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Compellent Extends Storage Center SAN Architecture

New software features and hardware upgrades create a grid of Compellent SAN arrays managed as a single system.

IBM Builds on Hadoop with New Storage Architecture

The new IBM General Parallel File System-Shared Nothing Cluster (GPFS-SNC) is said to offer double the analytics processing speed of competing solutions for "big data."

Enterasys DCM Software Supports VM Mobility

Data Center Manager maintains application services as virtual machines move around the data center fabric.

Data Robotics Scores SMB Storage Deal with HP

Data Robotics' Drobo storage systems are now available through HP’s Small Business Direct online store for SMBs.

Brocade Moves FCoE Beyond Top-of-Rack

The new VDX 6720 Data Center Switches are the first to run Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) technology and provide a foundation for converged SAN and LAN traffic.

EMC Snaps Up Isilon for $2.25 Billion

The Isilon scale-out NAS platform will augment and accelerate EMC’s unified storage portfolio.

EMC Buys Mainframe VTL Maker Bus-Tech

Bus-Tech’s virtual tape library controllers connect mainframes to open systems disk storage.

Panasas Pushes Scale-Out Storage Performance Envelope

The PAS12 pushes aggregate performance of the Panasas scale-out platform to 150Gbps.

Quest to Buy BakBone Software for Data Protection

Quest is shelling out $55 million for the heterogeneous data protection software maker as it pushes into the data protection market for both physical and virtual environments.

Netgear Adds Replication, Cloud Options to New ReadyNAS Family

The new ReadyNAS Pro family for SMBs supports virtual machines, replication for disaster recovery and touts 100GB of free cloud storage.

5 Questions With FalconStor CEO James McNiel

In the wake of ReiJane Huai’s resignation, FalconStor Software’s interim CEO is attempting to reshape the company’s image, strategy and product line.

Bocada Attempts to Move Enterprise Users to Prism

Bocada Enterprise users now have a migration path to the company’s Prism backup reporting and analysis platform.

Dell to Buy Boomi for Cloud Integration Platform

Dell’s first acquisition since the 3PAR battle comes in the form of Boomi, a provider of SaaS-based cloud integration technology.

Marathon Combines DR, Fault Tolerance for SMP Servers

Marathon’s everRun MX Extend software integrates fault tolerance for SMP servers with CA’s ARCserve continuous replication software for high availability and disaster recovery.

Avere Systems Speeds Up Tiered NAS Appliances

Version 1.4 of the Avere OS supports up to 24 mass storage systems, bi-modal CIFS ACL and parallel file access.

Caringo Adds Named Objects, Multi-Tenancy to Cloud Platform

Caringo has fleshed out the CAStor cloud platform with its second major software release in less than six months.

Emulex Software Encrypts Data at the Host

Emulex OneCommand Guardian can encrypt data at the server using Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host bus adapters (HBAs) from any vendor.

HDS Unveils "On-Ramp" to Cloud Storage Platform

The new Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) speaks CIFS and NFS, making it possible for more applications – and remote offices – to move data in and out of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP).

Cleversafe Gets Nod from CIA's Investment Arm

An independent firm founded by the CIA has made a strategic investment in the cloud startup and entered into a development agreement centered on Cleversafe’s dispersed storage technology.

Brocade Builds Converged Switch Module, CNA for IBM BladeCenter

Brocade has designed an embedded switch and converged network adapter that bring unified SAN and LAN connectivity to IBM’s BladeCenter servers.

ExaGrid, Permabit Revamp Dedupe Architectures

Arkeia Software, ExaGrid Systems and Permabit have upgraded their respective dedupe architectures for improved application support, better performance and higher levels of scale.

EMC Continues Record Revenue Streak

EMC has reported record revenue for the third consecutive quarter as rumors swirl around the company’s potential $2 billion acquisition of Isilon Systems.

EMC Takes On Oracle with Greenplum Appliance for Big Data'

The EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance is an integrated data warehouse system that, according to EMC, can analyze more data faster than Oracle’s Exadata machine.

