Storage roundup: NetApp, Fujitsu Technology Solutions combine on products, services

NetApp and Fujitsu widen partnership with joint development and marketing plans; Isilon adds 2 TB SATA drives to boost capacity; Panasas and Cray team up for supercomputer.

NetApp and Fujitsu Technology Solutions said they'll expand their global partnership and jointly develop and market products and services around virtualization and data management.

As part of the partnership, the vendors said NetApp V-series gateways now work with Fujitsu Eternus storage systems. NetApp and Fujitsu are planning to develop a joint portfolio of advanced services, including consulting, professional services, managed storage services and maintenance services.

Isilon increases capacity with 2 TB drives

Isilon Systems Inc. launched the Isilon IQ 72000X and Isilon IQ 72NL scale-out NAS products with 2 TB Hitachi GST Ultrastar A7K2000 SATA drives. The IQ 72000X delivers more than 10 PB of capacity and 40 Gbps of aggregate throughput from a single file system. The IQ 72NL holds 72 TB of raw storage in a 4U chassis and scales to more than 10 PB in a single file system.

Nexsan fattens up SATABeast

Nexsan doubled capacity of its SATABeast storage system to 84 TB in a 4U device through support of 2 TB SATA drives. SATABeast pricing at $38,000 for a fully populated system.

Panasas and Cray combine on supercomputer

Cray Inc. has certified Panasas Inc. storage with the Cray CX1 supercomputer. Panasas ActiveStor parallel storage systems can serve as pooled private cloud shared storage.

Texas Memory Systems takes Oracle to the Opera

Texas Memory Systems launched Opera for Oracle environments. Opera tightly integrates Texas Memory Systems' Flash solid-state drives (SSDs) with Oracle 11g, Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and Oracle Real Application Clusters to optimize I/O performance.

InQuinox releases SAN booting migration utility

InQuinox rolled out SanXfer, a SAN booting system migration utility. SanXfer software migrates Windows-based SAN booting systems to new hardware automatically, regardless of vendor, model or attached devices. SanXfer replaces, upgrades, clones and provisions servers, and can help convert a local booting system to a SAN booting system.

Sun offers Emulex HBA on blade server

Sun Microsystems Inc. will sell Emulex Corp.'s combined 8Gbps Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet ExpressModule HBA with the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System.

Paragon Software upgrades SMB backup software

Paragon Software Group rolled out Drive Backup 10 Server Edition, a small- and medium-sized business (SMB) backup solution that offers disaster recovery and system migration in both physical and virtual environments. Drive Backup 10 Server Edition includes integrated Adaptive Restore bare metal restore, as well as the ability to back up to FTP and schedule file backups.

NetEx boosts VMware support

NetEx said its HyperIP WAN accelerator supports VMware's vCenter Converter, which automates physical-to-virtual machine conversions. HyperIP accelerates the migration of remote virtual machines across the wide-area network (WAN).

Axxana secures $9 million in funding

Axxana Inc. said it closed a $9 million Series B funding round, led by Carmel Ventures. Gemini Funds and IBM fellow and former EMC vice president Moshe Yanai also participated in the round. Axxana plans to use the funding to market its Phoenix System, a "Black Box" Enterprise Data Recorder (EDR) for disaster recovery.

QuorumLabs grabs $5.3 million in funding

QuorumLabs Inc. has completed a $5.3 million Series A funding round. Themis Computer, which spun out QuorumLabs last year, was the lead investor. QuorumLabs recently launched disaster recovery appliances for SMBs.

Enterprise Bank picks Mimosa for Exchange archiving

Enterprise Bank has standardized on Mimosa Systems Inc.'s NearPoint for content archiving, e-discovery and end-user self-service search for the Lowell, Mass.-based bank's newly deployed Microsoft Exchange infrastructure.

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