Storage vendors start VDI alliance
GlassHouse Technologies Inc., Pano Logic, Silver Peak Systems Inc., Virsto Software and Xiotech Corp. and have formed the VDI Coalition focused on helping customers accelerate deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The group's charter is to develop solution architectures and best practices that will provide customers with a blueprint for optimizing VDI in their environment. The group will hold its first meeting in January.
Isilon partners with Microsoft
Scale-out NAS vendor a href="http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/news/1523641/EMC-buys-clustered-NAS-vendor-Isilon-for-225-billion">Isilon Systems Inc., which is in the process of being acquired by EMC Corp., has joined the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC). Isilon said it would work with Microsoft to develop integrated solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and Microsoft's products for media and telecommunications. EMC announced last month it intends to acquire Isilon for $2.25 billion, and expects the deal to close by the end of the year.
Fujitsu sells 1 TB removable disk cartridges
Fujitsu said it will sell Tandberg Data's 1 TB RDX cartridge with Fujitsu Primergy servers. Fujitsu has sold Tandberg's RDX removable disk cartridge under an OEM deal since 2007, and now offers removable drives from 160 GB to 1 TB.
Survey: File restores take up IT time
According to Quantum Corp.'s 2010 IT Manager Survey, organizations spend an average of 131 hours a year on file restores and 65% of respondent firms restore files at least once a week. The average file restore takes nearly 90 minutes, according to the survey of 300 IT managers in North America.
Nexsan hires VP of marketing
Nexsan Corp. appointed Victoria Grey as senior vice president of marketing to oversee the vendor's corporate and channel marketing, public relations, field marketing, promotions, events, branding, product marketing, social media, advertising, communications, Web presence, and demand and lead generation.