Gluster Updates Open Source Storage Platform for the Cloud

Gluster’s latest software release combines open source software with commodity hardware and new “elastic” scaling capabilities for virtual storage in cloud and on-premise environments.

SNW: SNIA Advances Cloud, Green Storage Standards

The industry group is creeping ever closer to establishing full-fledged standards for power efficiency and cloud storage.

Huawei Symantec Enters U.S. Storage Hardware Market

The three-year-old joint venture between Huawei and Symantec is bringing its products to North America with a line of storage and networking hardware products for SMBs.

Viridity Offers Free Data Center Power Utilization Software

The downloadable EnergyCheck software discovers hidden opportunities for recapturing power, cooling and space capacity, as well as cost savings.

Digitiliti Beefs Up DigiLIBE Virtual Corporate Library

Version 2.0 of DigiLIBE supports virtualization, collaboration, security, and compliance in hybrid and pure cloud deployments.

MicroNet Launches Sub-$2K 10TB DAS System

The MicroNet RAIDBank5 offers 10TB of storage capacity with RAID 5, USB 3.0 and AES-256 encryption for less than $2,000.

Dell to Resell Brocade 10GbE CNAs, 8Gbps HBAs

Brocade and Dell are tightening ties to bring 10GbE and 8Gbps FC adapters to virtualized data centers.

EMC NetWorker Gets DD Boost Integration, New Pricing

The NetWorker backup and recovery platform has been integrated with EMC’s Data Domain DD Boost software and now features a capacity-based licensing option.

Pivot3 Moves Into Scale-Out Data Protection

The new failover-protected data protection platform scales to 288TB with performance of 20TB per hour and features data deduplication and compression.

Nasuni Overhauls Cloud NAS Filer for Microsoft Environments

Version 2.0 of the Nasuni Filer ties on-premise storage to Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud services platform.

CTERA Adds Bare Metal and Server Backup to Hybrid Cloud

New software features bring bare metal backup, server backup and file sharing to the CTERA hybrid cloud platform.

Cirtas Launches Cloud Storage Controller

The new company’s Bluejet technology makes public cloud storage work like onsite storage arrays.

Brocade Combines IP, SAN Network Management

The new Brocade Network Advisor unifies the management of "all things Brocade."

Cisco Advances Unified Fabric, Compute With New Data Center Strategy

Move over Data Center 3.0. The networking giant’s vision for unified fabrics and unified computing has evolved into the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage framework.

NetApp, Oracle End ZFS Litigation

NetApp and Oracle have halted their legal battle over the open source storage technology found in the ZFS file system.

Symantec Unveils NetBackup Deduplication Appliance

The NetBackup 5000 Appliance offers both source and target-side data deduplication in an appliance form factor.

VMworld Storage Product Highlights: Round 3

The third and final roundup of storage products announced at this week’s VMworld conference in San Francisco.

Dell Ends 3PAR Talks After HP's $2.4 Billion Bid

The bidding war is over. Dell has ended acquisition discussions with 3PAR after HP's $2.4 billion blockbuster offer.

HP Raises 3PAR Bid to $2.4 Billion

HP raises its acquisition offer while Dell tries to add more conditions to its termination agreement and 3PAR is sued for patent infringement.

VMworld: Scale Computing Ships 'JBOD Killer' for SMBs

SMBs can build unified SAN/NAS storage clusters starting at 1.5TB for $7,500.

VMworld: EMC Automates Vblock Management, Supports VMware View

The company is adding storage provisioning to its Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager software and touts support for VMware View 4.5 VDI deployments.

VMworld: Virtensys Boosts Virtual Bandwidth for VMs

New I/O virtualization appliance supports 80Gbps of sustained Ethernet bandwidth to VMs.

VMworld: Zetta Unveils Cloud Data Protection Service

The company claims its Data Protect service obsoletes traditional backups and improves enterprise data integrity at a fraction of the cost.

