Deduplication, Security and Clouds Highlight Data Storage News

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The news in the storage networking industry this week wasn’t all VPlex and EMC World. A number of other data storage vendors had some significant news of their own.

One of the more interesting announcements was the emergence from stealth mode of Infineta Systems, which promises to help customers reduce bandwidth demands with network-based deduplication. Co-founder and CEO Raj Kanaya said the startup’s Velocity Dedupe Engine is an improvement over the capacity and latency constraints of WAN optimization and pays for itself in about nine months.

Emulex (NYSE: ELX) unveiled its answer for data storage security with HBA-based encryption, including a deal with EMC (NYSE: EMC) to offer the HBAs with its PowerPath Encryption with RSA and Clariion and Celerra storage arrays. Brandon Hoff, Emulex’s product line manager for I/O services, said HBA-based encryption offers a fraction of the cost and complexity of other encryption approaches, and it will be added in the future to the company’s CNAs. Emulex is also working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other vendors to offer the technology. The cards are two to three times more expensive than standard HBAs, but still cheaper than other encryption approaches, said Hoff.

ParaScale also addressed storage security, adding keyless encryption to its clustered cloud storage software. Other new features include greater data integrity and multi-tenant FTP support.

TwinStrata is also promising enterprise-class cloud storage with its CloudArray offering, including management of data across public and private clouds.

Quantum (NYSE: QTM) added to its deduplication story with a new offering for small businesses and remote offices, the DXi4500 series, starting at $12,500.

Caringo released version 4 of its CAStor object storage platform, including new power savings, replication, reliability and eDiscovery features.

PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) announced that it will acquire Adaptec’s (NASDAQ: ADPT) RAID storage business for $34 million.

And Xiotech said its ISEview application has become “the first enterprise storage application available in the Apple iPhone App Store.” ISEview allows administrators to monitor multiple Intelligent Storage Element storage blades. An iPad version is also planned.

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Paul Shread
Paul Shread
eSecurity Editor Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including an award-winning series on software-defined data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

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