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Dataram doubles memory on SAN caching appliance; more data storage news

Dataram doubles cache memory on its XcelaSAN appliance; Iomega adds video management from Axis; NEC adds STEC ZeusIOPS solid-state drives; Axxana supports Vblock with DR box.

Dataram Corp. has doubled the memory of its solid-state storage XcelaSAN caching appliance. The Dataram XcelaSAN 100 that launched in February now has 256 GB of cache memory.

XcelaSAN caches high I/O activity application data when it's needed, to support multiple applications many times larger than the cache itself. The XcelaSAN can be deployed in a mirrored pair with high availability to dynamically improve application performance with no changes to application or system processes.

Iomega partners with Axis to store and stream video files on NAS

EMC’s Iomega SMB storage division said it's partnering with Axis Communications to let customers store video files at a HDTV or megapixel resolution while streaming video to a service provider offsite. Iomega is shipping StorCenter NAS systems with an integrated AXIS Video Hosting System (AVHS). Customers can select different recording and retention policies for on-site and off-site video files. The AVHS client is available for the desktop StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition NAS and ix4-200d Cloud Edition, and will be available in the second half of the year on the rackmount ix4-200R and ix12-300r models.

NEC integrates STEC Zeus IOPS solid-state drives (SSDs)

NEC has selected STEC’s ZeusIOPS solid-state drives (SSDs) for the NEC D-Series SAN arrays. NEC’s D4-30 and D8-30 will include 73 GB and 400 GB ZeusIOPS SSDs.

balesio launches FILEminimizer PDF data reduction software

balesio AG launched FILEminimizer PDF data reduction software. Swiss-based balesio claims FILEminimizer PDF reduces the size of PDF documents, including photographs and graphics, by 90%. The vendor plans to add FILEminimizer Suite and FILEminimizer Server applications later in the year.

Axxana adds HA for Vblocks

Axxana said its Phoenix System RP disaster recovery appliance is now compatible with Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Vblock 1 and Vblock 0 cloud infrastructure packages. Axxana’s Vblock-compatible solution consists of EMC’s RecoverPoint and Axxana’s Phoenix System, providing synchronous replication over asynchronous communications infrastructure. VCE Vblocks combine EMC storage with networking from Cisco and VMware virtual servers.

KineticD acquires Robobak

Online backup provider KineticD acquired Robobak, which provides backup software for remote offices and service providers. KineticD plans to integrate Robobak software into its backup services.

Dot Hill to launch AssuredSAN video post-production storage

Dot Hill Systems Corp. will showcase a video post-production system for Apple users at the NAB Show next week in Las Vegas. The solution combines Dot Hill's AssuredSAN shared storage with ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), Final Cut Pro editing software and Autodesk Smoke software. The solution integrates with Apple workstations running Mac OS X and the Apple Xsan file system.

Active Storage adds video systems

Active Storage Inc. launched ActiveSAN storage controllers for Apple Xsan customers, and uses the Quantum StorNext file system to migrate customers from Xserve-based Xsan to ActiveSAN systems. ActiveSAN systems will ship in 1U metadata controller pairs for high availability. The ActiveSANX8 supports up to eight Xsan clients or six Xsan and two StorNext FX clients for $23,499, the ActiveSANX20 supports up to 20 Xsan clients or 18 Xsan and two StorNext FX clients for $25,999, the ActiveSANXUNL supports unlimited Xsan and two StorNext clients for $28,999, while the ActiveSANQUNL supports unlimited Xsan and StorNext clients for $33,999.

BlueArc NAS powers Dr. Seuss movie

BlueArc Corp. said Illumination Entertainment is using BlueArc Mercury NAS systems for animation rendering on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax movie in production at Mac Guff, Illumination’s partner. Mac Guff is using two clustered BlueArc Mercury 100 systems at its production studio, and a Mercury 50 offsite for business continuity.

Cloud provider picks Xiotech ISE blades

Xiotech Corp. said infrastructure as a service provider CaroNet is using Xiotech ISE storage blades to power its Carocloud enterprise cloud services. Charlotte, N.C.-based CaroNet operates four data centers in the southeastern United States.


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