SGI storage system scales to 1.2 PB in two racks

Silicon Graphics targets HPC; CloudNAS software helps users store data on Nirvanix storage network; Caringo plans open source interface; Idealstor has 1.5 TB removable SATA disk.

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High-end storage system scales to 1.2 PB in two racks
A high-end storage system from Silicon Graphics is designed to accommodate the capacity and speed demands of high-performance computing (HPC), energy, digital content, streaming media and other fields where large data assets are common. The InfiniteStorage 150000 system offers balanced read/write performance of 6 GB/sec in order to optimize data storage and access.

In addition, a single controller can handle multiple 4K streams of data, with capacity that can scale to 1.2 PB in only two racks. The system includes Dynamic MAID functionality and combines SAS and SATA drives can, for the first time. Pricing starts at $560,000.

Offloading data onto Nirvanix storage network
CloudNAS storage software is now available to companies who want to store data on the Storage Delivery Network (SDN) from Nirvanix. The storage software effectively turns a standard 1U server into an infinite-capacity NAS filer.

CloudNAS for Linux mounts the SDN as a virtual drive that can be accessed via NFS, CIFS or FTP. Administrators can apply standard file, directory or access permission, and users on the network can then access the Nirvanix-mapped drive form their existing applications or storage processes.

CloudNAS is free for companies who have a 2 TB or greater contract with Nirvaxix. Companies who don't have a Nirvanix account can try CloudNAS for up to 50 GB free for 15 days.

Open source interface for CAStor
Caringo now offers an interface between its CAStor content-addressable storage software and Alfresco, an open source alternative for enterprise content management. The interface replaces the traditional file-system based document store of Alfresco, enabling all content to be stored in CAStor.

According to Mark Goros, CEO of Caringo, the open source interface leads to an effective way to mange and archive file content across the enterprise.

Idealstor raises removable disk capacity to 1.5 TB
Idealstor now offers a 1.5 TB removable SATA2 disk for its removable disk backup systems, marking a 50% increase in removable media capacity over its previous removable disk offering. Idealstor uses a combination of hardware and software to make its disks removable so they can be used by SMBs for offsite storage of data and disaster recovery.

According to one of Idealstor's channel partners, a backup system with up to 1.5TB of removable media capacity/cartridge can be bought for $1995.

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