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Storage Clips: EMC to resell Rainfinity

EMC to add file virtualization software to Celerra; Quantum enhances virtual tape with compression; Yosemite unveils backup for the enterprise.

EMC to resell Rainfinity
EMC Corp. announced that Rainfinity's RainStorage 4.5 network file virtualization product is now available through the EMC Select Program. Users can buy RainStorage from EMC sales representatives and channel partners. RainStorage 4.5 will be used with EMC's NAS products, such as EMC Celerra, EMC Celerra NS Series gateways and EMC NetWin Windows-based file servers. RainStorage reportedly virtualizes IP-based storage, NAS and file servers, and provides full read/write access to file-based data that is being relocated.

Quantum adds hardware compression to virtual tape
Quantum Corp. announced enhancements to its DX-Series disk-based backup systems, such as virtual library partitioning, increased number of virtual cartridges and write load balancing. But Quantum said the most notable addition is the Optyon In-line Data Compression technology. This hardware-based compression is the first of its kind in the open systems virtual tape market, the company said.

Quantum added that the Optyon compression doubles the usable capacity of the DX30 and the DX100 systems and does not degrade performance like compression done with software.

Optyon is based on compression technologies used in tape drives and automated libraries, and is enabled by users through a license key.

Yosemite unveils backup for the enterprise
Yosemite Technologies Inc. announced its move into the enterprise market with Yosemite Backup Advanced, a backup and recovery software for organizations with one to 1,000 servers. According to Yosemite, Backup Advanced features include: disk-to-disk-to-any, which allows users to create virtual tape libraries, Self Tuning Logic that automatically optimizes backup and restore performance and a self-healing backup catalog that can track billions of objects.

Backup Advanced is currently shipping and is available from Yosemite's reseller partners. Pricing is $3,499 for the Yosemite Backup Master Server.

HP announces new SAS portfolio
Hewlett-Packard Co. announced that it is partnering with Broadcom and Seagate to extend Serial-attached SCSI-attached storage. The company's new portfolio includes a new small form factor hard drive, RAID-6 availability and HP universal storage technology that helps users migrate data across HP's server and storage environments. These new technologies will be made available in upcoming HP BladeSystem, HP Integrity, HP ProLiant and HP StorageWorks products over the next year.

NetApp adds Maranti to reseller program
Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) announced that it has added Maranti Inc. to the NetApp Partner Program. As part of this program, NetApp will resell Maranti's CoreStor network storage controllers with NetApp's storage systems. Maranti's CoreStor controllers are used to manage and replicate heterogeneous storage.

Atempo qualifies software for use on Clariion
Atempo Inc. announced that it has tested and qualified the EMC Clariion Disk Library disk-to-disk backup system for use with Time Navigator, Atempo's data protection software. Storage administrators can now use a combination of Atempo and EMC for backup and restore performance over tape storage without major operational changes or training of staff, the company said.

Spectra Logic intros tape library for SMEs
Spectra Logic Corp. announced the Spectra T50, a new tape library for small- to-medium enterprises (SMEs) that will leverage the company's T Series software. Although the T50 is designed for SMEs, it includes features of the enterprise T950 and midrange T120 libraries such as remote management tools, the ability to add slots and drives, and compatibility with disk, according to Spectra Logic.

Sony, Intradyn join forces for e-mail archiving
Sony Electronics has teamed with disk-based backup and archiving company Intradyn Inc. for a combined archiving and retrieval product that addresses record retention requirements for small to medium-sized businesses. The e-mail archiving system couples Intradyn's ComplianceVault E-mail archiving and retrieval appliance with Sony's Advanced Intelligent Tape automation technology. The bundled product is now available through Sony's channel of commercial distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators.

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