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NetApp resells Quantum StorNext file archiving; more data storage news

NetApp will sell StorNext for video and rich media archiving; American Megatrends adds iSCSI SAN appliance; Intel and Micron develop multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives.

NetApp will resell Quantum Corp.’s StorNext software for file management and file archiving through a reseller deal between the vendors.

NetApp will sell the StorNext File System and StorNext Storage Manager software with its storage systems to customers with high-performance needs for rich media content in video and data streaming markets.

AMI launches dual-controller SAN system

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) introduced a dual-controller, 16-bay 3U SAN appliance to its line of StorTrends products. The StorTrends 3400i dual-controller system can be configured in an active-active manner for increased performance or active-passive set-up for high availability (HA). It replaces the StorTrends 3200i IP-SAN. The 3400i features AMI’s wide-area data services (WDS) technology that combines WAN optimization, data deduplication and compression technologies to allow low-bandwidth asynchronous replication. The StorTrends iTX network storage software also includes thin provisioning, auto-tiering, redirect on write (ROW) snapshots and the ability to recognize stacked JBODs behind the controllers to scale up to 256 TB total capacity.

Acer sells HDS midrange, SMB storage

Acer America Corp. said it's selling Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) AMS2000 midrange storage systems through a partnership between the two vendors. Along with the Acer Hitachi AS2040 and Acer Hitachi AMS2100 and AMS2300 systems, Acer is selling HDS Hi-Track Remote Monitoring, TrueCopy Remote Replication and Dynamic Provisioning thin provisioning software.

Intel, Micron make SSD advance

Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. have developed a 20 nanometer process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. The vendors said the new 20nm process has enabled them to produce an 8 GB multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash device for solid-state drives (SSDs). The 20nm 8 GB device is sampling with partners now, and Intel and Micron expect it to enter production in the second half of the year. They also expect samples of a 16 GB device with up to 128 GB of capacity that's smaller than a postage stamp by the end of the year. The 20nm chip allows SSDs with more cells in the same space than 25nm NAND chips on the market.

Promise adds storage system for Macs

Promise Technology Inc. launched the VTrak x30 Series RAID storage system and qualified it for Apple’s Mac OS X and Xsan. The x30 supports 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and has Intel Xeon C3500 processors.

Trinity Broadcasting Network selects Spectra T950 tape library

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) selected Spectra T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives to store its video for broadcast, Web and mobile devices. TBN uses Spectra T950 to archive its master control operations and Front Porch Digitals’ DIVArchive to digitize and archive videos for future delivery to the Web.

Atlanta United Way picks Overland SnapSAN

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta has deployed the Overland Storage SnapSAN S2000 to support remote offices and end users. Overland said United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is using the SnapSAN S2000 to store 20 TB to support nine remote offices and more than 600 end users.

Iron Mountain switches CEOs

Iron Mountain Inc. brought Richard Reese back as its CEO, replacing Bob Brennan. Reese was CEO from 1981 to 2008 before Brennan replaced him. Reese has been Iron Mountain’s chairman since 1995.

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