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Symantec Data Insight takes on file management; other data storage news

Symantec offers Data Insight for Storage for file management of unstructured data; Toshiba adds 2.5-inch SSD; TwinStrata, Cirtas update cloud storage gateway

Symantec Corp. began shipping Data Insight for Storage, which provides file management and reporting capabilities for unstructured data.

Data Insight for Storage uses Data Insight technology that Symantec first revealed in March. Data Insight for Storage provides chargeback, a data owner identification process to find and organize orphan and dormant data, and storage consumption analysis reports to help improve storage reclamation, migration planning and capacity planning decisions. Symantec expects to integrate Data Insight technology with its Enterprise Vault archiving and Storage Foundation resource management applications. Data Insight for Storage pricing starts at $676 per terabyte.

Seagate delivers small form factor drive with large capacity

Seagate introduced Constellation.2, a 2.5-inch 6 Gbps enterprise-class 1 TB hard drive. The Constellation.2 drive is designed for system builders and OEMs who sell NAS, SAN and direct-attached storage (DAS) systems. The Constellation.2 drive is also available in 250 GB and 500 GB capacities with SAS or SATA interfaces. It also includes Seagate's self-encrypting capability.

Toshiba delivers 2.5-inch SSD

Toshiba launched a 2.5-inch solid-state drive (SSD) in capacities of 100 GB, 200 GB and 400 GB. The MKxx001GRZB is a 6 Gbps SAS single-level cell (SLC) grade drive. Toshiba claims it can perform 90,000 read IOPS and 17,000 write IOPS with 510,000 MBps sequential reads and 230,000 MBps sequential writes. Toshiba also rolled out 3.5-inch 2 TB SAS and SATA hard drives.

TwinStrata updates CloudArray

TwinStrata Inc. upgraded its CloudArray virtual appliance that provides iSCSI access to cloud backup, data archiving, and disaster recovery. CloudArray 2.0 enhancements include support for high-availability clustering, Solaris interoperability, alert and portal improvements, improved performance and direct integration with Mezeo and Peer1 cloud storage services, and Scality's object storage platform.

Cirtas integrates cloud storage gateway with Amazon

Cirtas Systems Inc. said its cloud storage gateway supports Amazon Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) as well as Amazon S3. Cirtas customers can use S3 to store copies of lower tier primary data while backing up data remaining on its local storage to RSS.

C2C enhances ArchiveOne

C2C Systems Ltd. launched ArchiveOne 6, giving administrators the option to let their users control data retention, discovery and preservation without IT involvement.

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