Dell Matches HP with 3PAR Offer

Another day, another acquisition offer. The Dell-HP tug of war over 3PAR is now even at $27.00 per share.

HP Fires Back, Offers $1.8 Billion for 3PAR

HP's latest salvo in the bidding war for 3PAR raises the stakes to $1.8 billion.

Dell Ups the Ante in 3PAR Bidding War

Dell beats HP’s offer by $0.30 per share, but it’s not over yet.

Coraid Doubles Density of Ethernet SANs

Company claims better performance than Fibre Channel at 20 percent the cost.

EMC Ships Unified Management Software for Clariion, Celerra

Software release also includes Fast Cache tiering, native FCoE connectivity and VMware VAAI integration.

HP, Dell in Bidding War for 3PAR

Not so fast, Dell. HP has made a $1.6 billion bid to buy storage vendor 3PAR one week after Dell offered $1.15 billion.

Symantec Unveils HA, Storage Optimization Software for VMs

Symantec and VMware team up for application availability and storage optimization in virtual environments.

Dell to Buy 3PAR for $1.15 Billion

Dell is about to shell out $1.15 billion for virtual storage array specialist 3PAR.

Continuity Brings DR/HA Testing to the Private Cloud

The latest version of Continuity Software’s enterprise-class DR/HA testing and monitoring software promises to bring business continuity to the private cloud.

i365 Expands Cloud-Based Application Recovery Service

Seagate’s cloud-based services arm, i365, has expanded its cloud server recovery service to support heterogeneous operating systems.

Pancetera Reduces I/O for VM Backups

Storage virtualization startup Pancetera is out to optimize I/O for backup, replication, security scanning, and WAN mobility in virtual machine environments.

IBM to Buy Storwize for Real-Time Data Compression

IBM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Storwize in an effort to add real-time data compression to its storage portfolio.

Geminare Brings Archive Indexing to the Public Cloud

Geminare has rewritten its cloud archiving software to include an indexing engine that can be integrated with major public cloud storage platforms.

HP Cuts Costs With Data Center Assembly Line

HP has taken a page from Henry Ford’s book by applying an assembly line approach towards manufacturing and selling data centers.

Oracle Adds LTO-5 Support to StorageTek Tape Line

Oracle added LTO-5 tape support to its StorageTek tape libraries and drives, boosting its biggest library system to 150PB of capacity.

Fusion-io Creates Flash-Optimized OS Subsystem

Fusion-io has combined the capabilities of traditional I/O subsystems with the features of virtual memory to create a hybrid flash-optimized OS subsystem called the ioMemory VSL.

IBM expands ProtecTIER deduplication, upgrades SONAS platform

IBM has introduced ProtecTIER data deduplication appliances for SMBs and a series of enhancements for the massive SONAS platform.

Xiotech Targets VDI Deployments with Emprise 9000 Array

Xiotech unveiled a new set of hardware and software products that turn the company’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) systems into a storage platform for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

EMC Doubles Performance of Midrange Data Domain Systems

EMC (NYSE:EMC) today unveiled a range of upgrades for its backup systems, including a new Data Domain system, a deduplication expansion option for the EMC Disk Library for Mainframes and increased capacity points for the Disk Library series.

Nimble iSCSI Array Merges Primary, Secondary Storage

Nimble Storage today launched an iSCSI storage array that offers a new converged approach to primary and secondary storage for midsize companies.

Storage Arrays Do the Grunt Work in vSphere 4.1

VMware has unleashed vSphere 4.1 with a slew of new storage features that bring storage hardware acceleration to the company’s virtualization platform.

NetApp threatens Coraid over sales of open-source ZFS technology

Storage startup Coraid may face legal action from NetApp if the company does not cease plans to sell the Coraid EtherDrive Z-Series NAS appliance based on the open-source Zettabyte File System (ZFS).

Unified Data Center Stacks: Risk of Vendor Lock-in?

Cisco, HP and Oracle are among the vendors pursuing unified storage, server and networking strategies. Will customers win or lose?