The Monitoring Pack is designed to provide visibility into the health, performance and availability of virtualized storage resources in System Center. It incorporates on-premises and cloud-based off-premises components, including redundant high-availability elements and those in remote disaster recovery (DR) sites. SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software features provisioning, auto-tiering, replication and performance acceleration. It integrates with System Center Operations Manager 2007 and 2010.
Red Hat pushes out Gluster-based storage
Red Hat Inc. released the Red Hat Storage Software Appliance (SSA), its first product based on technology it gained from a $36 million acquisition of Gluster in October. The Red Hat Storage Software Appliance is a scale-out NAS file system built upon the GlusterFS file system and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and runs on any Red Hat-certified hardware. It supports thin provisioning and synchronous n-way file replication for disaster recovery, scales to more than 1 PB and can be managed as a global storage pool.
GreenBytes GB-X series qualified for Backup Exec
GreenBytes Inc. said its GB-X Series of utility small- and medium-sized business (SMB) storage appliances are now qualified for use with Symantec Backup Exec backup software through the Symantec OpenStorage Technology (OST) program. The integration provides a single point of management for data protection operations. GB-X appliances are managed from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). The systems use solid-state and hard drives, support inline data deduplication, and run NAS and SAN protocols with Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The appliances scale from 8 TB to 360 TB.
Intel and Micron extend NAND flash technology
Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. rolled out a 20 nanometer, 128 Gb, multi-level cell (MLC) device through the companies’ IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) joint-development venture. The device enables a terabit of data storage, and provides twice the storage capacity and performance of the companies’ existing 20nm 64 Gb NAND device. Intel and Micron said samples of the 128 Gb device will be available in January 2012, closely followed by mass production in the first half of 2012.
iWave directs cloud traffic
iWave Software LLC launched iWave Storage Director 1.5, a storage automation platform that lets organizations develop and manage cloud-based storage services from existing infrastructures. The software automates tasks such as storage provisioning, and automatically identifies and reclaims unused capacity. Storage Director supports EMC VNX, Clariion and Symmetrix arrays, the NetApp FAS platform, and Fibre Channel switches from Brocade and Cisco.
School district implements Avere FXT cluster
The Belchertown (Mass.) School District has implemented Avere Systems’ FXT Series cluster to try to decrease latency, and eliminate write errors and data corruption. The district uses a two-node FXT 2500 cluster to optimize a NetApp FAS2020 storage system and support five Cisco UCS systems running a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with VMware View.