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Mellanox launches InfiniBand/Ethernet data center switch, other storage news

Mellanox launches switch with InfiniBand and Ethernet in same chassis; Nirvanix provides data migration between storage clouds; OCZ adds SSD.

Mellanox Technologies began shipping its SwitchX silicon with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology, which scales to 36 ports of 56 Gbps of InfiniBand or 40-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity for data center switching.

SwitchX supports Data Center Bridging and provides connections from server to server, server to storage, or storage to storage. The silicon also includes integrated convergence technology for Fibre Channel NPIV gateways.

Nirvanix enables direct cloud data migration

Nirvanix launched its Cloud Sideloader technology to migrate files from cloud storage service providers into Nirvanix’s storage datacenters. Cloud Sideloader can take data directly from other cloud providers’ data centers without having to download files to an intermediate location and then upload them back to a new cloud.

OCZ expands SATA SSD platform

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. added a new solid-state drive (SSD) to the Vertex 3 SATA III Series. The Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition combines a SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor with NAND flash components for 4 KB random write performance with 75,000 IOPS. The Vertex 3 Max IOPS is available in 120 GB and 240 GB configurations.

Sepaton supports Symantec new replication feature

Virtual tape library (VTL) vendor Sepaton Inc. said it will support auto image replication in Symantec NetBackup 7 through its support of Symantec OpenStorage (OST) technology. NetBackup’s new auto image replication feature enhances replication between deduplication storage devices to speed disaster recovery (DR) from alternate sites. It notifies an alternate site of a replicated image and quickly imports data about the image, eliminating the time, scripts, and IT infrastructure required to find and recover data during a disaster.

Scality Ring provides foundation for Italian storage cloud

Italian telecommunication company Tiscali is using Scality Ring object-based storage to build its Tiscali Cloud Storage service. The Tiscali service offers customers personalised clients and web browsers, and charges on a pay-per-use basis after the first 100 GB.

Emulex suffers loss

Storage adapter vendor Emulex Corp. reported revenue of $112.1 million for last quarter, up 10% from last year and down two percent from the previous quarter.  Emulex lost $18.6 million in the quarter compared to a profit of $13.3 million last year and a loss of $39.8 million last quarter. Emulex forecasts revenue in the range of $117 million to $123 million this quarter.

LSI reports earnings, says Engenio close on schedule

LSI Corp. reported revenue of $473 million last quarter, the same as last year and up from $471 million in the previous quarter. LSI said the sale of its Engenio storage system division to NetApp is expected to close in May.

Pillar’s Axiom powers real estate referral systems

California real estate agent training firm Buffini & Company deployed the Pillar Axiom unified storage system to improve its data availability and keep up with storage growth. The company started has 40 TB of storage and uses its Pillar SAN to replicate SQL backups to a non-Pillar device for disk-based recovery.

Sauce maker turns to Actifio

Customer sauce maker Paradise said it is using Actifio’s virtualized data management application to replicate between its two data centers in Louisville, Ky. for backup and disaster recovery of a physical server and VMware environment running Microsoft Exchange for email, BlackBerry, ERP and production control applications.

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