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Dell object storage platform supports Simpana 9; more storage news

Dell says CommVault Simpana 9 works with DX Object Storage and DL backup appliance; Xiotech develops VMware vSphere plug-in for ISE; more data storage news.

Dell Inc. has certified CommVault Simpana 9 software with the Dell DX Object Storage Platform and the PowerVault DL Appliance.

DX customers can use Simpana 9 to automatically move data to the data archiving system and to set data retention policies. Dell also upgraded the PowerVault DL Appliance – powered by CommVault to include the latest version of Simpana on the disk backup box. Simpana 9 includes data deduplication and supports array-based snapshots on Dell EqualLogic and PowerVault MD Array storage systems.

Xiotech adds VMware vSphere plug-in

Xiotech Corp. has launched ISE Manager: vSphere Edition, a VMware vSphere plug-in that lets customers provision, monitor and manage Xiotech ISE storage blades from within vSphere.

Solid-state storage vendor Dataram adds consultant services

Solid-state storage vendor Dataram Corp. expanded its SAN Consultancy Services to include assessment and optimization, installation and support, and vendor selection/evaluation services.

SANpulse delivers SAN migration service

SANpulse Technologies Inc. announced the SANpulse Migration Practice, which uses the vendor's SANlogics software to help organizations implement data storage upgrades.

ViON, Digital Reef combine for file migration

ViON Corp. has launched ViON File Services for companies to perform large-scale NAS file migrations. The services are based on Digital Reef's file governance platform, which handles file discovery, management and migration.

Bocada launches data protection reporting for SMBs

Bocada Inc. rolled out Prism Lite, a small- and medium-sized business (SMB) version of its Prism data protection reporting and troubleshooting application. Prism Lite can show trends over time for auditing, capacity planning and policy management, but lacks Prism's advanced features such as SLA compliance management and analysis, policy management and change analysis. Customers can upgrade Prism Lite to the full enterprise version.

U.S., U.K. online backup providers merge

Houston-based online backup provider Terian Solutions and Backup Technology of the U.K. have merged under the Backup Technology name. Backup Technology said it now protects 5 PB of data for customers, including the Red Cross, Master Lock, Motorola, Liverpool Football Club and U.K. government offices. Terian and Backup Technology both used Asigra Cloud Backup software, BlueArc storage and VMware Virtual Disaster Recovery Platform for data protection services.

Nimble Storage gets $16 million in funding

Nimble Storage has closed a $16 million Series C funding to support sales, marketing and engineering for its Nimble CS-Series of converged iSCSI storage, backup and disaster recovery systems. Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital invested in the round.

Jewish Federation uses i365's offsite backup

i365 said the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has picked EVault for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (EVault for DPM) for off-site backup and disaster recovery. The Jewish Federation has deployed an EVault for DPM appliance at a primary site protecting Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and at a secondary location for disaster recovery.

Panasas adds sales, engineering execs

High-performance NAS vendor Panasas Inc. named Bill Ribera vice president (VP) of worldwide sales and Celeste Baranski senior VP of engineering. Ribera has experience at EMC, CommVault Systems, Silver Peak Systems, Veritas and Precise Software. Baranski previously worked at Palm Inc. and Hewlett-Packard, and was most recently CEO at software company Vitamin D.

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