corp. agreed to acquire the assets of IronKey Inc.’s hardware data encryption business, and signed a deal to exclusively license IronKey’s secure storage management software and cloud service. Imation will use the online IronKey Enterprise Management Service for its cloud-based security services. Hardware acquired by Imation includes portable storage devices that encrypt data. Last month, Imation acquired ProStor’s InfiniVault archiving platform that consists of management software bundled with RDX removable disks.
QNAP adds 12-drive rack-mount Turbo NAS
QNAP Systems Inc. brought out its first 12-drive 2U rack-mountable Turbo NAS models. The TS-EC1279U-RP and TS-1279U-RP systems are powered by quad-core Intel Xeon CPU and dual-core Intel Core i3 CPUs. They feature optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity, and can achieve data throughput of more than 1,000 MBps and 100,000 IOPS.