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Micron launches PCIe SSD card, and other data storage news

Micron brings out its first PCIe SSD card; Texas Memory Systems adds RamSan-70 to its solid-state platform; Bocada Prism expands reporting for Symantec deduplication; and more.

Micron Technology Inc. launched the RealSSD P320h solid-state drive (SSD) series, its first PCI Express (PCIe) SSD cards.

The P320h system uses Micron's 34-nanometer single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology, and is available in 350 GB and 700 GB capacities. The P320h has 3 GBps of sustained data throughput and can handle 750,000 IOPS for random reads and 341,000 IOPS for random writes. The first products in Micron's P320h series will be available in a full height, half-length form factor, and Micron is planning to release more PCIe form factors this year. Micron develops the entire stack for the P320h, including the NAND silicon and controller.

Texas Memory Systems extends RamSan family

Texas Memory Systems rolled out the RamSan-710, a 1U system that uses the TMS Series-7 flash controller it introduced two weeks ago with the RamSan-70 PCIe solid-state storage device. The RamSan-710 is a 5 GBps bandwidth system that includes four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel or QDR InfiniBand ports and has up to 5 TB of SLC Flash.

Bocada adds reporting features to Prism

Bocada Inc. has enhanced the reporting functionality on its Bocada Prism data protection reporting application. Prism’s new Full Life View reporting shows Symantec NetBackup end users a comprehensive list of job data at the server, policy, client and schedule levels for its deduplication and copying functions.

Nirvanix powers AIS cloud archive

American Internet Services (AIS) said it will offer an e-CloudArchive service through an OEM deal with cloud service provider Nirvanix. AIS plans to deploy a Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution at its data center in San Diego as the basis of the new cloud offering. The Nirvanix cloud storage node at the AIS data center will replicate to and access data from seven other nodes that make up the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network. Nirvanix will manage the hybrid node, and AIS customers will pay for the storage they use.

Autonomy closes Iron Mountain deal

U.K.-based Autonomy has completed its $380 million acquisition of Iron Mountain Inc.’s digital backup, archiving and e-discovery businesses. As part of the deal announced last month, Iron Mountain will resell the Connected, LiveVault and NearPoint products that were part of the acquisition.

Syncsort gets data protection patent

Syncsort was awarded a patent for its Instant Virtualization and Instant Data Access capabilities that are part of the NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup (NSB) product. Instant Virtualization provides backup and recovery of virtual machine (VM) images, and facilitates VM migrations from physical servers. Instant Data Access offers near-instant recovery of critical business applications without the need to transfer data.

Permabit awarded dedupe patents

Permabit Technology Corp. has been awarded four patents for data deduplication for secure data sharing in the cloud. One patent covers the use of a deduplicating storage repository to allow out-of-band communication between multiple users of data. Two of the other patents cover retention of historical records in a data storage repository. The final patent covers a data storage repository where deduplication is used to reduce bandwidth requirements by allowing data already in the repository to be stored again by digital fingerprint.

Nimbus S-class gets high-level defense clearance

Nimbus Data Systems Inc. said its S-class enterprise solid-state storage platform was selected by OG Systems as the network storage platform for Site Task Order Requirements Management System (Storms), a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Web infrastructure portal. The Nimbus HALO storage operating system, standard on all S-class systems, does snapshots, replication and deduplication, and has multiprotocol SAN and NAS functionality.

Nexsan, DeJarnette Research partner on archiving

Nexsan said technology from medical image interface technology vendor DeJarnette Research Systems has been integrated into the Nexsan Assureon disk archiving platform. DeJarnette xDL Cross Enterprise Document Librarian helps provide a secure online archive for healthcare organizations.

Cloud Cruiser releases cloud cost management beta

Cloud Cruiser began a beta program for it Cloud Optimizer software that measures resource usage. Cloud Optimizer can be used to analyze and allocate costs for storage, as well as compute and network resources of private and public clouds.

Caringo, Perfect Search partner on search

Caringo Inc. has partnered with Perfect Search to give customers the ability to search for objects stored in Caringo object storage software (CAStor). The Perfect Search Appliance (PSA) indexes the metadata and content of each object as it’s stored, tracks the locators for each piece of data and shows where the query was found.

Pillar answers church’s storage prayers

Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Livermore, Calif., is using Pillar Axiom unified storage to store Microsoft SQL databases and applications in a virtualized environment. The church has 20 TB of Axiom storage, and used Axiom to migrate to VMware vSphere 4.

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