Gluster upgrades open source storage software for clouds; more news

Gluster releases new version of its open source storage system for clouds; Infortrend adds unified storage systems; SSD startup Kaminario gets funding; and more data storage news.

Gluster made its GlusterFS 3.2 scale-out open source storage software generally available for public and private storage clouds and released it to the open source community.

The latest release includes Continuous Data Replication that enables multi-site data protection, enhanced multi-tenant management with usage quotas, and new monitoring tools for improved visibility into I/O operations profiles and performance statistics. GlusterFS is available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for Amazon S3 and as a server template to create a Gluster Storage Appliance within the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. It's also available for private storage clouds as a virtual storage appliance for Citrix Xen, Red Hat KVM and VMware, and as the Gluster Software Appliance.

Infortrend adds unified storage systems

Infortrend Technology Inc. added the EonNAS 3210 and 3220 to its EonNAS family of unified storage systems. The new systems include data deduplication, ZFS data protection and high scalability, and also support file and block storage.

Vision Solutions launches DR appliance for IBM servers

Vision Solutions Inc. launched the Vision Solutions Availability Appliance, powered by IBM Power and System x servers. The appliance is available for Microsoft Windows with Double-Take Availability running on an IBM System x server. It's also available for the IBM i operating system with MIMIX Availability running on an IBM Power Systems server.

Paragon Software launches Hard Disk Manager 11 Server for data backup

Paragon Software Group launched Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 11 Server for data backup and disaster recovery in physical and virtual environments. The software suite incorporates partitioning, disk imaging and system migration technologies. HDM 11 Server enables data backup or migration of an active server with locked volumes, files or folders.

SSD startup Kaminario closes $15M funding round

Solid-state drive (SSD) storage system vendor Kaminario closed a $15 million series C funding round. Globespan Capital Partners was joined in the round by current investors Sequoia Capital and Pitango Venture Capital. This latest round brings Kaminario’s total funding to $34 million. Globespan managing director Venky Ganesan joins Kaminaro’s board.

Smart rolls out SLC SSD module

Smart Module Technologies Inc. introduced its XceedIOPS iSATA Slim solid-state storage module. The module uses single-level cell (SLC) Flash and has enhanced whole-drive static wear leveling, as well as built-in self-monitoring analysis and reporting capabilities.

Texas Memory Systems awarded patents for SSD design

SSD storage vendor Texas Memory Systems Inc. has been given patents by the U.S. Patent Office. One improves RamSan systems by providing predictable performance for integrated circuit devices, including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and ASICs. The other patent relates to how Texas Memory Systems prevents “read disturb” errors.

Index Engines collects images on Data Domain disk

Index Engines Inc. said it will demonstrate its Collection Engine for EMC Data Domain disk backup systems next week at EMC World. The Index Engines Collection Engine indexes the content of backup images so they can be searched and analyzed. The relevant set of data that is identified within the backup image is extracted into a Collection image and written back to the Data Domain system.

Arkeia extends dedupe to backup appliances

Arkeia Software announced an upgrade to provide source-side Progressive Deduplication for its backup appliances shipped since 2007. The firmware upgrade will deliver all the new features in Arkeia Network Backup 9.0, including two-phase backups for shorter backup windows, agent-side AES-256 encryption for maximum security and enhancements to the Web user interface. Arkeia Network Backup 9.0 firmware for Arkeia appliances is scheduled for availability in June.

Scottsdale Community College uses DataCore, Xiotech for VDI storage

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) said it has deployed DataCore’s SANsymphony storage virtualization software with Citrix XenDesktop and Hewlett-Packard servers and Xiotech storage in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) set-up.

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