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Panzura embraces object-based storage partners, other storage news

Cloud storage gateway startup Panzura adds support for object-based storage from Scality, AmpliStor and OpenStack; Atlantis Computing ILIO supports Hyper-V; more data storage news.

Cloud storage gateway vendor Panzura expanded its cloud ecosystem this week by adding support for Scality, AmpliStor and OpenStack object-based storage systems.

Panzura supports the Scality RING Organic Storage infrastructure for managing data security, snapshot-based restore points, access control and performance across the network. Organizations can also now use AmpliStor’s Optimized Object Storage system as a target for Panzura’s cloud solution. Panzura supports OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) deployed by HP Cloud Services and other cloud storage providers, and has joined the OpenStack community.

Atlantis Computing ILIO supports Hyper-V

Atlantis Computing Inc. rolled outs ILIO for Hyper-V, which runs as a virtual appliance on the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor for deployment with Citrix XenDesktop. The solution can be deployed on any server with any storage on VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. The company also launched its ILIO Center to monitor, manage and report on the key optimization metrics for Atlantis ILIO controllers and virtual desktops.

Balesio updates FILEminimizer Server

Balesio AG claims that its FILEminimizer Server now significantly reduces the footprint of PDF, Microsoft Office and image files. Based on the company’s Native Format Optimization (NFO), this new capability features primary storage compression rates of up to 75% for productivity files, and more than 85% for image data, to allow organizations to store four to five times more unstructured data.

Emulex expands Ethernet and Fibre Channel portfolio

Emulex Corp. launched new I/O connectivity solutions, combining its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) with its LightPulse Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapter (HBA) architectures, to create the new HP PCIe Dual-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel Dual-Port 1/10Gb Adapter. The new adapter delivers two ports of 8 Gbps FC and two ports of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in one adapter. It features Emulex vEngine technology with full support for TCP/IP and FC, as well as backward compatibility with 4 Gbps FC and GbE environments.

Hitachi GST ships new enterprise drive family

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (GST) is shipping its Ultrastar C10K900 enterprise drive family. The new Ultrastar family of SAS 6Gbps SAS drives is available in 900 GB, 600 GB, 450 GB and 300 GB capacities.

Earth Rangers selects Nexsan storage system

Nexsan Corp. said its E60 storage system has been selected by Earth Rangers, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to biodiversity loss awareness. The Earth Rangers chose the Nexsan storage system for its ability to deliver high energy savings without sacrificing performance. The E60 can scale up to 180 TB in 4U of rack space and features Auto MAID Level 4 technology.

Israel telecomm provider protects SMB data with CTERA solution

CTERA Networks said Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications provider, is using CTERA Cloud Attached Storage appliances for the Bezeq Remote Backup for Business service. The service is aimed at small- and medium-sized (SMBs), and is a hybrid cloud-based solution for managed storage and data protection.

MTP adds KineticD product services

MTP has added KineticD data protection services to its line of premier offerings. MTP will leverage KineticD’s backup and disaster recovery service platform to power its new My Total Protection brand for SMBs.

State of Indiana implements EMC Symmetrix VMAX with FAST VP

EMC Corp. said the State of Indiana’s Office of Technology has consolidated its information infrastructure on EMC Symmetric VMAX with Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP). The government agency has a VMAX with FAST VP in its main data center to support mission-critical applications, and a second VMAX at a disaster recovery site. It replicates data between the sites with EMC’s SRDF, TimeFinder, RecoverPoint, HomeBase and Replication Manager software.

Front-safe integrates Fusion-io for its cloud solution

Fusion-io said that backup and archiving solutions provider Front-safe has integrated Fusion-io’s ioMemory-based IBM High IOPS Adapters into its Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) cloud solution. Front-safe’s web interface integrates with TSM to create a cloud service that automates backup and recovery.

SolidFire adds exec, adviser

SolidFire, which sells all-solid-state storage systems for cloud service providers, hired EMC veteran Dave Cahill as director of strategic alliances and added NEA general partner Ron Bernal to its board of advisors.

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