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LSI releases 6 Gbps SAS external storage; and other data storage news

LSI releases its first 6 Gbps SAS storage system; Index Engines upgrades tape indexing; Dell reveals partners for DX Object Storage platform; Neverfail adds SharePoint support.

LSI Corp. released its first 6 Gbps SAS system, the LSI Engenio 2600, which aims to improve scalability and provide multiprotocol host connectivity, drive support and advanced data security features.

The LSI Engenio 2600 doubles the capacity of its predecessor by offering pay-as-you-grow scalability to 96 drives in either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch form factors. The system has four native 6-gig SAS host interfaces and supports either eight iSCSI or eight 8 Gbps Fibre Channel hosts per dual controller. LSI sells storage systems through OEM partners. No partners have released systems based on the LSI Engenio 2600 yet, but its predecessor, the Engenio 1000 series, is sold by Dell, IBM, Oracle/Sun and SGI.

Index Engines extends tape indexing features

Index Engines Inc. added support for simultaneous indexing of multiple data streams from backup tapes to its 3.2 platform. The platform enables enterprise IT and litigation support teams to deduplicate, search and extract tape data at approximately 1 TB per hour per node, and has been validated for LAN data indexing.

Dell certifies Iron Mountain, StoredIQ for object storage system

Dell Inc. started shipping its DX Object Storage platform, and certified software from Iron Mountain and StoredIQ for the new systems. Dell certified Iron Mountain's NearPoint email archiving software and StoredIQ's Intelligent Information Management Platform for automated legal hold and document retention.

Neverfail releases continuous availability for SharePoint

Neverfail Ltd. released a continuous availability application for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Neverfail provides failover across Microsoft SQL Server databases, file system content and Microsoft Exchange.

Xiotech develops an app for managing storage via iPhone

Xiotech Corp.'s ISEview application lets customers manage the vendor's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) disk systems on Apple's iPhone. Xiotech developed ISEview using the storage vendor's recently introduced CorteX API, which is based on a RESTful architecture. Xiotech plans to deliver an iPad-compatible version soon.

3PAR gains archiving, fund management firm customers

3PAR Inc. said fund management firm Thames River Capital and archiving solutions provider Smarsh have implemented its InServ storage servers. Thames River Capital has deployed an InServ F400 storage system at its corporate and offsite data centers, and configured them to back up to a third InServ array hosted at SunGard. Smarsh is using InServ to mix storage tiers and protocols within one system.

E-discovery providers turn to Ocarina for primary data deduplication

Ocarina Networks said e-discovery service providers LDiscovery and SFL Data have implemented the Ocarina ECOsystem primary data deduplication product. The ECOsystem works with various NAS and file server systems to reduce Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, MP3 files and other common file types.

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