EMC adds ProSphere SRM application, and other data storage news

EMC builds a new storage resource management (SRM) application called ProSphere to replace its ControlCenter product; Dell resells Kaminario SSD appliance; more storage news.

EMC Corp. has launched ProSphere, a storage resource management (SRM) application that will eventually replaces its ControlCenter product.

The first version of ProSphere replaces ControlCenter’s Performance Manager, and provides a view of storage assets throughout a SAN. Kevin Gray, EMC’s SRM marketing manager, said ProSphere has been tightly integrated with VMware as well as EMC’s latest storage systems. ProSphere is agentless. Gray claims it can install in less than an hour, and can manage more than 1.2 million volumes, 36,000 SAN ports and 18,000 hosts.

Gray said ProSphere will be expanded in future releases to include more comprehensive monitoring and alerting, capacity reporting, and configuration reporting and validation. Current ControlCenter customers under maintenance receive ProSphere for free and it will be part of the ControlCenter package beginning next month.

Dell resells Kaminario SSD appliance

Solid-state drive (SSD) storage system startup Kaminario said Dell Inc. and Israeli IT services firm Matrix have signed reseller agreements for its K2 storage appliance. The K2 uses DRAM and server blades, and Kaminario’s software for load balancing. Systems range in capacity from 500 GB to 12 TB.

Broadcom delivers FCoE adapter

Broadcom Corp. unveiled a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapter (CNA) platform with performance speeds of up to 1.7 million IOPS. Broadcom’s CNA supports Level 2 networking, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, NAS, iSCSI offload and FCoE offload.

IBM turns to Crossroads for data verification

IBM said it will resell Crossroads Systems Inc.’s ReadVerify Appliance (RVA), a 1U server that monitors tape libraries and checks the readability of tape cartridges. IBM will sell RVA with its TS3310 and TS3500 tape libraries and as a standalone product.

Infortrend adds clustered file system for media

Infortrend rolled out its ESVA Cluster File System for media, entertainment and high-performance computing (HPC) customers. The file system supports Windows, Mac and Linux clients, and Infortrend claims it can reach a read performance of up to 24,000 MBps and a write performance of up to 12,000 MBps.

Quest Software introduces new NetVault licensing

Quest Software Inc. introduced a capacity-based licensing program for NetVault backup customers that includes a perpetual license and one year of maintenance based on price per terabyte. In addition, Quest continues to offer its node-based licensing for customers who don’t want capacity licensing.

CommVault launches data management bundle for Microsoft, VMware

CommVault has introduced a Modern Data Management bundle that includes its Simpana 9 backup and archiving software, hardware and services recommendations, and operational guidelines for applications including Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory, Hyper-V and VMware. Pricing for the software component of CommVault’s Modern Data Management Bundle starts at $25,000.

SSD vendor WhipTail Technologies gets funding

Spring Mountain Capital (SMC) said it led the Series A Preferred Stock financing for SSD storage vendor WhipTail Technologies Inc. SMC didn't disclose the amount of the funding.

ExaGrid reaches 1,000 customers for its data deduplication backup

ExaGrid Systems Inc. said test equipment manufacturer Aeroflex Inc. became the 1,000th customer of its data deduplication backup hardware systems.

EMC Select Program sells new Emulex OneConnect adapter

Emulex Corp. said its dual-port OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) with BladeEngine 3 technology for 10 GbE iSCSI and FCoE are available through the EMC Select Program and supported by EMC’s VNX, VNXe, Symmetrix and Connectrix platforms.

Symantec completes acquisition of Clearwell Systems

Symantec Corp. closed its acquisition of e-discovery company Clearwell Systems Inc. Symantec will sell Clearwell’s e-discovery products and is expected to integrate Clearwell’s technology with Symantec backup and security software.

BlueArc names sales channel VP

Clustered NAS vendor BlueArc Corp. has hired Chris White as vice president of global channel sales. White comes to BlueArc from NetApp Inc., where he was the senior director of channel sales, and he has also been director of enterprise sales at Symantec.

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