Brocade/Thales partner for storage encryption

Brocade and Thales on Tuesday announced that they have integrated Thales Encryption Manager for Storage with Brocade’s SAN switches. The Brocade Encryption Switch and the Brocade FS8-18 will now be key encryption/key...

SteelEye releases cluster-enabled replication software

SteelEye Technology on Monday announced that SteelEye DataKeeper now supports Windows Server R2 and multi-site clusters of Hyper-V, SQL Server, file and print, DHCP servers. DataKeeper is data replication software for Windows Server...

Riverbed upgrades WAN optimization software

Riverbed on Monday announced that it has enhanced the software for its Steelhead WAN optimization appliances. RiOS 6.0, which powers Riverbed’s appliances has been enhanced with support for Citrix XenApp, Mac clients, Oracle...

IBM unveils high-end storage array

IBM rolled out on Thursday the DS8700 storage array, which performs 2.5 times faster than the DS8300 and is 50% more energy efficient. The DS8700 is based on the Power6 processor and is backward compatible to previous DS arrays. The...

Quantum rolls out deduplication appliances

Quantum on Wednesday rolled out a new family of deduplication appliances for network-attached storage devices. The DXi6500 family deduplicates files and ranges from 3T to 30TB of primary data. Targeted at midsize customers, the...

StorageCraft updates licensing for backup software

StorageCraft Technology announced new flexible pricing, licensing and delivery options for its StorageCraft ShadowProtect IT Edition. Customers can now purchase the software on a per-project basis or on annual, quarterly, monthly or...

BakBone rolls out new version of its backup software

BakBone Software last week announced a new version of its NetVault backup software. NetVault 8.5 features disk-to-disk data protection and deduplication options. NetVault: Smart Disk allows customers to deduplicate the primary copy...

InQuinox rolls out appliance for Symantec deduplication

Inquinox on Thursday introduced the SD3 appliance for Symantec NetBackup PureDisk deduplication software. The SD3 uses Atrato's solid-state drive appliance and controllers from Corevalent to speed deduplication of data in backup...

IBM enters the cloud, announces content archive

IBM on Tuesday entered the cloud with the introduction of IBM Smart Business Storage Cloud Services, a bundled hardware/soft/services offering, that let's customers deploy either internal or external clouds. The Smart Business...

Symantec introduces cloud storage

Symantec on Monday introduced FileStore, a new storage service that lets customers deploy file-based services into the cloud. FileStore, which is available now, uses Symanteec NetBackup and Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows and...

Emerson to acquire Avocent

Emerson and Avocent Corporation announced Tuesday they have reached agreement for a cash purchase of Avocent at $25 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion. The purchase is expected to close around the first of the calendar year...

Brocade tendering offers

Brocade has put itself up for sale, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company with a $3.2 billion valuation is being shopped by Frank Quattrone of the Qatalyst Group, who is famous for brokering the acquisition of...

RELDATA debuts new block/file storage system

RELDATA on Wednesday announced its latest RELDATA 9201i storage system, which uses a new release of its RELvos 2.4 64-bit operating system, to consolidate SAN and NAS traffic. The 9240i has a single or dual controller configuration...

Idera intros SQL backup, recovery software

Idera announced that its SQLsafe 6.0 is now in beta. Upgrades to 6.0 include use of a new IntelliCompress2 technology that speeds backups, fault-tolerant capability that pauses backups when the network is down and resumes where it...

Emulex provides 8Gbp HBAs for HP Network Storage

Emulex announced on Tuesday that HP will be using its 8Gbps Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters in the new StorageWorks X3820 Network Storage System. The HP StorageWorks X3820 includes two Emulex LightPulse LPe12002 8Gbit/sec. Fibre...

eXludus multi-core optimization now available

EXludus Technologies of Montreal announced on Tuesday the general availability of MCOPt version 3.0 for Linux. By adding a management layer to Linux, multi-core performance is improved by prevention of memory swapping and resource...

HP rolls out storage system bundle for SMBs

HP on Tuesday announced two new storage system bundles for small and mid-size businesses. The HP StorageWorks X3000 Network Storage Systems High Availability Bundle includes an HP StorageWorks X3000 gateway, HP StorageWorks MSA2000...

SMBs don't understand disaster recovery, study says

SMBs don't understand how disaster recovery works, say a recent study from Symantec.Thirty-three percent backup their systems several times a month, 24% backup several times a week, 23% backup daily and 20% backup their systems less...

Dataram ships solid state storage appliance

Dataram unveiled on Monday the XcelaSAN storage optimization appliance that speeds application performance by as much as 30x. XcelaSAN sits in the network between the Fibre Channel switch and the storage array and uses caching...

LSI enhances Engenio 7900 Storage System

LSI on Monday announced enhancements to its Engenio 7900 storage array. The enhancements include a new high-density Serial ATA drive enclosure, solid state drive support and iSCSI host interface support. In addition, LSI has added...

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