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Metalogix, Zadara, Panzura announce AWS offerings

Metalogix launches a hosted email service at AWS re:Invent, and Zadara and HotLink partner with NetApp around its Private Storage for AWS.

While cloud storage was not the main topic during the AWS re:Invent conference last week in Las Vegas, storage companies did use the Amazon cloud show to launch services and partnerships.

Email and archive vendor Metalogix Inc. unveiled an email management system for AWS that allows organizations to migrate email and user data into the cloud. The Metalogix Total Email Management solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) lets organizations use a hosted mirrored configuration on AWS.

Metalogix will manage the email and archiving migration while customers pay Amazon for using their infrastructure, said Hudson Casson, product marketing manager for Metalogix.

Organizations can test the Metalogix service for free before deciding if they want to pay to sign up. Casson said that at least 80 customers have signed up for the test drive.

"You test-drive the cloud for archiving and management, then we turn it over if you like it," Casson said.

Additional cloud storage news from AWS re:Invent

HotLink Corp. integrated its Hybrid Express and DR Express VMware vCenter plug-ins for AWS with NetApp Private Storage for AWS. NetApp Private Storage for Amazon, which launched in March, uses the AWS Direct Connect dedicated network from a data center or colocation site.

HotLink software adds management and data protection capabilities. HotLink Hybrid Express does cloning, snapshots and data migration to the cloud, while HotLink DR Express enables automatic recovery to a DR site inside AWS.

Zadara Storage added elastic NetApp Private Storage for AWS to its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) lineup. The partnership makes NetApp FAS storage array hardware available at AWS by allowing users to replicate between hardware on-premises and on the AWS cloud. Customers can provision AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances with elastic NetApp Private Storage volumes and pay hourly rates for storage consumed. Zadara's VPSA is colocated in Amazon clouds. The Zadara technology lets organizations provision capacity and performance levels through a self-service management portal.

Panzura began offering its Cloud Storage Controllers as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI), allowing customers to create virtual cloud compute instances. The Panzura AMIs can be used to access Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) data in EC2 or on-premises through CIFS and NFS. Panzura AMIs are available through the AWS Marketplace or directly from Panzura to deploy in EC2.

File transfer vendor Aspera Inc. demonstrated coming versions of Aspera On Demand, including an auto-scaling platform that provides real-time scaling of transfer capacity and automatic balancing of transfers. Aspera also showed On Demand 3.4 with support for HTTP failback for transfers to and from S3 and Amazon Identity Access and Management support.

Attunity Inc. launched CloudBeam 2.0, a managed service that moves large data sets to the Amazon cloud. The new version boosts data-loading speeds with a Quality of Service option that moves data with speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps. CloudBeam supports NAS and large databases.

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