HP expands 3PAR disk array compatibility, iSCSI SAN, StoreOnce; more news

HP certifies 3PAR disk array compatibility for clustered NAS and CloudSystem platforms; EMC and IBM extend licensing for Symmetrix compatibility with IBM mainframes; Seagate ships 3 TB SATA drive; and more data storage news.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. broadened its storage offerings by extending support for its 3PAR disk arrays while updating its iSCSI SAN and data deduplication disk backup platforms.

HP certified 3PAR storage with the X9300 Network Storage System clustered NAS and HP CloudSystem. The integration of 3PAR storage with the X9300, based on technology HP acquired from Ibrix, lets customers integrate file and block storage while independently scaling each. The integration of 3PAR and CloudSystem centralizes management of storage, servers and networking under the HP Storage Provisioning Manager for the HP Matrix Operating Environment.

The new HP P4800 G2 SAN based, on LeftHand Networks iSCSI technology, is built into an HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and uses SAN/iQ 9 software with enhanced support for VMware vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI). HP also launched the StoreOnce D2D4324 Backup System with deduplication and the HP E5000 Messaging System for Microsoft Exchange. The D2D4324 scales to 96 TB of raw storage.

EMC, IBM extend mainframe licensing agreements
EMC Corp. and IBM extended a technology licensing agreement that enables customers to use EMC Symmetrix storage arrays with IBM zEnterprise mainframe server systems. The multi-year agreement covers Symmetrix DMX and V-Max storage and IBM Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy and Extended Remote Copy (XRC) functions. The licensing agreement also covers additional IBM interfaces, including FlashCopy, Multiple Allegiance, Parallel Access Volumes (PAV), Dynamic PAV, and HyperPAV support on Symmetrix systems.

Seagate ships 3 TB desktop drive
Seagate Technology LLC began shipments of the Barracuda XT 3 TB SATA hard drive. The 7,2000 rpm drive includes a 64 MB cache, and its DiscWizard helps configure computer operating systems and device drivers to access the full 3 TB of capacity on legacy systems.

LSI upgrades MegaRAID 6 Gbps SAS controllers

LSI Corp. released its second-generation MegaRAID SATA+SAS RAID controller cards. The 6 Gbps SAS controllers are powered by the LSI dual-core 6 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) IC. The platform includes MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i with eight internal ports and the MegaRAID SAS 9285-8e with eight external ports. LSI claims the new controllers also deliver 2.7 GBps sequential read and 3.2 GBps sequential write throughput.

Chelsio launches 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter cards
Chelsio Communications released a family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe adapter cards that offload TCP, UDP, iWARP, iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Chelsio said the seven new adapters will be available over the next few months.

Intel launches SATA SSD platform with NAND flash memory
Intel Corp. launched the Intel SSD 510, which includes a 6 Gbps SATA 6 interface and 34-nanometer NAND flash memory. Intel claims the SSD 510 has a 500 MBps read speed.

Greenliant samples industrial grade SSD
Greenliant Systems Inc. is sampling the industrial-grade version of its SATA interface NANDrive GLS85LS embedded SSD product family. The industrial-grade Greenliant NANDrive combines a SATA NAND controller with single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash die.

IBM, F5 combine on private cloud computing
IBM and F5 Networks Inc. have developed a new enterprise private cloud computing reference architecture. F5 engineers and architects built out and tested a private cloud computing reference architecture that combines the F5 BIG-IP and ARX platforms with the IBM Tivoli portfolio. The vendors jointly developed a proof-of-concept private cloud architecture that combines offerings from each of their product portfolios.

QNAP NAS supports 3 TB drives
QNAP Systems Inc. said it supports 3 TB drives from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Seagate in its Intel- and ARM-based Turbo NAS series. QNAP customers can upgrade the firmware of Turbo NAS to Version 3.4 or later, and expand the capacity to 24 TB in eight-bay systems.

Open-E launches NAS failover software
Open-E Inc. rolled out Automatic NAS (NFS) Failover functionality for its Data Storage Software (DSS) V6. Automatic NAS Failover Open-E DSS V6 allows the combination of NAS devices and iSCSI SAN systems, and the integration of multiple network interface controllers.

BlueArc claims profitable quarter
NAS vendor BlueArc Corp. said it completed its first quarter of profitability in the fourth quarter of 2010 with a 40% revenue increase over the previous year. BlueArc said it doubled its number of new customers over the previous year; sales through its OEM partner Hitachi Data Systems and resellers also rose.

Object storage startup Scality gets funding
Scality closed a $7 million funding round, and said it will open sales and services offices in New York. Scality's Ring object-based storage software is targeted at service providers looking to take on Amazon S3 in the cloud.

ExaGrid supports Veeam backup
ExaGrid Systems Inc data deduplication target systems now support Veeam Backup & Replication. The combination allows customers to use Veeam Backup & Replication in VMware virtual environments on ExaGrid's disk-based backup system, as well as ExaGrid replication to an off-site location for disaster recovery.

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