Storage Roundup: ProStor adds remote replication to InfiniVault removable disk system and more

ProStor upgrades InfiniVault removable disk system with extra DR option; Mellanox rolls out 40 Gig InfiniBand switches; QLogic offers 10 Gig Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters.

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ProStor Systems Inc. made InfiniVault 2.0 available this week, adding remote replication capability to the removable disk system.

With Version 2.0, InfiniVault customers can send copies of data to remote sites for disaster recovery (DR). It can also create read/write vaults to allow third-party applications and administrators to control retention policies, and includes a second gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port to segregate data from management traffic.

Mellanox launches 40 Gig InfiniBand switches

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has made its latest IS5000 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches and FabricIT management suite generally available. The IS5000 modular director switch scales from 108 to 648 ports, and the new IS5030 fixed switch is a 1U 36-port device. FabricIT is used to manage all of Mellanox's modular switches. Mellanox also said Hewlett-Packard Co., will offer its 40 Gbps InfiniBand adapters and switches as part of the HP Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio.

Voltaire 40 Gig InfiniBand switches part of HP ExSO portfolio

Voltaire Ltd. said its 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches are available for HP ProLiant SL6000 Scalable System, part of the new HP Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio introduced this month. The solution is targeted at scale-out data centers that enable high-performance computing (HPC), as well as cloud-based services and Web 2.0 businesses. Voltaire also rolled out Open MPI Accelerator software designed to boost performance of Open MPI-based applications over InfiniBand and 10 GbE connectivity.

QLogic introduces 10 GbE adapters

QLogic Corp. expanded its data networking portfolio with the 3100 Series Intelligent Ethernet Adapters. They offer 10 Gbps Ethernet connectivity for bandwidth-intensive applications such as virtualization, database clustering, IP content delivery and grid computing, and are compatible with VMware Inc. VMware vSphere 4.0, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Citrix Systems Inc. XenServer 5.2 hypervisors.

SGI releases high capacity InfiniteStorage 6120

SGI Inc. rolled out the InfiniteStorage 6120 with 60 drives in each 4U enclosure. The 6120 scales to 120 TB in an 8U pair, with up to 11 enclosures or 660 TB in a single rack. It also has four 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host ports and enables storage tiering in one 60-bay dense enclosure with both SAS and SATA drives.

NetGear launches high-density network storage solution for SMBs

NetGear Inc. added a high-density network storage system to its family of ReadyNAS products for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The ReadyNAS 3200 is a 2U 12-bay unified storage platform that provides up to 24 terabytes in a single system, redundant power supplies, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports at an SMB price point and up to 24 TB of capacity.

Seagate adds to BlackArmor family

Seagate Technology Inc. added three additional BlackArmor products: the BlackArmor NAS 220 storage server, the BlackArmor WS 110 external drive workstation and the BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive. The new network-attached storage (NAS) systems share the same suite of backup applications for business professionals and home office users as the BlackArmor NAS 440 and BlackArmor NAS 420 products.

Innovation Data Processing, Luminex and Data Domain team up on backup

Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency in Michigan has deployed Data Domain Inc.'s deduplication, a Luminex Corp. virtual tape library (VTL) gateway for mainframes and Innovation Data Processing's FDR/Upstream storage management software in place of tape. The agency's mainframe users back up open systems data through the combined solution.

StorageCraft discounts price of ShadowProtect Server
StorageCraft Technology Corp. is offering special upgrade pricing on StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition 3.3, the latest version of the ShadowProtect line of disk-based backup, disaster recovery and system migration software. The special pricing includes a discount for businesses that use server versions of Acronis Inc.'s Acronis True Image, BakBone Software Inc.'s NetVault, CA ARCserve Backup, CommVault Simpana and Symantec Corp.'s Backup Exec, and wish to purchase StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server Edition 3.3.

Clemson University deploys Panasas to advance research

The Clemson University Computational Center for Mobility Systems (CU-CCMS) has chosen the Panasas Inc. ActiveStor parallel storage system to help accelerate its research on complex problems for the automotive, aviation and energy industries. The Clemson system consists of 430 Sun Microsystems Inc. blade servers, with 3,440 Intel Xeon processing cores and 14 TB of memory.

Nirvanix enables embedded content storage for Samba Tech

Samba Tech is using the Nirvanix Inc. Storage Delivery Network (SDN) for its storage-as-a-service (SaaS)-based rich media management platform that provides hosting, management and protection of video, audio and images for major media groups and enterprises in Latin America. The Nirvanix SDN serves as the backbone of Samba Tech's Liquid Platform.

Isilon and Storwize partner on integrated primary storage

Isilon Systems Inc. and Storwize Inc. have partnered to offer an integrated primary storage solution based upon Isilon's scale-out NAS products and the Storwize STN-6000 appliance. The combination increases usable capacity per raw terabyte by compressing data in real-time at the point of origin, reducing data physically written to primary disk.

Greenview Data launches hosted email archiving

Greenview Data Inc. released the RestorEmail in-the-cloud email archiving solution. Greenview's Email Archiving and Business Continuity editions let customers archive and retrieve email for regulatory compliance and disaster protection.

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