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Tandberg Data acquires ProStor RDX removable disk business; more news

ProStor sells RDX removable disk business to Tandberg; BridgeSTOR adds data reduction appliances for Microsoft DPM; Nexsan E-Series supports 3 TB SATA drives; more storage news.

Tandberg Data signed an agreement to acquire the RDX removable disk cartridge business from ProStor Systems Inc. for an undisclosed price. Tandberg will acquire ProStor’s intellectual property and members of the RDX engineering team.

Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Imation, NEC and Quantum are among the vendors who sell RDX drives. In a press release announcing the acquisition, Tandberg said it would work closely with RDX license partners. Tandberg Data also sells RDX appliances, and recently launched the AccuVault RDX and RDX QuikStation systems.

ProStor will retain its InfiniVault data archiving business. InfiniVault uses RDX cartridges, along with data management software and online disks. ProStor will license RDX technology from Tandberg after the deal closes.

BridgeSTOR expands data reduction family

BridgeSTOR LLC expanded its data reduction platform for Microsoft DPM with the AOS High Density DPM Storage Appliance and the AOS High Density Network Storage Appliance. The systems are part of BridgeSTOR’s Application Optimized Storage (AOS) iSCSI/NAS product family.

Nexsan E-Series now has 3 TB SATA drive compatibility

Nexsan Corp.’s E-Series storage systems now ship with 3TB SATA drives, allowing a capacity of 180 TB in 4U of rack space. Nexsan also announced that its E18 storage system will now be offered with 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB SATA drives. The E18 previously shipped with SAS and solid-state drives (SSDs).

HP guarantees to shrink capacity

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. rolled out the HP Get Thin Guarantee Program for customers who replace legacy storage with HP 3PAR Utility Storage. HP said it will guarantee that customers reduce capacity by 50% after switching to 3PAR. If a customer doesn't reduce its requirements by 50%, HP said it will provide additional disk capacity and related software and support for free.

SGI expands Lustre support

SGI is expanding its support of the Lustre file system to include Level 3 support. This support brings the SGI Lustre solution to a support level equivalent to CXFSTM, SGI's high-performance scale-up clustered file system. SGI also recently joined OpenSFS and introduced Data Migration Facility (DMF) Direct Archive, which extends the power of DMF storage tier virtualization directly to Lustre and other POSIX file systems.

Texas Memory Systems' SSD sets SPC-1 performance record

Texas Memory Systems released audited SPC-1 and SPC-2 results produced by a single RamSan-630 Flash solid-state drive (SSD) system. The RamSan-630 achieved the top SPC-1 IOPS benchmark and joined the top four SPC-2 Results leaders. The RamSan-630 delivered 400,503.26 SPC-1 IOPS and beat the runner-up by more than 20,000 SPC-1 IOPS. Texas Memory Systems is the first company to use InfiniBand to produce an SPC-2 Result.

Violin Memory and HP post TPC-E benchmark result

Violin Memory Inc. said it has achieved a TPC-E benchmark record for a dual socket server in partnership with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and HP’s ProLiant DL380 G7 offering. The TPC-E benchmark simulates the workload of a brokerage firm's central database and is used by vendors to demonstrate performance while running workloads of large OLTP database systems.

Anobit reveals Genesis MLC NAND SSD performance results

Anobit released benchmarks results for its Genesis series of multi-level cell (MLC) NAND SSDs, showing the SSDs can deliver more than 30,000 IOPS and undergo 10 complete random disk rewrites per day for five years.

Gloabl insurer picks IBM XIV

Insurance firm Markel International has purchased two IBM XIV Storage Systems to support expansion of its global business. Markel said it will install one XIV system at its London headquarters and the second at its disaster recovery site.

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