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EMC launches services for Oracle with Symmetrix V-Max, FAST; more data storage news

EMC adds services to improve performance of Oracle databases on Symmetrix V-Max storage arrays and with FAST software; CommVault partners with cloud storage vendors Rackspace and Mezeo; STEC adds multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives.

EMC Corp. launched a series of services to help Oracle customers optimize their database applications with EMC products, including Symmetrix V-Max storage arrays and Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) software.

Along with the services to improve Oracle database performance, EMC rolled out reference architectures with best practices for processes such as:

  • Rapid Deployment and Scale Out for Oracle E-Business Suite Enabled by EMC RecoverPoint, EMC Replication Manager, and VMware vSphere;
  • Leveraging EMC FAST Cache with Oracle OLTP Database Applications;
  • Implementing Virtual Provisioning on EMC Symmetrix V-Max with Oracle Database 10g and 11g; and
  • Implementing Unified Storage with EMC FAST Virtual Provisioning on EMC Symmetrix V-Max with Oracle Database 10g and 11g.
CommVault adds cloud partners

CommVault entered into partnerships with cloud storage vendors Rackspace and Mezeo Software, and extended its relationship with Dell for a disk-backup appliance. CommVault introduced a cloud disaster recovery service hosted by Rackspace for small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The service uses CommVault's Simpana backup software along with Rackspace's Cloud Hosting services. CommVault sells the DR licneses beginning at $1,000, and Rackspace Cloud Servers are available for $11 per month plus $15 cents per gigabyte. CommVault also added Rackspace's Cloud Files and Mezeo's Cloud Storage Platform to the cloud targets it supports with its integrated cloud storage connector for Simpana.

Dell and CommVault launched a new version of the Dell PowerVault DL Backup to Disk Appliance powered by CommVault (Dell also sells a similar product powered by Symantec Backup Exec). CommVault's Simpana 8 is now available on the DL Backup product, along with CommVault's cloud connectors that let customers send data to Amazon S3, EMC Atmos, Iron Mountain Inc., Microsoft Windows Azure and the Mezeo and Rackspace clouds.

STEC rolls out MACH16 SSD

STEC, Inc. launched MACH16 solid state drives (SSDs) with a SATA interface. The drives are available in single-layer cell (SLC) or multi-layer cell (MLC) configurations and up to 400 GB in capacity. The MACH16 family uses CellCare and Secure Array of Flash Element (S.A.F.E.) technologies, and STEC said the drives can perform at 30,000 IOPS. The drives will be sold through server OEM partners.

TwinStrata and Veeam Software offer VMware backup for cloud

Cloud SAN software vendor TwinStrata, Inc., said it has partnered with Veeam Software to provide VMware backup. The vendors are combining to offer Veeam's Backup and Replication application with TwinStrata's CloudArray software.

LSI ships 6Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip

LSI Corp. is shipping to OEM customers a 6 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controller that improves the RAID 5 random IOPS compared to its previous-generation product. The LSISAS2208 dual-core SAS ROC is designed to optimize the use of solid-state drives (SSDs) in servers.

SafeNet and NetApp combine for cloud security

Information security provider SafeNet, Inc., said it has teamed with NetApp to provide encryption, authentication, and key management for NetApp's storage systems. SafeNet said the combined solutions extend security to public, private and hybrid clouds.

StorSimple adds $13 million in funding

Cloud storage appliance vendor StorSimple closed a $13 million funding round, bringing its total funding to $21 million over two rounds. StorSimple said it will use funding to expand sales, support and product operations for its hybrid cloud storage optimized for Microsoft applications. Venture capitalist firm Mayfield Fund led the round with new investor Ignition Partners and previous investors Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures participating.

Clearwell Systems adds e-Discovery collection module

Clearwell Systems, Inc. , released an Identification and Collection Module as part of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform 6.0. The new module enables IT teams to identify and collect electronically stored information (ESI) while maintaining data integrity and chain of custody.

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