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Storage roundup: CommVault teams with Informatica on data archiving

CommVault and Informatica combine on database archiving; Unitrends launches backup/replication appliances; LSI samples 6 Gbps SAS Raid-on-Chip cards; Data Robotics gets new CEO.

This week's storage briefs:

CommVault Systems Inc. and Informatica Corp. are teaming up on an integrated solution that lets CommVault Simpana customers use Informatica's Data Archive to archive large databases from mission-critical applications such as CRM and ERP systems.

The combined products allow organizations to move data from their legacy applications into a data-retention repository, where they can index the data for ediscovery purposes, authenticate it for legal defensibility and deduplicate it. The goal is to help reduce the size of large databases.

Unitrends adds data protection vault

Unitrends launched the Recovery-7 Series data protection replication appliances. Recovery-7 supports deduplication of replicated data, which helps organizations move data across data centers and to remote sites. The appliances come in 1U 3 TB, 2U 6 TB and 3U 15TB configurations.

LSI samples 6-gig SAS RAID-on-Chip IC

LSI Corp. began sampling the LSISAS2208 dual-core 6 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) IC to OEM customers. The LSI SAS ROC is intended to support the pending PCI Express 3.0 specification, and will provide I/O performance levels that meet the needs of next-generation server platforms based on PCI Express 3.0 and flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) storage. The PCI Express 3.0 spec is under development within the PCI-SIG.

Data Robotics names Buiocchi CEO

Data Robotics Inc. appointed Brocade Communications Systems veteran Tom Buiocchi as CEO, replacing founder Geoff Barrall. Buiocchi was at Brocade from 2003 to 2008, and served as its vice president of marketing before joining Mohr Davidow Ventures as an executive in residence. Barrall had been Data Robotics CEO since it began in 2005.

QNAP adds iSCSI support for Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems Inc. updated its embedded management software to provide an iSCSI target for its business-class Intel-based Turbo NAS servers. The updated management software also adds support for Apple Time Machine and allows redundant backups to Amazon's S3 cloud storage platform.

3PAR powers LinkShare's online holiday campaigns

Online marketing firm LinkShare has deployed 3PAR InServ Storage Servers in its data center to support increased activity during the peak holiday shopping season. LinkShare claims it saved at least $150,000 a year on administration costs while cutting its data center footprint by 50% by choosing InServ arrays to handle heavy traffic over "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday."

Nasuni gets funding, prepares cloud storage gateway

Nasuni, preparing to come out of stealth with gateway to cloud storage, secured $8 million in Series A funding from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Nasuni founders Andres Rodriguez and Robert Mason were also the founders of archiving startup Archivas, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in 2007 for $120 million.

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