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Storage roundup: Seagate, LSI team for PCI Express solid-state storage

LSI and Seagate ship PCI Express solid-state storage; Neverfail adds management console for high-availability applications; Voltaire rolls out 40 Gbps InfiniBand switch with Ethernet gateway; and more.

LSI Corp. and Seagate Technology LLC are teaming up to deliver PCI Express-based solid-state storage for data center and cloud computing environments. The partnership includes board-level products that integrate LSI's SAS and PCIe technology with Seagate solid-state drive (SSD) technology.

Seagate claims that the new products will speed up enterprise application processing and help reduce I/O latency by using standards-based interfaces and protocols to minimize the impact to existing end-user infrastructures. Product samples are expected to be available to OEM customers next quarter.

Neverfail rolls out Continuous Availability Director

Neverfail Ltd. has introduced Continuous Availability Director, a new centralized management console for high availability applications. Neverfail claims the Continuous Availability Director console will eliminate downtime for end users and business-critical systems by providing full protection of key application servers through a single point of management.

Voltaire adds 40 Gbps InfiniBand switch

Voltaire Ltd. launched the Grid Director 4036E, a 40 Gbps InfiniBand switch with an Ethernet gateway for bridging traffic between InfiniBand and Ethernet networks. The Grid Director includes 34 40 Gbps InfiniBand ports, two 1 Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, an InfiniBand switch, and a built-in hardware-based low-latency Ethernet gateway.

Hitachi Data Systems guarantees capacity savings

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. instituted a Storage Capacity Reclamation Guarantee program for customers using its storage and Dynamic Provisioning software and Storage Reclamation Service. HDS promises rebates to customers who do not reduce storage capacity by 50% when migrating to HDS Universal Storage Platform (USP) V or VM systems from other vendors' RAID 1 storage or 20% when migrating from a RAID 5 set up. The rebate includes the price of the difference between the storage reduction guarantee and actual storage used.

Stratify acquires LIT to enhance its electronic discovery capabilities

Iron Mountain Inc. subsidiary and electronic discovery provider Stratify Inc. has acquired Legal Imaging Technologies Inc. (LIT) to augment its eDiscovery capabilities. LIT provides enhanced electronic document conversion and imaging. No acquisition price was disclosed.

Asigra expands access to cloud service providers

Asigra Inc. introduced its Cloud API to allow integration of its Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery software with a broad selection of cloud storage services. The Cloud API opens access to various cloud storage providers, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Nirvanix Inc. Storage Delivery Network, Google GDrive, Rackspace Inc. Cloud and Yahoo! Scalable Storage and Delivery Services.

3PAR options for online recovery of virtual machines

3PAR Inc. has rolled out software plug-ins for VMware Inc's. vSphere and vCenter Server. The software provides virtual machine (VM) snapshots, online VM recovery and VM-to-storage mapping, as well as protection and management capabilities for cloud storage.

Mimosa enhances NearPoint with Data Domain dedupe

Mimosa Systems Inc. enhanced the interoperability between its NearPoint archiving solution and EMC Corp.'s Data Domain data deduplication systems. The interoperability of the Mimosa and Data Domain systems provides archiving and information management capabilities for user-generated content, including email, files and SharePoint.

Quantum DXi-Series delivers dedupe with Symantec Backup Exec OST

Quantum Corp. has qualified its DXi-Series disk backup deduplication appliances with Symantec Corp. Backup Exec 2010. Quantum also offers Symantec OST-optimized systems for NetBackup and DXi-Series dedupe appliances with disk-to-tape support for Backup Exec environments.

ExaGrid integrates with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 OST

ExaGrid Systems Inc. announced the integration of its disk backup system with Symantec Backup Exec 2010. ExaGrid claims the integration provides control and tracking of all data copies, simplified DR, shorter backup windows and local site retention of backup data.

GreenBytes' GB-X Series qualified for NetBackup OST

GreenBytes Inc. said its GB-X Series deduplication appliances can now be used with NetBackup through Symantec OpenStorage Technology (OST). The OST integration will allow customers to use the NetBackup interface, which provides a single point of management for data protection. GreenBytes claims the OST integration will let customers manage backups and the moving of electronic vaulting disaster recovery (DR) copies offsite.

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