Storage roundup: 3PAR and Citrix target private storage cloud

3PAR disk arrays declared Citrix Ready, aims for private storage cloud; Dot Hill launches disaster recovery apps; GreenBytes adds multiprotocol storage with inline deduplication; and more.

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Storage systems vendor 3PAR Inc. and virtual server vendor Citrix Systems Inc. expanded their partnership to target the private storage cloud market.

3PAR has become a Citrix Ready partner, meaning its InServ Storage Server systems have been tested and certified for Citrix XenServer 5.5. Under this program, 3PAR and Citrix have agreed to work together to integrate Citrix StorageLink with 3PAR InServ arrays. StorageLink technology facilitates storage platform interoperability with Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. This integration is aimed at allowing virtual server infrastructures to benefit from 3PAR's array-based storage management capabilities, and reducing server and storage assets required for private storage clouds.

Dot Hill's latest AssuredSAN features disaster recovery apps, remote replication

Dot Hill Systems Corp. introduced its next-generation AssuredSAN disk-to-disk data protection appliances targeted at small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3000 Series features a suite of disaster recovery applications, including Dot Hill's new AssuredRemote remote replication software, as well as volume copy and snapshot. Replication can operate via Fibre Channel ports and/or the iSCSI ports in the dual-protocol AssuredSAN 3900 models and supports high-availability failover using dual controllers. The hardware is based on Dot Hill's 3000 Series storage platform announced in February.

GreenBytes adds multiprotocol storage appliance with inline deduplication

GreenBytes Inc. unveiled the GB-1000, a 4 TB solid-state drive (SSD) accelerated multiprotocol storage appliance for SMBs. The GB-1000 features inline deduplication; support for iSCSI, CIFS and NFS in the same box; snapshots; remote replication; thin provisioning; and a graphical management suite for configuration and system monitoring.

Toshiba invests in flash vendor Violin Memory

Toshiba Corp. has invested in startup flash memory vendor Violin Memory, which will use Toshiba NAND flash chips in its arrays. Violin's 1010 Memory Appliance can attach to SANs by PCIe card, and is used by FalconStor Software in its NSS SAN Accelerator.

American Megatrends upgrades management for SAN, NAS appliances

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) upgraded the management software that ships with its StorTrends IP SAN and NAS storage appliances. StorTrends iTX 2.7 includes operating systems-independent high availability (HA), support for clustered nodes, remote replication and data deduplication, as well as auto provisioning for NAS volumes. The iTX comes pre-installed on all StorTrends storage appliances and includes the ManageTrends Web GUI.

Digital Reef launches new e-discovery application

Digital Reef Inc. rolled out a new Early Case Assessment (ECA) application with indexing and analysis speeds of more than 10 TB per day. Introduced with the Digital Reef Virtual Governance Warehouse 3.0, the new e-discovery application indexes and analyzes content across emails, documents, repositories and more than 400 file types using industry standard servers and storage.

Texas Memory Systems flash SSD certified with Windows Server 2008 R2

Texas Memory Systems Inc. said its RamSan-620 flash solid-state drive (SSD) system has been certified as interoperable with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2. Texas Memory claims Windows Server 2008 R2 users can increase the productivity of key applications such as online transaction processing, data warehousing, high-performance data acquisition, batch processing, video editing and SQL Server databases with RamSan-620.

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