Symantec's storage arm, Veritas, announced Tuesday that it has combined its online storage management software with Citrix Systems Xen Hypervisor to develop an x86 server virtualisation platform. The product is expected to be available this fall, according to Aaron Aubrecht, senior director of product management and engineering for Veritas' Storage Foundation group.
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EMC plans to play a big role in forcing the price of solid state disk (SSD) drives down as it deploys the technology throughout its family of enterprise-class disk storage arrays.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=EMC+Corporation">EMC</a> Monday announced two new disk arrays for the SMB space as well as upgrades to its existing enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL) that includes policy-based data deduplication and disk power-down capability.
Corsair claims its new 16GB high-performance "GT" Flash Voyager is the fastest USB flash drive made. Although this is a bold claim, my tests showed it's not marketing hype. But there are caveats, so read on.
QLogic announced the availability of its 8Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switch and its companion 8Gbit/sec host bus adapter (HBA). QLogic's announcement followed one by Emulex last week, which released its LightPulse LPe12000 family of 8Gbit/sec HBAs.
And then there was one: Blu-ray.
Days after closing its acquisition of iSCSI storage vendor Equallogic, Dell has announced a new series of iSCSI-based storage-area network (SAN) arrays. The Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series offers both virtualisation and thin-provisioning capabilities, allowing storage administrators to grow capacity on the fly.
Seagate Technologies has released the first laptop hard drive with native encryption capabilities, which is aimed at protecting data if a machine is lost or stolen.
Symantec announced Veritas Backup Reporter 6.0, an enterprise backup reporting tool that provides IT administrators with a single corporate view of backup and recovery operations.
Symantec Tuesday announced Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 High Availability for Windows, which adds dynamic multipathing, fail-over and disaster recovery capabilities for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint Portal Server.
Hitachi Maxell has demonstrated a 300GB version of a holographic optical disc that will be available to select customers in the entertainment industry next month.
On Tuesday Symantec released a native application programming interface (API) for the next version of NetBackup -- its enterprise-class back-up software -- that will allow it to manage leading virtual tape libraries (VTL) and other secondary storage devices, giving users a single view of their tiered back-up environment.
As the replacement for the venerable floppy disk, USB flash memory drives are one of the few areas of IT that have a pronounced sense of humor.
EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci Monday told about 4,000 attendees at the company's annual user conference that EMC is focused on added security throughout its product stack, better overall datacenter systems management and automated migration of data for better information lifecycle management (ILM).
IT managers at Veritas' annual users conference complained the storage software company has done little to improve its licensing models, which they view as confusing and difficult to track. And many expressed concerns that those licenses could become even more difficult to manage with the buyout of Veritas by Symantec.