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Caringo CAStor integrates object storage with OpenStack Swift

Caringo CAStor combines object storage with OpenStack open source cloud software; Avere integrates NAS acceleration appliance with Nexenta open storage.

Caringo CAStor for OpenStack has been rolled out, integrating OpenStack Swift object servers with Caringo’s enterprise-ready object storage engine.

OpenStack Swift is open source software for building private and public clouds. The combination of OpenStack with CAStor maintains OpenStack Swift accounts, containers, authentication and access controls for easy integration of CAStor with OpenStack’s compute and imaging components.

Avere appliances integrate with Nexenta for open storage

Avere Systems has teamed up with Nexenta Systems to deliver an open storage solution combining Avere’s FXT Series of NAS acceleration appliances with NexentaStor open source ZFS technology. The vendors claim running NexentaStor with FXT appliances will scale application performance to millions of IOPS and provide petabyte capacity with enterprise-class data management features, including unlimited snapshots, inline deduplication and thin provisioning.

StorMagic SvSAN supports vSphere 5

StorMagic said its SvSAN virtual storage appliance supports VMware vSphere 5, allowing customers to manage SvSAN from within VMware’s vCenter. SvSAN also added a High Availability feature that supports ESXi without vCenter.

Scality teams up with TeamDrive for cloud storage

Scality has teamed up with TeamDrive for the integration of Scality’s cloud object storage with TeamDrive’s secure synchronization and collaboration solution. The combination of Scality’s Ring Organic Storage for unstructured data and TeamDrive’s built-in encryption helps users maintain control over their documents.

Qosmos and RainStor partner for data retention, reduction

Qosmos has entered a technology partnership with RainStor to aid organizations in collecting, filtering, querying, managing and scaling storage volumes for regulatory compliance and network forensics. The partnership will combine Qosmos’ Network Intelligence technology, which identifies and extracts data traveling over networks in real time, with RainStor’s patented compression and data reduction solutions.

Dot Hill SAN storage solution verified as Citrix Ready

Dot Hill Systems Corp. said its AssuredSAN 3000 Series arrays have been certified with Citrix XenServer as part of the Citrix Ready program. The AssuredSAN 3000 Series arrays support  8 Gbps Fibre Channel SANs and 10 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI, and include AssuredRemote data management software for remote replication, drive spin-down capability and 595 W 80 PLUS-rated power supplies. The systems can also scale to 288 TB of storage with JBOD expansion units.

Virsto pronounced Citrix Ready

Virsto Software said its storage hypervisor has been certified as Citrix Ready. Virsto claims its storage hypervisor can reduce the cost of storage in virtual desktop environments by more than 50% by increasing storage utilization.

Spectra Logic adds two StorageTek veterans

Former StorageTek and Sun Microsystems executives Jon Benson and David Trachy have joined tape library vendor SpectraLogic. Benson, who was vice president of StorageTek’s tape business, becomes SpectraLogic’s vice president and general manager of emerging markets and Trachy is senior director of emerging storage system technologies.

Former Oracle exec named Syncplicity CEO

Cloud-based file management startup Syncplicity named former Oracle executive Karen White CEO. The startup also hired Jeff Schulz as CMO and Brenda Swiney vice president of finance. White was senior vice president at Oracle from 1993-2000 and also served as head of business development at storage management vendor SolarWinds. She replaces founder Leonard Chung, who will stay with Syncplicity as chief product strategist.

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