Storage roundup: FalconStor rolls out HyperFS file system for broadcast

Rorke Data ships FalconStor HyperFS file system; 3PAR thinly provisions Oracle; NextIO delivers vSTOR S100 flash storage array; Promise Technology unveils high-availability storage for broadcast; and more.

FalconStor Software Inc. launched its HyperFS file system designed to manage large files with high speed and low latency. HyperFS provides a global namespace, scales to 144 PB of storage and has a dedicated media server that supports 16 concurrent file systems.

FalconStor sees media and entertainment as one market for HyperFS. Its partner Rorke Data Inc. has integrated HyperFS into its Aurora SAN appliance, and HyperFS is available as standalone application.

3PAR extends thin provisioned storage efficiency for Oracle databases

3PAR Inc. says it can reclaim unused space in Oracle Database 11g and 10g environments with 3PAR Thin Persistence, which uses 3PAR Gen3 ASIC and Oracle's Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Storage Reclamation utility.

NextIO delivers vSTOR S100 flash storage array

NextIO Inc. released the vSTOR S100 flash storage array, designed to consolidate tier 0 storage across servers. The vSTOR S100 uses Fusion-io ioMemory PCIe flash storage cards, and has a capacity of 5 TB and a throughput of 1.7 million IOPS.

Promise Technology unveils high-availability storage for broadcast

Promise Technology Inc. launched its new 32 TB VTrak products at NAB in Las Vegas this week. The systems address the need for high-availability storage in post production and broadcast workflows. The 32 TB VTrak is qualified for Mac OS X, Xsan and Final Cut Pro environments.

Mellanox ships InfiniBand cables and switch systems

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. made its 40 Gbps InfiniBand cable solutions generally available along with its IS5000 40 Gbps InfiniBand switches. The cable product line provides connectivity with signal integrity and bit error rates.

SpectSoft selects LSI 3ware RAID controller cards

LSI Corp. said SpectSoft Inc. has selected LSI 3ware 9750 6 Gbps SATA and SAS RAID controller cards for its Linux-based Rave 4.0 disk drive uncompressed video production appliances. The sustained throughput capabilities enable users to utilize Rave 4.0 in an uncompressed 4K workflow, with real-time access to video data frames.

Virtensys, NEC team up on I/O virtualization switch

NEC Corp. said it would work with Virtensys Inc. to develop an I/O virtualization blade switch module for NEC's blade systems. Virtensys switches let customers share standard Ethernet NICs, Fibre Channel (FC) HBAs and SAS controllers to relieve I/O bottlenecks.

Orbital Sciences deploys F5 ARX solution for automated storage tiering

F5 Networks Inc. said Orbital Sciences Corp. has deployed the F5 ARX file management solution for its automated storage tiering strategy. F5 ARX switches enable storage provisioning using a virtual storage pool to help reclaim unused capacity.

New York hospitals use DataCore storage virtualization

Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital in New York City are using DataCore Software Corp.'s SANsymphony storage virtualization software to manage more than 200 TB for the two hospitals, which are part of the Continuum Health Partners network. The hospitals use SANsymphony to synchronously mirror PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) images to Continuum's data center in Secaucus, NJ.

MTI Film selects Rorke Data's Galaxy Aurora RAID Platform

Rorke Data said MTI Film LLC has selected Rorke's Galaxy Aurora RAID platform for its Control Dailies family of products for digital film procession. The Aurora RAID has a transfer rate of 2,300 Mbps and is currently deployed at MTI Film customer facilities.

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