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Dot Hill and Xiotech team for virtual storage; and other data storage news

Xiotech plans to build virtual storage systems based on Dot Hill's iSN storage virtualization software; NetApp upgrades SANscreen storage resource management; and other data storage news.

Dot Hill Systems Corp. and Xiotech Corp. signed an OEM deal calling for Xiotech to use Dot Hill's Intelligent Storage Networking (iSN) software to create virtual storage systems.

Dot Hill's iSN software, which came from the vendor's acquisition of Cloverleaf Communications in January, includes a virtualization engine that scales to more than 2 PBs of storage with built-in virtual volumes, tiered storage, thin provisioning, snapshots, replication and data migration. Dot Hill says iSN can help vendors build private and public cloud storage systems.

NetApp upgrades SANscreen storage resource management

NetApp Inc. rolled out SANscreen 6.0, fully integrating the storage resource management software with BMC Software's Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB). SANscreen monitors and analyzes heterogeneous storage environments as well as NetApp-only environments.

Infortrend EonStor DS supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel

Infortrend Technology Inc. extended its EonStor DS entry-level storage system platform with new Fibre Channel systems. The new systems support 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity and can expand to 224 drives.

AVST uses Neverfail's high-availability software in CallXpress 8.1

Neverfail Ltd. said OEM partner Applied Voice & Speech Technologies (AVST) Inc. is using Neverfail high-availability software in its CallXpress 8.1 unified communications platform. AVST already offers high-availability options based on its OEM agreement with Neverfail. The Neverfail software provides CallXpress 8.1 customers with protection from interrupted access and downtime.

Security provider Coolcat selects DigiLibe for archiving

Information systems vendor Digitiliti Inc. said Coolcat Inc., a network and security provider for the government and private sector, has implemented Digitiliti's DigiLibe Virtual Corporate Library for the management of unstructured data. DigiLibe consists of policy-based applications to protect and control data from its point of origin to final disposition, and addresses information growth across an organization, including office files and email. DigiLibe comprises an information director, archive information store and client agents.

Cloud provider CTERA deploys open source file system

Cloud storage and data protection provider CTERA Networks Ltd. launched Next3, an open source file system for Linux that lets customers create thin volume snapshots. CTERA is shipping Next3 in its C200 and CloudPlug cloud-attached storage appliances to support automated snapshot creation and retention policies.

D-Link updates NAS with CTERA cloud-based service

D-Link Corp. upgraded its ShareCenter DNS-323 NAS system with CTERA's integrated online backup service. Customers can back up files from any PC to their D-Link DNS-323 NAS unit and safeguard them locally and remotely to the cloud with no limitations on file size, file type or the number of PCs on the network. Pricing for the backup service starts at $99 per year; pay-as-you-go plans are available for $4.99.

BDT joins RDX Storage Alliance to support RDX removable disk

German tape vendor BDT AG has joined the RDX Storage Alliance, which supports RDX removable disk media. BDT said it will develop, manufacture and market multiterabyte storage systems based on the industry-standard RDX removable disk technology.

Syncsort joins LSI alliance partner program

Data protection software provider Syncsort Inc. joined LSI Corp.'s alliance partner program as a developer partner. Syncsort will work closely with LSI to deliver interoperability between the Syncsort BEX extreme data protection solution and LSI Engenio OEM storage systems.

E-discovery firm International Litigation Services chooses eVantage

Iron Mountain Inc. said International Litigation Services (ILS) Inc., a litigation support and e-discovery services provider, has selected Iron Mountain's eVantage for onsite processing and analytics to filter out non-responsive data for clients. eVantage features multilanguage capabilities via concept clustering, metadata analysis and integration with hosted review.

C2C teams with Promark to distribute compliance solutions

C2C Systems Ltd., an email and file archiving solutions provider, has forged a partnership with value-added distributor Promark Technology to sell ArchiveOne in the U.S. ArchiveOne will be available to the public sector through the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule procurement process.

3PAR signs partner, grows operations

3PAR Inc. signed up a new partner and increased its headcount in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) by approximately 40%. 3PAR said it has taken advantage of the growing cloud computing market in EMEA to expand operations over the past 12 months. 3PAR sells directly or through partners in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland and the U.K.

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