GridIron launches TurboCharger SAN accelerator, other data storage news

GridIron Systems comes out of stealth with SSD-based SAN accelerator device; Nirvanix and Panzura team up; NetEx adds Hyper-V support to HyperIP; more data storage news.

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GridIron Systems Inc. came out of stealth this week when it launched its TurboCharger solid-state drive (SSD) SAN accelerator appliance. TurboCharger installs between servers and storage, and uses the startup’s proprietary Set-Ranking technology to move data to flash or DRAM. GridIron said it already has customers in eight industries.

Nirvanix and Panzura team up for cloud storage gateway

Cloud service provider Nirvanix Inc. said it's reselling Panzura Inc.’s cloud storage gateway that handles snapshots, deduplication, compression and encryption for data sent to the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network. The vendors said Nirvanix has already sold the Panzura Alto Cloud Controller to enterprises in financial services, healthcare, as well as media and entertainment.

Basho prepares open source database/storage management release

Basho Technologies Inc. said it plans to release its Riak 1.0 open-source database and storage management platform and its Riak Enterprise commercially licensed offering later this month. Riak 1.0 will feature tools to help manage and interpret data in distributed environments, such as cloud computing.

Infortrend adds Intel SSDs to EonStor

Infortrend said small-form-factor storage systems in the EonStor DS storage system family now support the Intel Solid-State Drive 710 Series. The EonStor DS systems include the 2.5-inch 6 Gbps SAS multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs in 100 GB, 200 GB and 300 GB capacities.

NetEx supports Hyper-V in HyperIP

NetEx upgraded its WAN optimization software, adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V. HyperIP Version 6 includes a HyperIP for Hyper-V virtual appliance. The previous version of HyperIP supported VMware ESX hypervisors.

Northern Hospital deploys EMC Vplex Metro for private cloud

EMC Corp. said Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy, N.C., is using EMC Corp.’s Vplex Metro federated storage product to build a private cloud. EMC said Northern Hospital used Vplex Metro to balance storage and virtual service resources between its new data center and its older site for redundancy while moving into the new data center.

Swiss supercomputing centre gives ‘Gorilla’ high marks

Texas Memory Systems (TMS) Inc.’s standard-configuration RamSan-70 (450 GB) “Gorilla” PCIe card performs better than comparable devices and alternative high-speed hard disk drives in enterprise-class environments, according to independent testing results from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. Using two open-source benchmark tests to perform bandwidth and IOPS measurements, the center’s report said the RamSan-70 delivered more than 300,000 IOPS.

Health care provider picks WhipTail for virtual desktops

WhipTail Tech said UHS-Pruitt Corp., a southeast long-term health care leader, has selected two 12 TB WhipTail solid-state XLR8r arrays to support the 20,000 IOPS required for its Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop farm. The WhipTail XLR8r supports up to 12 TB of MLC flash in an industry-standard rack-mounted 2U form factor.

NTT America selects Asigra Cloud Backup for cloud service

Asigra Inc. said NTT America, a U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com) has selected Asigra Cloud Backup as its data protection platform for the NTT America Cloud Backup service.

Chip company turns to Axxana for disaster recovery

Axxana Inc. said component company Avago Technologies is using Axxana’s Phoenix System platform to link data centers in Colorado and Singapore for disaster recovery (DR). Avago deployed the Phoenix System RP, which works with EMC RecoverPoint, to replicate data from the primary site to a DR site. The Phoenix System RP stores a copy of protected data in a black box storage device at the primary site, and can transmit the data to the remote site following any disaster.

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