This newsletter is bittersweet. Network World is retiring some of its newsletter at the end of this month. That means that I'll too be leaving a newsletter I've been writing for over seven years. But that's not the end of storage for me.
SANRAD launched its VXL software last week with support for flash memory. The VXL software provides caching support for multiple virtual machines over host-based flash resources. It is deployed as a virtual appliance on the host server and distributes flash capability to applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange.
Cleversafe, a cloud storage vendor that distributes data through the cloud, announced enhancements to its Cleversafe platform that make it more reliable and scalable for companies that are managing large collections of unstructured data for business analytics.
Acronis announced the release of their new VMware disaster recovery product, vmProtect 6 last week at VMworld 2011. The product is designed for vSphere servers (v4.0 or later) using ESX and ESXi hypervisors. According to Acronis, vmProtect 6 "provides businesses with a simple-to-deploy, easy-to-manage disaster solution to back up and quickly recover their VMware virtual environments."
Tintri last week announced is second-generation Tintri VMstore appliance, which now provides visibility into virtual machine performance bottlenecks and corrects misalignment problems between the guest file system and storage infrastructure.
Medical image archives are growing at an alarming rate and taxing IT with the problem of storing them and being able to access them rapidly for review by healthcare clinicians. Growth is so rampant now that images are digital that SSG-NOW research estimates that there will be approximately 970 million imaging procedures performed in the United States this year - that volume is expected to increase to 1.15 billion by 2014.