Dell uses LSI CacheCade SSD technology in PowerEdge; more storage news

Dell adopts LSI CacheCade technology to accelerate I/O performance; Intel extends limited SSD warranty; Addonics NAS adapter plugs into private cloud storage; more storage news.

LSI Corp.’s CacheCade SSD technology for application I/O performance acceleration is now available with Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H700 and H800 family cards. LSI CacheCade is designed to improve the I/O performance of hard drives by caching hot spot data to solid-state drives (SSDs).

CacheCade lets SSDs act as a secondary tier of high-performance controller cache in front of hard drives. To install, users place hot-swappable SSDs into server drive slots and use the configuration utility to create CacheCade virtual drives. CacheCade technology automatically determines and moves hot spot data to the virtual drives.

Infortrend adds hybrid SAS/iSCSI connectivity to EonStor DS

Infortrend added systems to its EonStor DS family featuring SAS and iSCSI connectivity. The SMB systems can be employed for DAS or SAN consolidation. The new models have two 6 Gbps SAS ports and two Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI ports per controller, and are available in either single-controller or dual-controller configurations.

Intel extends SSD 320 Series warranty

Intel Corp. extended the limited warranty of its SSD 320 Series from three years to five years. The extended warranty also applies to 320 drives that have already been purchased. The warranty for Intel SSD 320 products sold directly to users is based on average usage model of 20 GB of writes per day for five years. Warranties for Intel SSD 320 products sold through OEMs have a media wear-out limitation due to potentially heavier use with enterprise applications. The warranty expires when the drives reach a predetermined usage limit, which could be shorter than five years in the case of heavy enterprise use.

Addonics NAS 3.0 adapter enables private cloud storage

Addonics Technologies Inc. rolled out a third-generation NAS adapter that lets customers build their own network and private cloud storage with a capacity of 128 PBs. The NAS 3.0 turns any USB 2.0 hard drive, SSD or USB mass storage device into a NAS appliance over the LAN or Internet. It supports NTFS and exFAT file systems, WebDAV server and two drive volumes.

Vision Solutions extends virtualized environment protection

Vision Solutions Inc. upgraded its Double-Take Move, RecoverNow and Availability products. Double-Take 5.3 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 across the Double-Take Move, RecoverNow and Availability products. Double-Take Availability 5.3 allows virtual machine protection at the host level. It also supports protection of clustered Hyper-V hosts over wide-area networks and Exchange 2010 in a Database Availability Group (DAG).

Rockingham County picks Dot Hill array with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel

The Information Technology Services Department for Rockingham County, N.C., is using Dot Hill's off-the-shelf AssuredSAN storage systems. Rockingham County selected the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3920 array with 8 Gbps Fibre Channel to manage Rockingham's VMware virtual server environment. Rockingham's AssuredSAN 3920 has 19.2 TB total raw capacity with 24 300 GB SAS drives. The new system allows older storage systems to be consolidated into a single storage-area network with the addition of VMware.

Neverfail protects mortgage company’s apps

Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp. is using Neverfail to protect its consumer loan processing and expects to expand its use of Neverfail for disaster recovery once it has set up a remote location. Mason-McDuffie is using Neverfail for email access, protection and archiving.

Emulex appoints Margie Evashenk as chief development executive

HBA vendor Emulex Corp. promoted Margie Evashenk to chief development executive. Evashenk, who was the vendor’s senior vice president of engineering, is responsible for leading development and support for Emulex products.

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