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Storage Clips: NASA installs Coraid storage appliance

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has purchased its EtherDrive storage appliance to back up data for its SDO program.

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NASA installs Coraid storage appliance
Coraid Inc. today announced that NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has purchased its EtherDrive storage appliance to back up data for its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) program. This is the second NASA project to deploy Coraid's EtherDrive storage.

Sun picks Emulex 4 Gbps HBA
Emulex announced a 4 Gbps host bus adapter (HBA) design win with Sun Microsystems Inc. Sun selected the Emulex 4 Gbps SAN connectivity solutions for its new line of UltraSparc T1-based Sun Fire servers, which are designed to reduce power and energy consumption. The HBAs are designed to help integrate the new servers into SAN networks. The 4 Gbps Sun-branded HBAs from Emulex will be available Dec. 23, and offer backward compatibility with 2 Gbps HBAs from Emulex.

Sun announced the new servers last week, touting its low-power consumption, which is what the UltraSparc T1 chip is designed for. Meanwhile, users at SNW in Orlando this fall had begun to voice their own concerns about power consumption in storage. So far, however, there's no word from Sun on whether or not the T1 will be incorporated into storage arrays.

Maxtor, Adaptec team on SAS
Maxtor and Adaptec announced they have performed compatibility testing of their SAS products and have collaborated on a SAS evaluation kit sent to integrators. Included in the kit are Maxtor Atlas SAS hard-disk drives with the Adaptec SAS RAID 4800SAS and 4805SAS controllers and the Adaptec Storage Enclosure 335SAS. As a result, several resellers, including Rackable Systems, ZT Group and Colfax, have begun qualifying the products with workstations and servers, according to a press release.

BridgeHead Software and Grid-Tools join on database archiving
U.K. storage management startup BridgeHead Software announced a partnership with database software maker Grid-Tools to provide integrated policy-driven database archiving and storage management products.

Sanrad ships replication and recovery
Sanrad announced the general availability of its iSCSI-based Global Data Replication and Recovery product. The product is a hardware/software package combining the iSCSI V-Switch and the company's StoragePro software. Data is replicated between any primary site to one or more secondary sites over standard copper or optical IP networks. Both one-to-one and many-to-one replication operations are supported. StoragePro software supports both continuous synchronous and asynchronous replication to remote sites, as well as the ability to automate failover and fallback between primary and secondary sites.

AmeriVault adds Bright Horizons
AmeriVault Corp. announced that Watertown, Mass.,-based Bright Horizons Family Solutions has deployed AmeriVault's online backup and recovery product. Bright Horizons operates more than 600 early care and family centers and has the capacity to serve more than 66,000 children and families in the U.S, the U.K., Ireland, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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