Rackable Systems becomes Silicon Graphics

Rackable Systems buys SGI and takes its name; Hitachi Data Systems upgrades its Data Protection Suite; FalconStor and Idera combine forces for SharePoint deduplication.

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Rackable Systems Inc. completed a $42.5 million acquisition of the operating assets of the former Silicon Graphics Inc., and has adopted SGI as its global name and brand.

Rackable Systems has created Silicon Graphics International as a subsidiary, which has acquired SGI assets and liabilities. Rackable Systems will survive as a product line, with Rackable president and CEO Mark Barrenechea and the Rackable board running the company.

CommVault powers Hitachi Data Systems Data Protection Suite 8.0

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. released the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 8.0, powered by CommVault's Simpana 8.0 software suite. Data Protection Suite 8.0 offers virtual client support for VMware Infrastructre and Microsoft Hyper-V, global embedded data deduplication and remote-office protection.

FalconStor and Idera co-market backup with dedupe

FalconStor Software Inc. and Idera Software formed a sales and marketing partnership for backup and restore of deduplicated Microsoft SharePoint sites and site collections. Together, they will offer a backup and recovery solution with data deduplication for SharePoint applications through Idera SharePoint backup and the FalconStor File-interface Deduplication System (FDS).

Caringo and Vembu Technologies partner for cloud storage

Caringo Inc. and Vembu Technologies Pvt. Ltd. revealed a partnership that integrates Vembu StoreGrid's data backup with Caringo's CAStor clustered storage. The combination creates backup suited for MSPs, VARs, hosting providers and remote branch offices.

Mellanox introduces dual-Port 10GBASE-T adapter card

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. and Teranetics announced availability of the first fully integrated 10GBASE-T network interface card (NIC). The ConnectX ENt dual-port adapter card for PCIe 2.0 supports virtualization acceleration features such as NetQueue and SR-IOV. It also supports Data Center Bridging (DCB) fabric enhancements and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

Emulex and ServerEngines combine on 10 GigE

Emulex Corp. and ServerEngines Corp. disclosed a multi-year joint development and supply agreement for converged network products. The two vendors are combining to provide 10 Gbps Ethernet-based adapters, mezzanine cards and LAN on Motherboard (LOM) products.

NovaStor sells offsite backup service to Data Storage Corp.

NovaStor Corp. sold its offsite backup service business to long-time partner Data Storage Corp. NovaStor's offsite backup service customers will be transferred to Data Storage. The foundation of the service will continue to operate on NovaStor's offsite backup technology, and NovaStor will maintain a close working relationship with Data Storage and be available for end-user support.

HP software replicates SAP databases

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched HP StorageWorks System Copy, a software application that lets organizations replicate SAP production databases for testing, maintenance and development purposes. HP System Copy helps SAP customers test and validate in-house developments.

Sybase launches new version of Replication Server

Sybase Inc. rolled out the latest version of Sybase Replication Server, which is designed to move and synchronize data across the enterprise. Replication Server 15 allows access to pervasive data and delivers data across heterogeneous database environments in real-time.

Pillar provides multitiered storage to Post Finance

PostFinance, creator of Switzerland's nationwide payments system, is using the Pillar Data Systems Axiom Storage System for quality-of-service tiering. By putting multiple tiers of storage on one disk, PostFinance can give priority to important financial transaction processing, while less crucial data can co-exist without impacting overall performance. PostFinance maintains 380 servers and 400 TB of storage spread over four Axiom slammers and 60 Axiom bricks.

3PAR chosen by Polish telecom

Polish telecommunications operator Netia S.A. has consolidated its legacy storage infrastructure onto 3PAR storage. Netia purchased a 50 TB 3PAR InServ Storage Server for its data center that supports more than 1 million voice service customers and nearly 500,000 broadband subscribers.

HLRS chooses Voltaire software for supercomputer

The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) selected Voltaire Inc.'s 40 Gbps InfiniBand and Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) software for a supercomputer dedicated to providing HPC services to multiple customers. The NEC-designed supercomputer consists of 700 compute nodes based on Intel Xeon X5560 processors, and is interconnected with 30 Voltaire Grid Director 4036 switches with up to 40 gig QDR InfiniBand technology.

AIIM survey finds poor e-discovery practices

A survey conducted by content management industry marketer AIIM found that a third of organizations have no policy to deal with legal discovery and 40% might need to search backup tapes to find emails that could be relevant to litigation. This 2009 survey, supported by EMC Corp. and ASG Software Solutions, found that 84% of respondents would have no way to justify why certain emails are deleted.

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