Storage news - May 2007, week 3
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Targets Telco Storage Security
CUPERTINO, Calif - May 21, 2007 Symantec Corp and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. today announced they are forming a joint venture company.
The new company will develop and distribute security and storage appliances to global telecommunications carriers and enterprises. According to IDC, the global security and storage appliance market is $23 billion today, and the market in China is forecast to exceed $1.1 billion. ...Huawei, ...Symantec profile, Storage Security
...Later:- Huawei Symantec entered the enterprise SSD market in 2011.
pNFS Moves Closer to Open Standard
FREMONT, CA May 21, 2007 Panasas, Inc. today announced the source code release of key components of its parallel file system client software.
This open source initiative continues the company's leadership role in shaping the Parallel Network File System standard which was originally initiated by Dr. Garth Gibson, Panasas founder and CTO. pNFS is a breakthrough technology that will solve storage I/O bottlenecks and accelerate customer deployments of parallel storage solutions ...Panasas profile, NAS, Megabyte's Storage Dictionary
Western Digital Ships 250G 2.5" Hard Drives
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - May 21, 2007 - Western Digital Corp today announced it is now shipping its 250GB WD Scorpio 2.5-inch SATA, 5,400 RPM hard drives.
According to market research firm, IDC shipments of 2.5" mobile hard drives will more than double in 2011 compared to 2006 volumes. ...Western Digital profile, Serial ATA (SATA), Hard disk drives
Mellanox Announces InfiniBand Market Milestone
editor:- May 21, 2007 - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. today announced that it has shipped over 2 million InfiniBand (10 and 20Gb/s) ports to OEMs.
More than 6 years after STORAGEsearch.com launched a dedicated directory page for InfiniBand in May 2001 most users have forgotten just how much this technology was once hyped. For example IDC was once quoted as saying "75% of all servers shipped in 2004 will be shipped with InfiniBand connectivity." In fact that estimate was 100x too high. The need for InfiniBand functionality didn't go away - instead it was mostly implemented by on chip memory to memory access in multi-core processors. 10GbE also took a swipe out of the inter blade connection market. So today, InfiniBand is a small niche market instead of being the dominant technology which was once foretold.
NetEx Reduces Price of HyperIP Accelerator
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn - May 21, 2007 - NetEx today announced that its high performance data transfer technology is now available at a lower price.
The 1U HyperIP appliance enables LAN speeds (upto 622 Mb/s) using standard Internet connections by compressing data at the block level between 2:1 and 15:1. It also overcomes or avoids network delays and other Ethernet problems that can impede the transfer of data. The speed of the new HyperIP units can be adjusted by the use of 'software keys.' ...NetEx profile
Catalyst Introduces 6Gb/s SAS Emulators
Sunnyvale, CA - May 18, 2007 - Catalyst Enterprises, Inc. has introduced the industry's only 6Gb/s traffic generators for SAS and SATA protocols.
With the STX emulators, high-level commands can be easily defined and sent to initiator or target devices through a series of convenient pull-down menus. All traffic on the bus, including traffic generated by the STX and returned traffic from the device under test, is captured and displayed in the intuitive Catalyst trace format. Looping, iteration, and a wealth of conditional statements provide for precise control of the emulator scripting routines. The STX-460 also comes with SAS/SATA or SATA-only analyzer software. This application includes the advanced triggering capabilities that allow users to quickly find and resolve intermittent errors. ...Catalyst profile, Storage Analyzers
Continuity Plans Should Include Awareness of Data Recovery
Newcastle, UK - May 16, 2007 - many organisations don't realise data loss can occur despite having backup technology - according to CBL Data Recovery Technologies.
Even the best backup technology can fail because of human error or faulty hardware. Thorough business continuity plans must take into account the need to retrieve data from damaged storage media, whether it is a primary computer or a backup device.
"Data loss is inevitable because technology does eventually fail," says Bill Margeson, president and CEO of CBL. "However, data storage media can be extremely resilient and retain digital information despite considerable physical damage. Many businesses don't realise data recovery is an option when data loss occurs. Backups do fail, including expensive RAID storage arrays with mission-critical data that we see come through our lab on a regular basis." ...CBL profile
SafeErase 3 for Windows Vista
Berlin - May 15, 2007 - O&O Software GmbH today releases SafeErase 3 for Windows Vista.
With 5 different deletion methods complying with recognized international standards, the user can create individual configurations, adapted to each scenario. The deletion methods differ from each other in the number and the way data is actually overwritten. As well as the standard deletion procedures of US DoD and German BSI, users can also select the Gutmann Method, which meets the highest possible security criteria and overwrites data up to 35 times The full version costs EUR 29.90. ...O&O Software profile, Storage Software, Disk Sanitizers
SanDisk's SSD Certified for Vista
LOS ANGELES, CALIF - May 15, 2007 - SanDisk Corp today announced that its 1.8" UATA solid state drive has been certified by the Microsoft Windows Hardware Qualification Lab.
SanDisk now can use the Works with Windows Vista and Designed for Windows XP logos on its SSD product. ...SanDisk profile
iStor Partnership Results in Record Breaking iSCSI
Irvine, CA May 15, 2007 - iStor Networks, Inc. today announced that its technology partnership with Fujitsu Ltd. resulted in record breaking performance.
Using a PRIMEQUEST Server, the companies reached a record throughput of 1,046 MB/S and 85,786 IOPS via the 10GbE iSCSI connection. This achievement was made possible by the coordinated efforts of Hitachi who represent Neterion's line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters in Japan, ASUSTek, provider of i316-A1 disk arrays, iStor, and Fujitsu's Platform Center department. The companies have worked hard, in the past few months, to put together a complete iSCSI over 10 GbE solutions, thoroughly tested and validated, ready for end-user customer's adoption. ...iStor Networks profile, Record Breaking Storage
Microsoft Rallies Round Seagate Storage
LOS ANGELES - May 15, 2007 - today at WinHEC - Seagate teamed up with Microsoft to showcasing Windows Rally technologies by setting up 6 network devices in 6 minutes.
Bill Gates demonstrated that by incorporating the core Windows Rally technologies into a prototype Maxtor Shared Storage II, Seagate will make the everyday configuration, diagnosis, and backup interaction of network devices for consumers easier than ever. ...Seagate profile, Network Attached Storage, Storage Events
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