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EMC qualifies 8 Gbps HBAs

EMC qualifies 8 Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs; Zmanda offers CDP for MySQL databases; Hitachi rolls out 7,200 rpm notebook drive.

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EMC qualifies 8 Gbps HBAs
EMC has qualified the Emulex LightPulse LPe12000 and the QLogic 2500 Series line of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs for its Clariion, Celerra and Symmetrix disk arrays. The HBAs are now available through EMC Select.

Zmanda offers CDP for MySQL
Zmanda added CDP features to its Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL. It also added support for InnoDB Hot Backup, a utility for online backup of InnoDB tables.

Hitachi rolls out 7,200 rpm notebook drives
Hitachi GST is now shipping its fourth-generation 7,200 rpm mobile hard drive, the Travelstar 7K320. The new 2.5-inch drive also adds 60% capacity over its predecessor at 320 GB.

This week's storage news
Riverbed says testing validates its AutoCAD stance

Mimosa adds file archiving to NearPoint

HP previews Web 2.0 storage system

SunGard plans cloud-based disaster recovery for VMware
Reldata gateway solves user's NAS puzzle
User foregoes EMC upgrade for StorMagic iSCSI SAN solution
Linux-based Exchange competitor adds archive
PostPath, makers of a Linux-based competitor to Microsoft Exchange, launched the PostPath Server Archive Edition. The product is a second PostPath email server that receives duplicates of the emails coming into the production email server with additional storage for data retention and security features to prevent end user access to the archive.

Buffalo adds iSCSI to TeraStation
Buffalo Technology's SMB NAS devices will offer IP SAN connectivity with its shipment in June of the new TeraStation iSCSI and TeraStation iSCSI Rackmount. The products will be available in either pedestal or rackmount styles in capacities between 1 TB and 4 TB. Estimated street price will range from $999 to $2,499, including a three-year warranty and support.

Building society picks Expand for WAN optimization
Darlington Building Society, a financial services company, has deployed the Expand Compass product to accelerate various applications over its WAN. Byte level caching features have increased network capacity by 350% and the average acceleration rate is 250%, according to an Expand press release. As a result, the Society's full backups are now finished 20 hours faster.

JMR Construction builds DataCore, VMware environment
DataCore Software said JMR Construction Corp. has become a DataCore SANmelody customer. The company has cut hardware costs and management time by using software-based virtualization on servers and storage.

AXS-One touts strong start to second quarter
AXS-One said it signed three major contracts for its email archiving products in April. These wins amount to more than $700,000 in new license revenue. The customers include a South Asian bank, a major US law firm and an international healthcare services company, where AXS-One replaced a competitor.

Foundry Networks standardizes on Pillar
Foundry Networks has rolled out the Pillar Axiom storage system for both its production and remote environments. According to a Pillar press release, Foundry found Pillar's total cost of ownership 20 percent lower than competing vendors.

Verari lands large deal
Verar Systems said an undisclosed "global technology provider" has purchased over 500 instances of Verari's newest product, the SB5550XL DataServer, adding up to over 4.6 petabytes of storage.

Attenex and Kazeon unveil eDiscovery partnership
Attenex Corp. and Kazeon Systems Inc. forged a co-marketing partnership similar to the one Attenex struck with StoredIQ this month, in an effort to better link the data identification and collection aspects of the e-Discovery process with legal review and production.

IBM and Siemens Healthcare team up
Hospitals currently using or planning to use Siemens MedSeries4 healthcare information system can now buy a bundle of the software with IBM's Power or BladeCenter servers, TSM backup software and DS3000 or DS4000 storage arrays.

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