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Dot Hill beefs up entry-level SAN with 3 TB drives; other storage news

Dot Hill adds 3 TB drives, improves remote replication for AssuredSAN entry-level SAN; Symantec survey finds private/hybrid clouds hot topic for IT shops; more data storage news.

Dot Hill Systems Corp. began shipping AssuredSAN 3000 Series entry-level SAN arrays with 3 TB disk drives, bringing the system’s maximum capacity to 36 TB in a 2U configuration. Dot Hill also upgraded its AssuredRemote replication features.

AssuredRemote supports up to 1,000 snapshots per array, and Dot Hill has added wizards and scheduler improvements to make the application easier to set up and manage. AssuredSAN 3000 arrays support 8 Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 Gigabyte iSCSI. A dual controller AssuredSAN 3730 Fibre Channel model populated with 3 TB drives is expected to sell for approximately $15,960.

Symantec survey: Most companies considering the cloud

Symantec Corp.’s “2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey” found that more than 75% of organizations are discussing private cloud and hybrid cloud deployments. The survey is based on more than 3,700 respondents from 35 countries. The survey also found that 56% of organizations said storage costs increased with server virtualization. Organizations considering virtualizing storage listed reducing operational expenses (55%), improving storage performance (54%) and improving disaster recovery readiness (53%) as their main reasons. The main concerns cited about virtualization and hybrid cloud deployments are reliability (78%), security (76%) and performance (76%).

Gluster joins Calxeda ARM project

Open source storage software vendor Gluster joined the Calxeda Trailblazer Initiative dedicated to improving data center efficiency. Trailblazer partners are working with ARM processor vendor Calxeda to accelerate adoption of more efficient servers. Gluster will begin proof-of-concept testing later this year.

Corus360 uses Nexsan in ‘green’ data center

Nexsan Corp. said technology consulting company Corus360 selected the Nexsan E60 storage system for Corus360’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified recovery center in Norcross, Ga. Corus360 uses the E60 as an end user storage repository.

Pasadena turns to CommVault for search, e-discovery

The city of Pasadena, Calif., said it's using CommVault Simpana software to expedite e-discovery requests. Pasadena’s legal and records management teams use Simpana to sort, select and retrieve emails and files instead of outsourcing the process.

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