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Startup Panzura releases cloud storage product; and other data storage news

Panzura launches device to reduce latency and accelerate the performance of cloud storage; Rackspace sells Nasuni Filer for cloud storage software service; Voltaire and Platform Computing combine for cloud computing environments; and more data storage news.

Startup Panzura Inc. released its first product, a storage acceleration controller based on solid-state drive (SSD) technology and aimed at cloud storage.

The Panzura Application Cloud Controller (ACC) is based on the vendor's Application Network Storage (ANS) architecture. ACC features include deep packet inspection and acceleration combined with data deduplication and encryption. The ACC supports CIFS and NFS, and provides offline capabilities through on-board SSD storage. Panzura said the ACC can be used with or without the cloud, and speeds the performance of storage arrays for data replication, backup or primary storage.

Nasuni teams with Rackspace to provide cloud storage software

Nasuni Corp. said service provider Rackspace Hosting Inc., will offer Nasuni's cloud storage software for the Rackspace Cloud Files online primary storage service. Cloud Files is based on the Nasuni Filer, which features automatic provisioning and caching, as well as synchronous snapshots, deduplication, encryption and key management.

Voltaire, Platform Computing partner for cloud computing environments

Voltaire Ltd. and Platform Computing Corp. will deliver optimized and automated data center management in virtualized and cloud computing environments. Voltaire Unified Fabric Manager software and Platform LSF were integrated to support resource requirements for high-performance computing, data center and cloud computing facilities.

DataDirect Networks teams with Cray on supercomputing

DataDirect Networks (DDN) Inc. and Cray Inc. say the DDN Storage Fusion Architecture 10000 (SFA10000) will serve as the storage component for two Cray supercomputing projects. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will store more than 4.5 PB of data in a single Lustre file system on SFA10000 systems. Also, the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program will use the SFA10000 platform to store 7.3 PB of raw storage for several Lustre file systems.

French Atomic Energy Commission uses LSI storage

LSI Corp. said the military applications division of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has installed LSI storage in its data center hosting the Tera 100 supercomputer. The CEA bought the storage system through LSI's European OEM partner Bull.


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