Promise, Tarmin team on cloud archiving
RAID storage vendor Promise Technology Inc. and cloud archiving startup Tarmin Inc. have partnered on offer archiving and tiered storage. Joint customers can use Tarmin's automated policy-based management to archive and tier data to Promise's high-availability RAID solutions, cloud storage or both. The joint solution integrates cloud and traditional storage into a single pool, provides nondisruptive data movement across tiers and gives IT an integrated view of data.
Nasuni makes cloud security challenge
Cloud storage vendor Nasuni Corp. is offering $5,000 to the first person who can decode the contents of a file stored in the cloud by a Nasuni Filer. The Nasuni Filer uses OpenPGP to encrypt data for cloud security. Nasuni has made public a handful of files written to the cloud by a Nasuni Filer. Among them is the Prize File with a top-secret message inside. The first person to decode the file and reveal the secret message will win $5,000.
Maxell expands DAT tape capacity
Maxell Corp. made available its seventh-generation Digital Data Storage (DDS) media DAT 320 data cartridge, which has a storage capacity of approximately 320 GB. The DAT 320 also has a transfer rate of up to 24 Mbps, utilizes a high-performance metal evaporated tape, is backwards compatible with DAT 160, and features encryption capabilities currently employed by the LTO Ultrium format.
LSI launches configurable storage components for white boxes
LSI Corp. launched the CTS2600 family of configurable storage components for white-box channel partners. The components are designed for small- to medium-sized enterprises in direct-attached storage and SAN environments, and include controllers, storage enclosures and disk drives. The CTS2600 family allows channel partners to deliver systems with 6 Gbps SAS back-end drive connects and offers SAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel interface options.
FalconStor software deployed by healthcare providers
FalconStor Software Inc. said its high-availability and disaster recovery data protection solutions are being used by large- and medium-sized healthcare organizations, including Florida Blood Services, Pinnacle Health, The Gastroenterology Associates of Cleveland, Grey Healthcare, Baylor College of Medicine and Community Health Centers Alliance.