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Nimbus Data Systems unveils multiprotocol storage system

Nimbus ships unified storage system, Voltaire adds 40 Gbps InfiniBand switch and Unitrends rolls out disk backup appliance.

Nimbus Data Systems Inc. launched the H-class RH100 unified storage system, designed for small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs). The RH100 holds up to 60 SATA, SAS or solid-state disk (SSD) drives in one tiered system. It also offers snapshots, cloning, replication software, and built-in iSCSI SAN and NAS capabilities. The system ships with Gigabit Ethernet ports and is field-upgradeable to 10 GbE with 4 GB of cache.

Voltaire delivers 40 Gbps InfiniBand director switches

Voltaire Inc. released the Grid Director 4700, a 40 Gbps InfiniBand director-class switch. The switch features 324 ports of 40 Gbps InfiniBand connectivity with the option to double capacity to 648 ports using double-density fabric boards. It also has less than 300 nanosecond port-to-port latency to accelerate performance of applications running on server and storage scale-out fabrics. In addition, Voltaire launched Unified Fabric Manager software that monitors, analyzes and optimizes fabric performance.

Unitrends rolls out storage appliance

Unitrends launched Recovery-300, a disk-to-disk storage appliance that features a quad-core processor, 4 GBs of memory and four 1.5 TB drives in a RAID-10 configuration. It also supports up to 10 client systems and includes Unitrends' Web-based Rapid Recovery Console to manage and back up data.

Survey reveals consequences of email downtime

The Neverfail Group polled 220 IT managers and directors at mid-sized companies worldwide and found that 25% would experience a significant loss in employee productivity during email downtime and 19% would lose revenue. The survey also found that 34% would potentially damage their company or customer relationships, while 6% would be unable to maintain regulatory compliance.

Sepaton says dedupe drives it to profitability

Privately held virtual tape library (VTL) vendor Sepaton Inc. says it has reached profitability after a record fourth quarter, which it attributes to the launch of its DeltaStor 5 data deduplication software. Sepaton, whose software is also sold by Hewlett-Packard Co. through an OEM deal, claims more than 1,300 customers and more than 100 PB of data under management.

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software and Syncsort announce alliance

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software and Syncsort Inc. have created a software-based "application connector" that integrates the Trillium Software System data quality product with Syncsort's DMExpress, a data integration and extract, transform and load (ETL) product. This integration provides a single user interface for investigating, improving, governing and monitoring data.

Varonis Systems Inc. introduces Version 4.0 of DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege

With Version 4 of Varonis DatAdvantage and Varonis DataPrivilege, Varonis has integrated the two products into one suite to increase protection of unstructured data. The data governance suite offers the ability to link data owners, users and IT for effective decision-making. It can also identify the people responsible for unstructured data, build policies that put data owners in control, provide business intelligence on data use, protect data by enforcing business policies and generate data use audit reports.

Casinos pick Pivot3

Three Choctaw casinos in Oklahoma installed Pivot3 Inc.'s Pivot3 Serverless Computing for a video surveillance expansion project. By swapping out approximately 90 Dell servers, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma estimates it saved nearly 70 kilowatts and more than $300,000 in acquisition and surveillance data center build-out costs, and reduced power and cooling.

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