Storage Roundup: Atempo betas HyperStream Server module for block-level dedupe, NetEx extends VMware

Atempo enters beta with HyperStream data deduplication module for Time Navigator; NetEx extends VMware support; HP qualifies ATTO HBAs for EVA storage systems; and more.

This week's storage news:

Atempo Inc. introduced the Atempo HyperStream Server, a new module for Time Navigator with block-level data deduplication capabilities.

The HyperStream Server is a stream-oriented storage service that allows backup data to be sent to a storage server across high- and low-bandwidth connections while performing block-level dedupe across and within the streams.

By identifying identical blocks of data on multiple systems and only backing up the changed blocks, the module eliminates data redundancy and reduces the amount of storage and the network bandwidth required. HyperStream Server also supports block-level replication from one unit to another over local- or wide-area network connections. HyperStream Server is entering beta tests and Atempo said it will be generally available in August.

NetEx extends support for VMware vCenter

NetEx qualified the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager on its HyperIP for VMware WAN optimization software, extending its support for the VMware virtual environments. HyperIP-Site Recovery Manager automates and accelerates disaster recovery (DR) operations, and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager accelerates recovery processes by automating the execution of failover.

ATTO gets qualification from HP StorageWorks EVAs

ATTO Technology Inc.'s Celerity 8 Gb and 4 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host adapters have been qualified for use with the new Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA) 6400 and 8400. The ATTO Celerity host adapters have dual-channel PCI Express and PCI-X Fibre Channel connectivity to the HP EVA through a Fibre Channel switch. A custom driver was developed by ATTO for use with Celerity host adapters to allow high-availability connections to the EVA for the Apple OS.

ParaScale and Alfresco partner for Content-as-a-Service in the cloud

ParaScale Inc. and Alfresco Software Inc. rolled a cloud-based integrated enterprise content management (ECM) product using Alfresco Content Management and ParaScale Cloud Storage software on the same hardware. The combined solution allows customers to store and access content without adding management overhead.

Digital Reef and Aeturnum combine on data management

Digital Reef and Aeturnum Inc. formed a partnership that allows Aeturnum to resell Digital Reef's eDiscovery, knowledge reuse, storage reclamation and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 management solutions, as well as create custom applications targeted to business verticals. Aeturnum will also provide deployment and integration services for the Digital Reef platform.

SSD priority for Compellent customers and channel partners

In a poll conducted by Compellent Technologies Inc. at its C-Drive 2009 customer conference, 91% of the storage system vendor's business partners and 78% of its customers expressed interest in evaluating solid-state drives (SSDs).

Airport picks Pivot3 for surveillance storage

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport selected Pivot3 Inc.'s Serverless Computing system for a project that transitioned its surveillance environment from analog to digital, while preserving the existing investment in analog cameras. The airport estimates it will save 40% in power and cooling by deploying virtual network video recorders (NVRs) on the Pivot3 Serverless Computing platform in place of physical servers. The implementation involves 121 TB of Pivot3 storage, including virtual servers for more than 300 cameras.

Animation studio reduces primary data footprint with Storwize

Snowball VFX animation studio, which specializes in complex 3D animation, chose Storwize Inc.'s STN-6000i capacity optimization appliance to reduce storage costs associated with its animation application data. The company claims its primary data footprint has decreased by 70%.

Expedia chooses Neptuny Caplan

Online travel company Expedia selected Neptuny's Caplan as its capacity planning solution. Expedia said Caplan met its needs for integrating performance metrics from multiple data sources and management tools, and requires a low operational effort for collecting data and creating analyses, models and reports.

Five Point Capital deploys AutoMove for server room consolidation

Five Point Capital, a major equipment financing company, has deployed AutoVirt Inc.'s AutoMove for its server room consolidation initiative. Five Point Capital estimates AutoVirt's AutoMove automated data migration and optimization software will help it save more than $100,000 this year by consolidating equipment.

Knight Transportation chooses Xiotech ISE technology

Knight Transportation implemented two Xiotech Corp. Emprise 5000 storage systems, powered by Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology, to support its order fulfillment and logistics management systems. The company bundled the system with DataCore Software Corp.'s SANmelody software to build a customized, high-availability and virtualized IT network.

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