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Content posted in May 2010
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EMC Virtualizes Backup With EMC Global Deduplication Array
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
EMC has announced the Data Domain Global Deduplication Array (GDA), which the company claims is the industry's highest performance inline deduplication storage system. The system consists of two Data Domain DD880 controllers combined into a single global name space, says Steve Jackson, senior director of product marketing for EMC's backup recovery systems division. "To the backup application, it looks like one system," he says.
Cisco Boosts Web-based Usage Reporting, Adds E-mail DLP, Encryption Service
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Cisco Systems is enhancing its hosted security services with extensive business intelligence reporting for Internet usage and email DLP/encryption. The Web reporting piece, Web Intelligence Reporting (WIRe), upgrades the existing Web security and Web filtering services from ScanSafe, which was acquired by Cisco in October 2009.
Virtual Machines Running Mission-Critical Workloads
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Managing virtual machines, especially now that more of them they carry mission-critical workloads, remains a top concern among IT managers who have deployed virtualized servers in the data center, according to a survey on the floor of Interop in Las Vegas. A survey of 105 Interop attendees who were network engineers and IT managers found that 61 percent had deployed virtualized servers in the data center, up from 55 percent at Interop 2009. Of those who have deployed virtualized servers, 36 perc
Big Blue Rolls-Out Features For Systems Storage
Commentary  |  5/3/2010  | 
During the weeks of April 12th and 19th, IBM announced the release of new features and functions for the IBM System Storage DS8700 and XIV, along with other enhancements and new products in their overall storage line up. Details of the whole announcement and a video with Doug Balog, IBM Storage Platform VP and Disk Storage Business Line Executive, can be located by clicking here.
SoftLayer Significantly Expands Network Footprint
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
SoftLayer Technologies, the innovative on-demand data center services provider, has significantly expanded its network through the addition of seven network Points of Presence (PoPs) across the U.S
Imation Launches Broadest Secure Data Storage Portfolio
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Imation Corp., already a market leader in secure data storage, is launching the industry's broadest portfolio of products to protect information on external hard drives, flash drives, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and similar "at-rest" storage devices from hackers, identity thieves and other electronic intruders. The company's new Defender Collection line of digital storage products is engineered to meet rigorous domestic and international encryption standards, as well as protect government, financi
Systems Alliance Grows Hitachi Data Systems Relationship To Help Clients Reduce Data Storage Cost And Complexity Through Virtualization
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
ystems Alliance, a software development firm and systems integrator providing high-value IT and business consulting services, today announced it was expanding its relationship with Hitachi Data Systems to provide clients with more effective solutions for reducing storage cost and complexity. Building on their experiences with clients in the healthcare and media/entertainment sectors, Systems Alliance storage consultants are hosting half-day storage virtualization workshops for CIOs and other IT
NextVault Acquires Vault USA Online Backup And Recovery Business
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
NextVault, Inc., a new company started by Kevin B. Harris and Bud Stoddard, the founders and former officers of AmeriVault Corp., today announced the acquisition of Vault USA, an online backup and recovery service provider. NextVault immediately bolsters its business by adding a proven online backup and recovery technology service provider.
EMC Gains Channel Partner Momentum With EMC SourceOne
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced increasing momentum for its EMC SourceOne information governance solutions among its channel partners. Introduced in April 2009, EMC SourceOne's innovative, next-generation architecture was built from the ground up to make it easier for channel partners to sell and implement solutions for their customers. As a result, this has enabled partners to meet customer demand and accelerate their opportunities and
Broadcom Unveils World's First Converged NIC With iSCSI Offload On 10GBASE-T
Commentary  |  5/3/2010  | 
Broadcom is the de facto standard for 1Gb and 10Gb iSCSI host bus adapter (HBA) offload with shipments expected to exceed one million ports in 2010. This week the company made the 957711 dual-port network interface card (NIC), the world's first 10Gb converged NIC with iSCSI HBA offload to preserve server processor resources available to OEMs, and a 10GBASE-T physical interface for connection with low-cost RJ45 connectors and existing copper cabling. This is an important milestone in the developm
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