Storage roundup: Chelsio develops Unified Storage Server; Neverfail introduces Neverfail vXtender

Chelsio launches Unified Storage Server NAS-iSCSI SAN system for OEMs and resellers; Neverfail's vXtender delivers high availability for applications in virtualized environments; Certeon rolls out aCelera Sync; and more.

Chelsio Communications Inc. delivered its Unified Storage Server (USS), which lets resellers and OEM partners develop storage systems combining network-attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI storage-area network (SAN) capabilities.

USS can be used with new hardware or used to turn servers into storage appliances. The Unified Storage Server can also run as a guest application on a virtual machine on VMware ESX, making direct-attached storage (DAS) on the server available for other guest operating systems to use in a SAN configuration. USS provides standard storage management features such as replication, backup, snapshots and volume management. Its set-up wizard helps administrators connect to the network, join a domain, add users, create shares and select file-sharing protocols. USS is priced at $995 for up to 6 TB and $1,995 for higher capacity.

Neverfail introduces Neverfail vXtender

Neverfail Ltd. delivered Neverfail vXtender, which ensures the availability of applications deployed across multiple production servers through the use of secondary servers running on virtual machines on a single virtual host.

Certeon rolls out WAN replication

Certeon Inc. added aCelera Sync data backup and replication acceleration software to its aCelera product family. Certeon claims aCelera Sync virtual appliances can reduce data backup and replication times over the wide-area network (WAN) by up to 97%.

IBM qualifies Emulex converged adapter

Emulex Corp. said IBM has qualified Emulex's OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) with IBM BladeCenter HS22 blade servers. This marks Emulex's first announced 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card (NIC) design win based on OneConnect technology. In addition, Emulex and IBM signed a multi-year, cross-licensing patent agreement for Emulex OneConnect UCNAs with IBM's System p, System x and BladeCenter product offerings.

FTI delivers e-discovery appliance

FTI Consulting Inc. launched Ringtail QuickCull, a new pre-configured hardware and software package for e-discovery. The appliance includes software that has been on the market for the past year. Ringtail QuickCull enables corporations to cull and analyze data on-premise prior to review by outside counsel, providing earlier insight into data and dramatic e-discovery cost reduction.

Pillar initiates Cash for Storage Clunkers Program

Pillar Data Systems launched a Cash for Storage Clunkers Program that offers cash incentives for trade-ins from older storage technologies to Pillar Axiom storage solutions. Pillar claims it will issue users a quote within 48 hours of receiving basic information about the storage equipment users would like to trade in. The quote will be valid for 15 days.

NetEx HyperIP migrates VMware images

NetEx Inc. said its HyperIP for VMware optimization software can migrate and accelerate live VMotion images between VMware virtual machines over the WAN. NetEx is offering organizations a free 10-day trial to test HyperIP for VMware with replication, backup, cloud storage and other IP-based data transfer offerings.

Hitachi Data Systems unveils green data center

Hitachi Data Systems opened its green data center in Yokohama, Japan. The Yokohama Third Center occupies 10,000 square meters of total floor space and incorporates power-efficient data center technology designed to achieve a benchmarking rating of 1.6 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The Third Center provides customers operations management services, including storage management, with a centrally managed and troubleshooting service.

openBench Labs tests Sepaton VTL

openBench Labs released results of tests of Sepaton Inc.'s S2100-ES2 Series 1000 with DeltaScale scale-out architecture and DeltaStor data deduplication software. openBench's report said that, with a minimal configuration, the Sepaton virtual tape library (VTL) immediately provided backup throughput of 650 MBps and maintained that performance throughout backup, deduplication and capacity reclamation processes.

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