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Storage Clips: GlassHouse lands $20M

GlassHouse secures $20 million in latest round of funding; Microsoft qualifies Brocade SAN router; Storability releases Global Storage Manager 4.0.

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GlassHouse secures $20M
Storage services and consulting company GlassHouse Technologies announced it has received $20 million in a Series D round of funding led by Washington, D.C.-based Paladin Capital Group. The funds from Paladin's Homeland Security Fund will be used to support GlassHouse's international growth and to advance its expansion into the U.S. federal government and public sector market. GlassHouse said it has secured contracts with over 500 clients in the financial services, health care, biopharmaceutical and technology market sectors. Returning investors include Kodiak Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, GrandBanks Capital and Globespan Capital Partners (formerly Jafco Ventures).

Microsoft qualifies Brocade SAN router
Brocade announced that its SilkWorm Multiprotocol Router has received Microsoft qualification for use in linking iSCSI networks to Fibre Channel SANs. SAN managers can use the 16-port Multiprotocol Router to connect devices using three different services: Fibre Channel to Fibre Channel routing, Fibre Channel to Internet protocol tunneling and iSCSI gateway service to bring Ethernet connected devices into a SAN.

Storability soups-up SRM software
Now that StorageTek's acquisition of Storability has cooled, the storage resource management software company has updated its flagship software product, Global Storage Manager (GSM), with version 4.0. GSM can view multivendor, multisite storage environments using a single integrated piece of software. The company said that by using GSM 4.0, executives can obtain information that helps maintain compliance and stay within budget, while storage administrators can get information that simplifies daily operations and maintains data availability.

HP integrates Cisco switch into BladeSystem
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Cisco announced that they will integrate Cisco's network switch technology into the HP BladeSystem architecture, helping customers to improve network and blade system performance, reliability and ease of ownership. The companies said that with the integrated Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Switch Module, the HP BladeSystem will deliver increased value through consistent network services, including high availability, security, quality of service and manageability.

Hospital picks ONStor NAS gateway
NAS gateway provider ONStor announced that St. Vincent's Hospital, the Digital Hospital for Ascension Health System, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the United States, has implemented ONStor's SF4400 gateway with Hewlett- Packard's EVA 5000 Fibre Channel disk arrays and Emageon Picture Archiving and Communications Systems medical imaging software to manage 10 TB of mission-critical data.

The hospital decided to go with two HP SANs -- one as a primary data center with the other as a backup SAN for data protection. ONStor's gateway is used on the primary SAN to centralize file management services, reduce complexity and provide continuous data availability and protection.

Princeton Softech offers templates
Princeton Softech, a provider of application database archiving, announced the general availability of its Archive for Servers PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne Edition, with predefined archive templates for EnterpriseOne Financials, including General Ledger. With this release, Princeton Softech claims to be the only software partner to deliver predefined archive templates across PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite. Companies can now quickly implement an archiving methodology and toolset across their ERP applications and create separate archives that no longer consume computing power for certain key business processes.

Nexsan unleashes ATABeast/HA array
Nexsan Technologies announced the release of the ATABeast/HA that provides multi-terabyte disk storage for enterprise-class applications. The ATABeast/HA is designed to deliver high availability and high IOPS performance for disk-to-disk enterprise backup, large secondary storage pools and on-demand rich media archive products. The ATABeast/HA features dual controllers with active-active failover and fully redundant components with hot swap capabilities. ATABeast/HA offers high-speed backup online access to data up to 100 times faster than tape libraries, said Nexsan.

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