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Deni Connor

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Recent articles by Deni Connor

Goodbye, hello

September 28, 2011

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 enhances virtualization software with flash

September 26, 2011

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.

Pivot3 rolls out new storage appliance for video surveillance

September 21, 2011

Pivot3 this week introduced a new storage appliance for video surveillance that supports 64-bit operating systems, VMware Fault Tolerant and integrated management.

Intel, Anobit roll out SSDs

September 19, 2011

Intel last week introduced a new multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drive, the Intel SSD 710 Series for data center deployments.

Kaminario rolls out all-solid-state drive SAN appliance

September 14, 2011

Kaminario, a startup with a DRAM storage appliance, introduced this week an expansion of its storage portfolio with a DRAM and SSD storage appliance.

Cleversafe enhances ultra-secure cloud storage platform

September 12, 2011

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 Releases vmProtect 6  data protection for virtual machines

September 07, 2011

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."

Symantec Adds New Enhancements to Backup Exec 2010

September 05, 2011

Symantec announced last week at VMworld 2011 that they are adding new V-Ray technology and other enhancements to Backup Exec 2010. 

Tintri rolls out VM-aware storage appliance

August 31, 2011

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.

Nirvanix: A solution for medical image archives

August 24, 2011

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.